Three Halloween movies to watch this month


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Evan Culter, Staff Reporter

With Halloween just around the corner, many individuals are wanting to be in the holiday spirit. And what better way to get into that spirit than with movies? There are a multitude of different types of them, and deciding what to watch can be confusing. So, this article will be an overview of three Halloween movies from three different types of movies: , Coraline (2009) , Batman: The Long Halloween (2021), and Nosferatu (1922).  


 Coraline is a movie that is spookier in tone, but it is not a full horror film.This is an animated movie made in 2009 that uses stop-motion animation. It was released in theaters on February 5, 2009 in the USA. It was directed by Henry Selick, the same director of James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is an adaptation of the children’s book written by Neil Gaiman. The plot is about a girl named Coraline who moves into a new house and finds a mysterious door in the living room. This door takes Coraline to a new world filled with wonder and delight. But she must be careful – not everything is as it seems.  

I would recommend this movie to individuals who want a spooky and mysterious experience without being too scared. The atmosphere is very fantastical and full of humor for the first half. But it does become more suspenseful as the first half comes to a close and can get genuinely scary as the plot continues to develop. 

Nosferatu, Symphony of Horror

Nosferatu is a classic horror film. It is a silent horror movie that was released in theaters on June 3, 1929. It was directed by F. W. Murnau. It was the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic, Dracula.  The plot is about Thomas Hunter, who is summoned to Transvylvania to meet Count Orlok, who is interested in buying a house near Thomas and his wife’s home.  But Count Orlok’s reason for wanting the house is a plan that involves spreading disease and prey on the innocent. 

I would recommend this movie for individuals who like to be creeped out. Due to the time period that it was released in, there are not many major scares throughout the production. But the imagery that is shown and the music that is used gives it a creepiness that cannot be ignored. 

Batman: The Long Halloween 

Batman: The Long Halloween is a movie that isn’t really scary or spooky, but just so happens to take place during Halloween. It is also separated into two separate parts. The first part was released on June 2, 2021 while the second part was released on July 27, 2021. Both were released directly to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Both parts were directed by Chris Palmer. The first part is rated PG-13, while the second is rated R.  The series is an adaptation of the 1996 graphic novel of the same name, written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Tim Sale. The general plot is that a series of murders have been occurring during different holidays starting and ending with Halloween. Batman must solve these murders while investigating the focus of the victims, who are all a part of the Falcone crime family.  

I would recommend this movie for individuals who enjoy murder mysteries and superhero action movies. It has stunning animation that really gives the movie a clean look which is nice. The voice acting is phenomenal and it never takes the viewer out of the experience.