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Best Scary Movies For Halloween

Published October 19, 2015        by Matt

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Best Scary Movies For Halloween
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Spooky and Scary Entertainment for Halloween Night

Best Scary Movies For Halloween

If you're a little older and you are over the whole "trick-or-treating" stage, then odds are you might be staying home to celebrate in other festive ways. If you've decided to skip the whole Halloween party scene, then Halloween movies are likely on your mind, and why wouldn't they be? They're the best way to get into the spirit of the holiday without ever having to leave your couch.

Keep in mind, these are not children's movies, so if there are small eyes and ears around, you may want to opt for the Disney Channel or something safe. So gather your friends, get the soda, popcorn and goodie baskets and prepare to be scared!

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Best Scary Movies For Halloween

Scream (I, II, III)

If you've never seen these movies, then you might be missing out.

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One of the most popular movies out there, it has been turned into a series so if you have a long night ahead of you, why not stock up on all three of them and make an evening of it?

Kick back and enjoy an early evening in with friends or family. Stock up on popcorn or other Halloween treats for extra bonus points.

Rated: R

Run Time: Varies

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Best Scary Movies For Halloween

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Those planning on watching the movie with you may want to bring earplugs or some sort of protection for their ears. Not only for the chainsaw sounds but merely for any screams you might let out.

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The plot is said to have been based off a true story, however I think it's just been proven to have been loosely based.

Rated: R

Run Time: 98 Minutes

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Best Scary Movies For Halloween

Made in 1960

One of the oldest scary movies around, it still gets watched and rated in this category to this day (50 years later). This movie is inspired by the same killer that Texas Chainsaw Massacre was inspired by, Ed Gein.

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If you're expecting intense graphics and clear picture, this movie might be one that you skip over. But if you can appreciate the fine arts from back-in-the-day, then it's a movie worth seeing.

Rated: R

Run Time: 109 Minutes

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Best Scary Movies For Halloween

Made in 1982

Another old movie but a good movie, this film was made back in 1982 and has been seen on reruns ever since. One of the most popular and haunting ghost stories out there, Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg makes a scary movie that might just give you nightmares.

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Rated: PG (Can you believe it?)

Run Time: 114 Minutes

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Other Scary Movie Picks

Watch at Your Own Risk

More honorable mentions that you didn't find above include:

  • "IT" By Steven King
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Shutter
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • An American Haunting
  • The Ring
  • Grudge
  • Blair Witch Project
  • SAW (1, 2, 3)
  • Thirteen Ghosts
  • Friday the 13th
  • Cabin Fever
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Hostel
  • Urban Legend
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Paranormal Activity

If you have a loved one who really enjoys scary movies, surprise them with a Halloween movie gift basket. They'll enjoy it that night and for years to come.

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