Top 10 Scariest Halloween Movies

In holidays, Night Out, reviews on October 27, 2009 at 3:40 am

hollywood monsters

Halloween was never a holiday that I liked too much, even as a kid. However, I happen to have a special place in my heart for scary movies. So, instead of dressing up in some expensive and elaborate costume, me and my friends buy a ton of Halloween candy, rent a few scary movies, and stay up real late getting freaked out. Here are my top 10 favorite Halloween movies picks:

10. Seven

The Saw series wouldn’t even exist without the creation of this intense psychological drama starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. The two A-Listers star as detectives that play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a psychopath who plans to kill seven people, one for each of the seven deadly sins.


9. Poltergeist

In this creepy supernatural flick, a family is visited by ghosts who tear up the family’s home. Hey, they all can’t be as friendly as Casper.

8. The Shining

In this adaptation of the gripping Stephen King novel, Jack Nicholson stars as a hotel caretaker who comes in contact with the ghost of a former hotel custodian (who killed his wife and two daughters). To put it lightly, shit goes down.

the blair witch project

7. The Blair Witch Project

This film follows a group of students who journey into vast woods for a school project about a fabled witch became an instant cult classic when it was released back in 1999. The movie isn’t all that scary, but it will, in fact, make you a nervous wreck.

6. Paranormal Activity

In this low-budget supernatural rollercoaster, a couple who hears bumps in the night decides to purchase a camera and record the demonic festivities while they are asleep. Let’s just say it’s more than just a bump.

nightmare on elm street

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street

This movie scared the bejesus out of me as a child. It follows the story of the residents of a quaint little town who are being haunted by a pedophile that was burned to death by the town’s parental figures. He has claws and swallows a young Johnny Depp by way of his bed. Enough said. Check out the trailer for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, coming to theaters in 2010.

4. The Ring

Naomi Watts stars in this in this horror gem about the investigation of a killer videotape. “You’re gonna die in seven days…”Eek!

sixth sense

3. The Sixth Sense

A young and creepy Haley Joel Osment made the phrase “I see dead people” famous in this 1999 thriller about, you guessed it, a child who can see dead people. He pursues the help of Bruce Willis, who plays a child psychologist. This is the movie that contains the perfect twist ending.

2. Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis plays a schoolgirl stalked by a maniacal killer in what is considered the most memorable horror movie ever made. The school scene in the beginning is an all-time favorite of mine.

And last but not least…

the strangers

1. The Strangers

This nerve-racking ride of a movie starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman deserves its spot at number one. The story follows a young, distraught couple stalked, terrorized, and tortured by three masked killers. The tension in this movie can be cut with a spoon … or even a plastic spork. Watch this film in the dark and get back to me.

Happy Haunting!

-Matt Scotto

Answer us this: What’s YOUR favorite scary movie?

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  1. Great list! I can remember seeing all of those movies for the first time and being scared shitless!!

  2. Awesome list! The stranger’s was absolutely horrifying and I wasn’t able to sleep for a few nights after that. Though I do love Seven, Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the most terrifying for me!

  3. there are very few talented actors that is as versatile as morgan freeman -‘:

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