Top 5 scary Halloween movies

For movie fans interested in suspense and thrills for Halloween, consider watching one of these gory flicks.


The Shining
Stanley Kubrick adapted Stephen King’s novel for what some consider one of the scariest films ever. This nerve-racking movie is based in an isolated hotel where Jack Nicholson and his family have moved in as caretakers for the winter, according to IMBD. The ghost of a former hotel custodian, who murdered his wife and two daughters, visits the father. This causes him to lose touch with reality and eventually go insane.
The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter the Cannibal is enough to scare the faint-hearted fan. This psychological thriller is about FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), who tries to gain insight into a murderer’s mind by interviewing psychopath Hannibal. The pair’s relationship develops into a tangled mess of emotions and confrontation of personal challenges.
This is the perfect movie to watch before going treat-or-treating to potential haunted houses. In Poltergeist, seemingly friendly ghosts visit a suburban family to play odd tricks on them. Eventually, the ghosts turn nasty and kidnap the youngest daughter.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
This old-school film still disturb its viewers. Shown in black and white, this movie features a group of people hide in a farmhouse to avoid being killed by the dead who have come back to life. It’s scary and realistic enough to put viewers on the edge of their couches.
The Exorcist
In this classic scare movie, the most bloodcurdling scene comes during the ritual of exorcism and viewers see such strange phenomena as levitation, telekinesis, an abnormally long tongue and strange vomiting. The 12-year-old girl who is possessed by an evil spirit constantly curses the priests and emits evil laughter and verbal abuse.

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Top 5 scary Halloween movies

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