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From ‘Carrie’ to ‘Prom Night,’ 21 High School Horror Films That Redefine Teen Halloween

What, like high school wasn't scary enough?

Carrie and Prom Night, Best Teen Halloween Movies

Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” and Jamie Lee Curtis in “Prom Night”

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The locker-filled high school halls are the perfect setting for spooky season — and not just because of the collective horrors of surviving our teen years.

For decades, witches, werewolves, and raw chicken-eating half-virgins (here’s looking at you, Jennifer) have roamed prep schools around the world. “Carrie” had a prom night to remember, and high school babysitter Jamie Lee Curtis was a teen scream queen for years, redefining Halloween (and “Halloween”) as we know it. From final girls who are looking to survive midterms just as much as murderers, to stifling a “Scream” when your boyfriend and his best friend turn out to be psychopathic pubescents, there’s nothing scarier than high school at Halloween.

Below, we rounded up the spookiest teen thrillers that are deserving of a rewatch this October. Relive your high school haunts, if you dare.

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