Best and Worst Halloween Movies

ELLA JENSEN
Feature Editor
Best:
1. The Shining
Stanley Kubrick’s superb directing causes The Shining to be one of the best horror movies of all time. This American classic won its fame because of its unique storyline and powerful performances. If you have not had the chance to be enlightened by this movie, I suggest you watch it in preparation for Halloween.
2. Silence of the Lambs
The dynamic, Academy Award winning plot of The Silence of the Lambs makes looking away from the television during the film impossible. While this film may not be considered “horror,” it is creepy enough to keep you up all night. Both Hannibal Lector and Buffalo Bill are realistic criminals that could, quite possibly, be real. “I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner.”
3. The Orphanage
This film produced by Guillermo Del Toro is completely in Spanish and heavily utilizes suspense. This is not a traditional horror film, but that is part of what makes it so incredible.
4. The Tale of Two Sisters
The South Korean sisters (and their family) will scare you everytime you look out the window, in the mirror, or pass any hospital. The foreign factor also adds to the horror, leading to the placement on the top five best horror movies.
5. Nightmare on Elm Street
This film Attacks the common suburban fears, but also frightens the audience through the use of gore. Another classic horror film that may seem overrated but actually deserves the attention of all horror fans.

Worst:
1. Saw
Considering most people cannot get through the first five minutes without turning off the television or gagging, Saw is the worst horror movie of all time. I’ve never met anyone who truly likes the movie and if they did, their humanity would seriously be questioned.
2. Piranha 3DD
Unwatchably uncomfortable.
3. Thankskilling
A cartoon DVD box cover should be an automatic turn-off. No comedy-horror can be taken seriously, but Thankskilling is especially bad. Plus, it makes a joke of a great holiday.
4. The Lady in Black
Danielle Radcliffe should stick to Harry Potter or Broadway. He does not fit in with the other horror movie actors whatsoever.
5. The Devil Inside
Longest hour and twenty-three minutes of my life. The Devil Inside has no originality factor; it is a rip off of Paranormal Activity and Insidious far too much.

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