Once I made a mistake of watching the remake of “The Omen” with some college friends on 6-6-06. Rule of thumb when it comes to horror movies, never watch them on days symbolizing the devil. Just remember, college students, in between all the costumes and parties, check out one of these killer movies (no pun intended).

The Omen filmed in 1976. “An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.” You don’t want to play with this kid.

Hocus Pocus filmed in 1993. Salem Massachusetts is the setting for this comedy about 300 year old witches that return because of a virgin that lit a candle.

The Shining filmed in 1980. A family goes to an isolated hotel to spend the winter there. Turns out isolated hotels are perfect for going crazy and being haunted by violent ghosts.

Halloween filmed in 1978. It’s Halloween night and there is literally a psychotic murder running loose. “Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people.”

Scream filmed in 1996. A year after the murder of a young girls mom, murders return to the town Woodsboro. Turns out, all the murders are related and there’s nothing that’s going to stop Ghostface.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown filmed in 1966. The Peanuts gang is celebrating Halloween and Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin.

Night of the Living Dead filmed in 1968. In the original movie, a satellite falls leaking radiation causing the recently deceased to rise from the grave. A group of people held up in an old farmhouse have to deal with these zombies seeking meals.


The Birds filmed in 1963. In the middle of everyday life in Northern California Melanie Daniels, and Mitch, Lydia and Cathy Brenner have to survive as the town is slowly taken over by the birds.

The Exorcist filmed in 1973. A girl is possessed by a demon and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.


Devils Advocate filmed in1997. Kevin Lomax joins the ranks of a high powered New York Law Firm. When is wife Mary Anne starts to complain about the city and his job, Kevin ignores her. It’s not over until he discovers that his boss, John Milton, is actually Lucifer.


What’s your favorite Halloween movie?

Crystal Mata graduated in 2009 from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music. After returning home to Houston, she enrolled at HCC to study Music Business. Currently in her third year at HCC, Crystal has participated in both musicals and plays at the Central Campus. Outside of school she enjoys teaching, performing and writing music. She has been blogging for 3 years and has written about everything from breaking news to the latest stats on movie goers. She thanks Talk2MeNerdy for giving her another opportunity to contribute to a blog of excellent standing.