It is October, and the month is most notorious for Halloween and its scary movies. There are plenty of different types of movies in the scary genre with zombies, mass murderers, evil ghosts, and more. If you haven’t seen many, here are on some of the more popular ones available for viewing.
#1 – Insidious (2011)
This supernatural horror involves a little boy who enters a coma as a result of his spirit leaving the boundary of his physical body. After spending some time waiting for him to wake up, the family discovers that the boys’ spiritual emptiness is the source of the coma. After the boy’s father enters “The Further” and frees him, the boy has been awakened from slumber. After seeing some creepy shots of the thing that was keeping the boy trapped and some odd occurrences of other spirits, this movie kept me on edge.
#2 – Halloween (1978)
Halloween is about a little boy named Michael Myers who is sent to an insane asylum because he viciously stabbed his sister to death on Halloween night. 17 years later he has escaped and has begun stalking a teenage girl, and while he is stalking that teenager the caretaker / doctor of Michael is trying to find him to prevent any murders. On Halloween night, Michael plans to go on a killing spree. After some murders, the teenager Michael was stalking has numerous encounters with him. With the help of the doctor, Michael is gunned down but disappears. This mass murder film had plenty of pop-ups, loud sounds, and dead people.
#3 – Disturbia (2007)
This horror involves a teen living under house arrest. He notices that his neighbor is doing some strange things. Soon after he’s convinced that his neighbor is a serial killer. Because of this, the teen does some “investigation” of his own, which involves a friend sneaking into the suspected murderer’s house with a video camera. The video camera captured some very concrete evidence of the neighbor being the suspected killer. This movie had some creepy moments in it making it disturbing just as the name suggests.
#4 – The Fog (1980)
The Fog begins in a North Carolina fishing town that has occasional fog banks, but recently the fog banks have become larger and people have been disappearing because of them. The history of this town is that it was an old leper colony. So 100 years later, the leper colony wants revenge. After some more strange occurrences, a giant fog engulfs the town and some of the townies hold out inside a church because of it. Soon after, the priest of the place pulls an object that the lepers seem to be looking for, this seems to cause them to stop attacking the town. I was more “scared” for the cast of the movie rather than the lepers themselves.
#5 – The Mist (2007)
The Mist begins with a giant fog bank rolling in after a storm from the previous night, which scares most of the people in the surrounding area into a general store that has a “friend” in the generator room. The current inhabitants of the store do not know what this “thing” is or if there are more, then the following night the store is assaulted by the mist’s creatures. As more and more people are being killed and /or taken away by the mist, some people get the courage to leave. A party of six departs from the store and leaves via car. After some cautious driving with their lights on, they have ran out of gas, making the audience believe they are eternally doomed. Since one person has a gun with only five shots left, one person is nominated to kill them all except himself. Shortly afterwards the mist clears and the military is extracting the people who stayed in the store. Overall, this movie was more so a suspenseful horror than a scary horror; it had one of the most messed up endings I have ever seen.
#6 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This documentary style film involves three people that are going to get some insight on the infamous Blair Witch. After getting their gear and setting off into the woods, they notice some strange objects and sounds at night over the next few days and soon become lost. After having some arguments during the days of walking and camping, they lose their friend. Over the next few nights, they think they hear him and venture off into the dark night trying to find him. After conveniently locating a house from which their friend’s voice seems to originate, they run around and venture into the basement, and the movie ends after the cameras drop. This movie wasn’t scary at all considering it is apparently one of the scariest available.
After reading the list of scary movies, hopefully you have some ideas for a fun and scary Halloween. Have fun, and bring a bag of popcorn.