Top 10 Horror Movies to Watch During Halloween

Matt Safarz

As the month of October is rolling by, here are a few popular films to help set the tone.

      1. The Exorcist- considered the scariest movie of all time and one of the most controversial even after four decades. A possession movie filled with heavy thematic material,  game-changing scares, remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere.  
      2. Halloween 1978- You can’t think about the holiday without this classic boogeyman slasher nightmare film. Filled with suspense, jump scares and a memorable theme song, Halloween set the standard for modern day slasher films .Image result for halloween 1978
      3. It (2017)- One of Stephen King’s most iconic novels brought to the big screen became the highest grossing horror movie. A great take on classic childhood fears (ex:clowns) filled with jump scares, suspense and a memorable performance by Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise The Dancing Clown.  Related image
      4. The Conjuring-  (Based on a true story) Director James Wan delivers a well-crafted film with a series of effective old-school scares that left people so paranoid they had priests bless them after screenings! Followed by a well-deserved sequel.Image result for the conjuring
      5. Nightmare Before Christmas- Let’s take a break from the scary and transition to the more family friendly with this Tim Burton animated classic, a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation filled with catchy and memorable songs.Image result for nightmare before christmas
      6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre  (Remake and Original)-  (inspired by the Ed Gein murders) Back to the scary. If you love glorified violence, start to finish suspense and the thought of being attacked by a cannibalistic family on your way to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, then this is the film for you.  Related image                    
      7. The Shining- Another of Stephen King’s most memorable novels brought to the big screen delivers a chilling, suspenseful and often rich journey into madness.Related image
      8. Nightmare on Elm Street-  Late horror icon Wes Craven has directed many unforgettable horror movies (Last House on the Left, Hills Have Eyes, Scream, etc) but Nightmare on Elm Street is his most iconic. An original and intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger that will still give nightmares to this day.Related image
      9. Blair Witch Project- this mock-doc delivers creepy campfire scares and the fear of getting lost in the wilderness. The film keeps audiences in the dark about its so-called villain, which proves that imagination can be as scary as anything on screen.Image result for blair witch project
      10. The Omen-  An enduring, dread-soaked horror classic of suspense and gore, made even scarier by the thought of your adopted son being the son of the devil. The set of this movie was allegedly cursed, with many wrongdoings occurring.Image result for the omen