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A Spooktacular Time for Scary Movies by Raven Devanney

RavenHeadshotLR.jpgAs the weather begins to chill and the leaves turn marvelous oranges, reds, and yellows, we all prepare for a slew of holidays. October is my favorite month because it’s packed full of pumpkin carving, apple cider, chilly nights, big sweaters, corn mazes and of course, Halloween. But with that package comes the best of all, scary movies! There’s no time like October to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and feast your eyes on a Scary-Movie-Marathon.

Recently Annabell, the prequel to 2013’s The Conjuring, was released to the big screen, and it is absolutely terrifying (especially due to the fact that it’s based on true events!) Now I’m all for recent horror/thriller films, but old school scary will forever have my heart. I could watch Carrie (1979), Jaws (1975), Psycho (1960), The Shining (1980), and Silence of the Lambs (1991) hundreds of times and never get bored.

Although, I do know that most kids and some teens aren’t the biggest fans of truly terrifying films, go for some classic “family horror” that will get your blood pumping and also put a smile on your face. I recommend Gremlins (PG, 1984), Beetlejuice (PG, 1988) and my absolute favorite, Hocus Pocus (PG, 1993).

So grab some blankets, grab some popcorn, turn out the lights and get your scream on!

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