October is one of my favorite months. Like other Halloween lovers, I enjoy a good spook from the comfort of my home. Here are a few of my favorite scary movies.
1. The Witch
A slow-burner that won my heart the first time I watched it. This movie is unsettling but a perfect representation of the hysteria of witches/evil among the early settlers of America.
2. The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Amityville Horror movie has always spooked me. The story itself is disturbing, which flows to the screen well.
3. The Texas Chain saw Massacre (1974)
An oldie, but a good one.
4. The Conjuring
This movie sent me down a rabbit hole of Ed and Lorraine Warren inspired books, stories, and blogs. It was a fun time. I love this movie and the second one. The ones that follow are not as scary.
5. The Grudge
One of the first scary movies I can remember scaring me but having a plot I was interested in. I was nervous in the shower for weeks, worried a pale hand out attack me.
6. Paranormal Activity
This mockumentary scared me. I was never afraid of the dark, but after watching this movie I found myself ensuring the lights were on as I walked around my house at night. Paranormal Activty grew into series of films focusing on a cult summing a demon named Toby. Or something like that. Each movie was less inventive and scary, as most series go.
7. The Descent
I love love love love this movie. It is not the best horror flick out there but there is something unsettling about being trapped in a cave with monsters. I am a sucker for claustrophobic type horror.
Another favorite movie that sparked a series I enjoyed. These movies are spooky with jumps scares. I like to watch these for a screams, giggles, and a goodnight’s sleep. Upon further research, I am a fan of James Wan.
9. 28 Days Later
In my 27 years, I have watched this movie maybe three times. I don’t need to watch it every again in my life. Every terrifying second of 28 Days and 28 Weeks later are burned into my brain and haunt me on a monthly bases. I know my fear of zombies stems from watching these movies. Why is it a favorite? One of the few movies to actually scare me to the point of nightmares.
The newest movie on my list. Us is freaky and unsettling. It is a story I have not seen before, which made it more memorable. I enjoy Jordan Peele’s work in horror, I hope we see more from him.
What are your favorite scary movies?