20 Spookiest Halloween Movies That Would Give You The Chills This Halloween

The audiences have always loved the horror genre, but this love hasn’t really shown up in box office numbers when it comes to horror flicks. Thankfully, that is changing with movies like Get Out and It not only doing good business, but also getting critical acclaim. And thanks to this recent success in the horror genre, we’ve had a stream of horror movies coming out over the last couple of years. So, before you check out this year’s horror flicks in the theatres do watch these spookiest horror movies this Halloween and you’ll end up loving the genre even more.

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Hereditary

After the death of her estranged mother, Anni (Toni Collette) starts noticing some strange activities going on around her place. And when she is faced with another shocking tragedy, Anni starts spiraling pretty quick. The question is – is it really some supernatural entity trying to harm Anni’s family, or is her brain feeding all this to her? Watch the movie to find out!

 

 

The Babadook

Directed by Jennifer Kent, this gothic thriller follows the story of a widow who has no one, but her six-year-old son left. Things change for the worse when she finds out that the main character in her son’s book – a tall spook wearing a top hat, called the Babadook – starts troubling the mother-son duo. Watch this thriller and you’ll be stunned for sure!

 

 

It Follows

Annie believes that she has found her true soulmate when she meets her boyfriend. However, things take a sharp turn when her boyfriend reveals that he is being followed by an evil spirit – one that would now follow her until she passes it off to the next man she sleeps with. This retro-styled horror flick will surely keep you engaged all throughout.

 

 

Alien

Ridley Scott’s 1979 flick was truly one of a kind, with the astronauts fighting it out with the extraterrestrials in outer space in an epic battle. The movie was extremely frightening and is still considered the spookiest of all the movies in the franchise.

 

 

A Quiet Place

A family of three embark an adventure in a post-apocalyptic world where they are followed by deadly monsters at every turn – ones having a really sharp sense of hearing. The only way this family can survive is by being extra silent and careful. An edge of the seat thriller, A Quiet Place is definitely one of the movies you should watch this Halloween.

 

 

Eyes Without A Face

This French masterpiece is titled quite literally, in which a leading surgeon kidnaps some beautiful young women and then tries in vain to transplant their face onto his daughter’s face, who is – without a face! The movie will surely give you the chills if you are watching alone, so do have some company if you are faint-hearted!

 

 

Last House On The Left

Wes Craven indeed mastered the art of making horror movies, and this flick is a perfect example of that. This arty thriller revolves around two young girls who come in contact with two escaped prisoners in a big city, and how the story takes a violent turn. The story explores the cultural divide during the Vietnam war era beautifully and is considered one of his best movies.

 

 

The House Of The Devil

When Samantha takes up a babysitting job at the Ullman’s, little did she know that her life was about to turn upside down. Things take a shocking turn when she gets to know the true identity of the child, and how the couple has some devious plans in store for this young girl. Do watch this edge of the seat thriller and you won’t regret it.

 

 

Night Of The Living Dead

A black and white movie made on an extremely tight budget; this George A. Romero’s film truly was the first-ever zombie movie. This movie is a perfect example of how you can make a really great movie even with a paltry budget – all you require is some ‘brains’!

 

 

Donnie Darko

Our first introduction to how weird and crazy Jake Gyllenhaal could be, Donnie Darko is the story of a teenager and interdimensional stakes that for quite a while into the movie, don’t make sense. In fact, most people still don’t agree with the final twist and what the storyline actually was! The movie is set during the Halloween time, and should definitely be on your list of movies to watch this Halloween.

 

 

The Host

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s horror thriller is considered one of the best of the previous decade. The story revolves around a South Korean family that finds itself facing a gigantic monster created from toxic dumping in the ocean. Does the family make their way out of the siege? Watch the movie to find out!

 

 

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s and Hollywood’s one of the most amazing movies ever, Psycho is truly a must-watch this Halloween. Psycho is a cautionary tale of effects of stealing from one’s boss, and also of staying at roadside creepy motels – to put it bluntly! This movie is known for the twists, and the murder taking place in the first act itself, that caught the audiences by surprise.

 

 

A Nightmare On The Elm Street

This story of a child molester who returns to haunt the children of people who killed him is one of the classic horror movies one can watch on Halloween. This Wes Craven’s flick establishes the fact that one is most vulnerable during sleep – a simple fact that accounts for endless scares during this movie, and has helped set up numerous horror franchise that came later.

 

 

It

Based on a Stephen King’s novel, this movie completely changed the perception that horror flicks cannot make money at the box office. The movie not only made huge collections at the box office, but was also acclaimed critically all around the world. The movie follows the story of a group of seven young children who have to battle the supernatural clown Pennywise. Although many consider the 1990 TV series a classic, the big screen truly brought this iconic monster to life. Good luck getting sleep after watching this flick!

 

 

The Shining

Another flick based on Stephen King’s novel, this Stanley Kubrick-directed movie is considered by many as the scariest movie of all time. The attention to detail and great plotline made this movie a big hit at the time, and it continues to scare people thanks to Nicholson’s murderous paterfamilias that made it one of the best performances of the century!

 

 

Halloween

If you aren’t watching Halloween on Halloween, you aren’t exactly making the most of Halloween! John Carpenter’s flick is definitely one of the finest horror movies ever made. The story revolves around a psychopath who has returned to the town fifteen years after killing his sister. This time, though, he’s wearing a William Shatner mask and is fully prepared to stalk Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) to death! Jokes aside, the movie will give you the chills for sure. Do check it out if you haven’t already.

 

 

The Ring

This film definitely made some of us scared of our TVs for a while! The storyline revolves around people who keep dying mysteriously after watching a specific videotape. Naomi Watts, who plays a journalist in the movie, sets on a mission to find out the reason. Will she find out what caused those deaths? Well, watch the movie to find out!

 

 

Rosemary’s Baby

In what is considered as an allegory to poor childbearing, Mia Farrow’s character named Rosemary gets increasingly troubled about her pregnancy while living in a building that has a weird relation with satanism, and is full of mysterious neighbors. Do watch this flick and you’ll agree with us when we say that this is one of the most bone-chilling movies ever made!

 

 

Get Out

One of the rarest movies to win an Oscar, the movie follows the story of a young black photographer who decides to join his white girlfriend for a visit to her parents. In a shocking turn of events, he finds out that his girlfriend’s parents aren’t exactly as they seem, which is followed by even more shocking events. This movie goes beyond the realm of horror movies and is truly an epic movie you cannot afford to miss!

 

 

The Exorcist

Even after four decades since its release, The Exorcist continues to be the most bone-chilling movie the industry has ever created. The movie revolves around one of the scariest movie villains of all time – a twelve-year-old girl possessed by a demon! Really? Well, the movie is not exactly as funny as we made it out to be, and the scares this movie has on offer will give you countless sleepless nights for sure. Not to mention the epic thematic material and the top-quality performances.