5. Alien (1979)
Another one of the oldies, next on our list of top ten Halloween movies is Alien. the movie has given some of the most courageous people, a few moments of pure horror. The suspense mounts until it’s nearly unbearable, and then, finally [spoiler alert!], a bizarre creature rips through a man’s chest. After that, the real horror begins. It was right on when one critic said that “Even with its horrifying villain and scenes of bloody excess, Alien endures as a superior piece of film making, with a pace that’s like watching an art film.” Hallelujah!
4. The Silence of the Lambs
Next on our list of top ten Halloween movies has to be one from the Hannibal Lector series and so we picked The Silence of the Lambs. Who wants to imagine being eaten by Anthony Hopkins? “For all the unbridled savagery on display, what is shrewd, significant and finally hopeful about Silence of the Lambs is the way it proves that a movie can be mercilessly scary and mercifully humane at the same time”, said one critic and rightfully so.
3. The Host (2007)
Next up on our list of top ten Halloween movies is The Host from 2007. Now well all know how movie monsters are often slow and stupid, but the beast in this Korean film is fast, even calculating; creepy and none of us would like to be in the presence of a gigantic, creepy and calculating menace right? Halloween night might just be exception and a critic rightly said, “A gross, scary, funny, and dramatically satisfying ride… it’s enough to make you think twice about that river-rafting trip you were planning for next summer.” Ignore the part where it says funny because the movie is anything but.
So we are sure that all of you must have heard about this movie and its fairly recent remake by the name of The Ring right? We all know that plot which is about a killer videotape—which doesn’t bode well for the viewer of this unsettling Japanese original. Well if you havent already, the make sure you watch this original version which is more atmospheric than the American remake, Ring is worth a late-night viewing. As one critic would put it, “Ring forces fear into every cut as a psychic tele-journalist counts down the hours till a fatal visitation, while making a gung-ho attempt to save her brood” thereby making is perfect for Halloween.
1. Annabelle (2014)
The last movie on our list of top ten Halloween movies is the latest release Annabelle. Most of you must have seen The Conjuring which was, in itself, a fairly good movie as you would all agree right? Well Annabelle is literally a class apart as there are some really spooky scenes in this great movie. As far as this last entry on our list is concerned, we would not be providing you any hints as to the plot, the reference to The Conjuring and the picture of the doll should be reason enough. Watch it in the dark and watch it loud, you will thank us later.