So, what’s your favorite scary movie … ? Halloween 2014 is upon us and we’re all trying to find the perfect costumes, spooky party decorations, and candy, but what about the movies that get us amped up for the scariest night of the year? Check out the Top 15 best films to get you in the holiday spirit, whether they’re scary, funny, or cult classics.
Of course you have to watch Halloween … You can choose to watch the original or go for true gore with Rob Zombie’s version of the film … Your choice.
Watch a marathon of Paranormal Activity movies to get you scared in your own home.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values are perfect movies to watch for Halloween, especially if you’re not into all the gore. With Morticia, Gomez, and their disturbing brood, they’re sure to provide you with entertainment.
Freddy Vs. Jason
Who can choose between Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees on Halloween? Watch them both in the ultimate Freddy Vs. Jason movie.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
This movie is a classic, eventually turned into a TV series, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy.” Plus, who can resist Pee Wee Herman as a vampire.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton is a genius, whether you choose to watch this movie or one of his many other Halloween-worthy films like Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Frankenweenie, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, or Beetlejuice.
Monster Squad is definitely a cheesy movie, but it’s a cult classic that you cannot resist. And, it has all your Halloween favorites – Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, and Swamp Thing. Oh, and who can forget the line, “Wolfman’s got nards!”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Go through a “time warp” and watch the trippy Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween.
If there was ever a scary movie, it’s this one …
What’s Halloween without this movie? Bette Midler even said that, out of all her films, this was her favorite to make. Follow the Sanderson sisters as they invade Salem in search of youth, stolen from all the children.
This is a favorite for most women. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman embracing their witchery. There’s drama, there’s romance, there’s comedy, and there’s some spookiness … Perfect.
The Shining is a classic horror movie with Jack Nicholson. Here’s … Johnny!
The Amityville Horror
Watch the original movie or the new version and it will surely scare you into the Halloween spirit, especially since its based on a true story. If you watch the newer version, you’ll get to see Ryan Reynolds sweaty and shirtless … Just throwing that out there.
Whether you’re watching the first, second, or third movie of the series, it will make you fear technology … your TV set, and mirrors.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
This is another film where you can watch either the original or a newer version, starring Jessica Biel. If you’re into wearing other people’s skin, then this is the way to go.
If these aren’t enough for you, don’t forget about the Scream movies, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Dracula, The Exorcist, Psycho, Teen Witch, Child’s Play, and House of 1,000 Corpses.