October is a very spooky time of the year, full of haunted houses, candy, and one of the best holidays: Halloween. But one of the best parts about Halloween is having some snacks, sitting down with your friends, and watching scary movies. Old and new, there are a lot of scary movies that come to mind this month, so here is my top eight:
The Shining– Jack Torrance brings his family to Colorado to be a caretaker of the isolated overbook hotel in hopes to cure his writers block. As the family is staying there, a lot unravels and they find the deep dark secrets of the hotel. This is also a real life hotel so if you’re ever in Colorado and need something to do this is your spot.
A Haunted House– This is a parody of Paranormal Activity. It still tops our list as a great scary movie because you also get a great laugh. Marlon Wayans stars in this as Malcom. Since this is a comedy, it comes with a price. The movie is rated R viewer discretion advised.
Us- This is one of the newer movies on this list as it came out in 2019. A family goes on vacation and they’re later encountered by a family that’s a copy of them. They end up seeing a lot of families being copied and are trying to survive. This movie is just the right amount of weird and scary.
It- This scary movie took the world by storm in 2017, as its an 86% on rotten tomatoes. A group of bullied kids come together to destroy a clown, which preys on the children of their small town. All I have to say is if you are scared of clowns and want a good scare, this is the movie for you.
The Conjuring- This family moves out to a new farmhouse. The members of the household call in paranormal investigators and de-monologists because the mom gets possessed. The conjuring topped my list at 5 due to the popular vote. The Conjuring is a big hit when you are looking for a movie to watch with friends.
Paranormal Activity– Soon after moving into a new suburban house, home owners Katie and Micah start experiencing paranormal activity. Hoping to settle their minds, they set up cameras. They were not ready for what is found on the tapes. This comes in at 6 because it is a must watch, but also is over watched. It is really embarrassing when your parody comes in higher on the list than you.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark– This movie released in 2019 and was one of the coolest movies I have seen in a movie theatre today. Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories, which ends up coming to life. I rank this as 7 because it is not as known as the rest of the movies on the list. This is a must watch, you will not be disappointed.
The Cabin in the Woods– The Cabin in the Woods premiered in theaters in 2011 , this movie was about a few friends who went to get out of town on vacation, little did they know what was going to happen.