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Halloween films: Students favor childhood

In October, EN polled FGCU students about their favorite movie for Halloween. These are the results.

5.Halloween (1978/2007) In this horror classic, Michael Myers returns to his old neighborhood to stalk his younger sister. The 2007 remake, directed by Rob Zombie, was equally enjoyed by students.

4. Halloweentown (1998) After turning 13, Marnie discovers her magical heritage. She journeys to a world of the supernatural and finds new friends, but is soon forced to stop a warlock from taking over both Halloweentown and the Earth.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Mayor Jack Skellington longs for adventure outside of his gothic kingdom. However, he fi nds out that his scaring skills don’t translate well to bringing winter cheer.

2. Saw (2004) Two men are trapped in a room by a sadistic killer who utilizies complex traps. As time progresses, they learn more about their captor and are forced to examine themselves and how far they will go to survive.

1. Hocus Pocus (1993) Teenaged Max accidentally releases the evil Sanford Sisters from their centuries-long imprisonment and sets them loose on Salem. Her must team up with his little sister, his school crush, and a talking cat to stop the witches once and for all. While many students weren’t born when the fi lm came out, yearly repeats on the Disney and Fox/ABC Family turned the cult fi lm into a modern classic for the current generation.

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