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Several movies have explored Donnie Darko Halloween. Here are 25 of the best ones.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Rated R

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film tells the story of Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who accepts a caretaker job at the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. As Jack and his family settle in, the supernatural forces in the hotel gradually begin to possess Jack, and he becomes increasingly unstable and violent. His wife Wendy and son Danny are left to deal with the horror and fight for their lives against Jack and the hotel's malignant ghosts. The Shining is an iconic horror classic and one of Kubrick's best known works.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur
Rated R

The Thing is a 1982 American science-fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster. Set in an Antarctic research station, it tells the story of a group of researchers who, while isolated, discover a shape-shifting alien organism which, while trying to survive, takes on the form of the people it kills. To try and prevent it from killing them all, they are forced to fight it using limited resources and their own strength of will. The film stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David, and features a score composed by Ennio Morricone. The Thing received generally positive reviews and was a modest success at the box office. Though it was initially met with mixed reactions, it has since gained a cult following, with many praising its atmosphere, special effects, and John Carpenter's direction. It is widely considered one of the greatest horror films ever made.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne
Rated R

Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled high school student who has visions of a giant bunny rabbit that tells him the world will end in 28 days. Donnie soon learns that the rabbit is actually a time traveler from the future and that his mission is to prevent the apocalypse. With the help of a mysterious therapist and an eccentric classmate, Donnie discovers the truth about his visions and embarks on a mission to save the world. Along the way, he also learns lessons about life, love, and death. The movie is an exploration of teen angst, surrealism, and science fiction.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Rated PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town, who grows tired of the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmas Town, he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. However, his plans turn into a nightmarish disaster as festive decorations and gifts turn into sinister and scary objects. The film features the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, and Paul Reubens. It has become a cult classic, and is remembered for its unique visuals and music.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
Rated R

Shaun of the Dead is a horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows Shaun, a man in his thirties who has to grow up quickly when the dead start rising from the grave. Along with his best friend Ed, Shaun must battle the zombie horde while trying to rescue his family and win back the affections of his girlfriend Liz. With a unique blend of horror, comedy, and heart, Shaun of the Dead is both a hilarious and darkly poignant take on the zombie genre.

Halloween (1978)

Halloween
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes
Rated R

Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed by John Carpenter and written by Carpenter and Debra Hill. The film stars Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. It tells the story of Michael Myers, a mental patient who escapes from a mental institution and stalks and murders teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film spawned a media franchise, with eleven sequels and a remake. The film is considered one of the most influential and successful slashers in the history of cinema, and has been credited with both initiating and popularizing the slasher genre.

Coraline (2009)

Coraline
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Henry Selick, starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders
Rated PG

Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is an adventurous 11-year-old girl who moves with her parents to a new home in Oregon. After discovering a secret door leading to an alternate version of her home, she finds out that the house is inhabited by her "Other Mother" (Teri Hatcher) and "Other Father" (John Hodgman). Coraline soon discovers that the alternate reality is more dangerous than it appears and must stop the Other Mother's sinister plans. As she discovers the dark secrets of the alternate world, she must decide if she can risk her own life to save her family.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

What We Do in the Shadows
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh
Rated R

What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 horror-comedy mockumentary directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The film follows a group of four vampire flatmates living in Wellington, New Zealand, who try to figure out how to live in the modern world despite their centuries-old habits. Throughout their experiences, the vampires must deal with rival vampire gangs, human cults, and a documentary film crew following their every move. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving mostly positive reviews and grossing $7.1 million worldwide.

Grindhouse (2007)

Grindhouse
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, starring Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Zoë Bell
Rated R

Grindhouse is an American horror-comedy double feature directed by Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, and Rob Zombie. The movie consists of two feature-length segments, Rodriguez's Planet Terror and Tarantino's Death Proof, bookended by faux trailers for other Grindhouse-style films. Planet Terror follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world battling an onslaught of zombie-like creatures, while Death Proof follows a psychopathic stuntman who uses his 'death proof' stunt car to stalk and murder young women. The movie also features faux trailers for other horror/exploitation films, as well as a wrap-around story in which two hoodlums visit the theater to watch the Grindhouse double-feature.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Neil Jordan, starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst
Rated R

"Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" (1994) is a horror-fantasy drama directed by Neil Jordan. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice and stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Antonio Banderas. It follows the life of the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac, as he tells his story to an interviewer. It starts with Louis being made a vampire by the vampire Lestat, and follows his 200-year journey as he seeks a cure for his immortality. Along the way he faces a number of enemies, including a group of religious fanatics and a vampire hunter. He also forms a bond with a young girl, Claudia, whom he turns into a vampire. Louis and Claudia eventually leave Lestat and make their own way in the world. The film is an exploration of the themes of love, death, and the meaning of life.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Tucker and Dale vs Evil
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Eli Craig, starring Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss
Rated R

Tucker and Dale vs Evil is a 2010 horror-comedy movie directed by Eli Craig. The movie follows two hillbillies, Tucker and Dale, who are mistaken for psychotic killers by a group of college students vacationing in the woods. After several misadventures, the two develop a friendship with the students and help them fight off a real psychopathic killer. Despite its comedic tone, the film also touches on themes of prejudice and the dangers of preconceived notions. Ultimately, Tucker and Dale are triumphant and the horror of the situation is defused by their newfound friendship.

Scream (1996)

Scream
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich
Rated R

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon
Rated R

It (2017)

It
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andy Muschietti, starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis
Rated R

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon
Rated R

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan O'Bannon, starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews
Rated R

Midsommar (2019)

Midsommar
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ari Aster, starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper
Rated R

Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tom Holland, starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Rated R

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Rated PG

9 (2009)

9
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Shane Acker, starring Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer
Rated PG-13

Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau
Rated PG

1408 (2007)

1408
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mikael Håfström, starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub
Rated PG-13

Silent Hill (2006)

Silent Hill
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Christophe Gans, starring Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger
Rated R

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey
Rated PG-13

The Haunting (1999)

The Haunting
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Jan de Bont, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor
Rated PG-13

 



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