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Halloween 2015: Ten Must-See Movies

Though I don’t celebrate like I used to, I still look forward to Halloween. Long gone are the days of dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and gorging on candy. Those activities no longer appeal to me. Instead I enjoy watching scary movies — but not just any scary movies. I prefer movies with a plot, character development, suspense, and no gratuitous violence and gore. Based on these standards, here are my ten favorite films to watch for Halloween in chronological order.

1.  Psycho (1960)

Psycho

2.  Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead

3.  The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist

4.  The Omen (1976)

The-Omen

5.  Halloween (1978)

Halloween

6.  The Dead Zone (1983)

Dead-zone

7.  Aliens (1986)

aliens

8.  A Nightmare on Elm Street 3:  Dream Warriors (1987)

nightmare-on-elm-street-3_1987

9.  The Stand (1994)

The Stand

10.  28 Days Later (2002)

28 days later