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Movies to Watch this Halloween

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Need some help getting into the spirit of Halloween? The Verde at Greenbelt Station blog is here to help with a few suggestions for movies to watch in celebration of Halloween. Get some friends together for a Halloween themed movie marathon at your apartment this month.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

“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.”

Hocus Pocus (1993)

“After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.” Directed by Kenny Ortega; Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy.

Beetlejuice (1988)

“A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a ‘bio-exorcist’ in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.” Directed by Tim Burton; Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, and Annie McEnroe.

Corpse Bride (2005)

“When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.” Directed by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson; Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

“Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.” Directed by Tim Burton; Stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon.

Do you have a favorite movie to watch around Halloween? Share your own movie suggestions with the rest of our Greenbelt, MD apartment community in the comments. Happy Halloween!