Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31 in many countries around the world, including the United States. On the occasion of this festival, people decorate their houses and streets with scary things and also dress up as ghosts.
Hollywood has produced many scary and dangerous films, but over the past 50 years, there have also been countless films that revolve around Halloween. These movies are usually called ‘Halloween movies’.
From the famous movie ‘The Exorcist’ to ‘The Batman’ which was released at the beginning of this year, both can be considered as Halloween movies. In these films, the protagonist was seen patrolling the streets wearing a costume most of the time.
Let’s take a look at eight such movies whose story revolves around Halloween.
This film was released in those days when the festival of Halloween in Hollywood did not have the importance it has now. Released in 1973, the story of the film revolves around a girl who is possessed by Satan and because of this, her mother and others are troubled.
In such a situation, a priest becomes ready to help them. This priest tries to defeat the ‘exorcism’ i.e. the demon by going to the haunted girl’s house on a day similar to Halloween.
The film is still regarded as the best horror film even after almost 50 years. The story of the film begins in Iraq. That is why it started with the call to prayer.
Director John Carpenter introduced Halloween to Hollywood. He released the first Halloween movie in 1978 and laid the foundation for a franchise that is still as popular today.
The story of the movie ‘Halloween’ revolves around a murderer named Michael Myers who kills his sister on Halloween, and is imprisoned in an insane asylum.
Fifteen years later, on Halloween, he escapes from the madhouse and returns to his home, causing trouble for the neighbors.
At the time this film was released, it was thought that there would be no need for a sequel. But in the last 44 years, the franchise has had 13 films, ie 12 sequels, the last of which was released last month.
3. E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial
Well, this film by director Steven Spielberg falls under the category of science fiction, but the events that take place in it revolve around Halloween.
The film shows ET, an extraterrestrial being, being escorted out of the house by his fellow Earthlings in a Halloween costume.
Today, even after 40 years, ‘ET’ is considered among the most successful films in the world. The success of this film not only contributed to the popularization of the science fiction style in Hollywood but also inspired films like ‘Shaani’ in Pakistan and ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ in India.
4 Night of the Demons
Released in the year 1988, ‘Night of the Demons’ is one of the Hollywood films that combined slasher films (i.e. crime-based films) and Halloween films.
The story of the film revolves around high school friends who accidentally release a demonic force from its prison on Halloween night. The demonic force later kills them one by one.
The film was not well received at the time of its release, but later the film became quite popular among the youth.
5. Hocu Pocus
On Halloween, children are delighted to dress up as witches. But the film revolves around three witches who need the ‘life force’ of children to keep themselves alive. The 1993 film ‘Hocus Pocus’ is considered as the best Halloween movie to be watched by everyone in the house. can.
The story of the film sounds dangerous but actually it is not so dangerous. After twenty five years, the sequel of this film has also been released.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was also offered the lead role in the first film, which he turned down for another film.
The character of Casper the Friendly Ghost was popularized by Archie Comics, but this 1995 film made the character even more famous by bringing him to the big screen.
The story of the film ‘Casper’ revolves around a girl (Christina Ritchie) who moves with her father (Bill Pullman) into a house haunted by a ghost.
At the beginning of the film, the new residents have a hard time adjusting to the house because of Casper’s companions. But soon with the help of this ghost they manage to forget their internal differences.
Casper ends with a big Halloween party.
7. Halloween Town
‘Halloween Town’ describes where, how and how the ghosts seen on the streets on Halloween night spend the rest of the year.
The story of the film revolves around a girl who on her 13th birthday discovers that she belongs to a family of witches.
Halloween Town’ shows how the residents of this town manage to save their homes.
8. the batman
The superhero film ‘The Batman’ made a splash at the box office at the beginning of this year. Fans of ‘Batman’ will not believe that this movie is a Halloween movie. But actually, Halloween is also shown as a character in this movie.
The film begins with a murder on Halloween night in which Batman (Robert Pattinson) helps the police. The murder of two or three important figures in succession makes it clear to Batman that a master is behind him. Mind is trying to get Batman’s attention.
In the film, Batman reaches the real killer. However, he faces many difficulties in completing this journey, the top of which is to go out on the streets wearing a costume of people on Halloween and kill the real killer by taking advantage of Halloween in his guise.