Top 7 Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween

Oct 28, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Halloween is next week and now is the time to start gathering together your favorite Halloween movies so you can have a scare-fest with your friends. We’ve gathered the top seven scary movies to watch this Halloween to “help” you have a great night. Ooooo!

Halloween

Start your night with a film about an escaped masked murderer creeping around the (fictional) town of Haddonfield. It’s a movie that doesn’t fall entirely into the “guts and gore” category, it’s more of a psychological thriller that’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long - right up until the sinister finale!

Drag Me To Hell

“Drag Me To Hell” is a story about a loan officer who turns down an aging gypsy’s application - turns out that was a big mistake! The main character soon faces a dark curse that threatens to steal her soul. This movie is not for the squeamish as it includes a lot of gore and plenty of moments that are bound to make you jump, but there is also a surprising amount of humor to lighten the mood.

The Haunting

“The Haunting” is another film that doesn’t use blood and guts to scare its viewers. This is the type of movie that you want to curl up under the blankets in the dark with a special someone to make sure you’re safe! For an older movie, it has just about everything you’d look for in a scary film: ominous music, creepy lighting, and special effects to keep you on edge.

The Monster Squad

This cult classic from 1987 is one many people turn to for their Halloween horror. In “The Monster Squad,” the kids try and retrieve a magic amulet, while fighting off a vampire seeking world domination alongside his scary minions, including Frankenstein’s Monster and The Mummy! The movie has some great special effects, including practical effects, that keep it fresh even today.

Night Of The Living Dead

“Night of the Living Dead” is definitely THE movie if you enjoy zombies. It was released in 1968 and is still one of the most popular Halloween movies today. The flesh-eating monsters from the 60s are equally as terrifying as the flesh-eating monsters of today, so if you’re looking for something to get you nervous, this is it.

Creepshow

This is a movie for those who HATE scary movies. While there a few scary moments, the overly dramatic stories and characters are sure to give you many more laughs than a horror movie. Zombies that are soaking wet, plant mutations and an infestation of cockroaches are one part funny, one part creepy, making this film perfect if you don’t like Halloween but want a few dark laughs!

Nosferatu

This silent film is very popular among horror movie buffs. This legendary (and legendarily weird) movie from 1922 is an adaption of “Dracula” with surreal sets and acting. The vampires are scary, horrifying monsters, especially the villainous Count Orlock who stalks his victims across the continent, bite by bite. Whichever movie you choose (or if you’re going to watch them all over the weekend) have a fun and spooky Halloween!

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