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31 Horror Movies to Watch in October

Anyone who has talked to me for more than five minutes knows that I love horror movies. I love a solid character study. An engaging mystery. I find it interesting to watch unlikely characters thrown together with dire stakes. Or people who have known each other for years suddenly pushed to their limits. I even enjoy that adrenaline rush that accompanies watching a creepy movie from the safety of your couchmy anxiety-riddled brain appreciates that these scares are provided in a controlled environment.

So, to celebrate the approach of Halloween, I have compiled a list of 31 horror movies―one for each day of October―that I highly recommend. Obviously, this won't include everything. There are so many great movies out there. Some I haven't seen, some I've accidentally forgotten. The movies below just happen to be the ones I think about a lot (and would love to discuss if you feel so inclined...)

They are in no particular order as that would take forever but I am listing the three scariest movies I've ever seen (and liked) at the bottom.

Ready to scream? (too cheesy? don't care)

  1. Scream (1996)my all-time favorite

  2. Rope (1948)I could talk about this one all day

  3. The Conjuring (2013)feels authentic and spooky and even hopeful (of all things)!

  4. Saw (2004)if you say you didn't have a crush on Adam you're lying

  5. Halloween (1978)followed by any of the bizarre sequels!

  6. Night of the Demons (1988)this film is bonkers and amazing!

  7. Psycho (1960)because Anthony Perkins is brilliant

  8. Thirteen Ghosts (2001)because Matthew Lillard is brilliant

  9. 30 Days of Night (2007)stylistically fresh, gritty and dark

  10. The Curse of the Cat People (1942) the most non-horror sequel to a horror movie ever

  11. Us (2019)perfection, absolute perfection

  12. Ready or Not (2019)Samara Weaving! (make it a double-feature with The Babysitter)

  13. The Others (2001)so haunting you'll feel the mist on your skin

  14. It (199o miniseries)―has some major Are You Afraid of the Dark? vibes

  15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)I don't like zombies but this is damn good...

  16. 28 Days Later (2003)―[see above]

  17. House of Wax (2005)surprised by how good this was

  18. Cry Wolf (2005) I'm not saying this is great horror, but my teenage self had fun

  19. Final Destination (2000)one of the first I ever saw and so much fun

  20. Final Destination 2 (2003)impressive spin

  21. Scream 4 (2011)favorite of the Scream sequels!

  22. The Wolf Man (1941)classic

  23. The House by the Cemetery (1981)because if I had to watch it in college you do too!

  24. Trick 'r Treat (2009)darling little creeper

  25. Hell House (2015)―very indie and surprisingly startling

  26. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)one of the best horror concepts around

  27. The Invitation (2015)incredible on so many levels

  28. Silent House (2011)yes, I know it's a remake but I've only seen this one

  29. The Perfection (2018)fucking disturbing!

  30. Sinister (2012)fucking disturbing!!

  31. The Sacrament (2013)fucking disturbing!!!

Hope you enjoy...

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Priscilla Bettis
Priscilla Bettis
02 oct 2021

I thought I had seen all the old, cool Hitchcock movies. Rope sounds intriguing!

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