Halloween Horrors: Top 5 Scary Movies to Watch

Looking into scary Halloween movies from the point of view of students

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Halloween Horrors: Top 5 Scary Movies to Watch

Halloween is just around the corner, so expand your movie choices and check these various movies out for spooky season. Photo by JointheGossip

Petruce Jean-Charles, Editor

Calling all students who are avid Halloween fans or scary movies buffs! There are many scary movies whether horror or thriller that can enhance one's Halloween experience. For many, horror movies hold a spot dear to their hearts, but for others, thrillers are both mentally and emotionally entertaining.

The genre horror has a purpose of eliciting fear within its audience while thriller is categorized to elicit the feelings of suspense, excitement, anticipation and anxiety. With that being said, there are a plethora of films that have impacted the industry.

Some horror movies include:

  • "The Conjuring"
  • "Sinister"
  • Stephen King's "IT"
  • "Hush"
  • "It Follows"
  • "Oculus"

Some thrillers include:

  • "Get Out"
  • "Halloween"
  • "Split"
  • "The Sixth Sense"
  • "The Silence of the Lambs"

Moreover, according to a few Kean students, these are the various movies they enjoy to watch during spooky season. 

Melissa Lowles, a junior studying information technology revels in the fact that Stephen King's "IT" brings out her fear of clowns even more. 

"I am not a big fan of clowns at all, so this movie really freaks me out," said Hector L. Reyes II, a senior studying communication studies.

Robert Laport, a junior studying music, enjoys watching "The Conjuring" because some of the scenes makes him jump.

"[Paranormal Activity] always scares me with their jump scares. It could be a silent scene and then all of a sudden something pops up," said Laris Mulic, a sophomore studying information technology. 

Briana Fisher, a junior studying students with disabilities K-12 for English, has a history with the exorcist and its ability to scare her beyond belief. Kyle Green, a senior studying communications with a concentration in media and film also believes that the movie is crazy and produces a fear within the viewer.

"If anyone hasn't watched this, just do so. It is so hard to explain but will be a good watch," said Fisher. 

One of the main movies that have been a trend among the students was "Halloween". Matthew Singh, a sophomore studying information technology had a fear of Michael Myers, alongside Dhruv Parikh, a sophomore studying information technology and Kelly Fleschner, a junior studying education.

"This movie is very suspenseful, you never know where he is going to be," said Christina Vergara, a senior studying communication studies. 

Aja Benjamin, senior studying communication studies gives "Hush" the credit of a highly suspenseful yet entertaining movie to watch.

"Sinister is super creepy [especially] how it was filmed with the old recordings," said Briann Tomlinson, a senior studying public relations.

All in all, if any students want to immerse themselves in a night full of suspenseful and exciting scary movies take these suggests and have a spooky Halloween.

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Petruce Jean-Charles, Editor

Petruce Jean-Charles is a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism. In Spring 2017 she joined The Cougar's Byte staff. She is goal-driven and dedicated to accomplishing her goals, where she wishes to work for successful companies like Huffington Post or The Washington Post. In her free time, she enjoys listening to different artists and watching new horror and thriller movies.