Spooky Halloween

Alianna Torres, Features Editor

No. 5 Paranormal Activity

If you are looking for a bone-chilling scary movie, this one’s for you. Originally set in sunny San Diego, two couples move into new houses and start a family but soon, the wives learn that the demon that had taunted them from childhood, has returned for further haunting.  Not being sensitive to this information, the husband continues to aggravate the situation.

The eerie essence of the movie is accentuated by being filmed on a vintage VHS recorder. This movie is perfect to curl up on the couch Halloween night for the perfect, terrifying experience.

No. 4 The Shining

The film follows a struggling family of three who go to maintain and upkeep the Overlook Hotel during the winter season. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, if you are looking for a mind-bending horror film to keep you on the edge of your seat, The Shining is for you.

Main character and aspiring writer, Jack, hopes to spend time on his writing and with his family, but it does not take long until strange events start occurring around the hotel. With petrifying shots alongside the famed soundtrack, the film creates suspense for viewers that is truly surreal. The Shining still remains one of the most notable horror movies to date. 

No. 3 The Conjuring

A family of seven moves to New England to a beautiful property that is reasonably priced and found that there are supernatural forces throughout their home. They call world renowned demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to investigate, but it may have been too late. With a mixture of songs that are suspenseful instrumental, as well as songs that are upbeat and not suspenseful at all, this movie takes you for a wild ride into the realm of possibility. 

If you are looking for a movie that tugs on your heart strings as well as frightens you to your core, this movie is for you and a loved one on Halloween night.

No. 2 The Exorcist

When a famous movie star’s twelve-year-old daughter starts acting in a peculiar way, her mother immediately calls a doctor for a house call.

The mother realizes that she may need more than a doctor, so she called a priest to help. If you are looking for a movie that makes your skin crawl, The Exorcist is for you. The highly esteemed soundtrack impacts the viewer’s experience significantly by providing the movie with the utmost amount of anxiety.

No. 1 Nightmare on Elm Street

If you are looking for a hair-raising movie that will keep you up at night, A Nightmare on Elm Street is for you.

Throughout the plot, the curse of Freddy Kruger takes over teenagers’ dreams, which ends up killing them in reality. The many strange deaths alarm the town and cause people to investigate. As the investigation becomes more in depth, Kruger becomes aggravated and attempts to murder the people investigating him. Spooky and utterly terrifying, Nightmare on Elm Street, will leave give you every haunting, thrill-seeking experience you crave.