by Bri Francis for Walkersville High School Lion’s Pride
With fall in our grasp and Halloween just around the corner students attending Walkersville High are definitely in the spooky spirit, and what better way to celebrate the scary season than watching horror films. From the old stuff like, Poltergeist, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, to the newer stuff such as Annabelle and Insidious,they always seem to bring terror to our screens. The question is which ones are the best?
Senior Scott Brennan said “My favorite scary movie is Friday the 13th, because he [Jason] kills people, and he’ll get really creative with it, and it’s like, messed up.” Brennan then added, “The older ones are cooler, because they’re a little more cheesey and fun to laugh at. I like those ones.” Brennan continued to add that he didn’t like horror films that were “too scary” with the exception of things like Poltergeist and the movies from the Paranormal Activity franchise.
“It’s hard to pick a favorite, because there’s so many good ones, but if I had to recommend on it would have to be the Exorcist, it truly is scary. Even the concept of an exorcism is scary, so to put that into a film, it’s a pretty good one to watch,” said sophomore Hayley Willey. Willey is on the same page with Brennan as she added “I prefer the originals.” She went on to say how while remakes can be entertaining, and as time goes on the originals get more and more cheesey, nothing beats a classic.
So, if you’re looking for a good scare this spooky season just remember avoid the remakes, and classics can’t be beat. Though that doesn’t mean only watch films from the 80’s, There are some great horror flicks that have come out in the 21st century. Here at WHS, students are super excited to snuggle up and catch a good scare — are you brave enough?