Scary movie recommendations

HORROR MOVIE REACTION: Seniors Jerral Agbayani and Jaeden Callender are watching the trailer for the Blair Witch Project (1999). Agbayani said “This is the scariest thing I’ve seen since Instagram shut down yesterday.” Callender said “I’m so glad Jerral is here to protect me.” Although these students were pretty scared, they recommend this movie.

Article and photo by Grace Payne

The Halloween season is upon us, which means it is time to break out the scary movies. There are so many options, but which horror flick should you pick? Here are my top three recommendations.

One I’d recommend to any scary movie buff is “The Blair Witch Project” (1999). Three film students travel to the wilds of Maryland to document a local murderer known as the Blair Witch. They interview townspeople and hike into the woods only to get lost. There, they find themselves being relentlessly pursued by the witch. This movie is so eerie it’s sure to raise the hair on the back of your neck. The movie is filmed in a homestyle video way and has the effect of making the viewer feel as though they are alongside the students. I would say it is a very immersive film. This movie is a cure for the obsessive hiker because you will not be hiking after watching this.

If the thought of alien invaders freaks you out, you should see “Signs” (2002). This film by thriller maestro M. Night Shyamalan, who has made many great horror movies, is suspenseful and will have you on the edge of your seat. A small Pennsylvania farming family, grieving a recent death; discovers weird symbols made in their corn patch. After further investigation the father, played by Mel Gibson, realizes that this is happening to people around the world. Soon, strange figures start appearing in the corn field. Although this is technically a sci-fi thriller, I think it is a great Halloween movie.

Last but certainly not least, I recommend “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968). This scary movie is a classic for a reason! This film will have you questioning the people around you, even the ones you trust. A young New York couple moves into a new apartment and the wife, played by Mia Farrow, becomes pregnant. During her pregnancy, her husband befriends their elderly neighbors who take an unusual interest in the couple’s life. As the movie goes on it becomes clear that something is not right with the baby. Things quickly take a satanic turn. It will leave you speechless! 

These are a few of the scary movies you should watch this Halloween season.

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