While we anxiously await the return of Spooker Washington and his Halloween picks this year, IMDB (the 'self-proclaimed' authoritarian voice on movies and TV) have revealed their top 13 must-see movies and TV episodes to watch this Halloween, as selected by their own team of experts. From sinister classics like Hellraiser (which we included in our own classic horror movies list), The Shining and Alien, to family fare like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the diverse list covers a spectrum of genres and tones. Also included among the (un)lucky 13 are episodes of The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as a documentary on the history of witchcraft called Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages*. And if that wasn't enough, our own Spooker Washington has chimed in with alternative picks in case you've already seen these.
Not long after the Rubik's cube was introduced to Americans came this tale of a different kind of puzzle box, the kind you really don't want to solve...Or open. While the creepy Cenobites promise their victims eternity in a world of pleasure, pain and suffering, we only get see the pain and suffering part of that guarantee, underscored by the demon Pinhead's assurance that, in his words, "WE'LL TEAR YOUR SOUL APAAAAART." Available to stream on Netflix, along with all of its sequels. If you've already seen Hellraiser, Spooker Washington Suggests: Helldriver, which finds a young teen having to battle her cannibal mother and uncle, also available now on Netflix streaming.
To kick things off, you can watch Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages right here, right now!
* Quotes are attributed to IMDb's editorial team. Titles appear in no particular order. Spooker Washington appears on behalf of Movieweb and is not associated with IMDb.