Halloween highlights


“Girl vs. Monster”

“It’s a modern classic that deserves credit for its incredible soundtrack. I watch it every October.”

– Keira Jameson ’22

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

“Always and forever my favorite movie has been ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ by Tim Burton. It is a Christmas movie, it is a Halloween movie, it is a movie that I would watch on my birthday, I would watch it on Thanksgiving, I would watch it on Valentine’s Day. It’s a timeless classic. Danny Elfman, who made the soundtrack, is like a father to me.”

– Fallon Dern ’23


“‘Halloweentown’ was a staple of my childhood. I feel inspired to this day by the amazing witchy outfits that are in the film, specifically the grandma’s.”

– Mia Feizbakhsh ’22

“Hocus Pocus”

“Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker are absolutely hilarious, and the witchcraft vibes are exciting.”

– Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff ’23


“‘Scream’ is an intentionally cheesy satirical horror movie. It pokes fun at the cliches of the genre, while also giving the viewer a scare.”

– Sarah Mittleman ’22

“House” (1977)

“So glad I took the time to watch gay ‘Lizzie McGuire’ on acid; however, disappointed there were no party rockers.”

– Sophia Musante ’22

“What We Do in the Shadows”

“‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is an absolutely hilarious show styled as a documentary about four vampires living together in modern-day New Zealand. It parodies the documentary genre and every vampire trope in the book, while being this truly clever, offbeat show.”

– Georgia Goldberg ’23

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

“Charlie Brown Halloween edition might be the best Charlie Brown episode there is because the Thanksgiving one sucks. Wait, the Christmas one might actually be the best.”

– James Hess ’23


“In this episode of ‘Community,’ a ridiculous zombie outbreak happens while ABBA is playing. It’s lampooning the horror genre, while being a really scary, fun, action-packed episode. It’s effective and hilarious, and you really can’t ask for much more in an episode of television.”

– Harry Tarses ’23

“Calling All the Monsters”

By China Anne McClain

“I have been enjoying this song since the Disney Channel era. I think China Anne McClain’s harmonies are beautiful and the song is truly timeless.”

– Ava Fattahi ’22


By Michael Jackson

“My favorite Halloween song would probably be Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ because in elementary school the entire grade learned a dance to it so it holds a special place in my heart.”

– Alex Hahn ’23

“Heads Will Roll”

By Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“You can argue with a wall if you think this isn’t a Halloween song.”

– Mimi Landes ’22