It is literally the best time of year! It’s slowly turning into Fall, halloween decorations and candy are in stores, and scary movies are hitting the theaters. On the day this article posts, I will be going to see IT Chapter 2 and I am beyond excited. I’ve waited 2 long years for this movie. While I’m super hype for IT Chapter 2 and the beginning of the creepy, spooky season, I started to think about all the scary movies I’ve loved before. And what better way to celebrate this scary season than sharing with you my top 5 scary movies*? So get some popcorn, lock the door, turn out the lights, and get ready to go on this scary adventure with me!
*In no particular order
1. Grave Encounters
Grave Encounters starts off as a parody of the show Ghost Adventures. Some dude bro and his film crew are exploring an abandoned asylum that is supposedly haunted. They follow every bump and creek the place makes claiming it’s spirits. The beginning is honestly hilarious. But then things start to become real. All the sudden doors are disappearing and the building becomes an endless maze in the dark. And when there is darkness, there are creepy things lurking, ready to make you jump. This movie scared the shit out of me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
2. Scream Series
I love the Scream series. So. Much. It was probably one of the first scary movies I watched when I was like 12. And I was hooked from the very first watch. I absolutely went and saw Scream 4 in theaters. I adore the take on the slasher genre. And I love that Sydney is always the final girl, she always survives, but she never takes the killers crap and always figures them out in the end. I’ve watched the Scream movies so many times now that they don’t scare me anymore, but if you’re looking for a scary movie that has a little bit of gore and a whole lot of jump scares, this series is for you.
3. The Woman in Black
This movie has so many things that I love. It has Daniel Radcliffe, it’s set in the 19th century, and it involves ghosts. I swear, scary movies get 1000% more scary when they are set in the 19th century. Everything was scary back then: the decor, the clothes. And literally anything and everything could kill you back then. In this movie, Daniel Radcliffe’s character is a recently widowed father who goes up to a house to go through the papers and effects of a recently deceased woman. Of course, all is not well in the house. There’s angry ghosts, creepy rocking chairs moving by themselves, and a scary curse that makes children die. It’s a wild ride and 10/10 scary.
4. Get Out
Get Out scared the shit out of me. It’s horror completely re-imagined. Jordan Peele reinvented the genre with this movie. There’s no creepy serial killer. It’s not a slasher movie. It’s true and utter suspense and plays on fears you didn’t know you could have. My heart was slamming against my chest the entire time. This movie is all about that survival instinct of getting out of a dangerous situation and self preservation. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you doing with you life? Go watch it immediately.
Of course this movie is on the list. I watched the original when I was a kid and it terrified me. So when the remake came out in 2017, I had to see it. Though to be fair, I did watch it through my fingers because I was constantly covering my eyes with my hands because, whoa… scary! This remake is 10 times scarier than the original. Clowns have been and always will be extremely terrifying. But a child-eating clown that can morph into your worst fear? Absolutely horrifying. Watch this movie. While it’s scary, it’s also an incredible use of special effects and CGI. I can’t wait to see Chapter 2!
So, there’s my list of my favorite scary movies! What are your favorite scary movies? Let me know in the comments below!