Monday, October 13, 2014

Scary movies to watch!

I consider myself a movie buff, especially when it comes to the horror genre. Halloween/October is one of my favorite times of the year because there are so many great scary movie marathons on t.v. However, it's really hard to find a scary movie worth watching nowadays (at least for me, someone who has basically watched all the good ones!) I wanted to compile a somewhat short list of some of my favorite movies to watch during the Halloween season. I broke them down into categories and also put a (KF) next to the movies I consider kid friendly in case you want to make a family movie night out of it. Each is linked to their IMDB profile so you can read a brief summary of the movie and check out the ratings it got. Enjoy!

To get you in the Halloween Spirit
These movies either have a halloween theme going on throughout the movie or are the typical movies you find on t.v. during this time so they're sure to get you nostalgic!
Halloween (original)
Casper (KF)
E.T. (KF)

The Classics
Ahh, classic scary movies. It's hard to beat some of these. There are plenty of "classic" horror movies out there, but these are a good selection! I included remakes of some of the originals because in my opinion they are more entertaining to watch.
The Shining
The Hills Have Eyes (the remake)

Recent Scary Movies Worth Watching
These may not be considered "classics" just yet but I definitely feel some will make the list some day. A lot of scary movies that come out lately are pretty lame, but these recent ones are worth your time if you haven't seen them yet!

“Campy”/Ridiculous Movies
Who doesn't love a good campy scary movie? Some of these are almost so bad they make you want to laugh. But jokes aside, these movies have their moments! 
Any of the Scream movies
Any of the Paranormal Activity movies

Halloween mixed with Christmas
For some reason there are movies out there that actually manage to mix the wonderful Christmas spirit with the creepy Halloween spirit. I guess it's the best of both worlds!
Gremlins (KF)

Feel free to share your favorite scary movies or the Halloween movies you have a tradition of watching every October!

This post brought to you by NJ state rep, Valerie, who blogs at In-Between Life.

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  1. What a great post, Valerie! This is super helpful if we have friends over on Halloween! :)


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