Jessie Wang
Staff Reporter
October 31, 2018


It’s that time of year again, where the brisk autumn air is filled with the sounds of crisp leaves falling onto the sidewalk, children’s laughs, and high-pitched screams. The quintessential sign of the changing of the seasons, here is The Raider Review staff’s top picks for horror movies. 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

“…it’s a lovely children’s spooky scary movie– but not like too scary– and it was my childhood.” MATT BLOOM, SENIOR

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Coraline (2009)

  • Coraline

“… I watched it as a kid because I thought it was a kid’s movie, and then it really scared me. But now that I watch it, it’s just like fun. And still scary because… that mom…” ERIN DUNCAN, SENIOR

“Why did it scare me? Oh my god, there’s a scene in it where they give her a set of buttons– like they’re basically telling this child to sew buttons into her eyes– it really freaked me out.” ALEX GARDNER, JUNIOR

  • Halloweentown
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Halloweentown (1998)

“… it really gives me the creeps, wahhhh” SARAH PROPST, SENIOR

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Scary Movie (2000)

  • Scary Movie

“Because the guy comes out of nowhere.” ANDREW BERMAN, SENIOR

  • The Haunting of Hill House

“I don’t like horror but even if you don’t like horror, that show’s really really good because it’s really well written.” ALEX GARDNER, JUNIOR 

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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

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It (2017)

  • It

“I don’t know, maybe because it was the theatre itself? Because like there was a guy behind that was really, kind of, weird… so, I was already scared because of that.” ISAIAH THAXTON, JUNIOR

“… I don’t like clowns” RAYMOND BROWN, JUNIOR

  • The Cabin in the Woods

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    The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

“It’s funny and weird, and meta, and awesome.” VENNARD, TEACHER

  • The Shining and the original Nightmare on Elm Street

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    The Shining (1980)

“Very creepy.” VENNARD, TEACHER

  • Hereditary

“It’s just disturbing… very disturbing.” JAYLYNN FLOYD, SOPHOMORE

  • A Quiet Place

“I guess it was the tension. It was very post-apocalyptic and somewhat realistic in that sense, and I could see humanity going towards that direction which is very frightening.” CHERA YOON, JUNIOR

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Hereditary (2018)

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A Quiet Place (2018)

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Posted by Jessie Wang

A senior at Atholton, Jessie is the latest newcomer to the Raider Review. When she’s not in the journalism lab, you can find her in the band room practicing violin or at home watching Grey’s Anatomy.

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