Halloween Horror Movies Top 10

It’s Halloween which means its time to list some great Halloween Horror Movies!

There are a lot of great horror movies out there and its never an easy task to pick some that are going to satisfy your Halloween needs but I am always up for a challenge.

My interests tend to lean more towards the older horror films so I have chosen quite a few classics but hopefully in doing so I will introduce some of our younger readers to a whole new basket of awesome horror films that everyone should see.

Some of my films might surprise you but that’s what makes it my list and not yours! Here is my list of favorites to watch as part of my Halloween Horror Movies Marathon

The Thing

This movie was recommended to me by a friend many years ago and what a pleasure it is. A nice combination of monster flick and isolation its an absolute classic. Its worth noting I am referring to John Carpenters remake which stars Kurt Russell.

When a remote station is isolated from society by mechanical failure the crew and staff soon discover there is more to fear then the cold outside! Easily one of the best scifi-horror films ever made!

Jeepers Creepers

 I know alot of people hate this movie but for me its one of the creepiest creature flicks around. A bug like monster that has its own theme song the classic 50′s tune ‘Jeepers Creepers’ and can not be killed.

You cant outrun it, you cant kill it and even going to the police station for help wont save you. An awesome movie with a great level of carnage and an ending that will leave you with the heeby jeeby’s.

The Shining

 Starring Jack Nicholson this is without a doubt a classic that everyone should watch in a dark room with the volume turned up far to loud. Normally as children, even adult children we turn to our parents for patience, protection and assurance.

The Shining takes all of that and turns it on its face as dead old Daddys sanity goes awol and he decides to make hatchet work out of his young son and wife. A great film, very edgy, very disturbing and creepy!

The Exorcist

Paranormal Activity is currently being billed as the scariest movie ever made but lets be honest. The Exorcist is a movie that shocked a generation of movie goers and then repeated itself year after year as new generations were introduced to the film, watched it and were terrified by it.

A classic tale of the church vs the devil its a terrifying film to this day and one that will leave you wishing you were watching Paranormal Activity instead.


As scary as The Exorcist is Poltergeist is not much better. The only thing worse then one demon… is a bunch of them. The real creep factor comes into play when you talk about the curse that has plagued the cast.

Although many have thriving careers now, many have also died. Heather O’Rourke, Will Sampson, Julian Beck, and Dominique Dunne have all died since filming the movie leading to the online rumors of a curse!

Amityville Horror

Amityville Horror is one scary movie. When I saw this film as a child it left me horrified and wanting to camp out in the backyard.

The tale of a demonic house which is ‘based on a true story’ its easily one of the creepiest tales of possession and had me wondering if the toaster was coming to get me in my sleep.

Night of the Living Dead

You can not go wrong any time of the year with Night of the Living Dead. Whether you watch the original George Romero directed version or the remake he produced with Tom Savini directing.

Night of the Living Dead is one of the, if not THE best zombie film ever made. A great tale of isolation and doom as well as the weakness of mankind Night of the Living Dead packs a deep message, lots of scare and some good old undead carnage.

Children of the Corn

 Last on my list but by no means the bottom is Children of the Corn. I was very young when I saw this movie and to say it left me scared stiff is an understatement. When you go to school and a kid bullies you.. you go to your parents.

What happens when the children do more then just bully and kill everyone and take over the town in a cult like religion? Thats when things go from bad to downright scary. Children of the Corn is a truly creepy tale but make sure your not watching the SyFy remake.

John Carpenters Halloween

Seriously how can we talk about Halloween without including one of the 10 best movies of all time? John Carpenters Halloween is creepy enough to keep you from going trick r treating.

Many of the younger generation have seen the Rob Zombie remake but here is hoping if you have not seen the original you will give it a shot this Halloween.

Halloween Horror Movies Top 10

Trick R Treat

Trick R Treat is a truly fantastic film and is easily one of the 10 best films of the last decade. The fact that this movie was a direct to DVD horror release is just a sad testament to the state of modern horror.

This Halloween anthology is both entertaining and chilling and will go down with the likes of CreepShow as one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

Now that I have shared my 10 favorites for Halloween to leave you scared stupid what are yours? Leave some comments and tell me what films truly scared you and are worth watching on Halloween before you go walking the streets for some Trick or Treat.

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