RCHS Favorite Fall Movies


Cover for Hocus Pocus Movie

Amelia Mora, Staff Reporter

The first day of fall is September 22 which means that fall has officially begun. It’s a season where you can wear cozy sweaters, drink and eat everything pumpkin,and best of all, watch fall movies!


There are many fan favorite fall movies. From horror movies like Halloween, to animated movies like The Nightmare before Christmas, here are some recommendations from Rancho Cucamonga High School students.


RCHS junior, Ivy Gueits, loves to watch the movie Halloweentown. Gueits said that she’s been watching this movie since she was little and concludes that Halloweentown is a great Halloween Disney movie.


Gueits said, “My sister and I always watch it together for some bonding time.”


According to IMDb, Halloweentown is about a girl finding out she’s a witch as she helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. It was released on October 17,1998, and it still continues to be a cult classic for Halloween fanatics.


According to Insider, the city where Halloweentown was filmed, Helens, Oregon, celebrates the movie since the release date by hosting a festival called Halloweentown from mid-September through the end of October. So to answer your question, yes there is a real Halloweentown.


RCHS junior Desiree Almendarez’s favorite fall movie is Hocus Pocus. Almendarez said she, ”loves watching Hocus Pocus around this time because it only comes out during fall.”


Hocus Pocus is an ultimate fan favorite fall movie. Almendarez also said it’s a great movie to watch with her friends and family. Hocus Pocus was made in 1993 and was directed by Kenny Ortega.


Hocus Pocus is about three witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. They return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some pranksters. The movie is about a crazy night filled with chaos and fun when the three witches cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth, but first they need to work together to stop three kids and a talking cat.


Even though Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown are great fall movies, not all fall movies have to be based on Halloween. Instead it can be based around the fall season or just something you enjoy watching during fall.


RCHS senior Ben Ly, likes the movie Ford vs Ferrari. Ly recently watched it for the first time and thought it was a really good movie. Ly said” It has its ups and downs.” Ly said he prefers to watch movies like this instead of the traditional scary halloween movies because he’s scared of them. Ly also thought it showed the value of being selfless and doing things for others despite what you wanted to do originally.


Instead of watching the traditional Halloween movies, RCHS junior Kaylee Pinon prefers to watch the movie The Blind Side. Pinon and her family have always watched this movie together around fall. Pinon said,”I prefer this movie because it’s a true story and it really opens my eyes to it’s values.


The Blind Side is a heartwarming movie, about a man named Micheal Oher who was a homeless and traumatized boy and later became an American football player.


During these difficult times, cuddling up with your loved ones and watching a fall movie or two can bring so much joy to your day. Whether it’s a traditional Halloween movie or a movie that you enjoy watching during fall, take time to share moments with those you care about.