Ask the Editors: Halloween Movie Editing


With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to settle in for a few spooky movies to kickstart the screaming holiday spirit. Here the Daily Lobo The editors have listed our favorite Halloween movies so you can start celebrating this spooky holiday a little earlier.

Shelby’s Pick: “Fear Street Part 3: 1666” (2021)

Reader, beware: you will scare yourself. Based on RL Stine’s “Fear Street” book series, the third installment of the “Fear Street” trilogy on Netflix is ​​a must-see. Directed and co-written by Leigh Janiak, it perfectly blends its period setting with new and classic horror elements.

Its themes of queer love transcending time and women getting justice for being wronged by the world of the men around them resonated with me more than any other horror movie. If you are looking for something scary, new and entertaining, I highly recommend that you watch the whole trilogy, but especially savor the richness that is in “1666”.

Zara’s Choice: “House” (1977)

“House,” directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, is a Japanese film that follows the main character Gorgeous and his nominally determined companions of friends as they visit his aunt’s villa. Unfortunately, they are greeted by vengeful spirits and demonic devices that wish to consume the girls.

This movie is by no means scary; It is, however, a delightfully absurd haunted house movie with outstanding visuals and an overwhelming amount of heart behind its quirky surface. It’s under 90 minutes, it’s currently on HBO Max and it’s a wild ride from start to finish – everyone should experience it.

Matthew’s Choice: “The Addams Family Values” (1993)

The movie “The Addams Family” (1991) was a sufficiently effective reboot of the franchise that has been around since the late 1930s to remind the world of “The Addams Family”, but it took a sequel for director Barry Sonnenfeld and screenwriter. Paul Rudnick to create the ultimate climax of what the “Addams Family” has always been: a scathing satire of American values ​​and domesticity.

While other adaptations still center the Addams Family in a fish-out-of-water tale to make them more appealing to the general public, the original “Addams Family Values” shoots them like a precision missile straight at the upper facade. from the 90s. America, shooting down bald eagles, Thanksgiving and Disney along the way. It’s hilarious and dark. It also has Joan Cusack in her best performance, as well as Angelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Halloween Queen Christina Ricci. Do yourself a favor and watch this classic.

John’s Choice: “Videodrome” (1983)

Released two years after director David Cronenberg’s cult classic “Scanners”, “Videodrome” follows slimy television producer Max Renn, portrayed by career best performance by James Woods, who seeks better, more violent programming for his channel. adult television. He came across a program called Videodrome, a program which only consisted of people who were graphically tortured. His obsession leads him down a dark path full of the usual delights of Cronenberg’s bodily horror and unexpected plot twists.

The film was arguably years ahead of its time with its themes on mass media and our reliance on different forms of entertainment being extraordinarily topical in today’s world. It’s a perfect blend of ’80s nostalgia, insanely impressive makeup effects, and a message of haunting relevance. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Emma’s Choice: “Coraline” (2009)

I’ve probably seen this movie more times than any other movie, and for good reason. Directed by Henry Selick, “Coraline” explores an incredible and magical new world that suddenly turns into a nightmare. The film is a stop motion masterpiece that slides through scenes such as jumping mice and light gardens.

Coraline “was introduced to the world as a children’s film, but I found it to be a scary watch for people of all ages. Selick is a master at his craft and, in case you didn’t know him in As the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” whose directorial credit is often mistakenly given to Tim Burton, “Coraline” is certainly the right film to see – her undisputed directing skills.

Grab your popcorn and a blanket to hide while you watch our favorite scary movies of the season. Under the darkness of the night, nothing will match the thrills you will get after looking at our picks.

Shelby Kleinhans is the multimedia editor of The Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @ BirdsNotReal99

Zara Roy is the editor of the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @zarazzledazzle

Matthew Salcido is the sports editor of the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted at or on Twitter @baggyeyedguy

John Scott is the photo editor at Daily Lobo. He can be contacted at photo or on Twitter @ Jscott050901

Emma Trevino is the cultural editor of the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @itsemmatr


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