Top Halloween Movies

Summer Evans, Writer

Get in the mood for Halloween festivities this weekend by kicking back and watching some great not-so-classic Halloween movies.

Final Destination – This film is centered around a story of inevitable death. Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), a student, has a premonition of the plane he is taking to France for a school trip exploding into flames. After he is thrown off the plane with his friends, the plane actually does explode. After cheating death, the Grim Reaper must complete his task by finishing off the people who escaped the tragedy. Alex then must solve Death’s order of vengeance, meanwhile saving his own. Sophomore Briahna Black said, “The film is scary because it shows how everyday activities and circumstances could lead to death.” This throwback film will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat this Halloween season.

Get Out – When African-American Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) are planning to go up North to meet her family, Chris feels uneasy about how her family will feel about him considering their interracial relationship. Upon arriving, Rose’s parents showed overly hospitable behavior towards Chris, making him question their motives. As the weekend progresses, strange behavior is not only from Rose’s family; but also from the people in town who later reveal a dark secret. “Everything is not what it seems to be. You must “Get Out” of a difficult situation even if you have to use force,” said senior Darren Williams.

Friday the 13th – The storyline begins at Camp Crystal Lake. The counselors are preparing for campers to join to have the summer of their life. All is good until someone decides they aren’t in a good mood. Counselors begin to drop dead one by one, and no one knows who the killer is. Junior Destiny Ghirardi said, “Not super scary because of the 1980’s production qualities, but it’s definitely a Halloween classic.”

The Ring – Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is a journalist researching a story about four teens that die after watching a cursed video. According to legend, after watching the video, the viewer will die within seven days. After watching the video herself, Rachel must defeat time by saving her own and her son’s life. Sophomore Sandra Medina stated, “It’s cheesy, but a good kind of cheesy like macaroni and cheese, but scary. Not really, but it has a great story line and will give you shivers.”

Don’t Sleep – When Shawn Edmond (Charlbi Dean Kriek) and Zach Bradford (Dominic Sherwood), a young couple, moves into their new home, strange things begin to happen. Zach begins to remember terrors of childhood that were cured by electroshock therapy from his psychiatrist. Zach begins to worry about Shawn’s safety from certain psychotic actions he shows.”The sounds and music were scary, I just had to close my laptop,” said Rickeah Henderson, sophomore, about this film.