DeNardi gives her picks for Top Five Halloween movies

There’s nothing like the fright of sitting in your living room in the dark watching a horror film, while the pumpkins glow outside. The whole Halloween feel, leaves you excited to be scared and afraid to sleep at night.  There’s no better way to get that rush than to watch a nice and crazy movie.

5)            Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 version) is the story of Freddy Krueger, a man burned alive for messing with children.  As these children grow up, they all start having nightmares about a man with blades attached to his hands, a melted face, and his name was Freddy.  The children soon realize that if you die in your dreams, you die for real. Rooney Mara plays Nancy Thompson, Freddy’s favorite. She really brings the movie to life, and you experience the pain and fear she feels as she uncovers the truth about who Freddy really is.

4)            It’s bad enough knowing that your twin died in the womb, but it’s even worse knowing they are now trying to kill you. The Unborn is the story of a woman (Odette Yutsman) who keeps having horrible dreams of demonic entities, and her mother in a psych ward holding a glass jar containing a fetus. The dreams start taking their toll on her. By the end of the movie many of her loved ones are dead, and her “twin” is still ready to kill her. “This movie is messed up,” says Megan Bowling, who went to see the movie as soon as it came out. “It’s just scary enough to make you never want to have kids.”

3)            28 Days Later is the story of a viral rage consuming Britain. It all started when  a group of animal rights activists broke into a primate research facility, releasing chimps infected with a virus containing them in a permanent state of rage.  Once they bite a person, the person becomes infected, starts projectile vomiting blood, and becomes a violent death machine. Jim (Cillian Murphy) has just woken up from a coma he’s been in for twenty eight days, and has no idea that all of this has happened. What a great way to wake up.  “When Jim thinks that he’s the only one alive, and he is face to face with an infected human, the movie feels real”, says Mel Cooke, who is a long time fan. “You feel like you’re in Jim’s position.”

2)            The Exorcist is the story of 12-year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) who suddenly starts acting out, shouting and throwing tantrums. Her mother Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) tries to  get her medical help for her “mental condition,” but when they all fail  to help she turns to an exorcism with two priests (Jason Miller and Max von Sydow) who, when trying to speak with Regan, discover that is not who they’re talking to at all.

1)            Halloween (1978 version) is the perfect Halloween horror film. You have Michael Myers (Tony Moran) who has escaped from a mental institution after being there since he was 10 for murdering his older sister Judith (Sandy Johnson). He ‘s now stalking his former babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and killing anyone who gets in his way.

Written by: Paige DeNardi, Staff Writer


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