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Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween

We dare you and your friends to watch these scary movies. Have you seen all of these movies?

Shawna Newman

October 18, 2022

Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween
Monsters, hauntings and jump scares...OH YEAH.
The Autumn equinox is a welcomed season of change for students. The weather turns crisp, and the days become shorter for most regions in the United States. As Halloween night draws near, high school and college students work to plan their Halloween costumes. There are a few ways you can enjoy the new fall season. You could:
  • Invite your friends over for a study group and enjoy some warm soup after.
  • Cheer on your school’s football team on a brisk Friday night.
  • Share ghost stories around the campfire.
  • Or watch some scary movies and horror comedies with your friends.
  • Maybe you’re in the mood for the best horror movies on Netflix or the latest horror movies of 2022. Whatever your taste, we have a list of the best Halloween movies to watch. Monsters, aliens, hauntings and jump scares, this list covers the scary movies to watch this Halloween season.

    Scary Movies to Watch

    The House of Wax (2005)

    Imagine you and your friends are visiting an eerie town only to find an odd museum. What could go wrong in a wax museum in the middle of nowhere? This movie is a remake of a 1953 film.

    The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

    A family visits a desert location only to realize that they’re not alone. They’re being watched by people that survived a nuclear test site. This a horrifying remake of a 1977 movie.

    The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    A group of aspiring filmmakers venture out into the woods to shoot a documentary on the Blair Witch. Follow along as you ask yourself, “Is this real footage?!”

    Us (2019)

    Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

    Paranormal Activity (2007)

    Hold on to your popcorn, and get ready for some serious scares. A hidden camera is set up in a house to capture what’s really going on.

    Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    While the kids on Elm Street dream, someone is after them.

    The Crazies (2010)

    A small, Iowa town faces trouble as a biological toxin turns neighbors and friends into crazy lunatics.

    Pet Sematary (1989)

    A family moves to Maine only to uncover a creepy burial place close to their home. The pets buried here do not rest in peace.

    The Conjuring (2013)

    A paranormal investigation team visits a house with horrible happenings and haunts. Even scarier, this film is said to be based on a true story from the 1970s.

    Signs (2002)

    An M. Night Shyamalan film, a family wakes to find their cornfield filled with crop circles. Hold on, as this family fights to survive the less than kind aliens that are after them.

    Less Scary Movies to Watch

    If you’re not a fan of gore or jump scare, you’ll enjoy this list of Halloween movies.

    The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)

    A father and his teenage daughter are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.

    Hocus Pocus (1993)

    A young boy moves to Salem and happens to wake three witches executed in the 17th century. Follow him, his young sister, and a friend as they try to break a curse.

    Beetlejuice (1988)

    After a couple is killed in a car accident, they’re back haunting the home they used to live in. They work to scare away the new owners with the help of a wacky spirit from the other world.

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    Follow Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, Jack Skellington, as he discovers the delight of Christmastown. See what happens when he tries to kidnap Santa Claus.

    Casper (1995)

    A friendly ghost, Casper, is happy to find a new friend that has moved into his abandoned and haunted mansion. See how Casper helps his new friend Kat defeat his unfriendly ghost uncles.

    Coraline (2009)

    Not happy with her current life, see what happens when Coraline finds a secret door to another life. Her alternate life is not as she thought it would be. She must escape this creepy life to get back to her family.

    Little Monsters (1989)

    Brian has discovered that monsters under the bed do exist, and he’s now friends with the monster living under his bed. As Brian ventures into the monster world, he discovers he’s turning into a monster too.

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