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Halloween viewing need not be limited to the horror stalwarts of John Carpenter and Wes Craven. With gems from celebrated directors, spanning many a decade and surpassing the efforts of these seminal filmmakers, there’s a whole world of horror classics to be explored this Halloween.

Consider this brief list an education into the road less traveled, with films that’ll exceed at evoking the pivotal moment of fright that’s essential for any Halloween celebration.