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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The Exorcist

Possession, priests, and projectile vomit; the three horror movie must-haves.

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.

IT

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.

SCREAM

In my opinion, this is the best horror series around!

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 movie series!

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

If you’re looking for a movie that’ll make you jump, this is it. Any movie in this series, really.

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.

#Demons

CHILD’S PLAY

I have few words for this movie.

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

So this isn’t the most HORROR of horror films, but I love it. You should too.

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.

BUTTER-FUCKING-FLIES.

THE ALPHABET KILLER

Just like Silence of the Lambs, I wouldn’t consider this a true horror movie, but here’s why it’s creepy as hell: IT’S BASED ON TRUE MURDERS.

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

Who hasn’t had that dream where their house is haunted?

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.

THE SHINING

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.

SINISTER

Not gonna lie, probably the best horror movie I’ve seen in the last few years. Horror these days just doesn’t have the same creep factor as they used to, but this one does.

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? 

 

xo, C.

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9 Comments

  1. Sheree

    October 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I used to LOOOVE horror movies as a child but always had nightmares. You know… I’ve never seen Paranormal Activity…any of them. Like… as I get older, I’ve accepted what will and will not trigger me. Literally, the trailer for “Lights Out” had me afraid to turn the lights off for THREE DAYS. When I was home alone, I just barricaded myself in my room. The latch lock on our front door is still broken because I was afraid one night while my boyfriend was working late and locked it before falling asleep. He had to break it to get in. This is my life haha. Great post.

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks! And that’s too funny about your boyfriend having to break in – luckily, my boyfriend doesn’t seem to mind scary movies, and our door doesn’t have a latch we can break! :)
      Thanks for visiting/commenting!

  2. Leslie

    October 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Yes! I love scary movies too. I love “It” too, i dont see why it freaks out everyone. I love that creepy clown. I have no idea why but i like to watch The Purge too. You’ve got a great list!

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Yessss! The Purge is another great movie! I haven’t seen the new one yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
      Thanks for visiting/commenting! :)

  3. Melanie

    October 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    The exorcist is my favorite scary movie of all time! You picked a great list!!

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks! It’s such a great time of year for horror movies!

  4. Kaley

    October 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    The Ryan Reynold’s version of Amityville Horror scared the living daylights out of me when I was a little kid. The intro and outro with Jodie was just too scary! I still get chills! ?

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Haha, it’s so good though! Plus, Ryan Reynolds – shirt = WORTH IT.

  5. courtney

    October 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I love horror movies and I’ve seen everyone on your list apart from the alphabet killer! I’m intrigued about it but also creeped out because my initials are CC.

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