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    Top 8 Halloween Movies | UW College of Business HALLOWEEN EDITION

    October 29, 2015

    By: Alyssa Hagstrom | COB Student

    Top 8 Movies you need to watch for Halloween this year!

    Hocus Pocus

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    The movie we will never forget... the three witches --> After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

    It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

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    It’s CHARLIE BROWN! --> It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts special to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez. It was also the first Peanuts special to use the titular pattern of a short phrase, followed by "Charlie Brown", a pattern which would remain the norm for almost all subsequent Peanuts specials. Its initial broadcast took place on October 27, 1966, on CBS, preempting My Three Sons. CBS re-aired the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001, where it now airs annually at Halloween. Until 2013 ABC broadcast, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown aired immediately after It's the Great Pumpkin, as if to emphasize the proximity of Halloween to Election Day. Also, the Great Pumpkin is mentioned in You're Not Elected. The special aired twice in 2014. The first time, ABC aired Toy Story of Terror with The Great Pumpkin following afterward. The second time was the more traditional airing with You're Not Elected following afterwards.

    The Original Halloween Movie

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    When you think you’ve seen the worst… Michael Myers shows up! --> On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

    Halloweentown

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    Back in early 2000s, Halloween town was one of the greatest movies! Image being at a Halloween party and you turn into the character you were dressed up as?! --> Halloween town is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Duwayne Dunham. It is the first installment in the Halloweentown series, and stars Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds and Judith Hoag.

    The Nightmare before Christmas

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    For the cartoon lovers --> Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

    Amityville Horror

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    Did you hear that? --> On November 14, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to the DeFeo residence, where they made a grisly discovery - six bodies, the entire DeFeo family, all slaughtered with a .35 caliber as they slept calmly in their beds. Ronald DeFeo confessed to methodically murdering his parents and four siblings, and claimed it was the "voices" that told him to do it. One year later, on December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children moved into the house, thinking it was going to be their dream house. Especially if their dreams were nightmares. The Lutz family only lasted 28 days in their house after they were terrorized by demonic forces that drove them away. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened.

    Poltergeist

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    So you want a scary movie for Halloween? --> A young family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

    The Conjuring

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    The movie that scared everyone out of their pants in 2013! --> In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.

    Well, that's our list for 2015! What is your favorite Halloween movie?

    Have a safe and happy Halloween this year!

    Comment and tell us your thoughts!

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