REVIEW: Best Halloween movies

Tim Burton's famous character Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Flickr/JD Hancock. Used with a CC BY 2.0 license.)

Tim Burton’s famous character Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Flickr/JD Hancock. Used with a CC BY 2.0 license.)

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

My favorite Tim Burton movie by far! Although this movie isn’t something that would make you scream in horror, it’s still iconic for it’s Halloween theme. Not to mention Danny Elfman’s composing genius, with tunes like: This is Halloween, What’s This, and Oogie Boogie’s Song, you can’t not sing along. If you haven’t seen it (GET WITH IT) it’s about Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, Jack Skellington coming across a door that leads to Christmastown. Amazed by the festivities of what Christmas has to offer, Jack attempts to highjack Santa Claus’ role. He rapidly realizes that maybe the dark nature of Halloween is no apples to apples for the jolliness of Christmas. Jack isn’t the only memorable character: Sally the Bride of Frankenstein, Zero the ghostly dog, and the Evil Scientist in a wheelchair are bound to make you love this classic.

-Denisse Hobson (Opinion Editor)


Dennise already called dibs on “The Nightmare Before Christmas” so runner up, for me, goes to “Orphan.” It’s more so creepy than scary but still stuck with me a while after watching it for the first time. It’s suspenseful, creepy and disturbing with an intense plot twist. A family adopts a seemingly normal nine-year-old girl named Esther from an orphanage. The film follows the horrors that unfold after she is adopted. The couple’s son, Daniel, is hostile towards Esther while their deaf daughter, Max, is enchanted by her. Regardless of how either act toward her, she sets out to be the only child in the family. It gets pretty obvious she’s not as innocent as she pleads to be. It’s a bit slow and drags on at times but the setting and plot twist make up for it. If you haven’t seen it, go do so but prepare to be shook. Perhaps watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” after to cheer yourself up. You’re gonna need it.

-Zara Flores (Sports Editor)

“Devils Rejects”

This is the follow up to director Rob Zombie’s horror flick “House of 1,000 Corpses.”  This movie is a gathering of odd ball characters living in a alternate state of norm. Not for the faint of heart, this movie follows this strange clan and their terrorizing antics. This may not spook you but if gore leaves you squeamish this is not the flick for you. Takes you into a world that is the underbelly of society so strange that the devil himself did not want them….

-Annamaria Foschetti (Life Editor)