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My 13 Top Scary Halloween Movies

I love Halloween and actually like scary movies. I don’t care for movies that are just gory for the sake of being gory though (like all those Saw sequels). The ones that get me the most are more psychological thrillers. Some of these movies terrify me, but I’ll watch them anyway! And no, not all of these are truly considered “Halloween” films, but they are fitting for a spooky, scary movie marathon.

13 scary halloween movies

13 Scary Movies to Watch on Halloween

  1. The Shining
  2. It
  3. Dolls
  4. Child’s Play aka Chucky
  5. House of 1000 Corpses
  6. Halloween (the original)
  7. Halloween (Rob Zombie’s version)
  8. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  9. Poltergeist
  10. Children of the Corn
  11. Saw (just the first one!)
  12. The Good Son
  13. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Honorable mention: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

The Shining is just pure madness and totally messes with your head.

It and Killer Klowns have clowns in them. Enough said.

Dolls and Child’s Play have possessed dolls that are creepy and make you second guess the toys in your home. I watched Dolls when I was in elementary school at my best friend’s (at the time) house. Her mom collected dolls… they were EVERYWHERE in her house. That made it even worse. Just looking Dolls up on gave me the heebie jeebies.

The rest, well, they all fall on the scary to spooky range.

What are your top scary movie picks?


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Wednesday 31st of October 2012

I'd also add: Pet Semetary (could just be me, scared me as a kid) and What Lies Beneath


Thursday 1st of November 2012

Both are definitely scary. I was just limiting it to 13 :P


Tuesday 30th of October 2012

Oh yes, Sandra. The Others is a good one. Ghost Story Blackout Dark Water The Eye RIngu The Orphanage


Thursday 1st of November 2012

I'm going to have to check out your list - I haven't heard of or seen them! (minus The Others)

Sandra R

Tuesday 30th of October 2012

I vote for "The Others" with Nicole Kidman. Keeps you guessing until the end.


Thursday 1st of November 2012

Definitely a good pick - really blew my mind the first time I saw it.