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'You can't beat a classic' - What films should you watch this Halloween?

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Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.10 26 Oct 2021


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'You can't beat a classic' - W...

'You can't beat a classic' - What films should you watch this Halloween?

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.10 26 Oct 2021


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Halloween is quickly approaching, and it's the perfect time of year to watch a scary film.

However some of us are more prone to a good jump and a scare than others.

Eimear McKeon is from the 'Because you Were Home' horror podcast.

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She told Lunchtime Live there are options for everyone out there.

"You can't beat a classic like 'Halloween', it's just such a great film.

"It's got an iconic soundtrack, it's a simple premise, it's all based on the one day.

"And if you weren't a fan of all of the many, many sequels, you could still just watch the same one every Halloween".

"There's just such a good thing about watching horror films in the sense of it's a great way of socialising.

"I know socialising's not the main thing now - but back in the day you'd go to the cinema with your friends, you're experiencing the same emotions together.

"It's a good bonding situation.

"And - as was discussed before on a study that was done - that horror films can help stress relief, they can help burn calories as well and boost your immune system by the endorphins that they release".

For those who don't enjoy going too far, Eimear has some "entry level" films.

"Jaws, Psycho, Amityville Horror, Poltergeist - some of the classics from the '60s and '70s.

"Even The Birds; they're good films or if you wanted to see something that might not absolutely scare the bejesus out of you - but give you a good unsettling feeling.

"They'd be a selection of really good films just to test the waters and see how you feel about it".

Main image: Studio publicity still of Jamie Lee Curtis from "Halloween" (1978). Picture by: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

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