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What's your favorite winter activity

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these must watch movies

Four Halloween movies to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday.

Monster House

Only days before Halloween, DJ starts to notice strange things happening at the house across his street which, belongs to old Mr. Nebbercracker, and realizes that the house is alive. With the assistance of his best friend Chowder and new friend Jenny, DJ bravely decides to take down the house before any one gets hurt. The Sony-produced movie was released on July 21, 2006, and is rated PG. Even though this is a kids movie, don’t be fooled with the childlike appearance—this film has some scenes that will scare your socks off.



After a team of scientists lose their job at a university in New York City, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler form a ghost hunting business to make some money: Ghostbusters. When they later meet Winston Zeddemore, they’re forced to stop supernatural evils from destroying New York City. Originally released in 1984, “Ghostbusters” is rated PG and was released by Columbia Pictures and directed by Ivan Reitman. “Ghostbusters” is a classic Halloween movie that almost everyone can recognize even if you haven’t seen it. And of course, nobody can help but sing along with the Ghostbusters original theme song.





One night, six year old Michael Myers killed his older sister and was sentenced 15 years in prison. Years later, he escaped and headed back to his hometown of Haddonfield to finish the job. “Halloween” was released on Oct 25, 1978 and is rated R. It was created by Compass International Pictures, Sony Pictures, Aquarius Releasing and was directed by John Carpenter. The movie had a budget of $325,000 and made $70 million at the box office. From this movie the slasher film frenzy began; there wouldn’t be classic killers like Jason Voorhees, Ghost Face and more without this movie.


It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Ronin McCracken ’26

While all of his friends are a blast fun trick-or-treating, Linus instead is waiting for the Mysterious Great Pumpkin to appear before him. “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” came out on Oct 27, 1966 and was directed by Bill Melendez. The movie was produced and distributed by Lee Mendelson productions, Bill Melendez productions and United feature syndicate. “It’s The Great Pumpkin” and other Peanut films are now owned by Apple and must be watched on Apple services. Even though this isn’t a lengthy movie at only 24 minutes, any Charlie Brown film is an instant classic and easily recognizable.

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Ronin McCracken ’26, Staff Writer
Drawing. Painting. Printmaking. Photography. After a summer spent unleashing his creativity through every possible medium, Ronin McCracken ’26 is ready to take on a brand new one: journalism. As a first year staff writer for The Tower, McCracken isn’t sure what he wants to write just yet, but he’s looking forward to voicing his thoughts in opinion stories in the coming year. “If I see a story that I like, I’ll just try to do that the best I can,” McCracken said. When he isn’t making art or chasing down his next big story, McCracken can be found with a controller in hand, fighting his way out of yet another Mortal Kombat chapter beside his closest friends. An avid gamer for many years, McCracken said he can hardly remember a time without a console. “I remember having a Wii when I was really little,” McCracken said. “We still have it, but it’s not even usable anymore. That was probably the first time I ever played a video game--I don’t even know how young.”

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