Let's Talk Scary Movies!
It’s October, and you know what that means-- it’s officially spooky season! There are many ways you can celebrate this wonderful time of year, from carving pumpkins to chowing down on candy corn, but if you want to do it right, there’s only one way to do it, and that’s scaring yourself silly with your favorite scary movies. Scary movies aren’t for everyone, and that’s OK, but if you’re a beginner to the world of scares and red-dyed corn-syrup, folks throughout the Williamson area were happy to share their recommendations.
Plenty of Horror Classics
Ralphie Hall and Homer Mullins of Ralphie and Homer RealTime had plenty of favorites to share. Both of them enjoy horror classics like The Exorcist, and films from the Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. Ralphie also included cult classic, The Lost Boys, while Homer included Puppet Master. Both of them enjoy films based on Stephen King’s novels. Ralphie included the original Pet Semetary on his list, while Homer prefers the 1990 version of It.
Keeping a Love for All Things Spooky in the Family
Williamson Forward content writer Zoe Yates is also an avid fan of the genre. “It’s hard for me to narrow it down,” she said,“but if I had to pick, I’d say Child’s Play is my favorite for the Halloween season. Even all these years later, it’s such a good, simple scary story, and I love the elements of humor. It feels like a masterpiece!”
Zoe got her love of horror from her mom, another avid fan of horror, and her aunt, and both of them had suggestions to share as well. Both of them enjoy a classic: Halloween. “My favorite Halloween movie is Halloween. Michael Meyers is a character like no other. He’s a force to be reckoned with,” says Kelly Farley, Zoe’s aunt, “It’s not your typical ‘Oh no! A scary man is after me!’”
Lisa Yates, Zoe’s mom and a local artist, enjoys both the 1978 original as well as the 2007 remake. “I like to watch both of those versions of Halloween, because the original is a classic and sets the mood for the Halloween season,” she says. “I also love the version directed by Rob Zombie, because he is such a great storyteller.” Lisa found it hard to pick just one movie, however she says, “One of my additions to the rotation of horror is Terrifier, a very dark and gruesome story about a demon in clown form.” She also enjoys Trick r Treat, a cult classic from 2007. “It’s a wonderful, spooky ride that is a perfect end to Halloween.I love horror and Halloween. It’s always fun to watch scary movies, but these are a must have for me at Halloween,” Lisa says
Whether you are a connoisseur of scary movies, or the slightest flash of lightning makes you jump out of your seat, these are some great recommendations to keep the spooky season at its spookiest!