Halloween movie night (again)

Davion Huey, Copy Editor

Every year is the same thing — Halloween movies come on and re-run for the duration of 13 days, but is this really necessary?

On the one hand, a lot of these movies are memorable — or to be more accurate — ground breaking.

Take “Child’s Play” for instance. It started off with a killer doll trying to kill a kid; not an original idea, but it remade the genre. Now “Chucky” is one of the most recognizable serial killers in movies.

On the other hand, whenever horror movies are played on television they are played over and over again. Aside from the fact that we’ve seen them all before, we have to see them all again and again. The most effective tool a scary movie has is its ability to surprise and scare the viewer. Constant viewing of a specific movie rules this tool out.

Ben Buller says that “scary movies can be beneficial because they can get the adrenaline pumping and if that situation ever did occur you’d already be used to the intensity and would be able to react in a calmer fashion.”

In the end, the movies are timeless but they are not Halloween specific. They can be watched at any point in the year so there’s really no point to them.