I LOVE HORROR MOVIES!
And yes, that’s my current collection.
When I was about five years old, my aunt, uncle, and cousins would babysit me while my parents went to work.
My cousins were a few years older than me, probably in their early teens, and for reasons I’ll never be able to fully understand, thought that this was the perfect time to introduce me to the wonderful world of horror.
Imagine picking up your child and learning that she had been watching Child’s Play and Nightmare on Elm Street while you had been working all day.
My mom was not happy.
Much to her surprise, the movies had absolutely no effect on me whatsoever. When we got home that night, I turned off all the lights and went straight to bed. I even asked for a Chucky doll for Christmas.
Yeah. I was a weird child.
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’ll probably end up celebrating the holiday watching scary movies and eating stupid amounts of sugary goodness.
There’s no better time than a week before halloween to give you a glimpse of my top 10 horror movies.
Top 10 Horror Movies
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This horror classic is a must-see if you’re into possession movies.
It solidifies my theory that ouija boards are not toys (and the fact that they’re sold IN TOY STORES is not cool). I’m not 100% sure that you can legitimately contact the dead, but I don’t really want to be the one who tries it out, you know?
There are very few movies that scare me, and this one definitely gives me chills.
This movie was my jam when I was younger. And, well I guess it still is.
IT follows a group of a friends when they’re young, tormenting them with the creepiest clown ever. Fast forward a few years, and the group gets back together to finally kill the thing that’s following them.
I guess it’s relevant today, considering all of the stupid clown murders people are committing (seriously, what’s WRONG with you people?!).
Oh, one more thing: Tim Curry. Enough said.
It’s a horror movie about horror movies. #HorrorMovieSurvivalRules
Highschool students getting killed off one by one — but why? What’s the reason? Who’s killing them? WHO IS THE GHOSTFACE KILLER?
If you haven’t seen this, climb out from under the sheets and watch this
Camera footage movies always have that “but what if it’s real?” feeling, giving you that spine-tingling, hair-raising chill.
My advice: turn off the lights, cuddle up with a blanket, and put down the popcorn. The last thing you want to be doing after you watch this movie is cleaning the kernels off of the floor after you throw them everywhere from fear.
KILLER. DOLL. COMES. TO. LIFE.
What’s creepier than an inanimate object we’ve all played with once or twice coming to life, trying to transfer its soul into a human vessel?
Exactly. It’s a bit cheesy considering it’s made in the eighties, but if you keep that in mind, it’s kind of fantastic. You’ll want more Chucky after this movie.
But wait.. there’s a sequel.
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
There’s a high enough creep-factor to this movie to keep it on this list, but yes, it is more of a thriller.
Anthony Hopkins is a genius.
THE ALPHABET KILLER
There was legitimately a dude who went around and murdered little girls with matching initals – A.A., M.M., C.C., etc.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is an unsolved case, too.
That right there is enough to send shivers down my spine.
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
It’s based on a true event, too. The Lutz family moves into a house that housed a family murder. The DeFeo family was brutally murdered by one of their own claiming they heard voices telling them to do it.
I won’t say anymore, cause I hate spoilers myself, but do yourselves a favor and watch the original version with James Brolin and Margot Kidder. If you prefer the Ryan Reynolds version, I won’t hold it against you.
He’s a babe.
If you’re into Stephen King books, you’ll enjoy this movie.
I read The Shining when I was in my early twenties, but I saw the movie way before that.
What makes this creepy is the fact that we all spend time alone, but we don’t go crazy and try to murder our families.
Right? No? Just me? Okay.
Also, if you’re into conspiracy theories and documentaries, check out Room 237.
Kevin Bacon Ethan Hawke (I’m always getting those two mixed up!) is a true crime writer (DREAM JOB!) who moves into a beautifully haunting house where some not so nice things happened.
It’s just.. it’s so… ah, just watch it.
Throw any of these 10 movies into your DVD player on halloween night, and you’ll have a good time.
Make some popcorn, grab some wine and obviously a bag of candy, turn off the lights and get cozy.
Halloween is the best time to scare yourself silly.
What are some of your favorite horror movies?