It’s been a very scary half-century in the world of cinema. Through times of war and peace, some things never change, including our insatiable desire to get the stuffing scared out of us. With Halloween rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to swaddle one’s self in a blanket and indulge in a few spooky flicks (check out our our list of currently streaming suggestions here).

But the ghouls, goblins, vampires, slashers, killer sharks, telekinetic prom queens, and creepy children in fields aren’t only objects of terror; there are also valuable fashion lessons to be gleaned from their spooky style. Take a few hints from horror’s greats this October and beyond, from Hitchcock’s icy megababes to Freddy Kreuger’s slick gear, and remember — in your own closet, no one can hear you scream.

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