By Jakob Boonstra
With the weather getting colder and Halloween just around the corner, a thought came to mind. What is the best movie I could watch on Halloween night?
With so many classic genres of movies to choose from including psychological, thriller, slasher, and the undead, I decided to roam the halls of Canterbury to find some suggestions from students who are fans of the season.
The first student, Mankaasha Umba, in the grade 12 visual arts program took a more sentimental route when it came to her favourite movies to watch on Halloween, with “Halloweentown” from 1998 being her first pick.
While waiting for the bus Manka recalls watching this every halloween with her siblings. “It’s like reliving my childhood!” Manka says. “I would sit around with my siblings watching our favourite movies on Disney every Halloween; since our parents didn’t let us go trick or treat -- that became my treat!”
“Halloweentown” is considered a family-friendly supernatural drama. Her second movie pick was Twitches, another Disney Channel movie from 2005, exploring two twin witches who use their power for good. “All my favourite movies are from my childhood, to be honest."
The next two students I asked were Faith Evans and Lesley Wu, both students in the grade 12 visual arts program and who happened to be eating lunch together when I interviewed them.
Faith took a similar approach of sentimental values when asked about her favorite movie to watch on Halloween. “I love to watch Hocus Pocus on Halloween!” With students rushing by the halls she continues, “it’s such a classic, I used to watch it all the time as a kid! I think Sarah Jessica Parker is iconic in that movie.”
Lesley took a more modern route, stating “IT” from 2017 as her top pick to watch on Halloween night. “The scene to look out for in that movie is definitely when the kids were projecting images on the wall and IT the clown comes on the screen. I knew it was coming but it still scared the **** out of me.”
From sentimental values to spooky vibes these movies should definitely be on your radar for Halloween, with some of Canterbury’s very owns top picks for movies to watch Halloween night you’ll be sure to have a spooky and fun October 31st.
“It’s like reliving my childhood! I would sit around with my siblings watching our favourite movies on Disney every Halloween; since our parents didn’t let us go trick or treat -- that became my treat!”