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These Horror Movies Will Get You Scared and Spooky

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MSU chapter.

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time to get spooky. One good way to get in the Halloween spooky mood is to watch horror movies. Some people can’t handle watching them,which is understandable. If you can, here are a few that should get you in the mood to listen to “Thriller,” put on your best costume, eat Halloween treats, go to a haunted house, and play with an ouija board (maybe not that last one, as some horror movies will show you it isn’t usually a good idea.)

“Get Out” (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99 percent

One of the best rated movies this year all-around, this is a much-watch this Halloween season if you want a horror movie that is both disturbing and relevant.

“Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99 percent

A classic horror movie that is truly disturbing and eerie.

“The Babadook” (2014)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98 percent

A movie I used to see on Netflix and skip over, but is surprisingly a brilliantly made horror film that has a cult following online.

“Let the Right One In” (2008)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98 percent

An often looked-over horror movie about a vampire that isn’t tacky like a lot of the rest.

“Psycho” (1960)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97 percent

Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie and another horror classic which has warranted multiple spin-offs and remakes.

“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95 percent

The most famous movie about a serial killer, and for good reason. It’s not jump-scary, but it is thought-provoking.

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94 percent

This is also a traditional horror movie that will have Freddy Krueger haunting your dreams — and you get to see a young Johnny Depp.

“Halloween” (1978)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93 percent

You can’t not watch “Halloween” on Halloween. It’s the classic of classic Halloween movies.

“The Cabin in the Woods” (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92 percent

The only “parody” horror movie that actually succeeds in being scary along with the humor and a quality movie.

“The Witch” (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91 percent

These Puritans are succumbed in mystery, as the question of what is happening in this movie eats away at you until the very end of it.

“It” (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84 percent

If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to. The internet craze about Pennywise the clown and the Loser’s Club both live up to the hype.

“Sinister” (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63 percent

Still certified fresh, but the lowest rated movie on this list. It is a little far-fetched, but it’s also a profoundly disturbing horror film that leaves you thinking about it long after you finish it.

Honorable mentions

“The Shining,” “The Conjuring,” “Insidious,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Donnie Darko,” “The Thing,” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe.”


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