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I'm a huge movie fan, and especially a horror movie fan. And since it's October and we're leading into Halloween, it seems only right to fill this month with a ton of scary movies. Here's five of my all-time favorites that, if you haven't seen them, you should absolutely check out.

1. Halloween (1978)

I mean, obviously. It's one of the best horror movies of all time, a slasher classic, and it's even called Halloween. What more do you want?

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2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

A great Halloween movie that you can show to your kids, plus you can keep it around and watch it again for Christmas, too. It's a two-for-one!

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3. Poltergeist (1982)

This might be the first horror movie I ever watched. I was eight years old. I was scarred for life. Scar your kids with this one! It's fun!

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4. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

And underrated slasher from the '80s, and one of the only horror movies from that period by a female director.

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5. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

This movie's a blast - my roommates and I used to watch it every October, and we've even kept that tradition alive all these years later. Absolutely worth picking up to make it a tradition of your own.

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