There is something special about watching Halloween movies and episodes from one's childhood. From "Hocus Pocus" to "Halloweentown," seasonal movies and TV shows take the audience for a ride through the spooky season with beloved characters on the screen.
The wide variety of Halloween films across genres is a plus for the movie marathons to come this season. Some people love the Halloween spirit but cannot fathom the suspense of horror movies. UNC junior Kayla Dang said she struggles to watch scarier films but continues to celebrate the season.
“Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of traditional horror movies,” Dang says. “I’m more Disney-friendly when it comes to ‘scary’ movies. 'Snow White' even scares me a little to this day.”
Halloween movies and TV features allow students to safely enjoy this Halloween season, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students have already begun watching, while others prepare for their yearly traditions.
While some people are frightened by fantastical creatures and events, others are simply entertained. First-year Ronik Grewal loves celebrating the season and isn’t phased by the typical Halloween plots.