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    Winona Ryder Is The Undisputed Queen Of Halloween And I Will Not Be Convinced Otherwise

    She's made how many scary movies?!

    Recently, a tweet saying that Winona Ryder "legally owns both the month of October and Halloween itself" absolutely blew up. Why? Because it's 100% true — you could make an amazing Halloween-themed movie/TV show marathon out of the things Winona has starred in.

    winona ryder legally owns both the month of october and halloween itself. don’t ask me how, it’s somewhere in the law. and if you don’t say “happy winona ryder month” you will be arrested

    Let's review the evidence, shall we?


    OK, so you know that Winona currently plays Joyce Byers in the very Halloween-friendly Stranger Things, dealing with all things paranormal, supernatural, and '80s.


    But she's been making spooky stuff for a LONG time, since 1988, in fact, when Winona played goth teen Lydia Deetz — who could see the dead — in Tim Burton's classic horror-comedy Beetlejuice.

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    I mean look at her costume in this movie! If that doesn't scream Halloween, I don't know what does.

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    That same year Winona killed it as Veronica Sawyer in the dark comedy Heathers, where she and Christian Slater's J.D. went on a murder spree at their high school.

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    It's an unsettling movie that could easily fit in a Halloween movie marathon, and if you're of a certain age (you know, born in that other century), you've seen a lot of people dress up as Heathers for Halloween.

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    Scoot forward a few years to 1992 when Winona starred as Mina Harker — the object of Count Dracula's affection/lust — in Bram Stoker's Dracula.


    Is this movie creepy? That's an affirmative.


    One of Winona's co-stars in the movie was Keanu Reeves, and this year Winona made a splash by saying that she and Keanu maybe, kinda, sorta got married on-set.

    But that's not all! She also starred opposite then-boyfriend Johnny Depp in the weird, dark, and ultimately romantic Edward Scissorhands, about a young man who — you guessed it — has scissors for hands.

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    In 1993 she starred in The Crucible, an adaptation of Arthur Miller's haunting play inspired by the Salem witch trials, where innocent girls were accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death.

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    She starred in 1997's Alien Resurrection — the fourth film in the Alien series — and was chased around by some seriously frightening aliens.

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    She was the star of 2000's horror film Lost Souls, where she confronted a man whose body was occupied by Satan.

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    Disclaimer: This one might be more scarily bad than scary based on the reviews, but hey — not every movie in a movie marathon can be a winner!

    She starred opposite Natalie Portman in 2010's acclaimed psychological horror thriller Black Swan, about a ballerina who loses her grip on reality.

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    And, last but not least, Winona voiced Elsa Van Helsing in the animated horror comedy Frankenweenie about a boy who reanimates his dead dog.


    This was the third time Winona worked with director Tim Burton, following Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.

    And if those 10 films and TV shows aren't enough to convince you Winona is the Queen of Halloween, well, how about the fact that her birthday is on October 29th!

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    So here's to Winona...the official Queen of Halloween!