Every holiday comes with its very own set of peripherals. Christmas has songs. Valentine's Day has candy hearts. You get the idea. Halloween, then, becomes the epicenter of anything spooky, pumpkin, or relating to Hocus Pocus. It's no wonder, then, that the October fright fest lends itself to television episodes. Haunted houses? A murder mystery? It's practically a built-in plot.
But, how do you separate the shows that used Halloween as a crutch from those who absolutely nailed it? Ahead, we asked some of our favorite TV critics to share their favorite Halloween episodes of all time.