Seneca Turechek, Co-Feature Editor
27th October, 2022
It’s October 27, which means the objectively best holiday of the year is only a week away.
There are so many reasons why Halloween is the best holiday; haunted houses, trick or treating, carving pumpkins, scaring small children, but one of the best things about this time of year is the horror movies.
There are three ways to describe horror movies: good, bad, and so bad that it’s good.
I know we are all sick of being recommended the same five classic horror movies, so hopefully this article will help diversify your taste in the horror genre.
Personally, I feel that the 90s were truly the golden age of horror movies, however “X” is without a doubt one of the best horror movies made in the last couple years.
So, I’ve made an exception to the “sick of being recommended the same five horror movies” to tell you to go watch “X.”
Everyone and their mother has recommended this slasher movie from 2021.
Speaking of mothers, don’t watch this with yours, or any adult or parental figure, trust me.
“X” follows a group of adult film stars who travel to the Texas backcountry to film an X rated movie.
Stuff gets crazy when the old woman who owns the farm turns out to be psychopathic sex addict who takes her pent up anger on the group of adults.
What makes this movie so great is unlike you’d expect, the final girl is not the morally flawless young woman.
We love a feminist film! “X” definitely lives up to its Rotten Tomatoes rating. 10/10.
Dead Alive (aka Braindead) is easily the best movie on this list.
This is a horror comedy released in 1992 and one of my favorite horror movies.
This movie gives an interesting spin on a zombie outbreak which is caused by the bite of a Sumatran rat-monkey which was kept in a cage at a local zoo in New Zealand.
It takes a minute to get into the movie, but once you get past the heavy accents that make the movie almost impossible to understand, it’s truly a hidden gem of horror movies of the 90s.
However, if you do not handle gore well, I do not recommend watching this.
Dead Alive is one of the most gruesome movies I have watched.
“This movie is kinda actually disgusting,” Senior Alauna Thompson said.
I would give this a well deserved 9/10.
Perfect choice for a movie on Halloween if you want something scary and gory without too many heavy and depressing plot lines.
If you are a fan of Scream, you will LOVE Urban Legend.
Urban Legend is a mediocre horror movie from 1998.
Although it’s starring Jared Leto (gross), this movie is definitely worth a watch.
It follows a group of college students as a set of murders occur, all of which resemble popular urban legends.
Don’t let the Rotten Tomatoes rating throw you off, cough cough 24%.
Even though this movie feels like a rip off of Scream, simply due to the vibe, and its far from lacking in mediocre acting (not surprised Jared), it totally slays.
Especially if you can’t deal with scary movies, it’s a great pick for a Halloween movie marathon.
This movie is so bad that it’s good, a solid 7/10, but only on a good day.
Lastly, but far from least is Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a classic horror movie released in 1988.
The movie follows a group of teenagers after a comet crashes in their small town in California, and a gang of killer klowns from outer space take over.
When they report the giant circus tent and cotton candy cocoons to the police, everyone believes it’s a prank.
I give this movie a solid 8/10, not for quality but simply for creativity and entertainment purposes.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a great movie to watch on Halloween night especially if you can’t handle being scared… unless you’re afraid of murderous extraterrestrial circus clowns.