Spooky Season, Scarier Films: Dubs Share Their Favorite Halloween Movies


Cate Shaughnessy

Ghostly Greetings: Halloween season means curling up and enjoying all the best movies and treats.

Days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, and leaves are falling from trees. October symbolizes the beginning of fall – with it, the highly coveted autumn holiday: Halloween. Dubs thrive on watching movies and getting into a spooky spirit to prepare for the upcoming tradition. But with so many movies, how can one decide what to watch before Christmas approaches? We have put together a handful of films suggested by Dubs – and a few to avoid – ranging from very sweet to scary.



“One movie that always makes me laugh during Halloween is Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. I’m really into football, and it’s impossible to hate that iconic scene where Charlie falls while trying to kick the ball.” -Andrew Hart.

“My all-time favorite horror movie is Psycho. It isn’t a conventional movie, and I love the unexpected plot twists. I’ll never get tired of it.” -Ava Price.

“This might be controversial, but I love the culty feel of Hereditary. It’s unique and scary, but that’s the point of Halloween. On the other hand, I think everyone should avoid The Shining – it’s just not scary!” -Erica Mason.



“I like Halloween Kills because of all the jump scares. That element makes it one of the more interesting Halloween movies.” -Lucia Touwsma.

“If we’re talking about movies with good wardrobes, then The Adams Family is my pick. I’ve seen many people dress up as characters from it, and it’s one of the funnier options. I’ve always hated scary movies, so this is a good alternative.” -Shayne Evans.

“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween is the best movie to watch, even during other times of the year. There might be better Halloween movies, but there are no better comedies than this.” -Gabe Hull.



“This is slightly embarrassing, but Girl vs. Monster is a Halloween classic. The singing is top-tier, and the acting is award-worthy. Avoid Nightmare Before Christmas. It gave me nightmares as a child.” -Maggie Cronin.

“The trick-or-treating part in the original Diary of a Whimpy Kid is a staple in my life. It reminds me of when I was younger and taught a good lesson of always having a plan when trick or treating.” -Dawson Sharma.

“Scary Movie 2 has taught me much about irony, which I use. Other than that, I’ll watch any Halloween movie since that is my favorite time of the year.” -Aidan Smith.



“I know many people like it, but Coraline is just a classic. I used to be scared of it, but I have come to love using claymation in it.” -Trey Fox.

“Tim Burton did an incredible job in Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s one of the first movies I remember watching, and it always makes me so happy. If you’re more into romance, check out Corpse Bride.” -Caroline Clippinger.

“I love the crossover between A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th in the movie Freddy vs. Jason. It’s a good fight, and I love the action aspect. Gets me into a Halloween mood.” -Michael Bell.


And that wraps up our list of the Dub’s all-time favorite Halloween movies! Read the reviews and make your pick of movies to watch this year. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite movie. Have a safe and fun Halloween!