Halloween is a day of fun and scare. For us, scary films are the perfect way to spend this day with family or friends. The best horror movies of all time keep scaring generation after generation.
Top 10 Films For Halloween Night
Give yourself a break from monotony and stress for one night of pure fear and entertainment. Here you have 10 films that won’t fail to make the hairs on your arms rise. If not, maybe you should check if there is still blood in your veins…
10- Hocus Pocus (1993)
The film tells the story of three witches who are resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, precisely 300 years after their death sentence was executed by hanging at Charles and Salem Witch. They can come back to life if they can suck the life out of children. They are watched by Max, an eleven-year-old boy who dreams to become a magician and is helped by three apprentice witches in order to save his sister and all the other children. The film stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimyas three aged witches.
A fantasy romantic comedy that will enchant you with its bewitching melodies.
9- Halloween (1978)
On Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers murders his 17-year old sister at the suggestion of an imaginary man named “”. Fifteen years later he escapes from the sanatorium where he was imprisoned and follows his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis to Haddonfield in search of his sister.
Written and directed by John Carpenter, the creator of the “Halloween” franchise, this film was initially thought of as an anthology movie about three unrelated stories that had the terrorizing element in common. The producers preferred to discard these ideas and made it into one single story that would create its own sub-genre: The slasher.
8- The Conjuring (2013)
This supernatural horror film is based on a true story about Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators who were asked for help by Mr. and Mrs. Perron who found themselves living on a farm with their five daughters. A lot of strange things happen in this house like noises, apparitions, or even touches by hands; they all seem to be linked with the previous owner of that building, an old witch who had put a curse on everyone who would live there. The Warrens will need to do all their best to save this family from disaster and help them find peace in another house.
7- Psycho (1960)
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films and first horror movie ever. A young woman steals $40,000 and uses it to run away with her lover; they hide on a motel located on a remote desert road where she plans on waiting for him to come back from his meeting with someone. Her lover never returns as he was killed by the mother of a man he tried to kill previously. Lying alone in bed one night she is attacked by a figure looking like her lover, she panics and runs to the shower; this is where the infamous scene takes place. Hitchcock’s shocking work of art about a murderer who lives in an old motel with his mother wasn’t well-received by universal producers at first because they thought it was too dark and brutal for that time, but after some marketing strategies were applied, the film sold really well; now it continues to shock people all over the world.
6- Scream (1996)
Another classic from Wes Craven is considered one of the most important films within its genre. A teenage girl begins receiving anonymous calls from a serial killer who claims that he’s going to kill her and she will be his last victim before he dies himself. When a murder occurs, the killer starts revealing his more complex reasons while he kills her friends one by one. You will need to watch it carefully in order to survive…
5- 28 Days Later (2002)
This horror film follows a British soldier who wakes up from a coma to discover that most of the world’s population has been transformed into violent rage zombies thanks to a virus that spreads through blood and saliva. He will have to fight for his own survival while trying not to kill any human being on his way. The title refers to its concept: 28 days is how much time an infected person needs before they transform into a zombie.
4- Friday the 13th ( 1980 )
Jason Voorhees is supposed to be dead but returns to his hometown in New Jersey to have revenge on the teenagers who were responsible for letting him drown in Crystal Lake when he was a child. This film is part of one of the most iconic franchises in horror history, with twelve films released by 2015.
3- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
One of Wes Craven’s most successful films is about Freddy Krueger, a serial killer who was burned alive by parents of children whose dreams he used to enter and kill them while they slept. Years after his death, he starts appearing in the dreams of people living in Springwoodin search of new victims. If you sleep… you die!
2- The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is based on Stephen King’s novel about Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), an unemployed writer who accepts the position to be the off-seasons caretaker in a hotel located in Colorado. He brings his wife and son with him; while they are there, strange things begin to happen in that place where evil energy is soon awakened. Soon he becomes possessed by dark powers which transform him into a horrible monster capable of terrible things like killing his own family members or even himself…
1- The Exorcist (1973)
This horror film based on William Peter Blatty’s novel is another classic from 1973, one of the greatest ever made. A young girl named Regan MacNeil begins acting really strange after playing with her friend Sharon; to find out why her mother seeks the help of a priest who will find out that Regan is possessed by demons. With this discovery, he’ll have to fight against both the illness and his fear in order to save her daughter’s life.