Halloween is all about a good scare. So get your popcorn, candy and a pillow to cover your eyes and muffle your screams. Our top five horror flicks will keep you up all night.
1. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)- A true Halloween staple. Director Tobe Hooper’s cult classic follows a group of friends who meet a horrifying fate at the hands of a cannibalistic family. We dare you to turn out the lights and watch this alone. Warning: you may have Leatherface running through your nightmares as a result.
2. “Halloween” (1978)- Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a psychiatric facility and returns to carry out more terror. While we could include the entire franchise, we won’t cheat. We’re sticking to John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween” for our pick. As far as slasher-horror films go, no Halloween is complete without a little Michael Myers.
3. “Carrie” (1976)- As if being a teenage girl wasn’t horrifying enough, Carrie White must deal with an overly religious mother, abuse from her classmates and newfound telekinetic powers. Based on the Stephen King novel, director Brian De Palma captures the fear of being an outcast. Before you watch the 2013 remake, be sure to check out the original first.
4. “Ginger Snaps” (2000)- Sisters Brigitte and Ginger have an unbreakable bond and an obsession with the macabre. That is, until one of them gets bitten by a werewolf. Puberty is bad enough, but throw in growing a tail and fur, and you’re caught up in a real lycantropian nightmare. Directed by John Fawcett, “Ginger Snaps” is a great cult film.
5. “Black Sunday” (1960)- All about vampires, witches, curses, and Satan-Italian gothic horror at its best. Director Mario Bava’s directorial debut focuses on a vampire-witch with a thirst for revenge. This 1960s film is perfect for fans of classic black and white horror. Whether you watch it alone or with a group of friends, “Black Sunday” will surely bewitch you.
– “The Blair Witch Project”
– “American Psycho”
– “The Shining”
– “Dawn Of The Dead”
– “The Devil’s Rejects”
– “Suicide Club”
– “Ringu (The Ring)”
– “A Nightmare on Elm St.”
– “Shaun Of The Dead”
– “The Thing”