Top 5 scary movies to watch this month


Riley Falvey

Halloween is all about being scared and what better way to get that creepy feeling that the season calls for than to sit down to watch some classic Halloween horror movies. Here are the top 5 movies you should watch to get you into that spooky spirit you crave this month of Halloween.

  1. Scream

Scream is a great movie if you’re looking for more comedy in your scares. Opening with Drew Barrymore having an iconic phone call with a masked killer “What’s your favorite scary movie?” and never dying down on the action, Scream has everyone questioning who’s guilty. With Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich (for the Riverdale fans!), Courtney Cox, and many more ultra-famous actors, it’s definitely one worth the watch when you’re looking for more than the classic slasher.

  1. Friday the 13th

If you enjoy Kevin Bacon and cheesy movies from the 80s, this one might be a great fit. It follows a group of teenagers (surprising) preparing to re-open Camp Crystal Lake, for the summer. But, of course, it is the anniversary of the night that little Jason Voorhees drowned in the camp lake, and that can never go unnoticed in a classic slasher film! After the teens begin to be picked off one-by-one, who will survive to the next school year?

  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

In Johnny Depp’s movie debut, Nancy Thompson and her friends suffer violent nightmares which all feature one common element: a disfigured serial killer with a glove made of razors on his right hand. When one of the group is murdered while asleep, Nancy realizes that she must stay awake and try to uncover the truth behind this phantasmic killer Freddy Krueger. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?

  1. The Exorcist

Based loosely on actual events, the “scariest movie of all time” follows a young girl named Regan who starts acting oddly – levitating, speaking in tongues – and when her worried mother seeks medical help she only reaches a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be possessed by the devil and attempts to perform an exorcism. If you really want a good scare, the exorcist will not fail to deliver!

  1. Halloween

Halloween is the classic slasher movie that every person should watch in October. Halloween takes place in 1978, fifteen years after the murder of Judith Myers, who was stabbed to death by her 6-year-old brother Michael in 1963. After being institutionalized, Michael breaks out the night before Halloween, and returns to his childhood neighborhood. With actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the scream queen of all scream queens, Halloween is an iconic film that should definitely be on your watch list. (But BEWARE of an excessive use of the word “totally”).