Halloween is ranked the third favorite holiday in the United States, following close behind Christmas and Thanksgiving. For some, Halloween is the time when you can dress up and be as scary as you want.
Students and faculty at New Haven High School were asked a series of questions about their feelings towards Halloween movies. One question asked about their favorite Halloween/scary movie.
Audrey Ford, senior, responded saying, “Halloweentown, because it’s a Halloween classic for old Disney fans.”
John Hughes, junior, stated, “Hocus Pocus, because it has been a movie that I watch every Halloween with my family and we all enjoy.”
Kelsey McCroskey, English teacher at NHHS, responded, “I can't decide between The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostbusters, and Hocus Pocus. I watch the same Halloween movies every year, so my favorites have 26 years of nostalgia and fun memories attached to them. They're only getting better!”
Students and teachers were also asked if they like scary movies, and if they prefer watching them by themselves or with someone else.
Kamryn Poe, senior, stated, “[I like to watch scary movies] with other people, because I get paranoid when I watch any scary movie by myself. With other people, it is more fun and you get to see their reactions too.”
Julia Unnerstall, senior, said, “[I prefer to watch movies] with other people, because if I'm going to watch any scary movies at night, then I want to watch them with other people. If I'm watching them during the day, then I'm fine.”
Hannah Knoppe, junior, stated, “[I like watching scary movies] with other people, because when I'm watching a scary movie (not the Nightmare Before Christmas specifically) it's a part of the experience, in my opinion, to watch them with your friends. When you're with your friends, you also have the experience of making Halloween themed snacks beforehand and telling spooky stories afterwards.”
In conclusion, many people enjoy watching scary movies. Have a happy Halloween!