Is "Halloween" the greatest horror movie of all time? Nope, there are a few better ones. A FEW. Which doesn't mean it isn't great! And for thousands of socially-awkward people, it's a tradition to watch the John Carpenter classic on or around the titular holiday (don't discount the value of a double-bill with its inferior-but-still-perfectly-adequate 1981 sequel).

Me? Oh don't worry, I've watched it at least a hundred times. I can't get enough! It is the perfect Halloween movie. '70s cult icon P.J. Soles! Feathered hair! Teenagers pushing 30! What's not to love here?

Need a little help getting into the holiday spirit? Amp yourself up with these 19 essential GIFs from the horror classic. You're TOTALLY going to love them, I TOTALLY promise. Totally.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.