The Chase Picks: Favorite Halloween Movies!
The marker of any major holiday is the media that spurs off from it, and Halloween is one with a wide variety of treats sure to satisfy anyone.
The Halloween spirit is different for everyone, so we had our staff at The Chase pick their favorite Halloween movies as a way for you to find a new classic to enjoy, or give the impetus to revisit an old favorite. Without further ado, here are our personal picks for the best movies to celebrate the season with.
David Silva, Assistant Editor:
“Jeepers Creepers, may not originally be a Halloween movie but I usually watch it around this time of the year because of the actual premise of the movie. It's a good movie to get you jumping every few minutes. I think another reason why it's one of my favorites is because it was one of the first R rated movies my big sister snuck me into because we were not allowed to watch things like that growing up."
"Goosebumps, is a funny and whimsical take on the R. L. Stine books I used to read in middle school. Jack Black is a funny actor and I usually enjoy a lot of the movies he is in."
"The Addams Family 1 & 2, was another one of the movies my older sister took me to go see in the theaters. (Yeah, I'm that old, I saw The Addams Family in theaters!) It is another funny, family friendly film that I enjoyed as a kid and even more so now that I am an adult, because I actually get the adult humor that I didn't as a kid and that makes it even funnier!”
Rebecca Darrup, Editor
“I have to be honest; I'm not a fan of scary movies, just never have been. I grew up on It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and I would say that's still my favorite Halloween movie! I know it's old, as it came out in 1966, and I know it's short at only 25 minutes long. But it's a good watch in my opinion. And you can't tell me Snoopy isn't the cutest!”
Alica St Denis, Writer
“Halloween Town is a great Halloween movie for the whole family!”
Owen Crowlie, Writer
“For mature audiences who like the macabre, I’d have to recommend the experimental grindhouse movie “Mandy”. The movie features Nicholas Cage giving an intense, energized performance, and the whole movie is a stylistic visual treat that borrows both from Italian horror movies of the 70’s while integrating Heavy Metal magazine sensibilities. It’s a truly weird, challenging revenge movie that is sure to make you squirm with discomfort, which is exactly what I look for in a scary Halloween movie.”