Locals Share Favorite Halloween Movies
For many folks, this is the most wonderful time of the year. The crisp autumn weather and beautiful fall foliage meet festive events, costumes, and handing out candy to make a wonderful, festive season for anyone. For those of us who love nothing more than a good scary movie, it’s extra fun, ‘cause it’s the perfect time of year to kick back with all your spooky faves. Williamson Forward talked to some folks around town to see what some of the most popular Halloween movies are, and here’s what we came up with.
Friday the 13th was a winner this season. Amy Dearfield Hannah chose it as her favorite, adding that she can “still remember yelling at the screen telling people to run!” Local young musician Alston Toler also picked Friday the 13th, both the films and the series.
Kasey Baldwin Nunley also stuck to the 1980s when she was asked her favorite. “I love all old 80’s horror,’ She said. “One that jumps out in my mind is Critters. I love those little rolling creatures It is still a fun, edge-of-your-seat creepy movie, and just puts you in a Halloween mood.”
Haley Chambers of Cajun Confections was feeling something a little less spooky, but perhaps a little more festive, for her favorite: Halloweentown. Meanwhile, Lea Ann Caines struggled to pick just one scary movie, offering a list of favorites that includes Trick r Treat, Ginger Snaps, Sleepy Hollow, Scream, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Whether you’re looking for some scary movies, or a more family friendly option. Movies like Trick ‘r Treat and old reliable Halloween are classic options for some All Hallows Eve thrills that can still be enjoyed by the younger members of the party, while Hocus Pocus and, of course, A Nightmare Before Christmas go lighter on the thrills but heavy on the fun.
No matter what you throw on the TV once the trick or treaters have stopped knocking, movies are a great part of spooky season, and we hope you enjoy something great as a part of your Happy Halloween!