Not one for big parties or Halloween cocktails? We’re the same! Sometimes, you just want a night in with family or friends so you can watch terrible horror films and eat your weight in Halloween treats intended for little kids… So, with that, we’ve compiled a list of the best Scary Films for your Halloween Night in. Some of these might not terrify you out of your seat, but they’re ultimate classics when it comes to Halloween. So, without further ado…
The first of a broad range of post-teen horror films in the last 20 years, Scream is the perfect mix of 90’s high school drama and spine-chilling horror. A group of school friends encounter a serial killer, but who is it? And why are they killing high school kids? Action packed from start to finish, Scream is not to be missed if you’re after a 90’s horror film this Halloween.
Get Out (2017)
One of the blockbusters this year, Get Out focuses on race, white supremacy and body horror. The film also relates claustrophobia really well, so if you’re not great with the idea of hypnotism or enclosed spaces, this might not be the one for you.
The narrative follows a young interracial couple, Chris and Rose, as they visit her white family… But things aren’t all that they seem. Psychological thriller and all-around horror, it’s no wonder that this film did so well at the box office this year.
Let the Right One In (2008)
If you’re after something a bit out there this year for your Halloween movie marathon, Let The Right One In could be the perfect film for you. Filmed in Sweden with Swedish subtitles, the narrative follows Oskar, a young boy who lives with this mother. Bullied in school, Oskar meets his mysterious neighbour, Eli, who turns his world upside down. Who is this girl? And what is her connection to the violent murders in his town…
The Exorcist (1973)
One of the most notable horror films of all time, The Exorcist is based, loosely, on real events. Regan, a young girl, starts to act in a strange way…Local priest Jason Miller believes that she is possessed, and begins proceedings for an exorcism. The film hasn’t aged all too well, but it’s definitely one to watch if you want to get up to speed with your classic horror.
Ever wondered where hell resides? Ever think you’d find it hiding in an ornament you bought abroad? This film is SPoOkY. For an 80’s film, the graphics are amazing and the plot is really good. If you’re after 80’s gore this Halloween, Hellraiser is the one for you.
The Shining (1980)
A Stephen King adaptation, The Shining stars Jack Nicholson as a writer – turned psychopath. Staying in an isolated hotel with his wife and young son, strange things soon start to happen… And, before you know it, the film becomes a nightmare before your eyes. Ever strolled around the halls of a hotel at night? Imagine that… but 10x spookier. A must watch for horror lovers this year!