9 Scary Movies For A Spine-Chilling Halloween Marathon

It’s Halloween! Ready with your costumes, party themes and movies? Halloween is always a good time to watch a horror film. What better than spending this day by grabbing some candy and pop in some classic flicks for a night of frightening fun! Whether you’re planning to spend your day with a good scare or celebrating the day with cheer, we have a Halloween movie for everyone. Here’s a list of 9 horror movies to make your Halloween totally spooky! Ready or not, we’re here to scare you.

The Conjuring (2013)

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Image source: ‎New Line Cinema‎

The Conjuring was a classic haunted house tale. It was inspired by real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren portrayed on screen by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. This downright scary movie showed the married couple attempting to help a family besieged by malicious spirits at their remote farmhouse. James Wan’s impeccable direction along with an excellent cast of actors made this a well-crafted horror film. Watch out for this real-life based horrifying tale.

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

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Image source: Strike Entertainment

Featuring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in pivotal roles, Dawn Of The Dead is an electrifying thrill-ride. Directed by Zack Snyder, it is a remake of George A Romero’s 1978 movie of the same name. The movie is the story of a mysterious virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies. A battle of survival is waged by a handful of survivors. Watch this zom-com if you enjoy graphic horror movies.

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

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Image source: Lakeshore Entertainment

Director Scott Derrickson’s The Exorcism Of Emily Rose is based on the real life case of Anneliese Michel. The movie shows the story of Emily Rose who dies after an attempted exorcism by her father. After the trial begins, mysteries unlock one after the other. A scarefest, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose is full of splendid performances by the entire cast. This intelligently made exorcism flick can be a good option for Halloween.

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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Image source: Hemdale Film Corporation

A series of Zombie movies, Return of the Living Dead blended real scares and a few heart-wrenching moments with its humor. The story begins when some fumbling medical warehouse employees accidentally unleash a toxic gas on a nearby cemetery. This results in the return of the dead. After getting back to life, all that they want is human brains. More and more and more brain. Watch this zom-com series if you want to have an amusing time.

The Ring (2002)

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Image source: BenderSpink
Parkes/MacDonald Productions

One of the most iconic horror movies ever made, The Ring is an offbeat story of a disturbing videotape that is killing teenagers. After watching this mysterious videotape full of bizarre and haunting images, viewers receive a telephonic warning telling them that they will die in seven days. It is Rachel Keller’s (Naomi Watts) journey of investigating an enigmatic tape and finding out the truth. This edgy horror-thriller is definitely a watchable movie this Halloween.

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

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Image source: Ghost House Pictures

The spooky tale of a kind young woman, Drag Me to Hell showcases the story of Christine (played by Alison Lohman). Her life changes the moment she denies a wretched old woman (played by Lorna Raver) a bank loan evicting her from her home. The old woman sics a demon on Christine that torments her for days and drags her alive into the pits of hell. Drag Me to Hell will surely be a ass-kicking thrill ride for Halloween.

The Grudge (2004)

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Image source: Ghost House Pictures

Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge is the story of Karen, a student in Japan who agrees to cover for a nurse who didn’t show up for work. As she enters the assigned home, it appears deserted and disheveled. She meets Emma, an old woman lost in a catatonic state. The journey of Karen gets creepy as she faces supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Watch it if you like dramatic horror.

The Awakening (2011)

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Image source: BBC Films

Directed and co-written by Nick Murphy, The Awakening is the story of Florence who spends her time debunking supernatural claims using rational explanations. She is compelled to accept a request to go to a boarding school where panic is created by the rumors of a ghostly boy haunting the school. This frightening story is a chilling spectral encounter defying rational beliefs. It will definitely make a terrific Halloween watch.

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

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Image source: New Line Cinema

Annabelle: Creation is the prequel to 2014’s blockbuster supernatural movie Annabelle. Directed by David F. Sandberg, it features Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson. The story revolves around a dollmaker and his wife who lost their daughter 12 years ago. After they  welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, they become the targets of Annabelle- the dollmaker’s possessed creation. Watch the mischief of a diabolic doll if you haven’t seen yet.

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