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by Daniella (subscribe)
Aspiring writer (particularly in film & music). Pop culture enthusiast.
Published October 2nd 2011
It's that time of year again. The creatures of the night are taking over Earth as we know it. Now that I have your attention..

In my experience, Australia doesn't celebrate Halloween the way people overseas celebrate it. That being said, it doesn't mean we can't try and have our own special night for Halloween.

Whether it be a party, or staying in for the night, it's still another excuse to celebrate something.

Now if I'm being honest I'm not much of scary movie kind of girl, but I can definitely appreciate a good scare, especially on Halloween. Here are my top 10 favourite movies to watch on Halloween, in no particular order of course.

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)
"You know, I've always wanted a child. And now I think I'll have one..on toast!" - Winifred Sanderson

2. Scream (1996)
"Don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!" - Billy

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
"There's children throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads. They're busy building toys, and absolutely no one's dead!" - Jack Skellington

4. The Shining (1980)
"I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in." - Jack Torrance

5. Poltergeist (1982)
"They're here." - Carol Anne

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
"Whatever you do don't fall asleep." - Nancy

7. Psycho (1960)
"A boy's best friend is his mother." - Norman Bates.

8. Beetlejuice (1988)
"Honey, we're dead. I don't think we have very much to worry about anymore." - Adam

9. Halloween (1978)
"It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare." - Sheriff

10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey." - The Criminologist

Why not invite your friends over and spend this Halloween at home. You can all dress up and give out prizes for the best costume, the scariest, the funniest and the most creative. That way everyone still wins something which just makes it more fun.

Don't forget to stock up on popcorn and ridiculous amounts of candy. Halloween just isn't the same without it.
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Why? Halloween is the scariest time of the year
When: October 31st
Where: Your house
Cost: Cheap.
I loved the idea of America's version of Halloween when I was a kid - basically I wanted to run about town in costume, playing scary pranks and getting free lollies. So this appeals to the child in me! Some good movie options too - a couple of Tim Burton films would be perfect for the night.
By Michaelie Clark - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 18th of October @ 05:32 am
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