It’s that time of year again, and you’re looking for the right horror film to watch on this Halloween night. The horror genre has many different paths to it from the classic slasher to the phycological thriller that leaves you more crept out than scared. Whatever your taste may be here are five horror films that you should consider watching this Halloween if you are looking to get a good scare.
The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of the Stephen King’s novel is one of the most well-known horror films of all time. Th telling the story of Jack Torrance who becomes a caretaker for a hotel during the winter, we see how Jack begins to lose his mind and we get the classic “Here’s Johnny” quote. Oh and we can’t forget those creepy twins, of course, The Shining is definitely a great watch if you’re looking to get terrified.
If you’re looking for a slasher to watch John Carpenter’s Halloween is the one for you. Creating the blueprint for the typical slasher film Halloween is the original slasher that will bring you plenty of moments questioning how Michael Myers never dies.We also can’t forget that Halloween gave us Jamie Lee Curtis as she made her debut and forever tagged herself as the original”Scream Queen.”
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Another classic slasher to add to the list, A Nightmare on Elm Street is what made us afraid to go to sleep because Freddy Krueger was going to rip us apart.Wes Craven created an iconic villain in Krueger that will haunt generations of future horror enthusiast. And like Halloween with making Jamie Lee Curtis a household name, A Nightmare on Elm Street is where Johnny Depp got his first big time acting gig.
The Witch (2015)
Possibly one of the most disliked films by audiences The Witch is an extremely slow burning horror that makes you feel scared and uncomfortable throughout its runtime. Things begin to pick up and get disturbing as the film nears its ending. The Witch is probably not for everyone, but it is a film worth looking into if you are into period pieces and looking to get creeped out.
Evil Dead (2013)
A remake of the 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead. The 2013 version was given a much higher budget than its original and in my opinion is far more bone-chilling and disturbing. The franchise has since been made into a horror/comedy with Ash vs. Evil Dead but if you are looking for a good scare and a “cabin in the woods” kind of horror Evil Dead is the right choice for you.