Scary movies and candy are basically what the Halloween holiday is all about. Whether you’re a horror aficionado or you just like a good scare once in a while, there are some movies you just can’t miss this year.
Here’s a list of ten scary movies you need to watch this Halloween. Whether you watch them alone or with friends is up to you, but make sure you lock the doors and pull the curtains closed tight.
Obvious as it may be, Halloween is a classic that you must watch almost every year. It’s also the standard by which all other horror movies are judged.
Scream is the modern horror classic that everybody knows backward and forwards. That’s actually a good thing when you want a fun, scary movie that won’t actually terrify you right before bed.
This one also makes a great movie to put on in the background at your Halloween party.
Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods isn’t your typical horror movie, but that’s exactly what makes it so great. It’s a classic horror setup – a group of friends in a rented cabin in the woods – what makes it even more interesting is when the plot doesn’t go exactly how you think it will.
House of 1,000 Corpses
House of 1,000 Corpses isn’t for the faint of heart, so if you’re not a horror movie buff with eyes of steel, this one is best skipped. If you really want a film that will shock you and give you a good laugh, this horror feature from Rob Zombie is essential.
The Blair Witch Project
We all know the story of how The Blair Witch Project was made from practically nothing and grossed millions. The movie still holds up today, and if you watch it at home, it’s somehow even scarier than it was in theaters.
Hocus Pocus is campy, silly and fun. That’s why it’s the perfect Halloween movie to watch with younger kids that wouldn’t do well with more intense movies like Halloween.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
It’s a remake of Craven’s 1984 film with the same name that revolves around a group of teenagers who are approached by a mysterious man in their dreams. The plot of this movie will give you a hair-raising experience.
The Conjuring (1, 2)
This movie by James Wan is proven a state-of-the-art in the horror films league. The plot of this movie is really unpredictable and the ups and downs will keep your nerve at hold, making it an essential movie to watch this Halloween.
Saw is an American horror franchise that is distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. This was created as a short film by James Wan. This movie revolves around an antagonist, John Kramer ‘’Jigsaw Killer’’ who used to think himself as a philanthropist. This is a must watch movie in the horror league.
Annabelle is a supernatural horror film by John R. Leonetti- the first entry in Annabelle series which is a prequel to the Conjuring series, whereas Annabelle Creation is by David Sandbergis a prequel to Annabelle. The plot of this movie revolves around a haunted doll that has been used as a device for demonic presence.
Apart from these classic horror setups, here is a list of some contemporary remarkably horrific directions:
Some honarable mentions of this Year:
Based on Stephen King’s blockbuster novel in the same name, ‘It’ is a perfect movie for scaring your bones out this Halloween! It’s already become the highest grosser of all time in horror and supernatural genre. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of bullied kids band together when a demon, in the appearance of a clown, begins hunting the children. The movie is very scary and generates actual tingle when you watch it.
Happy Death Day
This Christopher B. Landon film is as much a thriller as it’s a horror film. With a modest $5 million production price tag, Happy Death Day even beats the much costlier and start-loaded Blade Runner 2049 at weekend box office. The story revolves around a college student Jessica Rothe, who relives the day of her murder until she discovers her killer’s identity. The script of the movie is unexceptionally detail driven, and has a terrifying end. That’s what inspired us to choose this movie for your Halloween watch.
Made by the master of psychological thrillers, Darren Aronofsky, Mother is riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion, and sacrifice. The plot of this movie follows a young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple. While watching, you’ll realize that its horror isn’t actually running on the screen but in your brain, somewhere very deep. That’s what makes Mother a perfect watch this Halloween!
Don’t miss watching out these movies to get a horrifying experience this Hallows’ Eve!