Hello Internet! With Halloween happening tomorrow I thought it would be proper to prepare a little Halloween movie list. My friend ParticleBit did a great Halloween game list, be sure to check that out if you want some ideas for something spooky to play. In the meantime enjoy the list and hopefully there are some on here you haven’t seen before.
Event Horizon – Rated R – 96 Min.
This is a very disturbing film, and one that deserves your attention for at least one viewing. Space horror films are always a treat, as space is such a hostile, dark desolate place. It makes for a great setting and Event Horizon uses it well. The trailer above sets up most of the story, but its well done with some pretty great acting by Fishburne and Neill.
Sunshine – Rated R – 107 Min.
Sunshine is a real slow burn of a movie. Once again this is another great space horror film, and I like it a little more than Event Horizon. It’s more recent, and the special effects hold up really well. It’s not only one of my favorite Danny Boyle Films, but it’s also one of my favorite Cillian Murphy films. Murphy absolutely kills it here, and the score is absolutely fantastic. This is a very immersive film and one that I could easily watch again even though i’ve probably seen it about 3 times already.
Trick ‘r Treat – Rated R – 82 Min.
This is really fun, easy to watch movie. It’s a horror anthology film, which means it has interwoven stories – 5 of them. They all tie together in interesting ways, and the attention to detail in this film is amazing. There is also some humor sprinkled in there, but overall this is a perfect Halloween film. Check it out!
The Ring – Rated PG-13 – 115 Min.
The Ring is the only PG-13 film to really terrify me throughout, not like most PG-13 films where they maybe have 1 or 2 parts that creep you out. This film is deeply unsettling and incredibly well done. I remember watching this with a family member and not being able to finish watching it because they couldn’t handle it. We ended up finishing it later, but that was the last horror movie we ever watched together lol
Evil Dead 2 – Rated R – 96 Min.
Oh Evil Dead how I love you so! In preparation for Ash Vs. Evil Dead premiering on Starz on Halloween this year I felt like I had to have this on here. Not only is this my favorite film in the trilogy, but it’s also my favorite horror comedy ever. It’s such a fun movie to watch, and one that is even more fun to watch with friends, but then again what movie isn’t better with friends right? Have fun with this one.
Shaun of the Dead – Rated R – 99 Min.
This is right behind Evil Dead 2 as my favorite horror comedy. It stands up really well, has a great pace and is hilarious. Need I say more? A must watch if you haven’t already.
Halloween – Rated R – 109 Min.
I’ll probably get some flak for this but whatever, I liked this movie despite a lot of people not liking it at all. It was well paced, had great tension and created a feeling of helplessness that felt palpable. Is it the best horror movie ever? No, but its a great film to watch on Halloween and is a bit more intense than the original. If you like Rob Zombie and/or slasher flicks be sure to give this one a shot.
The Signal – Rated R – 103 Min.
I couldn’t leave this little underrated gem off of my list. I still watch it on Halloween once in a while, and it’s a great psychological horror flick that weaves different genres into one and has a great love story to boot. You really feel like you are with the characters in their struggle, its very immersive. Enjoy.
28 Days Later – Rated R – 113 Min.
This is another great zombie film and its directed by Danny Boyle! He does great movies, but his horror stuff really is something else. He has a knack for interesting characters and knows how to keep the film interesting even at a slower pace than most are used to. Cillian Murphy pulls another great performance here, he really knows how to act. A must watch for zombie fans.
Dawn of the Dead – Rated R – 101 Min.
This is by far the best horror remake i’ve seen. It manages to be more believable, intense and well acted than the George A. Romero original. It’s got some fantastic action, awesome effects, a little humor and some really creepy moments. Great zombie film.
The Shining – Rated R – 146 Min.
Ahhh The Shining. I’ve seen this movie at least 6 times, and I’ve enjoyed it a little more each time. Stanley Kubrick was a genius, and this film has the most impeccable attention to detail i’ve ever seen in a horror film. The less I say about this movie the better, but let me assure you it will be a fantastic first watch. It’s probably my favorite psychological horror film of all time, hence me putting it last on here. If you like it, be sure to check out the documentary, Room 237, which analyzes this film along with a few of Kubrick’s others and it will be sure to blow your mind.
Well that’s it for now. Have a great Halloween and thanks for reading!