Writers’ Picks: Halloween Entertainment

It’s Halloween at City High Middle School, and with the spookiest time of the year nearly here it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some classic Halloween entertainment. Here are our picks for the ideal entertainment to enjoy this Halloween weekend.


Halloween is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. I personally love Hocus Pocus, The Corpse Bride and Nightmare before Christmas. As for book recommendations, I enjoyed reading Coraline and the book Small Spaces. Coraline is about a young girl who accidentally stumbles into another world, with the ominous Other Mother. Small Spaces is a novel about Ollie, a young girl who has suffered a tragic loss and only finds solace in books. She steals a book from a crazy old woman about to throw it into the river, and reads about the tale of two brothers, a beautiful girl, and a deal with a smiling man. She soon finds the tales to be true on her school field trip.

Maya Oeverman

While there is some debate about weather it is a Halloween or Christmas movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas is always my go to on Halloween. It is a fast paced story centering around Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween who has seemingly lost his flair. It has been a seasonal favorite of mine and no Halloween season is complete without it in my opinion. Not only does it have a great story, but it is done in stop motion animation that gives it a unique cinematic quality, with stunning visuals not quite recreatable. Happy Halloween!


Blink, Doctor Who Series 3 Episode 10, is genuinely one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen, as well being pleasingly unrelated to any prior Doctor Who episode and thereby open to newcomers. Perfect Halloween fare.

Jonathan Hoffman

Try to watch all 12 Halloween movies with Michael Myers. After that, try and rank them from worst to best. All I can say is good luck.


One Halloween movie I thoroughly enjoy is the Spiderwick Chronicles. It follows a dysfunctional family as they move into an old house, and one of the kids discovers this ‘field guide’ to monsters and brings it outside the forbidden border, which makes the leader of the monsters try to murder the family. There are many plot twists and lots of parental issues, so if a creepy family movie is up your alley I would recommend this!

Sparsh Aiyar

What are you doing if you don’t watch Beetlejuice on Halloween? Beetlejuice is a classic and definitely one of the best Halloween movies I’ve ever seen. Another Halloween classic is Coraline. Coraline is a horror thriller disguised as a children’s movie and perfect for those late night scares. It sure scared me as a child and it still scares me today, 9 years later.

Micaiah Lane

The Adams Family. If you haven’t already watched it then you are missing out. Even if you have watched it, then watch it again! It is 100% a Halloween film. It doesn’t really follow the theme of Halloween, but it is perfect for the spooky season.

Writers at The City Voice

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