Halloween is upon us and your killer costume is all set. Now’s the perfect time to fire up the DVR and settle in for a night of fright. Here are seven spooky movies to binge watch while scarfing down your candy haul.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie flick is a certified cult classic. A group of survivors take shelter inside a Pennsylvania farmhouse after a mysterious epidemic turns people into crazed flesh-eating zombies. As they struggle to survive the night, the strangers realize that the true threat might come from within.
Rosemary’s baby (1968)
Roman Polanski’s tense psychological thriller is based on Ira Levin’s 1967 bestseller. Mia Farrow plays Rosemary Woodhouse, a woman with child who suspects her neighbors of secretly scheming to kidnap her newborn. Is this a case of paranoia, or is Rosemary truly surrounded by evil?
“They’re all gonna laugh at you, Carrie!” This bloody adaptation of Stephen King’s paranormal horror novel tells the tale of Carrie, a lonely teen with an overbearing mother and supernatural abilities. When her supposed friends pull a grisly prank at prom, Carrie loses it – big time.
Fright night (1985)
Dust off that VCR for old time’s sake! This campy creep show centers on Charlie Brewster, a suburban teen who discovers his next door neighbor is a bloodthirsty vampire. No one believes him, except for a washed-up movie vampire hunter by the name of Peter Vincent. Together, the unlikely pair rid their neighborhood of darkness.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in this dark and funny splatterfest. After accidentally unleashing an evil spirit from the Necronomicon, Ash must use every weapon at his disposal – including a chainsaw – to fight for his life. Expect Latin incantations, demonic possessions, and reanimated severed hands. Groovy.
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This thriller, based on the 1988 book, never fails to creep us out. FBI agent Clarice Starling turns to manipulative cannibal killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter for help in hunting down the brutal Buffalo Bill. As she closes in on her culprit, Starling must also stop the good doctor from getting too far inside her own head.
Let the Right One In (2008)
This atmospheric thriller is based on John Lindqvist’s celebrated 2004 novel of the same name. Little Oskar is bullied during school and spends his nights fantasizing about revenge. When a pale and mysterious young neighbor named Eli visits one evening, Oskar’s life takes a dark and bloody turn.