It might be hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner, which means you can start breaking out your favorite Halloween classics!
The perfect Halloween horror movie needs just the right tone to match that Halloween mix of thrills, chills and festivity. It can’t be too dour or outright horrifying, and it’s best if it’s something you can watch in a group.
Just to spice up your Halloween mood – watch the following horror movies before or after party:
1 – The Conjuring
What makes this even scarier is that it’s based on a true story.
The franchise consists of two films in the main series, The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016), both directed by James Wan. As of August 2019, a sequel to the two films, The Conjuring 3, is in production with Michael Chaves directing.
2 – Scream
The Ghostface killer literally still haunts us to this day.
The first series entry, Scream, was released on December 20, 1996, and is currently the second highest-grossing slasher film in the United States, behind Halloween (2018). The second entry Scream 2 was released on December 12, 1997 followed by a third installment, Scream 3, released February 4, 2000. Eleven years after the previous film, Scream 4 was released on April 15, 2011.
3 – The Fury
Brian de Palma created these thriller right after Carrie. The movie tells you the story of two physics whose powers are exploited by a dark CIA agent.
4 – Hellraiser
This is an awesome tale about human sacrifice and obsession.
Hellraiser is a 1987 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, and produced by Christopher Figg, based on Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart.
5 – Jaws
Classy movie where the revenge is a true motif of the shark, who desperately looks for Brody family. Sounds ridiculous, but this is the plot of the movie.
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a New England summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw).
6 – Poltergeist
Everybody is mostly obsessed with a scary clown doll, but the most terrifying part about these series is all about Julian Beck’s performance.
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, and Beatrice Straight. Set in a California suburb, the plot focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct their younger daughter, and the family’s attempts to bring her back into the real world.
7 – The Descent
Couple of female friends lost in the cave system and are assaulted by strange creatures. But this is not the whole depth of the movie. The characters felt like real people there which made the whole journey into hell even more terrifying.
8 – The Others
This ghost story was brilliantly shot and thanks to an amazing performance of Nicole Kidman, this horror story is worth of watching!
The Others (Spanish: Los Otros) is a 2001 English-language Spanish gothic supernatural psychological horror film. It was written, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan.
9 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary
You can forget about the rest of the horror movies as this one is the best movie of all genres and times. The story of never picking up the hitchhikers or never going offloads. The movie got a new 4K digital treatment just few years ago, and now it sounds and looks so good, as never before.
10 – Final destination
The movie of 2000 is pretty captivating, when the kids narrowly missed a doomed airplane fight and how death is coming after them. The rest of the series went way too much by bringing the idea of a killer but the initial idea was pretty good.
Final Destination is an American horror franchise composed of five films, comic books and novels. It is based on an unproduced spec script by Jeffrey Reddick, originally written for The X-Files television series, and was distributed by New Line Cinema. All five films center around a small group of people who escape impending death when one individual (the protagonist of each film) has a sudden premonition and warns them that they will all die in a terrible mass-casualty accident. After avoiding their foretold deaths, the survivors are killed one by one in bizarre accidents caused by an unseen force creating complicated chains of cause and effect, resembling Rube Goldberg machines in their complexity, and then read omens sent by another unseen entity in order to again avert their deaths.