Why So Scared? 15 Movies to Watch on Halloween Night

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For those who’re not interested in going to a costume party on Halloween, you must know that the option to stay at home, order a pizza and watch a bunch of scary movies - and a few not so scary - is almost a tradition on this night. However, if you wanna go partying, that’s ok too. You still can do a after-party session, so there’s no excuse!

And relax, if you are worried because you get scared very easily, we choose a few titles to “light up” the mood and help you remember your childhood classics. Check it out!

Halloween Movies To Get Scared

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring tells the story of a family of seven who’s being terrorized by a dark presence after they moved to a new house. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, were called to help them and forced to confront the demonic entity. Based on one of the Warrens’ true stories, this was the most horrifying case of their lives. 

The Messengers (2007)

Before Twilight, Kristen Stewart was in a horror movie - and a really good one! It’s about a family that moves into a sunflower farm and, as the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, they begin to notice alarming changes in their father's behavior. Jess (Kristen) tries to find out the real story behind the house and the prior owners to explain the strange things happening to her family. 

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle:Creation is one of the most scaring movies of 2017. It tells the story of a dollmaker and his wife as they welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home 12 years after the tragic death of their daughter. One of the girls, Janice (Talitha Eliana Bateman), finds the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle, and becomes a target to the devil creature. 

Sinister (2012)

The writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) finds a box of eight home movies that suggest a murder he is currently researching to write his novel is the work of a serial killer, whose work dates back to the 1960s. 

It (1990)

It’s ok if you wanna watch the 2017’s version of It, it’s a hit! But first of all you need to know that the 90’s version exists. The story is the same in both: in 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied, are also tormented by an evil demon who can take the appearance of a clown, feed on children's fears and kill them.

The Exorcist (1974)

There’s are some classics that you can’t let go and The Exorcist is one of them. Everybody know this story: Regan (Linda Blair) is possessed by a mysterious entity and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her. 

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Also based on Ed and Lorraine files, The Amityville Horror story is about a newlywed couple that move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. There’s also a 2005 version of this movie with Ryan Reynolds - if you wanna match a cute guy in a horror movie.  

Saw (2004)

Wanna play a game? Saw is one of the most famous horror franchises and revolves around John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer or simply Jigsaw. Rather than killing his victims outright, Jigsaw traps them in situations that he calls "tests" or "games" to test their will to live through physical or psychological torture. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

If i’s Freddy Krueger's night, don’t get close to Elm Street! The story is also known: several people are hunted in their dreams by a cruel serial killer. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, Freddy won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Halloween (1978)

And of course, we can’t lose the chance to talk about this movie! Halloween is all about Michael Meyers, who escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. Everything happens 15 years after murdering his sister on Halloween night.

Classic Halloween Movies

Halloweentown (1998)

Welcome to Halloweentown! After Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) finds out that she is a witch just like her grandmother, both of them, among with Marnie’s younger siblings, helps to save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

How to talk about Halloween without mentioning this movie? The three witch sisters Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy) resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts, on a Halloween night after being dead for three centuries. Two teenagers, a child and an immortal cat are responsible to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Twitches (2005)

Alex Fielding (Tia Mowry) and Camryn Barnes (Tamera Mowry) - or Apolla and Artemis - are twin sisters and witches, but they didn’t know any of that until their 21st birthday. The girls were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families, but when they find out that the world in which they were born and their birth mother are in danger, the girls need to use their powers to stop the darkness.

Coraline (2009)

This is not a movie for children! Coraline Jones is an adventurous girl and finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home - but it has sinister secrets.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

To prepare yourself for Christmas and get in the mood, you must watch Jack Skellington movie! He’s the king of Halloween Town and when he finds out Christmas Town and tries to bring Christmas to his home, the mess is made.

Ok, that’s it! Get your popcorn ready and pick one movie - or all of them - to watch. Are you already feeling scared or nostalgic?

 

About The Author

Larissa is a Journalism student at Casper Libero University and a writer-to-be. She's a lot more Scorpio than she thinks and truly believes in the power of words. Completely immersed in pop culture (and a little bit of indie, we must confess), her "watchlist" on Netflix is only smaller than her pile of books waiting to be read.