A Nostalgic Halloween: Settling in with Your Fave Horror Movies


Aaylah Stoops and TJ Sanders

According to a recent poll, teenagers’ favorite parts about Halloween are the decorations, costumes, and the movies. We’re here to talk about the best of the best movies.

To start, we have some honorable mentions. Nightmare Before Christmas is a great movie but not technically a Halloween movie and more of a Christmas movie.

One of the best series there is would be the Scream series. The Scream series is a classic original that any movie lover should watch.

Coraline, although made for children, was the top-voted movie on our poll. The animated movie is indeed spooky but not too spooky or graphic for younger kids. It also brings a sense of nostalgia to older kids who used to watch it every Halloween season when they were younger. 

Another movie made for kids but also just a good time for everyone would be Hotel Transylvania, another animated movie that takes place in a hotel made for monsters. Although this one, in my personal opinion, lacks any sense of scary, it is a great way to get into the Halloween mood and sometimes come up with new costume ideas. 

IT, a horror movie with a clown, made its way onto our list. The movie is much more graphic, which means it isn’t meant for younger kids unlike our last few movies mentioned. The movie has been remade and the remake has a sequel that was almost scarier than the first. This movie will surely leave you with nightmares to come. 

Another movie that is kid-friendly and nostalgic to older teens and adults, would be It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The classic holiday Charlie Brown movies are cute cartoons made for everyone. 

There are many more Horror/Halloween movies that deserve to be on this list, but sadly we can’t put them all. If you haven’t seen some of these movies, you should check them out this spooky season, they will surely make your Halloween a little more festive.