Day 4: Spook or Screech: Movie Recommendations


By Raima Saha and Oviya Ignaci, Staff Reporters

  1. The Conjuring

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

The Perrons, a family of seven, recently moved into a farmhouse. They detect supernatural activity and call two paranormal investigators to inspect their residence. At first, the ghostly presence seems harmless, but quickly the occurrences intensify and fear heightens as they discover more about the house’s history. The Conjuring is a great movie for those who are into thrillers and enjoy suspense.

  1. Annabelle

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Mr. Gordon and his wife start the movie by eagerly putting together a nursery for their new baby. After finding a vintage porcelain doll named Annabelle for the nursery, their fate takes a turn for the worst. When devil cultists invade their home and release a spell that turns Annabelle into the ultimate devil, the once-happy family starts to tear at the seams. “Annabelle” is a must watch: who doesn’t love a good creepy movie to get into the Halloween spirit?

3. Dangerous Lies

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Though not considered a Halloween movie, this one’s sure to keep you one your toes. The caretaker for an old millionaire. Katie Franklin finds herself as the sole beneficiary of the late Leanord’s mansion. As soon as she moves in with her husband, they uncover secrets about the house’s history. It doesn’t seem like they’re safe anymore…

4. It 

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This movie follows the story of seven kids who go on a dangerous mission to find out what happened to 7-year-old Georgie. As they go on this adventure, they quickly realize that their fears are being played upon them by “It.” In the end, will they let their fears eat them up, or will they work together to defeat the infamous “It”? 

5. Casper 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

If you are not into hard-core horror and are looking for a spooky movie, this is the movie for you! “Casper” is a light-hearted movie about a ghost who longs to have the life of a human and learn about his past. Circling around strong friendship with a sprinkle of mystery, the movie is a PG option for your Halloween party. 

6. There’s Someone Inside Your House

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

An adaptation of the book original, this movie follows Makani Young who moves to Nebraska to live with her grandmother. Everything seems to be going fine: Makani’s adjusting to her new life and even making friends in the new town. But that’s before kids at her school start getting murdered…

7. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

“Goosebumps” was a hit, so get ready for its sequel, “Goosebumps 2”! This movie is about a young boy and his friend that discover a supernatural “dummy.” After mixed experiences together, the two friends discover some important information while on their quest to dispose of it to rid the havoc that it’s unleashed. Will they be able to figure this mystery out in time? 

8. Hocus Pocus 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Three witches, one teen and his crush. This Halloween classic is about three witches’ pasts and how they seek revenge on those who have wronged them. Sam and Allison must find a way to save the day!