By Mary Moreno |Staff Writer|
Halloween is right around the corner and CSUSB students are busting out the popcorn and watching their favorite horror flicks.
From black and white classics to modern day slashers no horror is left unturned.
“Freddy draws on the fear of his victims. He finds what makes them tick and uses it against them,” said Communications student Donald Nunez
“The Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise has nine film installations revolving around the vengeful spirit Freddy Krueger who attacks his victims in their sleep.
Jackie Martinez is a fan of everything Alfred Hitchcock.
“Psycho” is set in the middle of no where at the rundown Bates Hotel where an unsuspecting women ventures in on a stormy night and meets the friendly on-site manager, Norman, who turns out to be far more sinister than first perceived.
“Psycho” is a thrilling tale which may change your prospective on showering.
“Obviously the original 1960’s version is the best,” said Martinez, “The music is so chilling and you are on the edge the whole way through.”
The movie “IT” is a coming of age story mixed with a killer clown who comes back every 30 years to claim children of the quite town of Derry.
If clowns make you weak in the knees “IT” will probably not help your coulrophobia but if you have two hours to kill “IT” will not disappoint. Theresa McClung finds Stephen King’s “IT” to be a horror must see.
“I can’t look Pennywise the clown in the face,” said McClung.
“The scene where he is in the drain still freaks me out.”
“The Orphanage” tells the story of a family who moves from the city into an old house, previously an orphanage for disabled children.
Soon after they move in they began to notice strange occurrences within the house and their young son makes a new friend. A friend that no one can see.
This film has a strong plot and what it lacks in violence and gore it makes up in mystery and suspense.
“The Orphanage”, a Spanish foreign film made by the people who created “Pan’s Labyrinth”, is Christopher Maker’s film of choice.
“The story is so complex and has a million twists,” said Maker.
“When everything comes together it just messes with your mind.”
The films tells the story of a family who moves from the city into an old house, previously an orphanage for disabled children.
Soon after they move in they begin to notice strange occurrences within the house and their young son makes a new friend. A friend that no one can see.
“The Orphanage” has a strong plot and what it lacks in violence and gore it makes up in mystery and suspense.
Joss Whedon fan, Elliot Almanza rejoices over “The Cabin in the Woods.”
“The writing is witty and smart,” said Almanza.
“It pays homage to great classic horror films while keeping true to the traditional themes of saving the virgin and killing off the idiots.”
“The Cabin in the Woods” features a group of five friends who take a weekend trip to cabin deep in the mountains.
They soon discover the truth behind the cabin and terrors it holds.
Whatever it is you decided on watching to get in the Halloween spirit remember to keep it spooky!