Peer POV: Spooky Movie Edition

Spooky season is in full effect as Halloween is quickly approaching, often leaving many to miss out on getting into the Halloween spirit. One of the ways students get into the spirit of this creepy season is by watching ghostly movies. Students have shared their point of view on many films and have determined the top Halloween movies for this year.

The top choice for students was Halloweentown. Created in 1998, this adventure and comedy film is about 13-year-old Marnie Cromwell (Kimberly J. Brown) who discovers she’s a witch. A dark force is threatening Halloweentown, a village full of monsters, ghosts, vampires, and more creepy creatures where Marnie’s family grew up, and Marnie must help save the day.

Students grew up watching the four movies a part of this series. As junior Nicola Lai said, “These are the movies of my childhood, so they bring back good memories.”

The second choice for students was The Nightmare Before Christmas. This stop-motion animated film produced in 1993 follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, (voiced by Chris Sarandon) who is the top man of Halloween. Jack becomes bored and stumbles upon Christmastown, coming to the decision that he must bring Christmas to Halloween. This doesn’t turn out the way Jack hopes for, and he’s left to clean up the mess he’s created.

Many students are a big fan of this movie, as junior Macy McPherson said, “...it’s a Halloween movie and a Christmas movie all in one. It’s literally in season for 3 months and is all around fabulous.”

Students’ third choice in movies was Twitches. This 2005 film shows twin witch sisters Alex and Camryn (Tia and Tamera Mowry) as they are reunited on their 21st birthday. They discover they have magic powers and must work together to save their kingdom from a dark force.

Many students enjoyed this flick, as they can relate to the characters and often see bits of themselves in the movie as well. Junior Anya Rajan said that the movie, “...reminds me of my sister and I.”

Overall, from peers’ point of views, students seem to best enjoy older, family friendly Halloween movies to get them into the spooky season spirit. As McPherson best summed this up, “There is nothing better than the cheesy Disney Original Movies from the late ‘90s and early 2000s. They always just put me in a good mood because they are cheesy and light hearted.”

Photo Credit: Rachel Haunschild

Photo Caption: Peers at WCTA share their point of view to determine the top Halloween movies.

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