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Halloween is just around the corner and it’s showing! Costume stores are flooded with children, picking out their attire to show off to the neighborhood. Grocery store candy sales are in full effect, selling $2.7 billion in 2016, according to USA Today. But what is a spooky holiday without freaky features? The Lariat staff picked their top 10 horror films and talked about their experience seeing the films.
“I remember the first time I saw it I jumped during one scene and kicked my leg out. Not only did I kick the seat of the person in front of me but I also got a muscle cramp from how tense and scared I was.”
“Demonic possession? There’s nothing scarier than that, am I right? I was 11 when I saw this film. The result…three nights of sleeping on the floor of my parents room and me disabling every fire alarm in my house.”
“I enjoyed how The Village is a great thriller, without a lot of blood and guts, so I didn’t have to have nightmares for days by watching it. My favorite take away is that it is a love story about a heroine who stops at nothing to do what is right, despite facing challenges and deception. It’s just creepy enough to keep you interested, but won’t leave you scarred.”
“The Sixth Sense is the only movie I’ve had to re-watch immediately to make sure I’m not losing my marbles. It’s scary because it’s deeper than you think, showing more realistic nightmares like being a parent that doesn’t know what’s wrong their kid or regret.”
“I don’t care how cheesy the movie Pumpkinhead is. People should watch it just to learn the moral that seeking revenge will only cause you more pain. Things can get ugly real quick. Especially if you turn to an Appalachian mountain witch to conjure up a grotesque humanoid creature to do the job.”
– Daniela Sanchez
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