We know that you all are very excited about the upcoming event of Halloween and that all of you cannot wait to wear the most amazing outfits and go trick or treating with your friends. Some of you might be looking forward to attend dozens upon dozens of costume parties but we are sure that some of you would most likely spend the nights watching back to back horror films. From slashers to seances, we’ve rounded up the top ten Halloween movies that are going to literally drive you senseless for a scary night in. We sorted through the scariest movies out there and picked the most ghoulish and jaw-dropping horror films including one of the most amazingly horrifying latest releases. So scroll down and take your pick. If you ask us, we would recommend you watch your way through the list.
10. Exorcist : Halloween Movies
The first movie on our list of top ten Halloween movies is none other than The Exorcist. A little girl is possessed by a demonic something resulting in terrible, terrible things come out of the little girl’s mouth (which happens to be attached to a spinning head). Audiences were so affected by this fearsome film that some theatres even provided “Exorcist barf bags and not just that, prize money was offered to anyone who can sit alone in a theatre and watch the whole film. The top critic comment about this movie has to be “The climactic sequences assault the senses and the intellect with pure cinematic terror. ”
9. The Shinning
Next up on our list of top ten Halloween movies is The Shinning which is an adaptation of the famous novel by the same name accredited to the master of horror, Mr. Stephen King. Jack Nicholson plays the role of a crazed novelist Jack Torrance, who [spoiler alert] tries to chop his family to little bits after a particularly stressful winter. This is what the critics has to say about the movie, a statement that is structured well enough to lure you into its web. “Scaring the viewer is easy… What is harder is to accentuate the horrifying aspects of things that are familiar… Kubrick isn’t out for screams, but he manages to make his movie thoroughly unnerving by keeping the horror so close to home.”
8. Halloween 1978
So we are talking about Halloween right therefore, it only seems right that this movie be on the list. Halloween is an John Carpenter original and is a cold, bloody slasher flick that cuts to the bone; and it’s not afraid to take itself seriously. “A visceral experience—we aren’t seeing the movie, we’re having it happen to us. It’s frightening” was a critic comment which we think does total justice and gives you an idea as to what you may expect from the movie.
7. Poltergeist (1982)
Next on our list of top ten Halloween movies is sort of an oldie but just as enjoyable none the less. Now when you start watching the movie you will realize that things aren’t what they seem in Poltergeist: A static TV screen releases evil spirits, invisible beings rearrange furniture, and houses move through dimensions, which might make shadows seem a bit menacing as you settle into bed after watching. This is what the critics had to say about the movie, “…a marvellously spooky ghost story that may possibly scare the wits out of very small children and offend those parents who believe that kids should be protected from their own, sometimes savage imaginations.”
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Imagine an adolescence which in itself is tough enough and add to it the fact that you have to worry about razor-armed Freddy Krueger killing hormonal teens in their sleep. In the words of an intelligent critic, “Tailor made for those who like their gore leavened with thought-provoking ideas—something that is a rarity in this genre.” So its presence on the list is justified in the very least right?