31 Spooky Movies To Put You In The Mood For Halloween

31 Spooky Movies To Put You In The Halloween Spirit

Because everyone's feeling spooky after October 1st

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Now that it's October 1st, everyone is transitioning into the fall season, meaning thinking about all things Halloween! One of the best part's of the spooky season is watching all the Halloween classics from scary movies to Disney movies we watched when we were kids.

After asking many different college students here at Syracuse, I've compiled a list of the best movies to put you in the ultimate spooky spirit.

1. Hocus Pocus 

2. Monster House 

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

4. Casper 

5. The Addams Family 

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas 

7. Beetlejuice 

8. It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 

9. Halloweentown 

10. Corpse Bride 

11. Ghostbusters 

12. Hotel Transylvania 

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13. Poltergeist 

14. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge 

15. Halloweentown High 

16. Return to Halloweentown 

17. Twitches 

18. Twitches Too

19. Scream 

20. The Blair Witch Project 

21. Practical Magic 

22. Edward Scissorhands 

23. The Sixth Sense 

24. Young Frankenstein 

25. Warm Bodies 

26. Carrie 

27. Coraline 

28. Gremlins 

29. The Haunted Mansion

30. Scooby-Doo 

31. The Craft 

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Ranking of James Corden's "Crosswalk the Musicals"

Who wouldn't want to sing and dance while being a road hazard?
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James Corden is a mastermind when it comes to creating and performing content for his show, “The Late, Late Show”. One of his most popular segments is “Crosswalk: the Musical”.

Each segment consists of the hilarious James Corden, who acts as an overbearing, conceited choreographer, director, and star, with a dance company, and even the occasional appearances of celebrities, but the true star of this segment is the crosswalk outside CBS Studios on Genesee Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.

Most people have enough trouble walking across the street in the allotted time, but James Corden takes it to another level by producing a “Broadway caliber musical production” (as he would say).

Here’s where your favorite production ranks:

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7. Grease


This production came in at #7 for two reasons. First off, I'm not really a big fan of Grease (sorry, not sorry). Secondly, it is not as big or high caliber as of a production as other musicals performed in the crosswalk.

Notable moments:

Benedict Cumberbatch vocal exercises.

James' reaction to his missing leather jacket.

6. Mary Poppins

Shot in London, this segment includes special guest, Sir Ben Kingsley. James Corden plays the titular role of Mary Poppins and thinks that he's "better than Julie Andrews."

Notable Moments:

The performance of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

James Corden's portrayal of Mary Poppins.

5. Beauty and The Beast




This crosswalk production is packed with celebrities from Disney's live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, as well as James Corden and his dance company come together to tell the "tale as old as time".

Notable Moments:

James Corden as Belle dancing with the Beast.

Corden's opinion of the magnitude of his performance, "Daniel Day-Lewis played Abraham Lincoln, Meryl Streep played Margaret Thatcher, James Corden played Belle. Those three will always be regarded as similar, if not the same."

4. The Lion King


Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne guest star in this crosswalk creation. Corden once again plays the main character of the show, leaving Rose Byrne to portray both Nala and Timon, while Seth Rogen is used as scenery.

Notable Moments:

Anytime "Sath" (look at his name tag) opens his mouth, including, "Someone's gonna get killed doing this."

Corden's pre-show chant.

3. The Phantom of the Opera


James Corden portrays the Phantom along with some help from his dance company and members of the Phantom National Tour. Corden is extremely extra, but this musical is performed seamlessly in the busy streets of Los Angeles.

Notable Moments:

"The Music of the Night"

The Gondola gliding across the street.


2. Hair






"Hamilton" and "In the Heights" creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars in this crosswalk production with James Corden. This production is high energy, entertaining, and comes with a surprise at the end.

Notable Moments:

Performance of "Aquarius (Let the Sunshine in)"

James Corden's advice about performing in the crosswalk to Lin-Manuel Miranda, "It's one thing, on the stage, air-conditioning, Broadways, it's another thing when people are shouting obscenities out of a window at you because they don't get it."


1. Selections from "Guys and Dolls, "On the Town", "Fame", and "The Greatest Showman"

Broadway will never be the same after James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya performed in the crosswalk. This segment came in 1st place because of its high energy performances and James Corden's continued extravagant persona.

Notable Moments:

James Corden's mispronunciation of Hugh "Huge" Jackman's name.

Zendaya (Because she's the best!)


Disagree with my rankings? Watch them and compile your own list of favorites!


Cover Image Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden

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'When They See Us' SHOULD Make You Uncomfortable, That's All The More Reason To Watch It

I don't care where you are or what you are doing, you need to see this.

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Korey Wise. Antron McCray. Raymond Santana. Yusef Salaam. Kevin Richardson. The Central Park Five. Accused at the ages of 14 to 16 for raping a white woman on a jog in Central Park in 1989 and then forced to confess and rat each other out as a part of Linda Fairstein's plan to put five black boys in jail for a crime they did not commit.

"When They See Us" is heartbreaking, disturbing, and uncomfortable, but it must be watched by every man, woman, and child on this Earth. It must be viewed by everyone who is black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Islamic, and all races and ethnicities on this Earth. I don't want to hear, "It's too sad to watch. It makes me uncomfortable." If it makes you uncomfortable, then that means you are feeling and learning — feeling what Korey, Antron, Raymond, Yusef, and Kevin felt in 1989. Learning about something that the history books didn't teach you. Learning about yourself and waking up to see that what happened to those five boys — now men — is still happening to black boys today in 2019. But people like Brock Turner are still walking free.

Yes, I went there.

Linda Fairstein, you lived your life off of putting children away in jail for a crime you knew they didn't commit. You knew it and you slept peacefully at night knowing that you would make bank off of their lives — shame on you.

Elizabeth Lederer, you knew in your heart those boys didn't do it, but you forced evidence in court to put them away because Fairstein wanted you to. Shame on you.

Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, and Yusef Salaam — I am so sorry that the system let you down at a young age. I am so sorry for the abuse that you had to endure, from getting hit upside the head with the back of a police helmet to being slapped while escorting your friend to the precinct because he was scared. For being lied to and told that you would go home if you said "the truth." I'm sorry that you spent what was supposed to be the happiest times of your lives in cells. I am sorry.

If you haven't watched this series, start now.

Allow yourself to feel the emotions — hate, anger, hurt, disappointment, and fear. Allow yourself to look through the eyes of the Central Park Five. Allow yourself to see past the blatant racism and corruption within the justice system. Allow yourself to be free and think on your own for once in your life.

If this isn't a wake-up call to the blind and naive, then I don't know what it will take for you to see that this happened 30 years ago and will continue to happen unless people speak up. Do better.

Watch "When They See Us" on Netflix.

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