I am a horror fan. Well quite honestly I’m a fan of movies in general but I have a special place in my heart for witches, goblins, and things that go bump in the night., (cliche much) Problem is I am kind of jaded… See when you watch as much horror as I do you stop being afraid of things that should normally terrify you. So I saqt down with my fiancee, who is an absolute wuss when it comes to scary movies, and we came up with a list of films that would make normal people faint from all the FEAR!! (lol)
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10 SUPER SCARY HORROR FILMS TO WATCH ON HALLOWEEN
Second disclosure: I am not a fan of slasher movies. I do not enjoy watching people be maimed and tortured. I am much more of a fan of Paranormal Horror but we put a couple of slasher movies in here to appease the masses.
- The Exorcist
This one goes without saying and I’m sure you’ve seen the original unless you’ve been living under a rock hiding from demonic forces. I have to be transparent here – I was never SCARED of the Exorcist. I don’t know why. It’s a favorite of mine for sure. I guess demons are not what keep me up at night. #CoveredByTheBlood I’m told there is something wrong with me….
The tale of Reagan, her mom, a couple of priests, and a demon are pretty much timeless and we are all still afraid when our kids tell us they have an imaginary friend. Captain Howdy My A** (lol) Do yourself a HUGE favor and just stick with original, the sequels suck, they suck so bad….
Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterward and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother’s frantic resolve to save her
This movie kept me up at night. So I guess poltergeist and spirits are what keeps me up at night because I loved watching this as a kid but in turn I became terrified of clown dolls, trees, swimming pools, closet doors, and I SWEAR everything in my room looked like a monster trying to devour me for a couple of years.
Not only was the movie scary by itself but I’m pretty sure the decision to use actual skeletons in the pool scene cursed the set. I mean both of the little girls died. Not even grown up. The older daughter was murdered by her boyfriend and the little girl, carol anne, died of some illness that effected her heart. If you haven’t shown this to your kids… I just don’t even know what kind of parent you are…
A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.
Ok So I am not going to recommend your kids watch this one. The Nightmare series was always more on the adult side of the horror genre. I actually went to see this as a kid, my aunt actually took us to see it and we had to cover our eyes on certain parts. Gotta love that 80’s parenting. (we didn’t die!)
Dream Warriors takes place in a mental asylum, which in my opinion is scary enough, then you add a supernatural psycho killer to the mix, added with a bunch of adults who don’t believe a word you say = cult classic level horror. My opinion – surpasses the original.
Often described as the best of the Elm Street sequels, Kristen Parker is placed in a hospital psychiatric ward with six other troubled teens, who all dream about the same horrible Freddy Krueger trying to kill them.
This one is one of my fiancee’s picks. I like 1408. It’s a pretty cool thriller full of quite a few jaw dropping moments and even a couple heart wrenching moments. It’s definitely a must see.
The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his last book, he travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in the evil room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, which is permanently unavailable for guests. The reluctant manager Mr. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally the reports relating the death of more than fifty guests along decades in the cursed room. However, Mike threatens Mr. Oiln, promising to sue the hotel, and finally checks in the room. Along the night, he finds that guests of room 1408 can check out when they like, but they can never leave the room alive..
I am not a fan of slasher films but I did enjoy the original Saw. The Jigsaw Killer did have a funny way about himself. I did enjoy the do this impossible task or die theme throughout the first film. I didn’t actually see a need for all the sequels but that’s what Hollywood does – ride this baby until the wheels fall off.
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Another one of my fiancee’s picks. I am very ashamed to say it but I have never seen the original. I saw the remake with Jessica Biel. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know how am I going to say I’m a horror fan but I never saw the original Texas Chainsaw movie… Again not a huge fan of slasher flicks, but since she was insistent I am going to add it here. I guess I’m going to have to watch it now.
Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece of subversive horror.
The most recent film in our list. Now this movie is more shocking than all out scary but it did have some moments that got me so…. Here we are. 🙂
A determined group of student activists fly to Peru only to be captured by a pack of bloodthirsty cannibals.
I included this because the first time I watched it I had a few screams and a lot of jumps so it’ll be really fun for someone who hasn’t seen it before. Add the whole this stuff really happened to a family thing in the mix and it’s really scary!!!
Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
The remake is definitely worth a watch too. Check Fandango for tickets, but this post is about the 1990 version. Now Penneywise was really creepy! I’m not the type of person who is afraid of clowns, but he was redally creepy! A tribute to Mr Tim Curry and his amazing performance. I actually LOVE Time Curry, I swear the man can be ANYBODY!
A group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children’s fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.
I love dogs, all kinds of dogs. I’ve never really been afraid of dogs. That is until I saw Cujo. After Cujo I didn’t want anything to do with big dogs. My family had a German Shepard and I wanted nothing to do with that dog after seeing this movie.
While Donna and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends the loveable 200-lb St. Bernard who belongs to their mechanic. But what they don’t realise is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup to a vicious killer.
So there you go our top ten list of horror movies to watch this year for Halloween. Let me know in the comments what you think about our list and if you’d add anything to it. 🙂