SP00K-what movies will make your October memorable


Ashton T. Livingston, Entertainment Editor

The spookiest month of the year is upon us and that means it’s time to dust off those old movies and decorations. Now October is a long 31 days, and there’s quite a few movies out there to pass the time. So, pull out those pillsbury sugar cookies, turn on the TV, and watch some classics! Now these aren’t all horror movies. Some are comedies and cult classics. These are movies I think are worthy of the month of October.

A new favorite of mine is ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’. A comedic musical that pokes fun at classical horror films of its time and isn’t afraid to be its own thing. It’s been awhile since I’ve last watched it by now and chances are I still have the songs stuck in my head. The performances are great especially from the amazing Tim Curry. Rocky Horror will have you laughing, dancing, and just having a grand time.

If you’re looking for a good spook, then I recommend ‘The Void’. This `

film has ominous visuals and shots that linger in your head. The creature effects are all done practically too which adds a sense of realism to it knowing you could reach out and touch these creatures. The characters and the way they interact are believable which is good when considering most horror movies coming out in today’s world can’t do that. ‘The Void’ is definitely one for the books.

“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” take a guess to the third entry. “Beetlejuice” is one of my all time favorites. Tim Burton before the 2000’s was amazing and had his own style and ideas and wasn’t being lazy rebooting things and pushing out bland movies. Beetlejuice is a great look into Tim Burton’s wild imagination with spectacular images and stop motion effects. Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice is one of his most iconic and recognizable roles. Really I’m recommending any Tim Burton movie pre 2000. But, there’s an exception.

Tim Burton is widely known for his stop-motion animation and ‘Corpse Bride’ is a classic on his long list of films. ‘Corpse Bride’ has beautiful visuals and wonderful songs and Burton’s signature style. I really love this film and it just is everything I love about Tim Burton.

A new one that recently came out and is bound to be a classic, “IT” (2017). I have done a full on review but here’s a shortened version. Basically, the film has all the horror elements of classical horror movies and some classics like ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Goonies’. It has a huge heart and an amazing visual style.

These films I love. They are all movies I love to watch around hallows eve. They bring the spooks, the nostalgia, and the humor. For any boys and ghouls (I’m sorry) these are a great addition to your October!