When the creatures took over: The evolution of horror movies

VHS was a detrimental part of the evolution of horror movies, as it was the way that they reached home screens first, allowing their popularity to rise..

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Since the beginning of human culture, horror and the fear of the unknown have been expressed through many different means. These stories and beliefs have been passed around, orally, religiously or by illustrations. In today's media, these stories and beliefs are commonly expressed by movies or tv shows...

Frightful Films: Must watch Halloween movies

Beetlejuice,The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are some the most classic Halloween films.  Each movie falls under a different genre, to appeal to all people.

Sam Salomone, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

If the rain is too much for you, and you’d rather curl up in a blanket and watch some classic Halloween movies, here are some suggestions: Comedy Beetlejuice (1988) Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 93 minutes Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis Summary: A dead couple returns to ...

Joker: Preparing instead of preventing (Editorial)

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

With the release of Joker, a controversial movie featuring scenes of violence and harassment, many have taken it upon themselves to point out the type of actions that could come with a bold movie. Many fear that the movie will encourage violence, with multiple news sites publishing updates warning...

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

With the upcoming release of

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. It is the fourth movie of the Avengers franchise, continuing the surprising cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War. Periscope staff asked members of the student body trivia and general Marvel-related questions in preparati...

‘The Lego Movie 2’: A brick by brick analysis (Review)

Coming out five years after the first Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2 fell short of success in the box office.  The movie hit theaters on Feb 8.

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was created as a sequel to the widely successful first movie, The Lego Movie, but it lent itself to many unforeseen problems. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie 2 failed at the box office compared to much smaller titles with much lower budgets. The movie was not even...

Bohemian Rhapsody: the story of the band brought to theaters (Review)

Freddie Mercury's silhouette shows him titled back with microphone at hand, singing.

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody brings the legacy of the band Queen back to life, through a thrilling and heartfelt movie.  The film follows the life of Freddie Mercury, with his journey in the legendary band and how he  lived his life as a British bisexual man in the mid to late 20th century. The movie portrays Mercury’s personality as drama...

Behind the screens: how movies are rated on online sites

Behind the screens: how movies are rated on online sites

Carol Etzel, A&E Editor

March 27, 2018

When indecisiveness hits, and you can’t decide what movie to watch, many turn to online movie sites. The number or percentage given on these sites can be the deciding factor on whether or not a movie is worth your time. However, many people don’t know how these scores were calculated, or what...

‘The Shape of Water’ makes a splash at the Oscars (Review)

Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer are main characters in the film.

Treston Johnson, A&E Writer

February 15, 2018

The Shape of Water was nominated for thirteen Oscars this year (more than any other movie this year), including Best Picture. The film follows three protagonists, each representing a minority group in the 1960’s of Baltimore. Elisa, a mute woman, lives with a closeted gay artist and works closely in hand...

January’s What-to-Watch: 31 movies for 31 days

During days off of school or weekends stuck inside, January is the perfect month to watch a movie. No matter the genre, it is a fun way to spend your free time.

Josetta Checkett, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

In the harsh weather of the New Year, it’s often tempting to stay inside, curled up with a hot drink and a good movie. Whether you’re into horror, romance, survival, or comedy, there are plenty of winter films for every viewer to enjoy. So for those of you who are tired of flipping through Netfl...

Spooktober: the best Halloween movies to watch

Pop some popcorn, turn off the lights, ignore the trick or treaters and treat yourself to these Halloween movie classics.

Maddison Young, A&E Junior Editor

October 29, 2017

Below is a list of a few movies that are great for Halloween!  There are two family friendly movies and two scarier movies for if you are looking for something to send shivers down your spine. Halloweentown:  Director- Duwayne Dunham After a girl had just learned she is a witch, she helps save a...

The student news site of Carlisle High School