Lights, camera, horror: your movie lineup for Halloween 2020

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By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

Looking to enjoy some quality Halloween flicks this fright night? Look no further, here’s your guide to an at-home scare-a-thon! Each movie and show is ranked on a scale of I-III with I meaning Casper the Friendly Ghost and III meaning never-sleep-again-spooky. To see summaries, click the film titles. Happy viewing!

(I)Gremlins” is the perfect family movie that’s great for those who don’t want to be bombarded with terror, but enjoy a little fright. (Photo credit: IMDB)
(I) What can be said that hasn’t already been said? “Ghostbusters” is an absolute classic and a fun family Halloween movie. (Photo credit: IMDB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I) Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is both a Halloween and Christmas musical that will only give families the heebie jeebies because it was made with stop-motion animation. (Photo credit: IMDB)
(II)The Mummy” is a very fun adventure movie with a bit more scary and thrilling elements. If you’re looking for something in-between really scary and not exactly family-friendly, this is your pick. (Photo credit: IMDB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(II) While this is more of a thriller movie, “Split” delivers scares and great acting from James McAvoy. A bit more on the realistic side of scary movies, while not being super scary. A good mix of thrills and excitement for the less horror inclined. (Photo credit: IMDB)
(II) This claustrophobic thriller is one for those who like a movie that keeps you on your toes, but is also a slow burn with explosive pay off towards the end. “10 Cloverfield Lane” is still viewable for anyone who wants something scary, but not traumatizing. (Photo credit: IMDB)
(III) Really creepy. Just really, really creepy. “Insidious” isn’t good for people who aren’t good with horror movies, but a solid choice for those among us looking for some good scares. (Photo credit: IMDB)
(III)A Quiet Place” is thrilling and at times visceral, this should probably not be someone’s first horror movie. You really need to know what you’re getting into. This one is a great movie for someone looking for a bit of a kick to their Halloween viewing. (Photo credit: IMDB)

 

(III)Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is a beginner horror movie, not exactly for the faint of heart or easily scared, but definitely a fun way to explore what a horror movie can be for those who are unfamiliar with the genre. (Photo credit: IMDB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want something that you can watch for the few weeks after Halloween? Here’s a few shows that we recommend:

(I) “Goosebumps:” For fans of cheesy fun horror.

(I) “The Twilight Zone:” Fun ironic twists of fate in this awesome anthology series. 

(I) “Are You Afraid of the Dark:” Old-school Nickelodeon with a “Goosebumps”-style twist.

(II) “Supernatural:” Follows two brothers as they hunt down supernatural monsters and entities to save innocent people from them.

(II) Grimm:” A monster hunter that must keep balance between our world and a world of mythological creatures.

(II) “The X Files:” Sci-fi horror based around paranoia and conspiracies, with some aliens and other creatures thrown in for good measure.  

(III) The Haunting of Hill House:” Did someone say plot twist?

(III) “Stranger Things:” Everyone’s seen it, but it’s good sci-fi horror.

(III) Black Mirror:” Sci-fi drama about the dangers of modern technology with horrifyingly realistic twists.