My 10 Favorite Scary Movies To Watch In The Fall
As you all know, fall is my favorite time of year. There are many things to love about fall, and Halloween and scary movies is one of them. I have never been one to go for the gore type of film, with a few irresistible exceptions. I tend to to gravitate to the psychological creepy and campy scary.
I caution that this list consists of some of my favorites to watch, and not the definitive list of the best horror films ever. I will leave that for you all to decide. My picks are still fun, scary, sad, and yes even a little heart stopping after years of watching over and over again.
My 10 Favorite Scary Movies To Watch
Psycho (1960) - A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Halloween (1978) - Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Carrie (1976) - Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Fright Night (1985) - A horror-obsessed teenager discovers that his next door neighbor is a murderous vampire. He tries to convince the police, his family and friends but to no avail. Now, he must take matters into his own hands.
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Scream (1996) - A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Misery (1990) - After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) - The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) - Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) - The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Nothing beats snuggling on the couch or in bed with your favorite snack on a chilly night watching one your favorite scary movies. It’s cool to brave it alone, but so much more fun with your favorite snuggle buddy, or a group of friend.
What are your favorite scary movies to watch in the fall, or any time of year for that matter? Please share your favs!