Horror Night!


Anait Aliaga and Uchenna Hernandez

Costumes out, it’s Halloween month! It’s time for the pumpkins and skeletons to be on display. The orange-tinted leaves paint the atmosphere. Watch out for the black cats crossing your path.

The fall season introduces many activities to do.  Going to pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, and Oktoberfest are all fun but sometimes chilling at home is the mood. That leads you to horror movies night! What’s Halloween without a little horror?  

Horror movies are a favorite to watch in a spooky season. The blood, jump scares, and intensity is what draw people in.

Here, we give you some of the best horror movies. This genre has classics in all decades. We can’t ignore the new movies who are slowly also becoming the gems of our generation.

Here is what you should watch for the upcoming day of terror! Note,  the order in which the movies are in are not ranked.

Oculus (2013)

The Oculus is a rated R movie about two siblings who want to destroy a creepy old mirror that they have at their old house. They believed that the mirror actually has some powers which make people see things. The two siblings are thrown in and out of childhood trauma thanks to the mirror. The two have a hard time telling what’s reality and what’s a nightmare. Watching this movie, you are unaware of telling the two apart just like the actual characters. That’s what makes the Oculus an outstanding psychological horror movie with a major plot twist. It’s a must-see.The

Forest (2016)

To find her missing twin sister, Sara Price travels to Japan’s. Her investigation leads her to the infamous suicide forest, Aokigahara. As she advances into the forest, she is faced with angry spirits who are trying to kill her. The Forest takes the viewer to explore the outside world of terror. Just like the Oculus, it’s a psychological horror movie with a mind-twisting ending. The movie is rated PG-13.

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

A nerdy girl and her popular best friend go through more than the troubles of high school.  Jennifer, cheerleader hottie, is turned into a succubus after becoming a devil’s sacrifice.  Needy, her best friend, becomes aware of her man-eating tendencies and attempts to stop it. It is rated R. The power of friendship is tested when your best friend is trying to eat your boyfriend.

Child’s Play (1988)

A little boy named Andy gets his dream Good Guys doll for his birthday. This doll named Chucky turned out to be possessed by a serial killer and is now after Andy’s body. Andy and his mom have to fight for their lives against this murderous doll. The Chucky franchise is followed by 7 other movies.  It is currently on the second movie of its 2013 reboot which you can watch on Netflix! All movies are rated R.

Halloween (1978)

On Halloween night, little boy Michael Myers murders his older sister. 15 years later, the night before Halloween, the killer escapes from the mental hospital in search of killing his younger sister. Halloween has a total of 7 movies. Also, Halloween just got a reboot so to be even more scared go to your local theater and watch it!

Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

A group of teenagers have been going through extremely realistic nightmares. They all share the same person they are running from, a man covered in burns with knives for hands. This is Freddy Krueger who goes into to dreams and tries to murder the dreamer. One of the teenagers has had enough and fights for her life. This movie is followed by 8 other movies including a 2010 reboot. All movies are rated R.

Saw (2004)

Saw is the goriest movie compared to the other 7 on this list. The series is a bit out of order but the story connects in the end. John Cramer perfect life is ruined with the interference of many.  He takes the people who have committed crimes no one knows of and forces them take a gruesome test. These torture techniques do have a chance of surviving which is John’s whole point is to see a new perspective on life. Each movie is rated NC-17 or R.

The Shining (1980)

During the winter, Jack is in charge of the shutoff Overlook Hotel. His wife and his son move in to help him with the hotel he has to take care of for 3 months. Jack is warned about the bad history the hotel has which was the previous family in charge had committed murder-suicide. Jack slowly succumbs to the insanity of the hotel and comes after his family. The movie has aesthetically pleasing visuals with a nonstop creepy tone.  The Shining is a classic that’s rated R.

The Witch (2015)

This movie takes place in New England, 1630. A family of 7 is banished from their hometown and moves to a cabin near to a forest. As they begin adapting to their new lives, their youngest child disappears. Then another son of the couple goes missing. The parents of their now 3 children begin to become suspicious of their eldest daughter and accuse her of being a witch. The paranoia and suspicion of witchcraft pits the family against each other. The movie is rated R.

The Conjuring (2013)

Carolyn and Roger Perron move into their new farm home with their five daughters. The house seems to be a  relaxing fresh start at first. The family later become aware of the supernatural presence they have in their house. They seek out two paranormal investigators who see how malevolent the spirits in their house can be. The movie has a sequel which is also a satisfying movie. It has other movies that branch off the original plot like Annabelle and The Nun. Each movie is rated R.

We wish you a spooky Halloween filled with the horror!