Halloween is the absolute best time of year to sit down and enjoy a good horror film. And with many of us now being stuck inside as a very real horror movie plays out in the real world. A good horror flick is a fantastic way to forget about all our real-world troubles. The vast library available to us from streaming services is both a blessing and a curse. It can take just as long to choose a film as it does to watch it in the end. So, this blog is here to help cut the bickering and help you get straight into some scary escapades.
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Halloween (1978) Shudder via Prime Video
When it comes to the absolute best Halloween movie it is hard to look past the absolute classic that is Halloween (and I think you legally have to put it in every Halloween movie list). Directed by John Carpenter, Halloween has become the gold standard in Halloween movies. The movie follows a high school girl as she battles against an escaped mental patient and murderer, Michael Myers (also known as The Shape). An absolute must-watch on Halloween.
The Thing (1982) Hulu
The Thing follows a group living in a remote research base in Antarctica whose lives are disrupted by a helicopter firing at a sledge dog. After taking in the dog, it starts to attack the residents leading to the discovery that it can assume the shape of its victims. The Thing is unconventional whodunnit perfect for those that love suspense. If you are a fan of practical effects in movies, then The Thing is essential viewing.
The Lighthouse (2019) Prime Video
If you are someone that is more into psychological horror and loves a dark and oppressive atmosphere, then look no further than The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse focuses on two lighthouse keepers as they try to maintain their sanity whilst living alone on a remote New England island in the 1890s. Directed by Robert Eggers, also known for The Witch, another honourable mention. The Lighthouse was a critical hit when it released last year and is definitely worth your time.
The Ritual (2017) Netflix
The Ritual isn’t really in the same league as others on this list, but it is still an unquestionably well put together smaller horror movie that deserves a shout out. The movie follows a group of old friends as they trek into the woods as they attempt to reconnect with one another. After a while, they discover that they are being stalked by an entity and try to make it out unscathed. The Ritual has a great atmosphere and is worth a watch if you are interested in lower budget horror affairs (though it certainly doesn’t feel that way).
Ready or Not (2019) HBO NOW
For those that like a bit of comedy with their horror, Ready or Not is a recent release that is very well done. Ready or Not centres around a wedding night that makes the bride take part in a game of cat and mouse after her new in-laws force her to take part in a family tradition. A truly well-done horror-comedy that is well worth watching.
I Saw the Devil (2010) Prime Video
I saw the Devil is South Korean film that was released way back in 2010 but remains just as visceral today as it was a decade ago. I Saw the Devil follows a rogue police detective’s mission to not only catch his wife’s killer but make him suffer as much as possible in the process. Certainly not one for the faint-hearted, but this is a fantastically paced horror/thriller.
The Evil Dead (1981) Netflix
If you are a zombie horror fan, then cult classic The Evil Dead should definitely be on your list of movies to watch. An expertly crafted film by Sam Raimi that pushes its minuscule budget to its absolute limit. The Evil Dead features the ever-present college kids as they spend a weekend at an old cabin in the woods. And all hell breaks loose after they unknowingly unleash a demonic force. A classic that should be enjoyed by all this Halloween.
These movies aren’t available in every region
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Enjoy the movies!
We hope that this list of movies will help enhance your Halloween this year. And again, for those that love bad horror movies. We have another list just for you coming up soon. So, make sure to check back regularly!
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