With Halloween around the corner, it is time to get spooked with these horror classics.
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students who travelled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
The students fear are magnified when one of the students say: “I’m scared to close my eyes and I’m scared to open them.” This film will surely give you the creeps!
Starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard; Directed by Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Photographer Adam Stanheight and oncologist Lawrence Gordon regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end of a filthy bathroom. The two men quickly realized they've been captured by a sadistic serial killer nicknamed "Jigsaw" and must complete his perverse puzzle to survive. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon's wife and young daughter are forced to watch these torture live via a closed-circuit video.
James Wan’s movie debut is one of the horror classics, it is gory, bloody, and twisted – a perfect addition to our Halloween binge!
Starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter; Directed by James Wan
When George Lutz and his wife, Kathy, find a beautiful new house in the small town of Amityville, N.Y., they think the place is too good to be true. After they move in with their kids, they find out the cheap price tag is thanks to the house's sordid history: The former tenant murdered his family after supposedly being possessed by the devil. Believing the home is haunted, the couple find a priest to help them rid the place of evil spirits.
The most terrifying thing about this movie is that the film is based on a true story – the tried and convicted mass murderer Ronald Joseph “Butch” DeFeo Jr. who killed his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters in 1974 in their family home.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall; Directed by Andrew Douglas
Matthew Williams, his wife, Jennifer, and mother, Emma, are Americans making a new life in Tokyo. Together they move into a house that has been the site of supernatural occurrences in the past, and it isn't long before their new home begins terrorizing the Williams family as well. The house, as it turns out, is the site of a curse that lingers in a specific place and claims the lives of anyone that comes near.
In this American remake of the Japanese film Ju-on delivers a high level of fear and frights, making it a popular Halloween movie.
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother; Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
The Conjuring is another popular James Wan horror film that has plenty of jump scares and creepy scenes. Plus, Ed and Lorraine Warren were real American paranormal investigators associated with a series of prominent hauntings. So the cases in the movie are inspired by real life cases – scary!
Starring by Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston; Directed by James Wan
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle.
Many people would agree that one of the creepiest parts of The Conjuring is the doll Annabelle. So it is not surprising that Annabelle’s story is made into a movie of its own!
Starring Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard; Directed by John R. Leonetti
The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody...
Scream is a 90s horror movie that never gets old. Plus, the villain’s iconic mask is a Halloween classic!
Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette; Directed by Wes Craven
Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie and Micah become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.
The hauntings start out small, then becomes creepier and creepier. The found-footage style in which the film was shot in, makes it even more terrifying because it is so relatable and realistic.
Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Amber Armstrong; Directed by Oren Peli
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Freddy Krueger looks terrifying in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic – a must-watch for Halloween!
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner; Directed by Samuel Bayer
Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.
Halloween H20 is a fan favourite from the popular slasher film franchise, so it is only right to include it in our Halloween movie list!
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams; Directed by Steve Miner
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