Horror movies to get you into the Halloween spirit

Horror movies to get you into the Halloween spirit

With Halloween approaching and COVID still prevalent, students are looking for a way to get into the spirit of the holiday while still being safe. Students tend to get together with friends to celebrate but are now having to adapt their plans to be COVID friendly.

With limited options available, many students are looking to horror movies to get into the spirit. 

“They are really fun to watch,” sophomore Hannah Vaughn said. “It’s nice to be able to predict what can happen and sometimes they don’t go exactly how you think they are going to go so it’s nice to get scared.”

With so many horror movies out there, the A-Blast twitter account created a poll to pick the top choices.

The poll included a list of the top rated movies and students’ favorites.

The movies all vary in detail, but are considered horror classics. The variety gave students a wide selection to choose from. 21 responses were recorded, with one clear winner.

52% of voters chose Halloween (1978), the story of Michael Myers, who after 15 years in a mental hospital for killing his sister when he was just six years old, escapes in search of new victims. 

“It’s probably one of my favorite horror movies ever,” junior Jessica Brennan said. “It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie.”

In second, with 29%  of the votes, The Shining (1980). This movie is about a family who moves to an isolated hotel for the winter, when a paranormal presence takes over the father.

“I think it’s interesting how the main character Jack slowly descends into madness,” junior Kenneth Anderson said. “Also how the ending leaves you questioning the entire movie.”

Scream (1996), bringing in 14% of the votes, is about the town of Woodsboro, who find themselves with a killer on the loose who has a strange obsession with scary movies. Sidney Prescott, a year after the murder of her mother finds herself the target of the serial killer.

“I really like scream,” junior Jewel Coulter said. “I really like old movies and that scene with Drew Barrymore.”

Coming in last, with only 5% of the votes, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). This is the story of a murderer who finds his revenge by invading the dreams of the children whose parents were in charge of his death.

“It’s more psychological than anything else,” junior Joscelyn Ventura said. “Yeah there’s gore or whatever but the idea of some weird man haunting your dreams seems like the most intense out of all of them.”