23 Scary Horror Movies For This Halloween Season

The Smiling Man

It’s not really Halloween unless you watch a scary movie. So here are 23 scary horror movies which you should see this Halloween.

1. It Follows (2015)

It Follows


A teenage girl picks up a curse that’s passed on through sex. The only way to get rid of the curse is to have sex with somebody else.


2. The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)


Set in the 1630s, a family are exiled to a new home next to a forest. Witchy things start to happen, leading to paranoia and the family turning on one another.


3. The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007)

Warner Bros

A woman buys the old orphanage she was raised in and converts it into a home for sick children. When her adopted son goes missing, she starts to hear voices of the spirits that are still there.


4. The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers (2008)


A couple are staying in a house in the middle of nowhere. They’re not banking on having guests, which is why it’s a shock when there’s a knock at the door.


5. High Tension (2003)

High Tension (2003)


Alex takes her friend out into the French countryside to visit her parents, but when her parents are killed by a psychotic truck driver, the horror really begins.


6. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Warner Bros

The rules you should never break at Halloween: Wear a costume, hand out treats, never blow out a jack o’lantern, and always check your candy. A small town are about to find out what happens when these rules are broken.


7. The Smiling Man (2015)

The Smiling Man (2015)

 A little girl is home alone and soon comes face to face with evil.


8. Them (2006)

Them (2006)

Mars Distribution

A story based on actual events. A couple that lives in the middle of the woods are terrorised after receiving repeated phone calls.


9. Dead Silence (2007)

Dead Silence (2007)

Universal Pictures

When his wife dies, a man returns to their hometown determined to find answers. While searching, he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw.

10. Hush (2016)

Hush (2016)


A deaf writer, living alone in the middle of the woods, finds herself the victim of a masked man who’s determined to find his way in.

11. Darkness Falls (2003)

Darkness Falls (2003)

Columbia Pictures

Matilda Dixon was killed by the residents of Darkness Falls when they suspected her of murdering children in the 1800s. Now the current residents are left wondering if Matilda is really gone when a little boy starts having recurring dreams about her.


12. The Descent (2005)

The Descent (2005)


A group of friends go on an underground expedition to explore caves, but soon realise they are not alone.


13. As Above, So Below (2014)

As Above, So Below (2014)

Universal Pictures

An archaeologist is obsessed with finding the philosopher’s stone, and so assembles a team to help her find it underneath Paris. However, the group are unaware that they’ve just entered their personal hell.


14. Lake Mungo (2008)

Lake Mungo (2008)

Arclight Films

A host of strange occurrences start happening to a family after their youngest daughter accidentally drowns while swimming in a lake.

15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Orion Pictures

Clarice is a student training at an FBI academy. When she is asked to interview an imprisoned psychopathic therapist to try and solve a current murder case, she meets Hannibal Lecter.

16. May (2002)

May (2002)

Lions Gate Films

When she’s rejected by multiple people, May starts to become violent in order to create her perfect friend from the parts of other people.

17. The Visit (2015)

The Visit (2015)

Universal Pictures

A brother and sister head into the countryside to stay with their grandparents, only to discover a disturbing secret about the pair.

18. The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Warner Bros

Based on real events. Lorraine and Ed Warren are paranormal investigators asked to help the Perron family when they begin to experience paranormal activity in their new home. What they don’t know is the house’s disturbing history.

19. Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon (1997)

Paramount Pictures

Event Horizon is a spaceship that suddenly goes missing while out in space. When it reappears, a team is sent to search it, not realising what’s hiding in the corridors.

20. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

United Artists

A brother and sister are on a road trip back home from college when they encounter the sinister “Creeper”. The Creeper reappears every 23rd Spring for 23 days to feed, leaving the siblings racing to survive.


21. Funny Games (1997)

Funny Games (1997)

Concorde-Castle Rock/Turner

A pair of men hold a family hostage for their entertainment value.

22. The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)

Warner Bros

A writer moves his family to a hotel and becomes a caretaker in the hope of curing his writer’s block. When his son starts having premonitions, Jack discovers a dark secret that turns him into a homicidal maniac.

23. Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Compass International Pictures

A six-year-old is arrested and imprisoned after murdering his sister on Halloween night. 15 years later, Michael Myers escapes and heads back to his hometown to claim more victims.

“It’s hands-down a classic and still freaks me out 20 years after watching it the first time.”

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