There are a lot of scary things to fear when it comes to going back to school, whether it’s high school or college. Deadlines, grades, making it to class on time, having to wake up at a decent hour in the morning — these are the things students are scared of come the end of the summer. Too bad we have to go back to school.
But while you have these dwindling few days before that wretched bell rings, you’ll probably spend less time mentally preparing yourself and more time squeezing in as many movie marathons as humanly possible. While there are some heartfelt rom-coms and coming-of-age movies that might make us excited to go back, there are some movies you might want to skip.
For example, horror movies. Horror films about kids will probably make you more anxious about the upcoming school year. We strongly suggest to put the following films on the bottom of your “To Watch Before School Starts” movie pile. Don’t forget to include this episode of Boy Meets World when shoving all those DVDs behind something.
Here are the 10 Movies You Should Avoid Before Going Back to School
1. The Roommate
While some people might be lucky enough to share a room (or suite or house) with their best friends, others will have learn how to live with complete strangers for the rest of the school year. Just don’t watch The Roommate before you move in. It might ruin any fantasies that you had about living away from home as your new roommate’s habits suddenly resemble those of an obsessive serial killer. Just don’t do it. I know Leighton Meester makes it tempting, but this isn’t Gossip Girl. This is college horror material.
This movie about a group of girls who summon dark forces to better their lives but ruin the lives of others may seem empowering, but it is downright creepy. we strongly suggest to avoid this movie like the plague because this will probably feed your fear of cliques or large groups of people.
Basically, anything involving witchcraft probably isn’t a good idea because, as much as you want it to be real, no amount of magic will get you out of looming due dates or having to wake up early in the morning. (Or it can, but Hermione didn’t have such a great with the Time Turner.)
Just this title alone is enough reason to stay away from this film. There’s nothing scarier than going to school and having everyone know what you did all summer. Just start deleting all those Tumblr posts, the fanfictions, pretty much your whole browser history. Basically, make sure no one knows how many times you searched for pictures of some beautiful British actors. *COUGH* David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston. *COUGH*
Do. Not. Do. It. Just don’t do it okay? Don’t watch this classic horror flick if you happen to be going into your last year of high school. The last thing you need is a reason to fear prom. Dates and dresses are enough to worry about. Forget the notion of a bloody prom.
Just a general tip: Just avoid Stephen King movies in general at all times. They are freaking terrifying.
Basically, see above. Prom is a scary enough without having watched horror films based on nights gone wrong… and bloody.
Students already stress out over exams enough, so do you really need to watch a movie where a killer shows up while everyone is studying for their finals? It gives a whole new meaning to “final exam.” Okay, so that’s a less horrifying concept. Well, the whole writing your last exam is…the whole death thing, not so much.
7. Sorority Row
I mean, sororities are slightly creepy as the number of mixers they host is enough for a introvert to run back to their room. To bad this film does nothing for improving their reputations as a serial killer goes after a a group of sorority girls who tried to cover up the death of their sister after a prank goes horribly wrong… *shudders*
Okay, I know what you are thinking: avoid this movie in general and not just before school. This movie will probably leave you feeling scared of every popular cheerleading who may or may not be the devil re-incarnated (literally, not figuratively. Okay, maybe figuratively).
9. Scream 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, AND 18
Because the villain only targets teenagers and killed (spoiler!) Hayden Panettiere.
10. The Faculty
This movie may star cuties Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett and Usher, but it’s on this list for a reason. It gets really weird and creepy as aliens take over the school’s faculty. We really don’t need more reasons to be scared of our teachers.