Welcome to the Halloween Week of Horrors
What's Your Favourite Scary Movie?
It’s that time of year again, book lovers! I always feel a certain kind of happiness around this time of Autumn, Halloween just days away, the air full of pumpkin scents, TBR stack consisting of paranormal reads, and of course, horror movies on the TV, which is what brings you here today!
I can pretty much watch most horror movies, as long as they don’t have any “ghosts” or “hauntings” in them, because that’s enough to terrify me for the next three years! But I love a good slasher movie, murder mystery, masked killer – think movies like Scream, The Invisible Man and Don’t Breathe. I’m always interested in what other people like to watch too, which is what made me think of the idea to feature my favourite horror movies and get you to share yours with me too, whether it be on Twitter, in the comments, or writing me a message! I love any excuse to talk about Halloween. So, let’s crack on with the post and detail my favourite thrilling movies. . .
And the lineup is. . .
1: Halloween (2018)
I don’t know what it is about the Halloween franchise that speaks to me, but these movies are SO. DARN. ADDICTIVE. I binge-watched the entire timeline of movies (right back to the first one in the 70’s) and just fell in love with them all over again. But despite watching the classics, Halloween (2018) is a clear favourite for me. I’m yet to see the newest one in cinemas at the moment, but I know it’s going to be just as bloody and brilliant.
2. The Invisible Man (2020)
THIS movie. Let me tell you – I was on the edge of my seat watching this for the first time, and I think I’ve probably seen it around fifty times by now. If you haven’t sensed a theme, I’m a huge fan of Blumhouse Movies. This one was no exception. I’ve never seen a movie quite like it, and I don’t think I ever will. It is on another level of creepy and psychologically thrilling.
3. Happy Death Day (2019)
Every time I hear 50 Cent’s In Da Club, I’m always going to think of this movie. From the funny-mixed-with-scary to the delightfully horrifying premise, Happy Death Day was one of those movies that just felt like an instant classic. I’m so excited to rewatch it this year, of course following it up with the sequel.
4. Escape Room (2019)
I’ve never actually been in an escape room, but after seeing this movie? Yeah, not likely going to happen, like ever. I seriously loved this movie, even if it did send me on a mental rollercoaster for a couple hours. I’ve been impatiently waiting for the sequel so I can rewatch them back to back. If you’re a newbie to the horror game, this one would be a great entry watch.
5. The Shallows (2016)
Shark movies are usually hit-and-miss, but The Shallows hit that epic mark by far. Blake Lively carried this entire movie, and it did NOT disappoint. I don’t think I’ve loved a shark movie this much since the JAWS franchise.
6. The Craft: Legacy (2020)
The Craft (1996) is one of those nineties movies that got a lot of people into loving witchy vibes in their films and books. So when Blumhouse made The Craft: Legacy, I was so anxious to see if it lived up to the original classic movie, and although they aren’t comparable, it was in a league of it’s own. It didn’t have that overly-horror vibe, so it makes for easy watching for those that don’t like their movies too scary.
7. Hush (2016)
I still remember watching this for the first time with my Mum, hiding behind my eyes in anticipation/fear. It’s such an original kind of movie, cantering on a heroine that’s deaf (and lost her abilities to hear and speak after contracting bacterial meningitis) with a killer in her house. This one made me fall in love with the genre so much more, getting me out of my safe-and-unterrifying movies and straight into the deep end.
8. Us (2019)
I had to leave this movie for last, because it deserves a whole freaking paragraph on how brilliantly eerie and skin-crawling it was. The whole movie, I was clinging to handfuls of popcorn, unsure where it was going to go. The acting, the chills, the backstory, everything made my head spin. The ending will legitimately haunt me forever. If you haven’t seen US, you’re missing out. But just be warned, it’ll stay with you for a long while…
Also highly loved are: The Scream Movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Don’t Breathe.
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So what are your favourite scary movies?
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