Halloween is just around the corner and although you may not be able to go Trick-or-Treating, there are a ton of great Halloween themed movies to keep you up and eating all the store bought candy you grabbed from the local grocery store. Here are our movie staff picks to keep you in the Halloween spirit.
Taylour Sparkman: “Zombieland” (2009)- Zombieland is a rated R comedy with a cast that perfectly embodies their roles and come together to turn strangers into a dysfunctional family of sorts. Jesse Eisenberg’s character, Columbus, is the main character in the film. Columbus creates his own list of rules to abide by in order to survive the apocalypse, which plays a key role in the rest of the movie. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Ruben Fleischer, this movie had the right amount of light heartedness and humor to contrast a satisfying amount of zombie gore. Zombieland was such a success that it led to a lot of viewers demanding for a follow up, which they eventually released Zombieland; Double Tap (2019). I still haven’t watched the second one but I plan on watching it soon and right after I re-watch the first Zombieland for probably the 30th time.
Ana Delgadillo: “Silence of the Lambs” (1991)- Although it’s more of a psychological movie rather than a horror, it is still full of scary moments and it’s a movie I’ve grown to love this time of year. It’s a great movie for those who like to dig deeper into meanings as it did take a few times for me to watch to fully comprehend to my capacity the mind of the serial killer.
Han Nelson: “Pontypool” (2008)- Grant Mazzy is a boisterous radio host for the small town of Pontypool Ontario. On the way to work, he encounters a strange woman repeating a word before running away. It won’t be a normal day for Grant, as the town becomes the center of a catastrophic event. Pontypool above all is a mystery. Tension builds as the events of the town creep closer to the radio studio. The suspense is near perfect, building a tense and claustrophobic atmosphere before a drop of blood appears on the screen. Visceral scenes are few but impactful. By the end, you won’t want to understand the meaning of “Pontypool”.
Michelle Pacheco: “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (1966)- I can’t watch scary moves. This movie is a classic and it’s a cute animation. I remember watching it when I was young and in school. Watching it made me feel like a little kid again.
Alan Lewis: “Snowpiercer” (2013)-