Hey folks, are you making the last spot of preparation for your fun-filled Halloween night or are you simply looking for an idea on what to watch for a spooktacular evening? Don't worry, I have you covered!
As Halloween approaches, horror movies are everywhere you look. Skip the cinema this year and host your very own thrill-fest. To set the mood you could light a few candles, turn the lights out and have some of your tasty Halloween treats at the ready. Why not invite your bravest friends to join you for a scary movie marathon? You wouldn't want to watch my scariest picks on your own, trust us...
Without further ado, here I share my most favourite scary movies perfect for a cosy night in on Halloween night...
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE | GENRE: HORROR/CRIME THRILLER
A young girl dies under the care of her parish priest. While attending college, Emily believed she became possessed. After medical care ceases to work, she turned to her faith. In the care of her priest she dies and he goes on trial for her death. He is represented by a career-minded and driven lawyer who does not believe in God. This is the story of Emily Rose, told by those in the trial and the priest who watched her through her possession.
INSIDIOUS | GENRE: SUPERNATURAL/DEMONIC
From the producers of SAW and Paranormal Activity, writer/director Oren Peli gives the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from the other world's demonic forces when their young son falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh and Renai struggle to uncover the problem caused of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realise they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension
THE RING | GENRE: MYSTERY/THRILLER
A mysterious video tape is killing off anyone who watches it. Whenever the victim watches it, the phone rings, telling them they have only one week to live. A young reporter named Rachel is investigating these events, but after she and her small son watch the tape, it becomes a race against time to find out why the tape is killing everyone and how it could be stopped.
WRONG TURN | GORY/SLASHER
In a throwback to 1970's horror films such as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Hills Have Eyes", "Wrong Turn" is an independently-made horror film about a group of five youths on a hiking trip in the Appalachains of West Virginia who become prey to a family of cannibalistic mountain men who have become horribly disfigured through generations of in-breeding.
THE EXORCIST | DRAMA/SUPERNATURAL
A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behaviour and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognises the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.
THE CONJURING | GENRE: HAUNTING/SUPERNATURAL
In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.
EVIL DEAD | GENRE: GORY/FANTASY
Five friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
DEAD SILENCE | GENRE: SUPERNATURAL/MYSTERY
After receiving a weird package with the doll named Billy, Jamie's wife is murdered and he believe's Mary Shaw and Billy are behind it. Destined to find out the truth, Jamie goes to the town of Raven's Fair where the ventriloquist Mary Shaw used to perform and is buried. But Jamie is in for more than he expected.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK | GENRE: PARANORMAL/DRAMA
A young lawyer, struggling with work after the death of his wife, is sent to a remote village to settle the estate of a deceased eccentric woman who owns a Manor House. The village residents want him to leave as they are trying to conceal a deadly secret. But he refuses, and soon discovers that the house of his client is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black.
ANNABELLE | GENRE: DEMONIC/SUPERNATURAL
A husband and a wife are happily married and expecting a child. Mia (the wife) has to stay at home until the baby is delivered. Then, one night, when her husband came home from work, he brought home a present for his miserable wife. He brought home a doll named Annabelle, for her collection. Little do they know, the doll is possesed and is now a sinister presence lurking around their home.
So there you have it! My top 10 most recommended horror films perfect for a Halloween fright. I love a good old mixture of classics and modern. If I had to choose a top 3 then it would be Insidious, Exorcism Of Emily Rose and Wrong turn. I really like my demon/possession films as I always find them really fascinating and to know that some of them are based on a true story is always good to know. You will always find me researching the true story of the film after. I'm always interested to know what actually happened. I do also enjoy a good gory/slasher movie. The deeper of gore the better!
Thanks for reading! I hope I've persuaded you to watch one of these from my recommendations. Believe me, I'm an expert and a true horror fan.