by Cooper Lewis – Photographer
Fall is a season full of activity’s, drinks and food, and traditions. Halloween is a part of this. Everything from corn mazes, haunted houses or just getting seasonal drinks are things that everyone participates in. Still one of the best ways to kick off fall is by watching scary movies, but if that’s not your cup of tea, just classic Halloween movies.
The best Halloween movies you will find around are the movies they start playing in October on kid’s channels, such as Disney channel and cartoon network. “Halloween town” and the three sequels to it are possibly the best Halloween movies. Set in Halloween town, it portrays the life of the creatures and monsters that are part of Halloween myths and folk tale. Throughout the four movies it shows the characters growing and expanding their magic ability’s while introducing new characters and problems. It shows Halloween and its myths in their true form.
Older horror movies like “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is still a good horror movie despite the quality and age they made the movie in. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a movie made in 1983, the movie is meant to play with the perception of the brain, and it does this very well with the play out of what happens in between the dreams and real life.
While “A Nightmare on Elm Street” aims to trigger the physiological fear with the switching in and out of dreams and reality, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is just more of a gory movie. When the movie first came out in 1974, there was a widespread rumor that it was based off of a true story. Though the plot of the movie is all fictional, leather face was inspired by real life serial killer, Ed Gein. The movie was so gory it was banned from several countries, making this a perfect movie to watch for Halloween.