Spooky films to watch this Halloween


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A Halloween classic such as “Friday the 13th,” is one of the many anticipated horror movies to watch this holiday.

Jonathan Spahr

Halloween is the time for candy, costumes but most of all, the suspense and terror from horror movies. Here are a few to get your scare on.


One of the most iconic slasher movies “Halloween,” was released in 1978. The thriller tells a story about a man who had been  in a mental hospital fifteen years, after murdering his sister. He escapes from the facility to continue his killing spree across a small town in Illinois. The recent movie in the “Halloween,” franchise was  “Halloween,” in 2018, which continued the original story after skipping over nine adaptations. The continuation of the plot includes a surprising return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode forty years after her initial encounter with Micheal Myers. She intends to end her tormenting stalker once and for all. 

“Child’s Play”

Tom Holland’s 1988 film “Child’s Play,” recalls how a criminal being gunned down in a toy store, enchants a ‘Good Guy’ doll whom is later named Chucky to take his place to get revenge. Chucky’s main goal is to kill the cop that killed him and anyone who gets in his way. The 2019 remake stars Mark Hamill as Chucky revolving around the same structure of the original 1988 movie with a mother giving her son a doll whose main goal is to slaughter anyone that gets in his way of getting revenge.

“Friday the 13th”

Originally produced in 1980, the “Friday The 13th” film franchise was based on a mentally deranged kid who supposedly drowns at Camp Crystal Lake during the summer of 57’. Years later a group of camp counselors spend the summer at Camp Crystal Lake while one by one they are picked off and dead… Unlike the original movie the 2009 adaptation “Friday the 13th” begins with Jason Voorhees rocking the iconic hockey mask and wielding his bloody machete which for nostalgic fans was first seen in “Friday the 13th Part 3.” 


Originally made in 1990 as a mini-series the original “It” starring Tim Curry followed a group of friends who are terrorized by a mixture of their largest fears. Where their fears, “It” takes the form of a clown named Pennywise. In 2017 a remake of the movie “It” was made this time with Bill Skarsgård portraying Pennywise the clown. While sticking to the original story the series decided to split into two separate movies one with the actors as children and the other as adults. Currently “It Chapter 2” is in theaters where fans can see what is in store next for the ‘Losers Club’ as they face their fears 27 years later as adults.


First made in 2014, a second in 2017 and the most recent film came out on June 26. This movie is based on a story about a doll named Annabelle, who is locked in a glass box at The Warrens’ Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut. The movies of Annabelle were made after “The Conjuring,” which is also a highly recommended horror film to watch during the season.

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

By far one of the most graphic horror movies of all time the 1974 “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” will definitely make you never want to open a sliding door again. When visiting Texas a group of friends find their neighbors are a family of estranged cannibals. After being chased into the house the friends must fight for their life as they avoid Leatherface who is the family leader that wields a chainsaw and covers his face with his victims skin. In 2013, a sequel to the original 1974 “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was made called “Texas Chainsaw 3D” it was made to overlook the events of the other adaptations. It allowed for fans to understand the events that happen after the original and give a little bit of history on Leatherface’s family. It should be noted the entire series of movies are directed to a more mature audience due to the graphic nature throughout the movie.