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A guide to autumn films that are all treat, and no trick

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Photo by Ava Chapin
Little Women (2019) plays on a living room T.V. on a cozy autumn afternoon. The film is partially set in fall, and is known for being a go-to comfort movie.

The month of October calls for Halloween horror films filled with jumpscares and gore, like Scream (1996) and The Conjuring (2013). But, there are also plenty of comforting films set in the fall that are perfect for those who want to enjoy the season without the fright. Some heartwarming recommendations that fit this category are Little Women (2019), Twilight (2008), and Coraline (2009).

Starting off with Little Women, being one of my favorite films of all time. The movie is partially filmed/set in fall, making for numerous scenes filled with autumnally colored trees. The film is a coming-of-age, and the color grading has a yellow hue that signifies the warmth of childhood, also allowing for cozy fall vibes.

“I really like Little Women for a lot of reasons, like the cast, soundtrack, and cinematography,” East senior Dasha Muller said. “I just feel joy from it when I’m curled up in bed and it’s rainy out and I’m like, yes, this is where I need to be.”

My second recommendation is Twilight. While there are five total films in the Twilight saga, the first one is my personal favorite. The film is set in rainy Washington, so whenever an autumn day hits where the weather is dark and gloomy, my immediate instinct is to watch this movie. It also includes vampires and werewolves for those who are looking for a bit of supernatural drama.

Lastly, a childhood classic for me, Coraline. This film is a fantasy adventure dealing with a parallel universe, and can be a bit unsettling at times. Nonetheless, the film is set in fall and uses more of a spooky color grading filled with earthy greens, blues, and purples. If you enjoy The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), then this film will likely be right up your alley as both films are by the same director, Henry Selick.

You can’t go wrong this autumn season with any of the three listed. And the plus is that with most horror films, it doesn’t make sense to watch them past October 31st, but with these recommendations, you can watch them throughout November as fall continues.

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Ava Chapin, Staff Writer, Editor
Ava Chapin is a senior this year at Lincoln East, and is entering her second year on staff. This year she will serve both as a staff writer and editor. Ava is the youngest of 2 siblings, and her older brother attends the UNL Raikes program. She is involved in our school theater department, and loves to watch movies. These two interests brought her to a job at Lincoln Grand Cinema. Ava dreams of traveling to Ireland one day, to see the beautiful beaches. She would love to live in New York City because of the many opportunities New York has to offer.

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