I truly believe the month of October was made just so we can all learn to scare the shit out of ourselves and laugh about it later. Only some of those scares are so traumatic it requires a nice phone call to mom to remind us that it’s all just make believe. Well here’s a list of scariest horror movies to watch during the month of October.
1) The Exorcist (1973)
Yea it was made in the 70’s but don’t let the time era fool you. This is a classic for a reason.
2) Amittyville 2: The possession (1982)
There’s a long list of movies to pick from based off the notorious New York home. But I’m not referring to the one with Ryan Reynolds. No this 1982 film is loosely based on the actual murders that took place on the property. It also includes demons, ghosts and a stressed out priest.
3) The Shining (1980)
Another horror film from the 80’s that I promise will scare you senseless. Featuring dead twins that like to roam the halls of a spooky hotel and a little boy that says “murder” backwards. Yea this is where “Redrum” came from.
4) Paranormal Activity (2007)
I haven’t this movie since I first saw it because I’m that afraid of it. The real kicker is, I was scared of nothing. The movie is about a couple that begins experiencing paranormal activity in their home from a ruthless entity. Only we never even see the damn thing.
5) Carrie (1976)
This whole film gave me the creeps. Everything about it was just weird. Carrie was that weird, shy, quiet girl with a extremist mother and telekinetic powers to boot. She ends up using her powers for the ultimate evil.
6) The Conjuring (2013)
Director James Wan did something no one has been able to do in a very long time and that’s scare people. I mean really scare the hell out of people. Don’t expect to see people walking around with sheets covering them. This director let’s the viewers scare themselves with the element of surprise and loud noises.
7) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
There’s a long line of movies with this exact plot. Weird sadistic family kills group of attractive teenagers just needing to fill up their gas tanks. But the 2003 adaptation took it to a whole new level of disturbing.
8) Insidious (2010)
James Wan back at it again. This was the first movie I had seen since I was a kid that actually scared me. The director didn’t use shadows and lighting tricks to scare us, he brought the hauntings to life.
9) The Blair Witch Project (1999)
I truly believe that this movie created the whole genre of documentary style horror films. We never actually see what the three characters are scared to death of but the way the movie is done left everyone wondering if the movie was real or just a film.
10) Psycho (1960)
Why psycho? Because it’s arguably one of the best horror films ever created. The iconic shower scene and the climatic ending all leave the viewers with questions and a new respect for crazy mothers.
11) Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
It may be last on the list but it’s not for lack of fear. This is another film I refuse to watch again. It may not be as famous a classic as other horror films but it’s probably because people were too afraid to talk about it. You will need to watch an episode or two of spongebob afterwards.