Staying in for Halloween or want to settle down after the kids have sugar crashed? We’ve put together a list of our choices for best horror movies for your Halloween weekend viewing!

6 Best Horror Movies

1. Halloween

OK, we couldn’t make a “Best Horror Movies for Halloween” list and not start it of with the ultimate Halloween movie — Halloween, of course. (And, it’s the #1 Bestseller in horror movies on Amazon!)

In case you’ve missed everything since, like, 1978, let me give you a rundown of Halloween:

Michael Myers butchered his sister with a kitchen knife as a child. He was committed to a mental institution, but 15 years later he escapes and returns in his Michael Myers mask to terrorize the town.

2. The Exorcist

This movie scared the pea soup out of me when I was a kid. Seriously, I think it traumatized me for all time.

The movie is about a little girl who becomes possessed and the family enlists a priest to try and cast out the demonic presence.

It is supposed to be loosely based on actual events. (WHAT?!)

 3. The Shining

To be honest, when you hear about The Shining and read the description, it doesn’t sound like it would be that scary. But, this isn’t slasher film scary, The Shining is mess with your brain scary. It’s about a writer who takes his family to a remote hotel. And those kids in the hall still freak me out.

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street is about a disfigured predator who visits teens in their dreams, which kills them in reality. If you’ve ever seen a Freddy Krueger mask then you understand how disturbing this movie is.

5. Psycho (1960)

How could we make a horror movie list and not include the classic Psycho (1960)? (I mean, let’s face it, it changed showering forever.) In this movie, poor Marion stops at the Bates Motel (tsk, tsk), run by the creepiest guy ever — Norman Bates.

6. Saw

If you like the gruesome, slasher, shocker horror films, then you have to see Saw. They’re creepy. And gross. If that’s your thing, then go for it. In the Saw franchise movies, people are kidnapped by Jigsaw, the sadistic serial killer, and they must perform gruesome tasks (like sawing off a body part) to escape. Ew.

We know we missed so much! What’s on your “best horror movies” list?

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