Although I’ll admit that I’ve never really been one to go mad for Halloween (although if I was in America where Halloween seems to be on steroids every year then I’d well and truly get involved – we really haven’t learned how to “do” Halloween in the UK, have we?), I do love a scary movie. Horror and all it’s sub-genres is without a doubt my favourite genre. I just loveeee getting scared.
And when October rolls around, I tend to really delve into the Horror movies and try and stick to that genre for the entire month to get into the spirit of spooky season. Luckily my boyfriend and I have an Amazon Prime Video and Netflix subscription, so I’m never short of horror movies to watch!
I did write a blog post last year on 10 Horror Movies To Watch On Amazon Prime, which was a very basic list of 10 Horror and Horror sub-genre movies that I enjoy that would make for good Halloween night viewing. But in this post, you’re about to get a MEGA list, of 66 movie suggestions from a hard-core Horror lover for this Halloween.
I love most Horror sub-genres, including paranormal, Thriller, creature features, gore, Zombies and more. So expect a little bit of everything within this list! I’ve also created the list of films below as a checklist, so feel free to save and print, if you fancy working your way through the movies this Halloween!
My favourite type of Horror movies are definitely those with a paranormal element. I find them incredibly interesting as I’m super interested in the paranormal and the spirit world anyway. I’m not a huge fan of comedy Horrors just simply because if I wanted to watch a comedy, I would. Although Zombieland is definitely a firm favourite.
And my favourite series of Horror movies has to be The Conjuring universe. That series of films – particularly in my opinion the first two Conjuring movies – are just so well done, have the right balance of human elements and scariness and the casting is fantastic. Vera Farmiga is everything.
I also took to Twitter to ask my followers for their recommendations and here are some of their suggestions!
Love, Em: “I’d recommend the Autopsy of Jane Doe! This film has you on edge from the start. It’s spooky with a little hint of witch craft so appeals to a range of people. It’s not slow paced, so I didn’t get bored and there are lots of twists and turns. It’s one of the only horror films I’d watch again!”
Lisa’s Notebook: “I’m not a massive horror fan because I’m a wimp but my 2 standouts are both Stephen King adaptations: Carrie – partly due to the fabulous Sissy Spacek and partly due to THAT ending! And Christine – just terrifying and I flinch every time my old MG makes a strange noise”.
The Art of Healthy Living: “Mine will always be Poltergeist. Partly due the nostalgia of it being the very first horror film I was allowed to watch as a kid (I had it on VHS – yep that old!), but also because there were so many stories based around the cast dying etc so it became a horror within a horror.”
Our Altered Life: “I watched The Ring and had to remove the TV from the bedroom for over a week as I couldn’t sleep for fear of a demented girl climbing out. Associating terror with a household object was genius but massively inconvenient!”
That Mama Club: “I absolutely love Thirteen Ghosts! It had such an original concept, great cast of characters & it terrified me!”
I’d love to hear what your favourite scary movies are and which are your favourites from this list!
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