Scary good movies

Grace Hedlund

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A cool breeze rustles leaves outside the window. Shadows move around the walls while a horror film plays on the television. As “Spooky Season” continues, new scary movies joined with old favorites create the perfect Halloween atmosphere.  

Disney Channel has a wide selection of flicks for the season, one of the most popular being Halloweentown, a movie that follows teenager Marnie, played by Kimberly Brown, and her siblings who discover they are part of a long line of witches. The siblings accompany their grandmother into the small village of Halloweentown and help battle against an evil group of monsters. Twitches is another seasonal favorite, and it focuses on long lost twin sisters, Alex and Camryn, played by Tia and Tamera Mowry, after they are reunited on their 21st birthday. The twins must use their discovered powers to save the newfound kingdom of Coventry. 

“I watch Halloweentown and Twitches every year, and it always puts me in the Halloween spirit,” Savannah Pullen, freshman, said.  

While these Halloween movies bring fun memories into the season, scary classics are essential. The Scream film collection revolves around Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, as a killer terrorizes her. Halloween is another series about villain Michael Myers, played most recently by James Courtney, who appears as an unstoppable killer in 12 released movies. The newest of these, Halloween Kills, began showing in theaters on Oct. 15. 

“I like the Halloween series because Michael Myers is a great character, and it has a very good story line,” Jason Gray, junior, said. 

For true horror fans, one can follow the tales of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Verga Farmiga, in The Conjuring movies. In addition, Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King’s novel, is about a family that discovers a cemetery where they are able to revive the dead but at a cost. 

“I love scary movies, and this [The Conjuring] was by far one of my favorites. It is always fun to watch them with my friends since it is so scary,” Bella Ruddock, sophomore, said. 

With Halloween falling on a weekend this year, a fun movie marathon is a great way to spice up the season.