Well, here we are, Happy Halloween! I hope that everyone had an amazing month of October and got to partake in some festivities and fun. I totally slacked off this year with watching horror movies, I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason but I think it’s mostly because I was out doing other things this year more than any other. That’s OK too but in an effort to redeem myself, I rounded up 31 of my favourite horror movies and here they are in no particular order!
I actually hadn’t seen this movie until just last year, I am not a huge Depp fan but ended up enjoying this one anyway. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one on of those stories that transcends generations and I love to see film adaptations. The atmosphere is perfect, the costumes are beautiful and I think it’s a fun adaptation with a few twists.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, this movie has no plot. It centers around a small town that is experiencing a rash of unexplained deaths and an undertaker who is more than a little suspect. A young boy and his brother try to solve the mysterious deaths that ultimately leads them to a brush with the underworld.
Definitely one of my favourite modern slasher flicks, it looks eerily similar to many of the old classics that were shot on 16 millimeter film. Samantha is hired for a babysitting job that isn’t quite what she signed up for.
Never underestimate the bond between and a mother and son, I think that is the moral of this classic slasher that put an entire generation off of summer camp.
Just a reminder that your elderly neighbors could be members of a Satanic cult trying to get you impregnated with Satan’s baby.
Twin brothers with a macabre fascination of the female reproductive organs try and court the same woman which leads to disastrous consequences.
I think that this is probably one of the first zombie flicks? A group of people take refuge in an old farmhouse under siege of the living dead. The house was apparently made of composite board because the zombies just bust right through the sides of it. Also, I don’t know if it being shot in black and white makes it more or less terrifying.
I liked this one because it depicts being zombie-fied as more of a chronic illness, it made the zombies more human which I don’t think many other films do since we don’t know who they were or their families. Who’d of thought that a zombie movie could be so sad?
A sweet tale of doomed friendship.
This is one of those, did that really happen or did she imagine it psychological horrors. It chronicles the mental unraveling of a young woman who is left alone over a long weekend.
Anthony Perkins, the charming mama’s boy with killer personalities.
A winter care-taking gig turns deadly when the family falls prey to the spirits who inhabit a haunted hotel and awakens their own inner demons.
A nerdy, tight-ass police officer visits an island inhabited by seemingly harmless if a bit mysterious pagans and ends up being their sacrificial lamb.
This was one of the very first horror movies that I ever watched and I never hear about it anymore – it’s terrifying. A woman who has lost everything takes revenge on the woman who she feels is responsible.
Two detectives are investigating a series of killings that emulate the seven deadly sins, they catch their guy but at a pretty serious cost. WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!
A grieving couple uses the mystical powers of an ancient burial ground to bring their child back to life after a tragic accident. It took me a few times to get to the end of this, it’s equal parts tragedy and horror.
An FBI cadet faces off with one of the most charmingly repulsive cannibal serial killers you’ll ever meet.
A sanitarium escapee torments a small Illinois town on the anniversary of his sister’s murder which just happens to be on Halloween.
An ancient demon corrupts a small girl and proves too much for an elderly priest to handle.
Not even your dreams are safe anymore.
A group of scientists are infected by an alien organism that can replicate any living creature.
A teenage boy discovers that his new, dashing neighbor is really a vampire and enlists the help of a washed up television vampire hunter to vanquish him.
A popular novelist is held prisoner by his number one fan.
A teenage girl with telekinetic powers takes revenge on those who have tormented her.
A man dissatisfied with the delights of the flesh seeks the deviant carnality of Hell and unwittingly opens a portal to the other side.
There’s something infinitely more terrifying about a killer who simply walks at you but is always there in foreground. A young girl is cursed by a one night stand and perpetually followed by an entity set on killing her.
A deranged hitchhiker crosses the country committing murders and framing a motorist unfortunate enough to have picked him up.
A man stricken with grief after the tragic death of his wife and son seeks solace in a secluded house. He realizes that he is not alone in the house and is being kept company by the spirit of a young boy.
Dr. Elliott’s patients are mysteriously dying, one of the victim’s sons and an escort who witnessed the murder team up to find out who the killer is. It turns out that all is not as it seems with Dr. Elliott.
That one time an ornithologist saved the day. A spoiled party girl crashes the family home of a handsome lawyer, during her stay the island is besieged by killer birds.
A couple trying to mend their marriage after the loss of a child are forewarned of further tragedy by a psychic.
And there you have it, a round up of some excellent horror flicks that are totally appropriate to watch at any time of year.