5 Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

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It’s officially Halloween month, which is why we’ll likely be spending the majority of the month binge-watching some of the spookiest films. You can find these on Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime. (Or any other streaming service that may be out there that has them.) Here’s a roundup of our top Halloween movies to get you excited for October 31st this year.

1. Halloween (1978)

You can’t beat the original 1978 classic Halloween movie that shot Jamie Lee Curtis into the limelight. What’s so messed up about it? If Michael Myers’ freaky mask doesn’t do it for you, how about the fact that no matter how fast you run he will always catch you despite only walking.

The most haunting thing about John Carpenter’s film is the fact that you won’t get this tune out of your head for weeks.

2. Paranormal Activity (2007)

While most scary films are out there to make us jump out of our seats and are riddled with creepy serial killers, Paranormal Activity is a bit different. It sends chills down your spine and is just an all-around spooky film.

Halloween: Paranormal Activity, 2007, Oren Peli & Jason Blum.
Paranormal Activity, 2007, Oren Peli & Jason Blum.

Even non-believers of the occult will be going to sleep with the lights on after this one. One of the great things about this movie is that it was created with the intention to be a little bit more realistic. The cast was not given scripts, just an idea, and storyline and they could basically say/react however they wanted.

3. It: Chapter Two (2019)

It wouldn’t be Halloween without the sequel to 2017’s remake of Steven King’s Classic. Though I think this movie got a lot of its creepiness factor from the ominous music and loud bangs (oh, and creepy clowns) it’s still a worthwhile Halloween watch.

4. The Others (2001)

The Others is another one of those classic films that just gives you chills because the spooky parts are very subtle, all around eery and give you more of a psychological fear.

says film critic and spokesperson for the Spanish directed movie Julián Riano of Reviewbox.

Chilean/Spanish director Alejandro Amenabár. The movie follows Nicole Kidman’s character, Grace, and her two kids who suffer from photosensitivity issues. These issues can seriously harm them when they begin to have supernatural experiences in their family home.

5. The Halloween Adjacent: Scary Movie

After almost sending yourself into Cardiac Arrest in fear, you may need to lighten the mood a little. What better way to do it than with Scary Movie. This classic film from the Wayan’s Brothers is a great one to watch before heading to bed so you don’t end up with nightmares.

This satirical take on the Scream movies will be sure to have you in fits of giggles even if you’ve watched it for the millionth time.

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