The death of scary movies


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Cece Walczynski, Reporter

A perfect fall day can be described as raking leaves in the backyard, drinking pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, and watching a gore filled horror movie just in time for Halloween. It is important to pick the right movie though, mainly because most scary movies are either crappy remakes or boring sequels.

If you are looking for terrible acting, a horribly unoriginal plot, and overly-excessive blood and guts, then I have the perfect movie for you. Actually multiple movies, those being all of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” sequels and remakes.

The original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is about a series of blood curdling murders, premiering its horrifying tale in 1974. It is based on a true series of gruesome murders that took place and, you guessed it, used a chainsaw as a murder weapon. It grossed 30 million in theaters, about 90 million currently according to

It left audiences covering their eyes not in fear, but instead in disgust, that is, if they were brave enough to stick around to the end of the movie and hold back their tears of remorse for a great series ruined.

Ah Halloween, a time for over priced costumes, plenty of kids overdosing from excessive amounts of candy, and a gut wrenching man in a white mask murdering teenagers. Wait, that doesn’t sound like your typical halloween? Well, then it must be the plot of the movie “Halloween”.

“Halloween” tells the terrifying story of a teenage girl who is stalked by a murderer with a mysterious past. This thriller was released in 1978 and made 47 million dollars domestically, which in current times is about 141 million dollars. Since Hollywood has no original ideas left, it of course decided to remake the series. The “Halloween” franchise was legendary and is now ruined by terrible remakes.

A terrifying movie hit the horror scene in 2013 known as “The Conjuring”. It is about a family that encounters an angry ghost that terrorizes the family and wants them dead. It demonstrated an inventive story, captivating camera angles, and most importantly, plenty of spooks. The movie domestically gained 137 million, with a production budget of only 20 million. I am praying that the creative gears are turning in Hollywood because this movie pulled me out of my seat. This is the turning point that the horror franchise needs.

The reason why I bring up “The Conjuring” is because the sequel to it, called “Annabelle”, is coming out Oct. 3. Someone let me know how the movie is, because I won’t be wasting my money on another crappy sequel. Instead, we could queue up “Carrie” on Netflix and I’ll save some popcorn for you!