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By Jessica Eusebio, Entertainment Editor

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The Exorcist (1973)
Mystery/Horror

Loosely based on actual events, the film tells the story of Reagan, a young girl possessed by a demon. When she starts expressing supernatural abilities, her mother seeks help from the church to perform an exorcism on her daughter.

Halloween (1978)

Mystery/Slasher

Trick or treat. After he brutally murdered his sister on Halloween night 15 years ago, Michael Myers escapes psychiatric captivity. The iconic white-masked killer returns for Halloween to lurk his next victims.

The Shining (1980)

Mystery/Psychological Horror

Welcome to room 237. Hoping to overcome his writer’s block, Jack Torrance becomes the winter caretaker of an isolated hotel. As Jack continues to struggle with his work, he discovers the sinister aspects of the hotel’s room 237.

Ghostbusters (1984)
Fantasy/Comedy

This Halloween classic follows a New York team of scientists who open up a ghost extermination business and are known as the “Ghostbusters.” After a gateway to an evil alternate dimension opens, the Ghostbusters must protect New York from ghosts who wreak havoc on the city. You know who to call.

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Mystery/Slasher

Sweet dreams. The film centers on a group of teenagers who are preyed Freddy Krueger, a burnt and disfigured man who wields a bladed glove. The iconic slasher invades his victim’s dreams, which kills them in reality.

The Addams Family (1991)

Fantasy/Comedy

Meet the Addams Family. Conspiring to con the twisted family, a man impersonates Fester, the Addams’ long-lost uncle and brother of Gomez Addams.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Fantasy/Comedy

Grab your broomsticks. Max and Dani move to Salem and explore an abandoned house. However, Max accidentally awakens a coven of evil witches, who plot to become immortal.

Nightmare Before Christmas (1999)

Fantasy/Animation

Halloween meets Christmas. When the King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, grows fatigue towards the yearly Halloween routine, he discovers a door that leads to Christmas Town. Skellington learns of Christmas festivities and attempts to intertwine Halloween and Christmas.

Insidious (2011)

Horror/Mystery

When Dalton enters a comatose state, he serves as a vessel for demons to possess his body. After feeling a demonic presence in their new home, Dalton’s parents call paranormal investigators and discover something peculiar about their son.

The Conjuring (2013)

Horror/Mystery

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren explore a demonic presence in the home of the Perron family. Supernatural events further intensify as the Warrens discover the house’s horrid history.

IT (2017)

Horror/Mystery

You’ll float too. When a shape-shifting bloodthirsty entity terrorizes and feeds on children from Derry, Maine, seven young outcast must conquer their fears and defeat the demonic creature which, disguises itself as a clown.

About the Writer
Jessica Eusebio, Entertainment Editor

Jessica Eusebio is the Entertainment Editor for The Mirror at Van Nuys High School. She is currently a senior in her second year publication in the Journalism...

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