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