Staff Picks: Favorite scary movies

Tom Baker | News Editor

“The Silence of the Lambs.” Hannibal Lecter is my favorite horror villain, and Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of him in the movie gives me chills every time.

Abby Aldinger | Opinion and LotB Editor

“Us” directed by Jordan Peele.

Paul Czarnecki | Sports Editor

“It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s terrifying.

Lexi Petri | Photo Editor

My favorite scary movie is “The Sinister.”

Megan Moen | Design Editor

It’s not really scary, but my favorite movie around this time of year is the original “Scream.”

Ellie Myers | Digital Editor

The scariest movie I like and can watch consistently is “The 6th Sense.” I know it’s not horror, but it’s still one of my all time favorites.

Kate Marlett | Copy Editor

“Plan 9 from Outer Space.” Say what you will about its cheesiness, but it’s a classic.

Chris Badger | Reporter

“The Thing” from 1982. It’s got awesome practical effects and the movie holds up incredibly well despite being 40 years old now.

Scotty Dunne | Reporter

I never understood the fun in getting scared as a kid, but I’ve been trying to dabble in horror movies as of late. My current favorite actually came out about a month ago, called “Barbarian.” However, the one that scared me the most was a psychological horror called “Vivarium” that really messed me up for some reason.

Nathan Gicho | Reporter

It’s a horror movie that my cousin and I watched when we were really young. We had no business watching it, but it’s called “P2.”

Luke Swift | Reporter

My all time favorite scary movie is “Halloween” (1978). While the new version is certainly entertaining, nothing beats the original. It’s simple yet layered and incredibly entertaining for a movie that has a budget of only $325,000! It’s definitely the scary movie that laid the foundation for scary movies to come. Plus, you can see the scream queen legend, Jamie Lee Curtis, in her very first feature film!