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Host a Halloween Movie Marathon at Your Apartment

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Host a Halloween movie night at your Hillside Commons apartment this month in honor of the spooky holiday! We have several suggestions from silly to scary to dramatic, watch them all! Plan a movie marathon over the weekend. We’ve got tips and movie suggestions (with descriptions from IMDb). 

Host a Movie Marathon 

If you’re going to be spending a day watching movies, you’ll need plenty of snacks to help sustain you through 4+ hours of movie marathoning. Provide plenty of popcorn, drinks, and more for your guests. We recommend having healthy snacks thrown in with your standard movie junk food. Apple slices, string cheese, granola bars, and a veggie tray are all great healthy snacks for your movie marathon. 

You’ll be sitting for a long time. Provide plenty of comfy pillows and blankets for your guests to use while you’re watching movies. Make sure that you have plenty of space in your Hillside Commons living room for your guests to stretch out during the movie. Once the movie is over, give your friends a ten or twenty-minute break to stretch their legs, go to the bathroom, and talk. This will help break up some of the monotony of watching four movies in a row. 

Halloween Movie Suggestions 

Young Frankenstein (1974) 

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. Directed by Mel Brooks; Stars Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and Peter Boyle. 

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Directed by Frank Oz; Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Beetlejuice (1988) 

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Directed by Tim Burton; Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, and Annie McEnroe 

Corpse Bride (2005) 

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Directed by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson; Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman 

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. Directed by Tim Burton; Stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon 

Thanks for reading today’s blog post! We hope you have a wonderful month here in Oneonta, NY. Happy Halloween to everyone in our apartment community.