15 Movies That Will Scare You Perfectly — Sparking the Halloween Mood

The spooky season has arrived, and wouldn’t it be perfect to dim the lights, grab a hot apple cider, and watch a perfectly curated horror movie? Buckle up for a list of different genres of horror movies that you need to watch this Halloween.

1. The Descent (2005)

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If you want something that makes breathing slightly hard, Neil Marshall has the scary movie for you. The scene is set with Sarah (Shaun Mcdonald) going to the Appalachian caves with her friends after a past tragedy. Only the friends are not alone; something hides in the caves hungry for human flesh.

2. Angel Heart (1987)

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Alan Parker’s Angel Heart is a movie for those who like some mystery in their horror films. Detective Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by Louis Cyphre (Rober De Niro). Louis orders Angel to find a star named Johnny Favourite. Discovering Johnny’s dark acts, Angel finds himself amidst a horrific plot.

3. Oculus (2013)

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Oculus by Mike Flanagan will make you question what is real and fake. This movie shows Karen Gillian as Kaylie Russel, sister to Tim (Brenton Thwaites). The siblings appear broken by their family’s tragic past. Watch the siblings reunite as adults and find what evil entity cursed them with a life of torment.

4. Hereditary (2018)

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Hereditary is a psychological horror featuring violence, demons, maggots, and everything gory. The unsettling story revolves around Annie (Toni Collette), who mourns the loss of her mother with the rest of the Graham family. Things escalate rapidly when absurd events start happening around each family member. Their accidents lead to a sinister secret that points toward their heritage.

5. The Babadook (2014)

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Have you ever watched a movie’s ghost and remembered its face all night? ‘The Babadook’ by Jennifer Kent does the same. Amelia is alone after her husband, Oskar, dies. She casually waves away her son Samuel’s (Noah Wiseman) complaint of something lurking in the house until one day, her fears project themselves into a monster.

6. Sinister (2012)

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In Sinister, Ellison (Ethan Hawke) is a true crime writer who moves his family into the home of a gruesome crime without telling them. He finds a box of homemade films with sinister recordings of entire families being brutally murdered. It escalates to creepy things happening in the house, and the ending is a bone-chilling scene.

7. The Woman in Black (2012)

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Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lawyer visiting an English village to settle matters of a deceased woman. This chilling movie by James Watkins is an entirely terrifying film to watch. While Arthur investigates the woman’s past, the Crythin village faces unusual young deaths after sighting a woman in black attire.

8. The Wicker Man (1974)

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On a remote Island, Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) is a devoted policeman searching for a missing girl. His intuition compels him to investigate further about the pagan communities. This movie by Robin Hardy will make you uncomfortable as everything Howie discovers is more frightening than the last.

9. Let the Right One in (2008)

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Directed by Tomas Alfredson, this film features a lot of blood and fangs. The story is of a boy named Oskar (Kåre Hedebrantng) getting bullied at school. Desperate for compassion, Oskar befriends Eli (Lina Leandersson) but quickly learns that his new friend is far from innocent.

10. The Changeling (1980)

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Peter Medak’s ‘The Changeling‘ is a classic ‘haunted house’ movie you must watch. It features John Russel (George Scott), a composer. John moves to a mansion after losing his family. Haunted by the past, John starts experiencing supernatural occurrences like moving objects, sounds, and a strange well in his garden.

11. The Haunting (1963)

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This film by Robert Wise is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting Of The Hill House. A group of people investigate the Hill house, including a young woman named Eleanor (Julie Harris). It only takes a short time for a chain of supernatural events to instill fear among the participants.

12. Smile (2022)

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Smile by Parker Finn is a movie that will make your head spin. Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) is a psychiatrist who learns about her imminent death from a patient. Panicked, she tries to give the curse away before she is met with the haunting grin meant to kill her.

13. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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The words’ based on a real story’ are enough to scare any person. Here, Scott Derrickson toys with the concept of The Exorcist. This film is about reverend Moore (Tom Wilkinson), Emily’s (Jennifer Carpenter) exorcist, trying to prove Ethan (Campbell Scott), the attorney who believes Emily is schizophrenic, wrong.

14. Burnt Offerings (1976)

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Directed by Dan Curtis, Marian (Karen Black) and Ben Rolf ( Oliver Reed) rent a cheap Victorian summerhouse. As a rule, they must care for the estate owner’s grandmother. The house gradually becomes exhausting, and dreams haunt the family into recognizing the evil presence that lives there.

15. The Ritual (2017)

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This last movie is better to watch with a bunch of friends. Now, let’s dive into David Bruckner’s story about four friends, including Luke (Rafe Spall), who hike into a forest as a tribute to their friend until things turn sinister. Fear, cults, and bizarre creatures follow them later on.

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12 Black and White Scary Movies Boomers Admitted Scarred Them for Life

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An online forum was talking about black-and-white movies that scarred boomers for life. If I am being honest, I’ve not seen all of these. But after scanning the thread, I’ve added many to my film bucket list. How many have you seen?