7 Things We Learned From Classic Halloween Movies

Unlike sugar and costumes, you can't go wrong with a good old scary flick.
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Oct 31, 2014· 0 MIN READ
Kristina Bravo is Assistant Editor at TakePart.

Movies can teach us valuable life lessons. These Halloween flicks are no exception.

1. The Birds

We never find out why birds in this Alfred Hitchcock classic go postal, but it gives us another reason not to shoot them by the thousands or buy from companies that kill baby chicks to make their mayo.

2. Carrie

Nope, she shouldn’t have done that. Supernatural powers aside, bullying is a reality for one in three students ages 12 to 18.

3. Edward Scissorhands

Everyone has something to offer, even the most “eccentric” people. Like children who are bullied, those who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dropping out of school and developing substance abuse problems.

4. Hocus Pocus

Female characters in films receive five times more comments about their appearance than male characters, according to a recent study. Now, what would Winifred, Mary, and Sarah have to say about that?

5. Young Frankenstein

Innovations are great, but as Dr. Frankenstein can attest, sometimes science can go too far.

6. Soylent Green

This 1973 flick imagines the New York City of 2022, a metropolis so polluted, poor, and overpopulated that citizens survive on processed mystery food called soylent green. At the rate climate change is going, it doesn’t sound that far off.

7. Psycho

If the drought hasn’t scared you into taking shorter showers, maybe this will.