Films to Get that Fall Feel


Susie Gastelum

It’s finally fall! Which means it’s time to get cozy, grab your blanket and treats, and sit down to watch all of your favorite fall movies. There are so many movies to pick from, from scary movies to cute cartoon classics. 

Sultana senior student Janeane Taylor said her favorite movie to watch during fall is Halloween: “this is one of my favorite movies to watch because it’s a classic and gets me in the mood to watch other scary movies.” 

Halloween is a scary movie about a six year old Michael Myers who brutally murdered his 17- year-old sister. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30,1978, Myers stole a car and escaped Smith’s Grove. He returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. This movie puts you on your toes the entire time because you never know what will happen next. 

Sultana senior student Matthew Mendez said his favorite movie is Hocus Pocus because “the sense of nostalgia I have surrounding the movie. My family has watched Hocus Pocus every year during fall for as long as I can remember.”   Many families have similar holiday traditions. 

Hocus Pocus is about a teenager named Max Dennison who explores an abandoned house with his sister and their new friend, Allison. After Allison tells them a superstitious story, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. With the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. This movie is a more family friendly film to enjoy together. 

Sultana Sophomore Kaitelyn Smith said Twitches and Halloween Town “are my favorite movies to watch.” Watching Hocus Pocus the night before Halloween is also a family tradition of hers.

The movie Twitches is about these two twin sisters who are reunited on their 21st birthday to use their magic powers to save their kingdom from the forces of darkness.

Halloweentown is about a woman named Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow their grandma home to Halloweentown, and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a ‘normal’ life, but there is trouble coming. On her 13th birthday, Marnie not only finds she is a witch but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world.  While this movie is a bit corny, it has a nostalgia factor for those who watched it growing up that make it worth rewatching.  

 In the mood for cartoons?  The Halloween Tree is a classic cartoon from the 90’s.  The film is based off of a Ray Bradbury story that explores Halloween customs at the same time as a group of kids tries to save their friend’s life before it is too late. 

Halloween during quarantine is the perfect time to catch up on all of the Halloween films.  Whichever movie you decide to watch, make sure you enjoy it with your loved ones and make some new memories this fall.