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Best scary films for Halloween

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Hollie11 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:27:57

Hi all, we're planning on watching scary films on Halloween idea why, I'm such a wimp. Anyhoo, any recommendations from you wise souls? A good slasher film perhaps? Tia

Farontothemaddingcrowd Fri 27-Oct-17 20:28:41

I enjoyed It Follows. That was pretty terrifying.

hollie11 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:30:50

Yes I've seen it follows......terrified me for about a week. I kept thinking people who were walking in the same direction behind me were going to kill me.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 27-Oct-17 20:51:18

The Cunjuring 1 and 2.
Pet Semetary
The Others. Not gory, but excellent twist to the story
Halloween (Obviously)

Farontothemaddingcrowd Fri 27-Oct-17 21:05:53


hollie11 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:19:22

Just watched the trailers for insidious and Christine and they look scary and creepy...... perfect! Thank you Farontothemaddingcrowd and Awwlookatmybabyspider

Jonsnowsghost Fri 27-Oct-17 21:20:54

Another vote for It follows! I'm going to watch it again on Halloween 🎃
For slasher you can't go wrong with the original Scream, one of my all time favourites even though it's a bit silly!

FuckShitJackFairy Fri 27-Oct-17 21:21:58

When a stranger calls, both origninal and remake.

The strangers

Black christmas (again both)

Original prom night

ghostyslovesheets Fri 27-Oct-17 21:24:24

the shining

hollie11 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:31:09

Wow this is a great list of horror films. I might watch a different horror film every night next week as I can't choose between them all! Thanks all!

hollie11 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:34:56

So far on the list I have -
- The shining
- When a stranger calls
- Insidious
- Christine
- Halloween (obviously!)
Any other recommendations?

beepbeeprichie Fri 27-Oct-17 21:46:34

Halloweeney ones;
Trick r Treat
All Hallow's Eve
Halloween 3 (it's a standalone)
Halloween Tales
The Witch

Something that really creeped me out- It Follows is good. 30 Days of Night is a reasonable vampire film.

Lighter relief;
Monster House
Hocus Pocus
Scared Shrekless

ScipioAfricanus Fri 27-Oct-17 21:58:10

‘Halloween’ is definitely the original and the best! ‘Scream’ is fun and pretty scary in my (scaredy cat) opinion.

ScipioAfricanus Fri 27-Oct-17 22:00:37

‘Let the right one in’ is very creepy, though less obviously Halloween-y than some. It stayed with me a long time.

Cleanermaidcook Fri 27-Oct-17 22:02:34

Nightmare before christmas - i dont do scary grin

Patienceisvirtuous Fri 27-Oct-17 22:06:24

The Babadook

Bucketsandspoons Fri 27-Oct-17 22:13:28

The Woman in White scares the heck out of me - the rocking chair bit in particular! In a gentler way, The Lady in White.

RacingRaccoons Fri 27-Oct-17 22:20:40

Lights Out (2016)
The Descent
The Strangers
The Forest

GypsieQueen Fri 27-Oct-17 22:21:11

A Texas Chainsaw Massacre, both the original and the remake, any of the Friday 13th films, The Exorcist, Drag me to hell, Psycho, Hellraiser, jeepers creepers, The Fly.

GypsieQueen Fri 27-Oct-17 22:21:55

Also Creep is pretty scary!

youvegottobekidding Fri 27-Oct-17 22:26:36

I haven't seen It Follows, will have to look out for that one, I think it might be on Netflix? Or Now TV. I've been looking for a good scary film to watch with DH - he's an absolute wus when it comes to scary movies, jumps at least a 100 times & that's not in the scary parts!! Lights Out is a good one.

karmacoma1 Fri 27-Oct-17 22:26:37

When the lights went out
I second the conjuring 2. - watching it tomorrow actually - really creepy.
If you can fine it, the original 'The Haunting' is brilliant. Black and white, made in the 40's I think.

YouBetterWORK Fri 27-Oct-17 22:27:30

Rec, a Spanish film, is really really good, but don't bother with the American remake (Quarantine). However the woman in Quarantine was also in The Exorcism of Emily Rose which is also a very good film.

For laughs, if you have now tv, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies. Low budget, absolutely big names in it but silly zombie fun.

YouBetterWORK Fri 27-Oct-17 22:29:19

That should read NO big names!!

Lipstickonteeth Fri 27-Oct-17 22:39:32

Blair Witch Project - simple, low budget but creepy.

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