Spooky Movies to Accompany You in the Dark

This might sound weird but I LOVE being  scared. It’s probably a bit insane how I’m up for pretty much anything spooky. Haunted houses? Addicted. Scary movies? Always.  Halloween? Yes please!

There’s just something about the spooky season that brings out the kid in me who couldn’t help but try to toughen out every scary movie possible. Sure, my 10-year-old self would hide her head under the covers during the really scary parts but the 19-year-old version of me is able to crack jokes as the boogie monster pops up. Now I search for anyone and anything to scare me—that’s the fun part!

Here’s some movies I was either actually terrified of or they were  just a pretty solid horror movie because let’s be honest, finding a perfectly well constructed horror movie is almost impossible. So here I am, trying to prove that wrong!

  1. 1. Saw

    I’ve noticed that many know Saw as that really bloody film and well...that’s kind of true. I will agree in the sequels, the movie makers made it seem like they just had to have a bucket of red-dye corn syrup whenever possible and even with my decent watching experience with blood and gore, those movies were still unnecessarily too much. I actually felt sick while watching them, so those you can watch at your own risk. However, the first is definitely worth watching. The concept is sort of complicated at first (because the writers actually tried in this one!) but you get the hang of it as the movie progresses. Basically, two dudes find themselves trapped in this room chained with tape recorders that direct one to kill the other and direct the other to escape. There’s so many hidden and interesting details that are revealed so I beg you—watch it! It was one of my first favorites in horror because it had such great writing that left my mouth wide open. I really do think everyone should take a hit at this one. The rest though are just...irrelevant.

  2. 2. American Psycho

    I was a little iffy on putting this one down since it doesn’t really scream “scary” to me but it’s considered a slasher so that counts! This one is more for the peeps who like watching dudes who are pretty fudged up in the head but somehow fascinate you. It’s essentially the journey of a psychopath who kind of discovers something about himself but kind of doesn’t. Honestly  the ending left me really confused, so the whole meaning of all this is up to all of you. I enjoyed the movie because the character was complex and well-written—a rarity in the world of horror. Nonetheless, if you want to try to pick apart a character’s brain, this movie will allow you to do just that. 


  3. 3. Hereditary

    This movie was...interesting to say the least. The plot seemed like a lot but basically it’s about a grandmother dying and the journey of discovering some weird crap about her. It’s a little slow in the beginning, but eventually, you get to the  part that really shook me. After that, there were more parts that sort of affected me and an ending I have mixed feelings about, but I do think it’s worth a watch. Mostly because there’s one part that really made me feel as heartbroken as one of the characters so kudos for good acting in their part.

  4. 4. Us

    This one was pretty solid in the whole scary factor. It kept me watching and it had a plot twist—what more could I ask for? I heard there is also a lot of symbolism in it so that’s  a plus for those who notice it To summarize, the movie is about a family who realizes people who look exactly like them are trying to kill them, so the question is, why? The reasons are what make the movie interesting so make sure to watch the whole thing to discover the truth.

  5. 5. Insidious

    Honestly, I don’t remember too much of this movie but I remember it’s scary enough to have traumatized a tiny bit of my 10-year-old brain. I still have this one scene sketched in my mind that still creeps me out, so I’ll say the movie’s worth a watch. The movie is about a family that notices their house is haunted and their son looks to be possessed by some bad crap so they decided to go and call some ghostbusters. Go on and watch this one because it looks like I have to go rewatch it myself.

  6. 6. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    This movie is actually a pretty good classic and was popular during it’s time. For those who don’t know much about it, it’s basically about a dude with a claw thing on his hand that can kill you in your sleep so it becomes highly recommended to stop catching some z’s. Scary, right? Just imagine, you can’t take one freaking nap unless you want to be chased by a murderer. There go your grades. But anyways, it’s pretty good even with the fake and dramatic effects. The  fakeness actually makes everything look even more scarier and downright gross, so the more fake the better. Now shoo! Go watch it and sleep tight. Your dreams might not be as pretty tonight.