The month of October will end with the Halloween Blue Moon. According to a report in Britannica, “The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts three days and concludes with All Souls’ Day.”
In India, children have fun on Halloween, dress up in spooky costumes and visit friends with treat bags but it is not a holiday here. Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31 and this year it is on the weekend. For countries in the northern latitudes, the day marked the end of summer and the beginning of cold, dark winter when deaths and disease were common.
‘Trick or treat’ is said to have been derived from ancient Irish and Scottish practices. According to history.com, in Ireland, people would put on costumes and go from door-to-door and singing songs to the dead. They received cakes as payment.
Well, this Halloween has to be epic as it falls on the weekend, Saturday. Especially this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we partake in classic Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, you might need something to redirect you to fictional places where all the horrifying stuff isn’t real.
Here is the list of a few classic horror movie, you can watch this Halloween:
This movie is available on Disney+Hotstar. A teenager moves to Salem, where he accidentally frees a kooky trio of 17th-century witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in his house.
Three kids discover that their neighbor’s suburban home is a living, breathing monster and set out to destroy it. Watch on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Peacock.
Tim Burton’s masterpiece, Edward Scissorhands traces the unlikely love story between a man with scissor blades for hands (Johnny Depp) and a suburban teenager (Winona Ryder).
You can’t call yourself a scary movie buff unless you’ve seen The Exorcist. This horror favorite follows the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s attempts to save her through exorcisms.
The Nightmare Before Christmas:
King of Halloween Town Jack Skellington discovers the wonders of Christmastown and attempts to bring some holiday cheer home. Watch on Disney+, Hulu, Amazon.