Out with the Old, In with the Boo


Tom Lianza

A horror movie playing late at night on a computer screen (via Tom Lianza, Flickr)

As September comes to a close and the leaves begin to fall (everywhere else in the country), we finally enter the long-awaited “spooky season.” The month of October calls for ways to celebrate the best and scariest time of the year. What better way to spend October than to prepare for Halloween by watching iconic horror flicks? 

Although there are countless Halloween classics like Halloweentown and Friday the 13th that are perfect to watch this month, some new releases in television and film are must-watches. 

American Horror Story’s ninth season, “1984” returned to FX on September 18, and was just as exciting and gory as fans had anticipated. The layout and design of the season are said to be inspired by classic 80s slasher films. Though fans were disappointed by Evan Peters “sitting out” of season 9, previous AHS stars like Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and John Carroll Lynch (Twisty from season 4) will be returning this season. 

Senior Brooke Greenfield feels that she “truly got a sense of a classic 80s horror film from the premiere of season 9.” Greenfield also mentioned that, “This season has already proven to be unique amongst the others and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

The first scene, set in 1970, provides an introduction to the twisted history of Camp Redwood, which will be revisited by the cast after the excitement of the Olympics and fear of the “Night Stalker” strikes in “1984”. 

We don’t intend on spoiling the episode for those who missed it. You can watch “1984” on Wednesdays at 10pm on the FX channel. 

Don’t have time to commit to a show? Not to worry! It Chapter 2 was released on September 6, and can still be viewed in theaters. The gory sequel to the successful 2017 film It, is set in the year 2016, exactly 27 years after the setting of the first movie. After terror strikes their town once again, the Losers Club reunites (with what members are left) in order to end “It” once and for all. 

Spooky season is almost here, and it’s time to start getting your scare on. Make American Horror Story: 1984 or It Chapter 2 part of your Halloween festivities this year!

Sources: Cosmopolitan, People

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