Blake asks Ball State the Byte-ing Question, What is your favorite Halloween movie?
There are certain horror movies that are must-watch, staples for the Halloween season. Classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, Scream, and of course, Halloween are essential October watches. However, there are plenty of other spook-worthy films that should be watched during the month of October that don’t receive the credit they should.
Fall marks the time of year when Americans go to haunted houses, carve pumpkins, and curl up on the couch with a bucket of popcorn while walking horror movies. One of the horror flicks that should be at the top of every list is Scream. The film is like lightning in a bottle. It combines horror and comedy while having clever commentary on horror films woven throughout. With an all-star cast including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Jamie Kennedy who have created some of horror's most iconic characters, the film was able to go on to be a success both critically and financially. But how did this iconic film, not based on any previous source material, begin in the first place?
'The Devil All the Time' is a great film to check out while waiting for more to roll out into theaters. The movie never shies away from showing the horrific nature of some of the characters and it does a great job at balancing all of them.
‘Knives Out’ is an enormous win for Rian Johnson. While the first act is a bit slow and some of the humor and modern-day aspects don’t work, the gradually escalating story, marvelous cast, and unconventional tone more than make up for those issues.
A sequel to a zombie movie might seem less than exciting, but 'Zombieland: Double Tap' is worth seeing.
Now that it’s October, it’s time to pop some popcorn, hop on the couch, snuggle under a blanket, and watch horror movies. One of the most beloved horror movies, Beetlejuice, is unique in that it blends horror with comedy to create this weird Frankenstein of a movie with a dark sense of humor. While Beetlejuice is a well-known Halloween favorite, most people don’t know the history of this cult classic.
Words cannot express my love for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. I first played the initial three games—Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception—back in high school, and wow, what a ride. The adventures of Nathan Drake and his friends captured both my imagination and my attention for months on end; I couldn’t stop playing them (resulting in play sessions that I labeled “Uncharted Days”). It was around this time that the next Uncharted game, titled A Thief’s End, was announced. With A Thief’s End having celebrated its fifth birthday this past May, I wanted to discuss why I feel that this is the best installment in the series.