Five movies to watch this spooky season

Adamary Lopez, Reporter

The month of October is finally here, and so is spooky season. If you are like me, you probably already bought every fall-scented candle possible and decorated your home with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.  

Spooky season is one of the best times of the year. Not only is it the best time to binge-watch murder documentaries and bulk up on candy without being judged, but it is also a great time to enjoy some holiday activities with your friends and loved ones. One of the best ways to join in on the holiday fun is by staying home and watching some spooky movies. The best part about spooky season is that there is something to be enjoyed by all ages.  

Hocus Pocus (1993) 

The movie “Hocus Pocus” is a Disney classic that can be enjoyed by every member of the family. In the movie, Thackery Binx is transformed by the three witches of Salem, Massachusetts, into an immortal cat on Halloween 1693. Exactly 300 years later, Binx comes across Max and his little sister, Dani. Together, they join forces to prevent the witches, who have now returned from their magical spell, from getting their hands on the kids of Salem.  

Get Out (2017) 

If you enjoy mystery, mind games, and not letting racists get their way, “Get Out” is the perfect movie for you. In the movie, Chris Washington, a black male photographer, travels with his girlfriend, Rose, to visit her family. There, Chris encounters strange events, including hypnosis sessions from Rose’s mother, racists comments, and an attempt to have his brain removed from his body. As the movie goes on, the scenes get crazier and crazier, focusing a lot on the power and control of the mind.  

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) 

This movie takes a different concept on vampires through a darker approach full of real-world struggles. In this movie, a strange woman makes her way into the life of Arash, who is dealing with his father’s heroin addiction. As the plot moves forward, the strange woman begins to get rid of the people making Arash’s life difficult and helps him get out of the dark world he is living in. “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is not your usual villain storyline, which is what makes it a great twist to the usual horror movie selection.  

The Shining (1980) 

A family is trapped inside a haunted hotel during the winter season, where their son, Danny, who has telepathic powers, encounters the ghosts coming from room 237. The father of the family, Jack, has a history with abuse, which worsens with all the crazy events the family encounter while inside the hotel. There, the family must try to escape before their lives are taken away.  

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 

This is another great movie to enjoy as a family or if you enjoy a joyful cartoon. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” meshes together the traditions of Halloween with the wonders of Christmas into a thrilling adventure in the unique fantasy world of Halloween Town. There, Jack attempts to join together the two best holidays of the year into one magical event, although Sally, who likes Jack, warns him of her vision.  

What is your favorite spooky movie?