Mirror, Mirror on the wall, these are the most Spooktacular movies of them all Reply

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

West Newton Cinema playing a selection of classic movies amidst the pandemic.
Photo by Abi Brown.

As Halloween approaches, there are many spooky movies for people to get into the groove of watching. Within the month of October, putting on a good scary movie and preparing to scream your head off is the ideal move. Although there’s many horror films that have been made over the years, here are some that are without a doubt, spooktacular:

  1. The “Halloween” Series (1978-2018)
    The “Halloween” series is made up of 11 movies that originate with a killer named Micheal Myers. Every single movie has him come to kill people after being in a coma for every day of the year except Halloween. In every movie, the protagonists keep making assassination attempts to end Myers, but since he is the true embodiment of evil, he can’t be destroyed.
  2. “The Corpse Bride” (2005)
    While getting ready for an arranged marriage, Victor Van Dort ends up involved in an unresolved wedding with a Corpse Bride who’s dead, but apparently can get married to the living. Dort unlocks the truth of how this was meant to be while having to choose between two brides.
  3. “The Conjuring” Series (2013 & 2016)
    “The Conjuring” series involves a married couple of paranormal investigators. Although they’ve been investigating for a while, nothing prepares them for what they encounter. The images of ghosts and demons will have you covering your eyes, afraid to look at the screen. Let it sink in that these films are based on a true story.
  4. “Sinister” I (2012) & II (2015)
    The “Sinister” involves a demon gaining possession in various family homes, especially in the children. The watcher will gain the wide range of information of how these possessions are meant to be, for the endings of both movies will have everything come together. It’s definitely a jaw dropper.
  5. “Ready or Not” (2019)
    This movie is especially spooky due to it being about a woman named Grace who has to fight for her life on her wedding night. In this new marriage, Grace finds out the truth about her new in-laws, having “death do us part” truly emphasized on.
  6. “Us” (2019)
    “Us” truly identifies the yin and yang of how your past doesn’t really go away. In this movie, a family learns that the hard way, and comes to the reality that their shadows are real and they stay with you even in the dark.
  7. “Hereditary” (2018)
    “Hereditary” involves a family who experiences paranormal activity while having their curiosity of one thing leading them to another where the truth of their descent is brought to light. While watching this movie, make sure to keep your head.
  8. “Coraline” (2009)
    While trying to adjust in a new state, “Coraline” has trouble making new friends and developing a bond with her non-stop working parents. Always feeling alone, all she has is a doll that leads her into another world with everything she wished for, but not in the way she thought it would.
  9. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
    In this Tim Burton movie, Jack Skellington, the “Pumpkin King” becomes tired of his role, wanting to take Santa’s job. Join him in his adventure as he explores the traditions of Christmas while knowing what’s meant to be, especially when it comes to love.
  10. “Get Out” (2017)
    “Get Out” projects the racial aspect in America but with a twist. While Chris meets his girlfriend’s family, he’s afraid of how they’ll react to them being an interracial couple. While at first things seemed to be great, Chris unlocks the aspects of his upbringing while fighting for his life.
  11. “Creep” I (2015) & II (2017)
    “Creep” I and II portray the true meaning of creepy, involving a man who isn’t what he seems to be. This movie will have individuals second guess talking to strangers and second guess the people they may trust.
  12. “Gerald’s Game” (2017)
    This movie is the true definition of trying to expect the unexpected. While fighting to stay alive, the main character learns a different way to unlock handcuffs.
  13. “Hush” (2016)
    “Hush” portrays how one can be deaf and still defend themselves when someone may be trying to break in their house. While watching this movie, being silent couldn’t be louder.
  14. “House of Wax” (2005)
    House of Wax involves a group of friends exploring a town, having it function as any town should but in this case, everyone and everything is made out of wax. While watching this movie, you join the main characters as they unlock the secrets of how this came to be.
  15. “IT” I (2017) & II (2019)
    Stephen King’s IT movies portray that clowns aren’t for the entertainment of kids, the kids are the clown’s entertainment. Join a group of children in their young and adult lives.

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