We are getting down to the wire here, folks. Halloween is less than two weeks away, and if you are not in the spirit (or perhaps more appropriately, seeing spirits?), you'd better do so, pronto.

Watching horror movies is, of course, a wonderful way to get in the mood. Most new scary movies are released in theaters within a month or so of Halloween since everyone is looking for a good fright around that time anyway. However, nothing beats the classics. Now, what's more classic than the horror movie franchise that takes its name from the holiday: Halloween.

If you're like me, you may not have the time or the desire to sit down and watch hours of Michael Myers lurking around the fictional town of Haddonfield, Ill. killing people. I've got nothing against the Halloween franchise, of course. I'm sure it's wonderful. I'm just too chicken to watch anything mildly spine-chilling. I used to have nightmares about Ursula from The Little Mermaid, OK?

Luckily, for those lacking time and bravery, there's a way we can still understand all of the cultural references that come from the Halloween franchise without actually watching all of the movies. CineFix has created a much less intimidating version of the Halloween movies in both style and duration.

CineFix's video is like an animated CliffsNotes of the Halloween franchise. It's a little more than two minutes long and tells you everything you need to know about each of the nine films, from what the basic plot is to -- SPOILER ALERT -- who dies. If you haven't seen any of the films, like me, you'll get a taste of Myers' murderous backstory, see Jamie Lee Curtis kick some tail, learn that Paul Rudd was in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and witness Rob Zombie make a couple of terrible Halloween movies. Plus, Busta Rhymes. What more could you ask for?

The one downside to this video is that the narrator speaks rather quickly, but that's somehow to be expected when you've got to squeeze in nine movies. It forces you to really pay attention, anyway. Not that you wouldn't with that twisted William Shatner mask on screen, even if it is a cartoon.

All in all, I felt enlightened after watching this short video. Finally, I get to know what all the hubbub is about surrounding these movies. Now, which classic horror film franchise should I not watch next?

[H/T A.V. Club]

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