Every Halloween, many students make sure to dedicate time to watch their favorite Halloween films to get them into the spirit. Horror films are often named as good films for the season, but there are others to be aware of.
Haynes Simpson, freshman said that his favorite Halloween movie is Ghostbusters.
“The actors are very well put together and their characters are very comical,” said Simpson. “Their jobs and the suits they wear make them look goofy and also ready to fight ghosts.”
Rob Rose, sophomore, said his favorite Halloween movie is Nightmare on Elm Street.
“Sometimes a nightmare can change your life,” said Rose. “[And] even get to [a] point where it could hurt or kill you.”
Spencer Jackson, junior, said his favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
“It was a funny film and [I] loved watching it growing up,” said Jackson. “I thought [Jack, the main character] was cool, so [that is] why I liked it when I was little.”
Michael Margolis, senior, said his favorite Halloween movie is Freddy vs. Jason (2003).
“It brings together two classics, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street,” said Margolis. “The movie in reality is not the greatest but the effects and story kind of make up for it. [It] was so bad, it was good.”
Halloween is a great time for scary movies that can make a person jump out of their skin. Viewers like Rose prefer films that leave audiences frightened and afraid, which is a common theme for the holiday.
For some like Simpson and Jackson, funnier and lighter Halloween-themed films are preferred viewing material to get into the spirit.
No matter the taste, there is always something to watch come Hallow’s Eve.
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