Horror movies are always a great choice if you’re in need of a thrill, but what better time to cuddle up for a nice scary movie than October? Spooky Season is all about getting into the Halloween spirit (no pun intended), so you should definitely check out these Top 5 movie choices before the month ends!
As the name suggests, Halloween is a classic for the month of October. Michael Myers is one of the staples of slasher films, so no matter how much you love or hate horror movies, Halloween is a must-watch! Although there have been several remakes and sequels, the original 1978 version cannot be surpassed. There’s even a new 2021 sequel coming out this month, so there’s no better time than the present to watch (or re-watch!) the classic Halloween.
Scream is absolutely iconic! So iconic, in fact, that there have been 4 sequel movies and even a spin-off TV show. With all that said, the 1996 film that set the ball rolling on the Scream legacy is a true masterpiece. From the opening Drew Barrymore scene to the beautiful plot twists to the haunting mystery of what lies beneath the killer’s mask, you’ll never be able to forget Ghost Face and his terrifying massacres.
3. Hocus Pocus
If slasher films aren’t your thing, Hocus Pocus is a spooky (yet family-friendly) choice for Halloween. On All Hallows’ Eve in Salem, Massachusetts, the Sanderson sisters – a trio of witches – are reawakened. After their execution in 1693, Winifred, Mary, and Sarah spent three centuries dormant until teenaged Max makes a fateful mistake. As Max rushes to save his sister, the town of Salem, and Halloween itself, Hocus Pocus includes elements of fantasy and comedy for the whole family to enjoy.
4. The Shining
The Shining is an oldie but a goodie! Based on Stephen King’s novel, The Shining aims to unsettle the viewer, both psychologically and visually. After taking a job to watch over a gigantic hotel during its off-season, Jack brings his wife and young son Danny along with him as they shut themselves inside the hotel for the winter. As Jack slowly falls into insanity throughout his stay, Danny begins to have visions that reveal the horrific past of the hotel and estate. The Shining is definitely not for the faint of heart, but I truly cannot recommend this cinematic masterpiece enough!
5. Scooby-Doo! and The Goblin King
Last but not least, Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King is indisputably a Halloween gem. Everyone loves Scooby-Doo, but this special Halloween feature takes the spooky mysteries of Scooby’s gang to another level! Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby must save Halloween after a failed, power-hungry magician steals goblin magic and attempts to turn everyone into monsters.
If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ll end up watching at least one of these amazing spooky movies. And if you ever need any horror movie recommendations, I’m your gal! Remember to stay tuned for more Halloween content throughout the month of October, and don’t forget to stay 🎃spooky🎃!!!