The Halloween season is nothing if not great for watching movies. Whether you turn on the tv, scroll through Netflix, or tune into Hulu, there are scary, chilling, thrilling, and even seasonal movies everywhere. All you have to do is grab some snacks, a warm comfy cuddle blanket, your favorite cuddle partner, and the remote and you’re ready for a scary movie night.
And don’t forget that the scarier the movie, the more cuddling and, well, you know what cuddling leads to! But first, the movies.
Scream is one of the best scary movies of the 90s. There are good looking people, a comedic undertone, and all the entertainment you want out of a traditional slasher film. Sydney is under attack by “ghost face,” and they terrorize her and her friends. Killing along the way, he is always hunting someone. For street cred purposes, Scream was one of the highest grossing films of 1996 and is the highest grossing slasher film in the world. And this movie turned sequel plus a fourth movie even had a spin-off show, it was so popular. Tune in and enjoy this 90s horror flick.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
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Stylistically similar to Scream, this movie has a good-looking cast, the popularity that turned it into a trilogy, and that 90s slasher feel. After four kids get into and accident and kill someone, they take an angry vow to never talk about it again. A year later, things start happening and the kids finally have to come to terms with and deal with what happened. The murder. There are more movies so you know it’s not over. This one is just the beginning.
The Sixth Sense
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This movie has that creep feel that a good psychological thriller has. That goosebumps and nervous anticipation that comes with wondering what’s really happening and what the twist is. In The Sixth Sense, the boy sees dead people, and the whole time, while he sees dead people, it takes us as the audience forever to realize that the guy himself is dead, too. Well duh, the movie set it up for you!
Another movie about people who are scared, in bad situations, or trying to figure out what is going on around them, and they themselves are the dead and scary ones. Do I keep giving away the ending? I mean, how have you not seen these movies? Ha.
Psycho, I just watched the original again. Plus, there’s an updated one, too. This movie is too good. Suspenseful until the end and full of perfectly creepy music the whole way through. Norman Bates and his mother have an eerily close relationship bordering on instinctual, that is until..wait! I won’t give it away this time! But if you like a good surprise ending, this movie has that. The creepy music I talked about, yup. And both the older version and the newer one are just great.
While Misery isn’t blood and guts gory, it does give you that all over chill. I mean she breaks his bones right in front of us. And the ankle thing? **Eek.** Misery is about an author who crashes and is found by a fan. Said fan, Annie, holds Paul hostage, while hurting him if he doesn’t perform, in example, write for her. She wants him to finish his stories so that she can find out what happens. By the end of it, the manuscript is finished but Paul starts in on fire in front of Annie, they fight, and she is killed.
For fright nights, watch movies at home. It’s way scarier when life things happen in the middle of watching something already scary. Someone could knock on the door, call on the phone, or do just about anything and you would probably jump. Happy horror watching!