by Diamond Henry, written October 19, 2021
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
– Author Unknown
With October here and the spirit of Halloween in the air, the time for spooky movies has come. As a connoisseur of all things scary, creepy, and crawly, I present to you a list that will satisfy any desires you have to check every nook and cranny for monsters before going to sleep.
First up, the classics. We have the Halloween movies featuring knife-wielding Michael Myers terrorizing people during, if it wasn't evident, Halloween. Friday the 13th, with Jason Vorhees and his machete, is perfect if you want to feel like not swimming at night for a while. And we can't forget about our good pal, Freddy Kreuger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, who visits us in our dreams.
Next up, we have the less scary, more light-hearted but still might send a slight shiver down your spine movies. Coraline tells the story of a blue-haired girl who discovers a hidden door that leads to the Beldam, a world controlled by her evil "Other Mother." This movie, and The Corpse Bride, are two of my personal favorites. In the Corpse Bride, a groom-to-be practices his wedding vows in a cemetery, where he accidentally raises a young woman from the grave as she believes he married her.
The final on my list are the movies that'll have you wishing you never hit that play button. You've probably heard of The Conjuring, Insidious, and Sinister. And, like their titles, these movies will conjure up a feeling that something insidious, something sinister, is lurking around the corner. What makes The Conjuring the slightest bit creepier than the rest is knowing that the movies were inspired by true events.
I hope you have a nice, frightful night, jumping at the scares and checking over your shoulder every time you hear a noise. Happy Halloween!