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This month’s genre: horror

by David Williams 10/3/22

Halloween Ends (2022):

With Halloween approaching, it’s the perfect time to get into some horror movies! The good thing about this genre is that there’s a wide variety of horror movies from psychological thrillers to classic slashers, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this month’s issue, you can find our top four horror recommendations for this spooky season.

Michael Myers was first introduced in 1978 as a teenage boy who kills his older sister. 15 years later, the masked killer returns to hunt more teenagers. The new "Halloween" trilogy follows the story of Michael Myers as he hunts down Laurie Strode. Throughout the series, Laurie has managed to escape, but Michael is relentless and manages to continue to hunt Laurie until their final battle in "Halloween Ends". "Halloween" is a trilogy so if you’re planning on watching it when it is released on October 14th, you should probably watch "Halloween" (2018) and "Halloween Kills" (2021). "Halloween Ends" is a slasher and it is rated R so we recommend that you prepare yourself for a few gory scenes. If you can handle the blood and gore, "Halloween Ends" is definitely a fun movie to see in theaters with friends.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"The Blair Witch Project" is the story of three college students who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The students go missing, but their footage and equipment are found years later. The viewer gets to watch the footage and the events leading up to the disappearance of the college students. "The Blair Witch Project" is a psychological thriller so there isn’t much gore or killing, but it is rated R for its fear aspect. Even without the blood and gore, psychological thrillers can be even scarier than slashers as they target emotional vulnerabilities and primal instincts.

"Hell House" is about a documentary crew that investigates the scene of a tragic incident, where 15 people were killed during a haunted house tour. "Hell House" is not rated but there isn’t any nudity or gore. Don’t underestimate it though! "Hell House" is an excellent psychological thriller that will definitely give you the chills. This one might be better to watch with friends because you certainly don’t want to watch it alone.

“Hocus Pocus 2” is the long-awaited sequel to “Hocus Pocus (1993)”. In “Hocus Pocus 2”, three teens, Becca, Izzy, and Cassie accidentally bring back the witches. After being locked in another dimension for decades, the witches are once again hungry for children and immortality. “Hocus Pocus 2” follows the exciting adventures of the girls as they attempt to stop the witches and the witches’ humorous antics as they attempt to navigate the modern world. Before you watch “Hocus Pocus 2”, we recommend that you watch “Hocus Pocus (1993)”. “Hocus Pocus 2” is rated PG and is an excellent family movie for this spooky season.