Best Pop Culture Halloween Moments: Movies and Television

It’s that time of year again where people start getting excited for Halloween! Some people love the holiday because they get to dress up in costumes, while others are all about the spooky season itself. One of the best things about Halloween is that it gives filmmakers and television creators a chance to push the limits of spooky fun, fear, and esoteric indulgences. Over the years, there have been many great pop culture Halloween moments in film and television. Here are just a few of our favorites + some ways to keep the spooky spirit they create going in your own home:

Hocus Pocus

OMG - This family friendly cult classic is just nearly 30 years old! The film stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. Hysterical chaos ensues when the witches are set on sticking around! The Disney film is iconic for many reasons, but did you know if was the then-highest grossing Halloween film of all time? Woah! We are so excited to she the Sanderson Sisters back together again for Hocus Pocus 2, just in time to hit us right in the nostalgia bone. 

Give a Hocus Pocus greeting card or magnet to your friend that put the sequel premiere date in their calendar:

 Hocus Pocus Happy Birthday Card | Halloween Shop Run Amok Hocus Pocus Fridge Magnet | Halloween Decor

 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This 1993 stop-motion animated musical film from Tim Burton is a Halloween classic. The story follows Jack Skellington, the "Pumpkin King" of Halloween Town, who becomes bored with the same old Halloween routine every year. When he accidentally stumbles into Christmas Town, and a girl named Sally of course, he gets a new lease on life and decides to bring Christmas to Halloween Town! The film is full of amazing Halloween and Christmas moments, from the spooky opening scenes set in Halloween Town to the magical finale set in Christmas Town.

Get the vibe of a skeleton Christmas with these funny holiday cards:

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Beetlejuice is an iconic Halloween movie that has been entertaining audiences for decades. The film follows the story of a young couple, Adam and Barbara Maitland, who are killed in a car accident and become ghosts. They find themselves stuck in their home, which is now being inhabited by a new family. In order to get rid of the new family, they enlist the help of Beetlejuice, a mischievous ghost who specializes in getting rid of humans. The movie is a perfect blend of spooky and campy, and its clever humor has made it a timeless classic.

Get some ghoulish goodies to display in your home this Halloween season like our Ghost Taper Candle Holder or Ghost Ceramic Pot.

The Craft

The Craft is an iconic Halloween movie that tells the story of a group of teenage girls who practice witchcraft. They use their magic to take revenge on those who have wronged them. The movie is full of suspense and excitement, and the girls are incredibly powerful. The film has become a Halloween classic, and its popularity only seems to be growing.

Get witchy with it ~ get your hands on some crystals and tarot cards and get manifesting! We love the brand new Queer Tarot Deck + Guidebook.

 The Queer Tarot Deck and Guidebook Amethyst | Crystal Shoppe at Friends NYC Brooklyn

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Last but not least, and the only show to make our list, is Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Truly an iconic television show that first captured the hearts of millennials everywhere and persists as a cult classic. The show follows the story of Buffy Summers, a young woman who is chosen to fight vampires and other supernatural creatures. What makes this show so special is its ability to blend action, comedy, romance, and drama into one addicting package. Whether you're watching Buffy battle monsters in the graveyard or simply cracking jokes with her friends, there's never a dull moment. It's no wonder this show has such a devoted following - it's simply one of the best television programs ever made! 

Share your the vamp vibes with the Buffy Birthday Card or Bat Babe Ceramic Spoon!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday Greeting Card Valfré - Bat Babe Ceramic Spoon

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