What Your Favorite Halloween Movie Says About You
When it comes to celebrating Halloween, though a party is always awesomely spooky fun, there are also few things better than watching some of the best Halloween movies ever made. You know exactly what I'm talking about — filling up on fast food, enjoying a couple of refreshing (witches) brews, and spending an entire evening getting your fill of creepy fun. Everyone has one specific spooky film that they love to watch on Oct. 31, so what does your favorite Halloween movie say about you? Well, strangely, they can actually reveal a great deal more than you may realize.
Because although Halloween may be the season of the costume and the mask, when it comes to whatever your favorite Halloween film is, there's absolutely no hiding your true self. Like a witch staring straight into the illuminating foresight of a cauldron of hot, bubbling brew, your favorite Halloween film can declare the specific idiosyncrasies of your personality.
Whether you're romantic, artistic, straight-laced or a proud freak who basically lives Halloween all year round (join the club, sugar), your film tastes don't lie. Find your favorite Halloween movie from the list below and stare straight into your very soul:
Your whole life is a dark room. One big, dark room. And there's a good chance that your closet is so stacked with spooky, gothic threads already (which wear all year round, because it's not a costume, it's a lifestyle, duh) that you can just wear your everyday clothes to a Halloween party and still be the best dressed ghoul there.
You're something of a Halloween traditionalist. You like carving pumpkins on Oct. 30 and eating candy corn out of a gigantic bowl on Halloween — while wearing a witches hat.
You're a brilliant (if ever so slightly tortured) artist and you completely understand the savage suffering at the heart of the vampire.
You love to be the center of attention and the life of the party. Any day which affords you the opportunity to slip on some stockings, suspenders, and a slick of dark red lipstick is simply fabulous in your books.
You hate jump scares, violence, and gore — but you love the spooky fun of Halloween, because it reminds you of your childhood.
You're either someone who lives Halloween all year round, or you're the sort of person who uses Halloween as the perfect opportunity with which to stealthily celebrate Christmas two whole months early.
You credit yourself as being something of a film buff — so much so that your favorite Halloween movie of all time likely changes by the year. But, no matter what you tell other people it might be, deep down inside you know that it's Scream and always will be.
8. Hocus Pocus
In all likelihood you adore Halloween for the chance it provides to dress up as a fantastical character (or a sexy version of one). There's a very good chance that you also make the best witches-brew inspired cocktails (virgin or booze-y) that the world has ever known.
You're a total tomboy and proud, and you can totally handle yourself in a precarious situation. You love ghouls and monsters, but ultimately, they don't scare you. Why? Because you could totally take them in a fight.
In your humble opinion, this is the one and only Halloween movie that anyone should be watching on the spookiest day of the year. Fools who say otherwise are just wrong.
You are the Wes Anderson of Halloween lovers. Your costumes tend to be very clean, non-scary creations which reference obscure characters or concepts and you have a vinyl collection which contains the perfect albums with which to correctly celebrate such a spooky day.
You're a total unapologetic '90s kid who still believes that Luke Perry is the biggest dreamboat who ever lived. You understand all the ways that a cheerleading outfit can actually be empowering, and you may also be a secret martial arts expert.
You old romantic, you. It may be the case that you use every given opportunity that the universe can provide to get smoochy with someone, dote on a lover, or indulge in the sort of slow dance that makes you feel like you're floating. But nobody will ever match up to the swoon-worthy levels of Devon Sawa, and it's as simple as that.
Halloween is very much a family affair and has been ever since you were a kid. It's basically bigger than Thanksgiving and Christmas combined to you and your relatives, who spend the whole year making plans for the big day.
You're a total goofball and proud. Pranks are your jam, and there won't be a single trick or treater getting any treats in their bags when they knock at your front door. No, instead they'll find you standing there in a silly costume ready to launch fake eyeballs at them.
16. The Exorcist
You're a Halloween purist and a big believer that this special day should be more scary than silly. You most certainly would also rather risk a trick than interrupt the movie to give treats to all the neighborhood kids.
17. The Craft
You're a feminist and proud, and you're probably part of one helluva girl gang. You always dreamt of being a witch as a child, and now that you're older, you've begun to suspect that you just may well be one because you're so awesome.
Well, I truly hope that was illuminating for some of you. And remember, it's never too late to change who you are — simply throw on a fresh costume and get hella festive.
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