Trick or treat: The Lariat staff’s favorite Halloween-y things Trick or treat: The Lariat staff’s favorite Halloween-y things
BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND KAMDYN ROHER Although Halloween festivities look very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic Our staff is no different,... Trick or treat: The Lariat staff’s favorite Halloween-y things

BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND KAMDYN ROHER

Although Halloween festivities look very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The Lariat 2020-2021 staff’s favorite books, movies, songs and television shows:


Books

IT”: Stephen King’s two-part terror ‘tour-de-force’ stands as one of the most celebrated horror novels of all time, and is the personal favorite of both head editor Jaelyn Yeampierre and staff writer Nina Ramirez.


The Chalk Man”: This 2018 novel, similar to “IT,” follows adults returning together to confront an old evil from their childhoods, yet this time in the form of a deadly code of mysterious chalk drawings. This recent breakout mystery takes the spot as Advisor Fallan Patterson’s favorite.

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Movies

Check out our “Halloween Favorites” playlist on YouTube

The Nightmare before Christmas”: Although this movie doubles as a go-to for both Halloween and Christmas, Tim Burton’s animated musical masterpiece ranks as illustrator Sophie Kahlig’s favorite film for the spooky season. 

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”: The 1955 classic persists in its popularity today. Its iconic characters, simple humor and childhood brevity place it as staff writer Elena Ashburn’s favorite Halloween movie.

Hocus Pocus”: This early 90s Disney film has been a cult classic for all ages and for decades now. “Hocus Pocus” is Advisor Fallan Patterson’s favorite film for Halloween.

Coraline”: Although Coraline is considered a kid’s film, its eerie tone and complicated themes make it not only a landmark piece of stop motion animation, but also Online Editor-in-Chief Emma Huerta and staff writer Nina Ramirez’s favorites for the holiday.

Monster House”: The kid’s horror hit of the 2000’s pits a trio of children against a haunted house that twists and changes to torment them. It stands as general editor Camila Fernandez’s favorite.

Halloween”: Noticeably scarier than the picks from the rest of the staff, head editor Jaelyn Yeampierre agrees that the holiday wouldn’t be complete without this famous 70s slasher movie that bears its name.


Songs

The Halloween tunes The Lariat staff have picked are essential for any Halloween celebration— socially distanced, of course.

Check out our “Halloween Favorites” playlist on Spotify


Candy

Halloween would not be complete without candy, and copious amounts of it. Here are The Lariat staff’s favorites to munch on during spooky season.


Illustration by Kamdyn Roher

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