I’ve spoken about my non-scary Halloween movie picks this Blogtober already so I thought today I’ll share the much more frightening picks on my to-watch list. The reason I haven’t watched any of these yet is because I’ve only recently re-discovered that I actually quite like horror movies, I thought I didn’t for years and now I’m playing catch-up.
1. Get Out (2017)
I’ve only heard glowing reviews for this recent horror/thriller so I can’t wait to give this a watch. I’m expecting this to be more of a thought-provoking watch as well as gripping edge-of-your-seat kind of movie and given the hype, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
2. Us (2019)
Jordan Peele’s next big horror hit after Get Out, Us, looks truly freaky. All I know is that it’s about dopplegangers, which sounds spooky enough for me.
3. Hereditary (2018)
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Midsommar when I saw it (more on that here) but I really want to give Hereditary a go. I honestly think Toni Collette is one of the best actors of recent years so I’m keen to see her in a horror movie.
4. The Conjuring (2013)
I know there are quite a few movies in The Conjuring series so I’m planning to watch all of them at some point. Of course, that means I need to start at the very beginning. I know The Conjuring is a modern horror classic so it’s one I need to see soon. Also, I’m really curious to see a fictionalised version of Ed and Lorriane Warren!
5. It: Chapter Two (2019)
I liked It. I didn’t love It. I think there were some really strong things about the movie but overall it was a bit long for me and Beverley’s dad ended up scaring me more than Pennywise (though, maybe that was the point). I am interested to see what happens in this sequel though so I’ll give this a watch soon.
6. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
I know right, where have I been? It’s on the list, ok.
7. Halloween (1978)
I’m not sure if I’m much of a slasher fan but I feel like I need to see the film that made them popular to really decide. Plus, the title literally screams spooky season.
8. Scream (1996)
Once I’m done with Halloween the film, I think I need to watch Scream. The main thing I know about this movie is that it subverts slasher movie tropes using black comedy which sounds so good and interesting I just think I need to see more slashers first to really appreciate it.
9. Black Swan (2010)
I’ve been meaning to watch this film since it first came out. I even bought the DVD because I thought it looked so good and everyone was talking about it. The reason I haven’t watched it yet is that I was a bit too scared so now that I’m older and getting more into horror, I think I’m ready to dust off the DVD.
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
I love musicals and I have no idea why I haven’t watched Rocky Horror yet. I’m going to watch it this year, it’s definitely time (warp lol)!
Do you have a favourite horror movie? Mine might be A Quiet Place right now, though, as I said, I haven’t seen many! Let me know what horror movies you’ll be watching this Halloween in the comments. Bye for now!