Trick 'r Treat (2007)
One, small town in Ohio takes Halloween very seriously. There's a parade, urban legends and traditions to honor, hedonistic costume parties hosted by not-so-wholesome teachers, as well as... what is Sam exactly? The Halloween enforcer? Kinda like a Dog the Bounty Hunter of Halloween? This intersecting anthology loops and twists in a way that keeps you engaged in every story. For certain, there will be a segment or two you like more than the others but all have their charm and unpredictable moments. Some scenes are silly while others are chilling. Trick 'r Treat is so twisted and so much fun to watch in October! Spend some money and rent this one.
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
I dare you not to sing the Silver Shamrock jingle to yourself.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
As a kid, I didn't like many "kid" films. But films that were labeled family-friendly and used supernatural and (non-porny) adult themes grabbed my interest. Hocus Pocus is lighthearted and over saturated with Halloween as the legendary Sanderson sisters are resurrected on the night and plot a feast making all the children of Salem their main course. If I remember correctly. Actresses with career longevity and the talent to back it (Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker), Hocus Pocus should be at least viewed once.
What are your favorite films around this time of year that some may not have seen?