Must be the season of the witch...and the ghost...and the demon...and the clown. If the roster of villains sounds more terrifying than the Halloween movies themselves, we'll help you narrow down your scary selections this October.
Though we highly recommend indulging in every movie possible, we understand that you're busy. But fear not because the perfect pick for you is written in the stars! With guidance from astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab) and PsychicWorld.com (opens in new tab), we used each zodiac sign's main traits to uncover which frightening flick would be most suitable.
Get comfortable, grab some candy and press play...if you dare!
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The best Halloween movies for each sign
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Child's Play, The Purge, The Shining
Ah, Aries—the first in the zodiac, a cardinal fire sign that's bold, passionate and, at times, hot-headed. Though we can't confirm Chucky's birth chart, we're going to make the claim that the serial killer doll is likely a fire sign.
Other strong contenders for Aries? The Purge and The Shining.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Gretel & Hansel, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bird Box
"When you hear the phrase, 'stubborn as a bull,' just know it was coined with Taurus in mind," Simmons says.
Sound familiar? (Ahem, we're looking at you, Mr. Jack Skellington!)
As the zodiacal embodiment of earth, Tauruses will resonate well with the themes in Gretel & Hansel.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Silence of the Lambs, Malignant, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
"Denoted by the Twins, Gemini represents two faces, public and private," Simmons says. 'While Gemini often sports a gregarious, bubbly spirit, a public face allows Gemini to live a double life."
If you think about it, these traits sound awfully similar to Hannibal Lecter's...
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Coraline, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Carrie
"Associated with the home, family and mother, Cancer is deeply rooted in ancestry," says Simmons. "Ruled by none other than the moon, Cancer tends to feel very deeply and genuinely."
The scary—and not-so-scary—selections match that description to a t.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
RECOMMENDATIONS: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street
"Ruled by the sun, Leo demands to be the center of the universe, too," according to Simmons.
She also notes that Leos tend to be associated with pleasure, creativity and dating, all of which are peppered into the selections above.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Misery, Black Swan, The Craft
The need to help others and reach perfection make Misery, Black Swan and The Craft ideal picks for Virgo this spooky season.
"Virgo desires to be of service to others, especially if Virgo can help someone tap into their potential."
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Jaws, Halloweentown, Warm Bodies
A social Libra will appreciate everything that unfolds on Amity Island in Jaws while Halloweentown speaks to its desire for balance.
"Libra is depicted as the scales, so it is only natural that Libra desires peace above all else," according to Simmons.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
RECOMMENDATIONS: The Sixth Sense, Jennifer's Body, Silence of the Lambs
"At face value, Scorpio is devilishly charming. But what lies underneath is an intense persona that isn’t afraid to explore the hidden and unknown," Simmons says.
There's certainly a lot of exploration in these films, and plenty of unknown elements to boot.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
RECOMMENDATIONS: The Exorcist, Zombieland, Hostel
A Sagittarius is always looking for an adventure and manages to sort through any problems, not too dissimilar from the characters and situations in the movies mentioned above.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Stand By Me
"If there was a #bossbabe in astrology, it would be Capricorn," Simmons says, "Capricorn is all about business."
These selections are all about the business of horror, if you ask us.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
RECOMMENDATIONS: Children of the Corn, The Babadook, Aliens vs Predators
"Eccentric Aquarius is often criticized for being cold and detached," Simmons says. "If anything, this sign compartmentalizes its feelings to gaze at the world through an intellectual lens."
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1922, IT, The Others
"Pisces is often associated with self-undoing, spirituality, mysticism, asylums, service, empathy, dreams and escapism," Simmons says.
Plus, a Pisces' need to please others and take on the world's problems very much coincides with the Losers Club in Stephen King's IT.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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