Spooky Season!

2019, A Spook to Remember!

Spooky Season!

Jeffrey Rucker, Staff Writer

From times long ago, All Hallows’ Eve was marked as the end of summer. Now known as Halloween, October 31st is thought to be the beginning of the “dark half” of the year. In this period of time, goblins, ghouls, and ghosties run wild to celebrate and spook the earth. All October long, the days leading up to Halloween are denoted as Spooky Season. Traditionally, people spend the season taking part in festive activities. 


How will you spook in 2019?  

Northmont Thunder has gathered some local Spooky Season activities for people to enjoy.


What To Do?


Spooky Jamz


Spooky Movies

  • Family Friendly
    • Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Scary Godmother 1 & 2
    • Beetlejuice
    • Casper
    • Fun Size
    • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    • Monster House
    • Halloweentown
    • Coraline
    • Scooby Doo 
    • Addams Family
    • Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?
    • It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    • Goosebumps 
    • Gremlins Series
    • Hocus Pocus
    • The Little Vampire
    • Ghostbusters Series


  • Not For Young Viewers
    • Annabelle Series
    • Freaks of Nature
    • It Series
    • Conjuring Series
    • Halloween Series
    • Nightmare On Elm Street
    • Cooties
    • Friday the 13th Series
    • Freddie Vs. Jason
    • The Exorcist
    • Texas Chainsaw
    • Saw
    • Scream
    • The Ring
    • Zombieland
    • Scary Movie Series
    • Carrie


Monstrously Delicious Snacks

  • Candied/Caramel Apples
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Flame Roasted Hotdogs
  • Candy Pumpkins
  • S’mores
    • Try tweaking your s’more by replacing the chocolate with a Reese’s Cup. You can also take the Marshmallow and put it between two Keebler Striped Cookies. 
  • Apple Pie
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Apple Cider
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Hot Cocoa



  • Caysean Hayes: “I was trick or treating and I saw this guy  wearing a gorilla costume. I saw him like six times. I got home. I was alone. At least, I thought. The ape guy was outside my house for an hour.  After awhile he busted the downstairs window. I called the cops but he was never found. Then, three weeks later, I found the mask on my back porch.”


  • Anonymous: “When I was an Old Sport, I was trick or treating on Overla. A man dressed as Jason came and ran at me with a chainsaw. I fell down and thought I was going to die.”  


Two More Cents

Before we conclude, I would like to let some others voice their counter opinions of Spooky Season. 

  • Mr. Cory Caudill 
    • “Halloween is my least favorite holiday because it reinforces children’s acceptance of bad food. That’s why I give out carrot sticks and pumpkin seeds!”
  • Freshman Shamaria Barton 
    • “I don’t like Halloween because I have childhood trauma from it. I have like, a huge fear of spiders. I was trick or treating and this man locked me in a garage with a huge animatronic spider. I ran for my life after I got out. Now, I cry when I see spiders.
  • Freshman Maddy Banta
    • “I dislike Halloween because I don’t like scary things. I’m very scared of scarecrows and corn. I hate corn. It seriously freaks me out. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cornfield or corn on the cob. I hate it.”