Sorry for no article Friday. We have a bunch of company from Saskatoon for Thanksgiving so I was super busy. Also, I'm posting the last article in my Astrology Aesthetics series (Sagittarius) on Wednesday.

Anyways, I'm doing a list of movies to watch in October because it's my favourite month. I love Halloween. It's probably my favourite time of month. I didn't make it a calendar because I hate routines. It makes me feel like I have to do it. This is a list to just do on my/your own time. Skip what you don't like. Watch what you like as much as you want.

Addams Family (1991)

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Fantasy | Comedy | Horror

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Angelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, Christopher Llyod,
Synopsis: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

American Psycho (2000)

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Crime | Drama | Horror

Director: Mary Harron
Cast: Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Chloë Sevigny, Willem Dafoe
Synopsis: A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Annabelle (2014)

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Mystery | Thriller | Horror

Director: John R. Leonetti
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Brian Howe, Kerry O'Malley
Synopsis: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

The Babadook (2014)

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Horror | Drama | Thriller

Director: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Benjamin Winspear
Synopsis: A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Beetlejuice (1988)

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Comedy | Horror | Fantasy

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Michael Keaton, Winona Rider, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis,
Synopsis: A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

Carrie (1976)

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Horror | Drama | Thriller

Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Synopsis: Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

The Conjuring (2013)

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Supernatural Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director: James Wan
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Ron Livingston
Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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Supernatural Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director: James Wan
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Bonnie Aarons
Synopsis: Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

Coraline (2009)

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Fantasy | Thriller |

Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Synopsis: An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Corpse Bride (2005)

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Fantasy | Drama | Comedy

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Danny Elfman, Christopher Lee
Synopsis: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Dark Shadows (2012)

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Comedy | Horror | Drama

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloë Grace Moretz,
Synopsis: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Dracula (1931)

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Fantasy | Horror | Drama

Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Edward Van Sloan
Synopsis: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Rider, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price
Synopsis: A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

The Exorcist (1973)

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Horror | Mystery | Thrilller

Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Jack MacGowran
Synopsis: When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Ghostbusters (1984)

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Comedy | Fantasy | Action

Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson
Synopsis: Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Halloweentown (1998)

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Adventure | Fantasy | Comedy

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
Synopsis: After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Harry Potter Franchise (2001-2011)

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Fantasy | Adventure | Action

Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris
Synopsis: An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Fantasy | Horror | Comedy

Director: Kenny Ortega
Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy,
Synopsis: A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Adventure | Comedy | Action

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast: Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin Jmaes, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Cee Lo Green
Synopsis: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.

Labyrinth (1986)

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Fantasy | Adventure | Action

Director: Jim Henson
Cast: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
Synopsis: A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Fantasy | Comedy | Musical

Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Ken Page,
Synopsis: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Poltergeist (1982)

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Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Heather O'Rourke, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Craig T. Nelson
Synopsis: A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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Action | Thriller | Romance

Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Matt Smith, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth
Synopsis: Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

A Quiet Place (2018)

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Drama | Thriller | Horror

Director: John Krasinski
Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Adventure | Comedy | Horror

Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
Synopsis: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

The Shining (1980)

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Horror | Thriller | Drama

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers,
Synopsis: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney
Synopsis: A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Sleepy Hollow (1991)

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Gothic | Fantasy | Horror

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Walken, Michael Gambon
Synopsis: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

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Horror | Musical | Mystery

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
Synopsis: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

Zodiac (2007)

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Crime | Thriller | Horror

Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chloë Sevigny, Anthony Edwards
Synopsis: In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Zombieland (2009)

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Adventure | Comedy | Horror

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray
Synopsis: A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

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