Ashton’s top 5 scary movies for Halloween

Ashton Palen, Sports Editor

#5 A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

I cannot decide whether this is a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie. It is a classic Tim Burton movie shot in creepy stop-motion. The music along with the aesthetic make it a perfect Halloween movie. I love this movie so much that I have a Jack Skellington decoration outside of my house.


#4 The Descent (2005)

I am very claustrophobic so when I first watched this movie, I was having nightmares for days. This movie is about a bunch of spelunkers who go into a cave in South America on vacation. Unbenounced to them, the cave was riddled with sightless mutants. It’s great for people who want to be scared out of their mind while feeling like they’re in a cramped cave.


#3 Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The perfect blend of horror and comedy. “Shaun of the Dead” is the first film in the three flavors cornetto trilogy. It’s about a man who had just broken up with his longtime girlfriend when the zombie apocalypse hits. He and his best friend collect their loved ones and head to their favorite bar, the Winchester. Shenanigans ensue and it’s hilarious zombie comedy to the very end.


#2 V/H/S (2012)

This is like 100 movies in one. It’s an anthology that begins with a SWAT team that finds a V/H/S tape on a raid. They put it in a TV and watch in horror as zombies, cultists, demons, and werewolves run amuck in these home videos. It has the perfect blend of gore and psychological horror.


#1 The Fourth Kind (2009)

This movie made me want to a shoot any owl that flew by me. That may be a strange comment, but if you watch the movie it will make perfect sense. I cannot explain the plot because it will spoil the entire movie so all I will tell you is that it’s shot documentary style with cuts of actual footage from the people in Nome, Alaska. It’s an alien movie that gave me nightmares for weeks.