Spooktacular October is more than halfway through, but you still have time to binge and watch some scary movies to get the mood for Halloween. Here are some Must See scary films (if you’re brave enough to watch):
- The Paranormal Activity series: A series considered terrifyingly real due to the fact that paranormal activities actually happen around the world. This series takes you inside the homes of “normal” people, with a camera angle that looks as if it is a “home movie” being recorded. Drawers fly open, furniture goes flying, people are dragged around the house, and you can’t even see what or who is doing this to them. Loved ones become possessed, and there’s no way of escaping. Sometimes, the scariest things are the things you can’t see.
- The Shining: Based on true stories from the Stanley Hotel – deep in the mountains of Colorado, the Shining tells a story of a family vacation turned into a terror trip. The family gets trapped in the hotel during a blizzard and the father gets cabin fever and goes insane. This insanity leads to multiple near-death attacks of his family. This seemingly normal family is now running from their father and husband. Here’s Johnny!
- The Conjuring: Roger and Carolyn Perron move with their five daughters into a secluded farmhouse where they soon begin to feel a supernatural presence. When incidents escalate, they call in demonologists Ed and Lorraine to help them rid the house of evil and protect their family. If you love jump scares and dark spirits, this movie is the one for you!
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: One, Two, Freddy’s coming for you; three, four, better lock your door; five, six, grab your crucifix; seven, eight, gonna stay up late, nine, ten, never sleep again. A Nightmare on Elm Street is sure to make you never want to sleep again. In this thriller, several teens experience Freddy Krueger paying them a visit every night in their dreams seeking revenge by killing them. But, the teens soon realize that Freddy doesn’t just exist in their dreams when he begins killing them in reality. One teen is determined to figure out what Freddy’s motives are behind his hateful revenge. Can she figure it out, or will it be too late?
- Psycho: Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock’s black and white horror classic introduces one of the most legendary horror movie villains in history. On the run from the police, Marion Crane takes the back roads to remain out of sight. Stopping for the night at the Bates Motel, her quick stop takes a turn for the worst when she meets hotel manager Norman Bates. Psycho will be sure to leave you looking over your shoulder when you’re in the shower.
If you’re not a fan of scary movies, but are still looking to get into the Halloween spirit, here’s a list of classics you can enjoy with your friends and family:
- Hocus Pocus: A brother and sister, Max and Dani, move to the town of Salem where they come across an old abandoned home that belonged to three so-called witches. Due to their curiosity, Max opens a door for the three evil witches to enter back into the town on Halloween night. Max and Dani must figure out a way to steal back the witches spell book with the help of a magical cat Binx to stop the witches from becoming immortal.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington is known as The Pumpkin King: Ruler of Halloween Town. Every year, he leads everyone in celebration of the holiday. After growing tired of the ongoing customs, he stumbles across a portal that takes him to Christmas Town. After discovering the holiday, he plans to kidnap Santa, and deliver presents all over the world. Santa is supposed to be kept safe but ends up getting stuck with Oogie Boogie. A classic Tim Burton film that involves love, the holidays and of course, an adorable ghost-dog sidekick.
- Beetlejuice: When a couple dies in a car accident, they come back to haunt their home. Unaware of how to be ghosts, they are unable to scare away the new residents. Beetlejuice, the main character, eventually makes his way into the scene, although he initially seems like he would be a great help, he becomes dangerous. There are good spirits, there are bad spirits, and then there are spirits like Beetlejuice who you love to hate, and hate to love.
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