Question of the week

What's your favorite horror film?

Amelia Varni, Sophomore, Central Catholic High School

"I'm not a big fan of horror films, but I do have a favorite horror episode of 'Boy Meets World.' It is the one when Corey, Eric, Shawn, Topanga and the rest of the gang are locked inside their high school and, one by one, they disappear. I remember there was a message written in blood on the classroom chalkboard, Mr. Feeney was murdered and Eric was stabbed in the head with a pencil. I watched it with my friend when we were still in preschool. The first time we saw it, we ran around the house screaming. I still scream whenever the episode airs."

Rebecca Mears, Freshman, Modesto High School

"Well, here's the thing, I don't watch horror films because I usually get so scared that I can't sleep. Basically, the only horror film I saw was 'Jeepers Creepers.' After I saw it, I was so afraid that I couldn't go to sleep and I kept jumping at every little sound; so I snuggled in my blanket, went in my brother's room and watched television all night long (which wasn't very fun, because only infomercials seem to be on at 2 in the morning)."

Victoria Pardini, Sophomore, Modesto High School

"Though the number of horror movies I've seen isn't all that extensive, and my choices tend to lean more toward 'thriller' than something outright scary, I'd say that my favorite would be 'The Sixth Sense.' Though, to be honest, I knew the ending before I watched it, it still kept me on the edge of my seat and also was deeply moving at points. It is a good choice for people like me who can't handle the 'hard-core' scary horror movies."

James McIntyre, Eighth Grade, Oakdale Junior High School

"Being a fan of Jim Carrey and Johnny Depp movies, horror movies are not my favorite. I've only watched a few worth mentioning. Among these was 'Anaconda.' It's not the scariest movie, but it would be perfect to show at a Halloween party. Try showing it to someone who likes snakes. They will never look at them the same way again. Then again, they may never come to your house for scary movies again."

Ryan Koehn, Sophomore, Downey High School

"It seems like today there aren't many good horror movies being made. Everything's a remake, sequel, or rip-off of something else. The only original horror movies being made are just about gore and torture and don't really have a story line. The old movies are the best. Movies like 'Carrie,' 'The Amityville Horror,' 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Friday the 13th' and 'Dawn of the Dead' were great not just in horror, but for movies in general. Out of recently made ones, the 'Final Destination' movies were pretty good, but my favorite horror movie of all time would have to be 'Halloween' (the original, not the remake)."