Scary movies are a part of Halloween night fun for the vast majority of people. Trick or treating, getting dressed up, haunted houses and scary movies all kind of go together nicely on Halloween night. The real challenge is finding a good scary movie for Halloween that you either have not seen, or that is so good you do not mind watching it again. Here is a quick list of scary movies for Halloween that are sure to keep you spooked, including a few choices that you just might have missed. All movies are mature in nature, so keep in mind this list is not for the kiddies.
Wolf Creek – While certainly not your traditional scary movie for Halloween, Wolf Creek is scary in a visceral type of way. The story is based upon some murders that truly happened in Australia, and it is very scary from start to finish. The killer is not traditional, and that only adds to the spookiness of this movie. This movie is not a scary movie for everyone, as it is particularly graphic and high on the gore scale. If you want a horror movie that will scare you senseless on Halloween night, then Wolf Creek is certainly a great option.
Ginger Snaps – Again, Ginger Snaps is not your typical horror movie for Halloween but this is really what makes it so interesting and scary. This is one movie that will disgust and scare even the most jaded horror movie fan, so be sure to watch it with the lights off. Ginger Snaps will surprise you with the intelligence of the film, and is much better than most people realize.
Halloween (Original Version) – No scary horror movie list of any kind would be complete without Halloween, and especially no scary movie for Halloween list. Halloween is the bench mark for horror movies period, so watching this on Halloween is a no brainer. If you truly want to be scared out of your wits, then watch this movie with the volume turned up high on Halloween night. I guarantee you will jump out of your skin.
The Thing – Some movies simply hold up well, and this movie is certainly an example. The Thing is horrifying, disgusting and scary. This is the perfect trifecta of qualities that a good horror movie on Halloween should have. From the first frame of the movie, you are sitting on the edge of your seat. Good scary movies are tough to find, but The Thing delivers on every level.
Phantasm – From the files of my childhood, I submit this masterpiece of horror and Halloween mayhem. I watched this movie every Halloween night it seems as a child, and it never failed to creep me out. From the flying ball to the Tall Man of Phantasm, you will not be disappointed in this traditional Halloween classic.
These five movies are far from the only scary movie options available, but they would each be a great option. If you have never seen them before, then you will particularly enjoy them on Halloween night. Check them out today and you will be glad that you did.