What’s the best decade for horror?


Emma Reyda, Reporter

In honor of Halloween being just a few days away, I asked some students and faculty members what decade they believe had the best scary movies. The range went from the 1980s all the way to 2020.

  • Movies such as “Scream,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” all a part of 1990s, had 36% of the students vote.
  • 34% of students believe that the 1980s, with such classics as “Friday the 13th,” “Gremlins,” and “Hellraiser,” had the best horror movie decade.
  • 14% of the school voted on movies from the 2000s like “Jenifer’s Body,” “Coraline,” and “Halloween” as the best decade.
  • Finally, 14% voted on movies from the 2020’s, which would be anything you see on TV today.
  • Surprisingly, nobody voted for movies from the 2010s. Those movies include “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” “Veronica,” and “Us.”

While asking Mrs. Brady what her favorite scary movie decade, she said ” Go ask Mr. Brady, he doesn’t like scary movies so his response should be funny.”

Mr. Brady responded with ” I can’t even watch the commercials for scary movies. So, none of the above.”