I may not have a costume picked out, but I’ve got big plans to pregame Halloween with several scary movies that will likely interfere with my sleep. Sure, there are plenty of Halloween classics to revisit, but right now I’m reminded of all the freaky/creepy films I’ve been collecting on my “watch list” for months – what better time to finally indulge?
If you’re planning your own scary movie night, check out these terrifying thrillers with me!
Light-hearted (ish?) movies and shows I can’t wait to binge:
If you enjoyed Switch, you might be equally terrified for Anna Taylor-Joy in this slow-burning thriller set in a rural ’60s town. The movie is full of familiar young actors and caught my interest with this pretty good review.
As a Riverdale devotee, I fully expect this remake to be much scarier and sexier than the original.
Season 2 comes out October 19!
Super Scary Selections
If I really want to upset myself, I plan on turning off the lights and turning on one of these:
This came recommended by a family friend, who claimed that the freak-out factor of someone disappearing from a gas station can’t be beat.
Since this movie has been hyped as the most frightening thing anyone could possibly watch, why not test that theory in mid-October?
If you don’t think this film looks like pure, unadulterated terror, you might be beyond reproach.
(And maybe also Mother)
After all the hoopla surrounding this movie’s theater run last year, you know I had to read every spoiler-ridden review. Perhaps that prepared me to actually watch the movie itself? We’ll see….
5. The Exorcist
I’m embarrassed that I still haven’t seen this classic. This Halloween, it’s going down.
Horror movies that I definitely recommend, even if I’m too terrified to rewatch them.
1. It Follows
Sex is scary, children.
2. The Babadook
Also very scary: Children with Australian accents.
(I know, I know. But this movie is nuts.)
4. The Witch
Perhaps my favorite scary movie released in the past few years – and my girl Anna Taylor-Joy rocks it. For political reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend.
For your Stephen King fix
You can always binge Castle Rock on Hulu. The Shining and The Green Mile are also available on Netflix this month, as well as originals 1922 and Gerald’s Game, neither of which I had the fortitude to finish. By the way, did you watch It yet?
For your post-holiday hangover: Suspiria
Unfortunately the incredibly creepy-looking remake won’t be in theaters until November 2, but the original is still pretty fun to watch.