By Jen Luu
Remember when you were a child, exhausted after an endless Halloween adventure of scouting your neighborhood in search of candy? You and your friends settle down, pouring a stream of vibrant treasures that range from lollipops to chocolates to gummies. As you exchange a KitKat for a Milky Way, a familiar movie appears on the TV that signals the resolution of a hectic night.
Classic Halloween movies that people know and love from the late 1990s to the early 2000s have declined in popularity. Despite the end of an era, these movies still evoke a fond sense of nostalgia to those who grew up watching them. Spongebob’s Halloween special conveys the tale of how Spongebob fears everything, ultimately earning him the nickname “Scaredy Pants.” Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular portrays how a group of teenagers temporarily abandoned a little girl, Hannah, in a haunted house. Hannah meets her Scary Godmother and becomes acquainted with several monster friends, proving her bravery to everyone else. In Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’ “Nightmare on Wilson Way,” Bloo attempts to inflict fear upon everyone through tacky tricks. Little does he realize that his traps backfire as zombified versions of his friends haunt him throughout his schemes.
These beloved movies that once characterized our childhoods serve as a warm contrast to the transition to adulthood. They remind us of the simple pleasures of being a kid. In the midst of meeting the demands of high school, don’t forget to embrace the nostalgic Halloween spirit!