10 Classic Horror Films to Get You in the Mood for Halloween
The leaves are beginning to turn, and the smell of cinnamon brooms and pumpkin spice fills the entrance of every supermarket. Halloween will be here before you know it. Grab a blanket, get those bowls of candy corn ready, and pour a glass of your favorite cider-y beverage. It’s time to ring in the spirit of the spooky season by curling up with one of the top 10 classic horror films listed (in no particular order) below.
Halloween (1978) Come on; it’s Halloween— have to watch “Halloween”! This classic flick, starring Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis, follows the story of a serial killer returning to the small town he once terrorized… to terrorize again.
It (1990) The 2017 reboot of this chilling Stephen King tour de force has gathered plenty of dedicated adoration from horror fans. However, this time of year is great to revisit the 1990 film that debuted four years after King first published the spine-tingling novel that inspired the script.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) It’s impossible to trick or treat or attend any Halloween-themed event without seeing at least one striped sweater-clad, bladed finger-wielding Freddy Krueger costume. Pay homage to one of the most famous villains on screen by giving this iconic slasher a watch.
Psycho (1960) Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock by checking into the Bates Motel. Checkout not guaranteed.
The Exorcist (1973) Loosely based on true events, William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist” remains one of the most profitable horror films ever made.
The Shining (1980) “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Not indulging in a scary movie or two during the month of October also makes Jack (and everyone for that matter) a dull boy.
Carrie (1976) The spooky season just can’t get enough of Stephen King, and for a good reason. Another classic horror film with a modern update, the original 1976 adaption has that unique ability to blur the lines between “antagonist” and “protagonist.”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Graveyards, a hitchhiker, and a cannibalistic psychopath— what could possibly go wrong here?
Scream (1996) Perhaps equally as ubiquitous (if not more) as the Freddy Krueger costume, the infamous mask sported by the knife-wielding villain of “Scream” makes watching this slasher a no-brainer.
Jaws If you couldn’t read the above movie title without the theme song getting stuck in your head, you have to watch it. Those are the rules.Article originally published on LesterParris.net