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The ELLE Canada team's favourite Halloween movies

The ELLE Canada team's favourite Halloween movies

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Movies & TV

The ELLE Canada team's favourite Halloween movies

'Tis the season to scream your head off while stuffing your face with candy corn (the horror, the horror!). Here are some of the ELLE Canada staff's favourite Halloween flicks. 

They're some classic choices because apparently none of us have actually seen a scary movie since 2000.

 

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Seven   Credits: Imdb.com

SE7EN
"This movie straight up put me in a dark place. I didn’t sleep for a week thinking about all the horrific deaths suffered by the people in this film. Not even Brad Pitt’s sweet visage could stop my stomach from churning, which is probably the scariest thing of all." – Vanessa Craft, beauty director

 

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Corpse Bride   Credits: Imdb.com

CORPSE BRIDE

"Johnny Depp does endearingly scared wimp to perfection in this animated Tim Burton flick, and the film's "Land of the Dead" is inviting and hilarious. Just a delight." — Ciara Rickard, production editor

 

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The Exorcist   Credits: Imdb.com

THE EXORCIST
"After watching this classic at a sleepover with my friends in Grade 9, I'm pretty sure I made my mom sleep in my room the next couple of nights. I was convinced that I would be possessed (I'm 100% heathen) and pea-green skin is just not a good look for me." — Carli Whitwell, special projects editor

 

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The Village    Credits: Imdb.com

THE VILLAGE
"Thanks to this M. Night Shamaylan classic, I have a deep seated fear of encountering rat-like creatures in hooded scarlet robes whenever I’m in the woods, which is thankfully never."  — Sarah Laing, culture editor

 

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Beetlejuice   Credits: Imdb.com

BEETLEJUICE

"Because Gothic Victorian Winona Ryder and 80s art glamazon Catherine O'Hara are eternal style muses." — Liz Guber, associate fashion editor

 

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Hocus Pocus   Credits: Getty

HOCUS POCUS

"Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the witches make my life." — Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor

"The Sanderson sisters have put a spell on me. I have memories of sitting on my living room floor watching Hocus Pocus when I was young, and every year since it seems only mandatory I watch this once (okay, sometimes twice) during the month of October – Halloween wouldn’t feel complete without it!" — Danielle Campbell, designer

 

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Mean Girls    Credits: Imdb.com

MEAN GIRLS

"Because I would so, so much rather celebrate Halloween in Cady Heron’s “Ex-Wife” costume than Regina’s Playboy Bunny." — Maryjane Peters, editorial assistant

 

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Edward Scissorhands   Credits: Imdb.com

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

"Visually stunning and a Tim Burton classic – need I say more?  It’s basically a gothic romantic editorial in motion." — Juliana Schiavinatto, fashion director

 

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Black Christmas    Credits: Imdb.com

BLACK CHRISTMAS

"The 1974 version—no crazy visual effects, terrible lighting and wardrobe—but it’s the scariest thing in the entire world that I’d sooner watch a documentary about paint literally drying than see it again. It’s a true gothic suspense film, with more fear factor than any of the obvious slasher films that followed it." — Katherine Flemming, health & beauty editor

 

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show   Credits: Getty

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

"It's weird, campy and perfectly captures the Halloween vibe without getting too scary. Plus, who can resist the time warp?" — Patricia Karounos, intern

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The ELLE Canada team's favourite Halloween movies