Top 10 Halloween Movies

by Haley Verre
Staff Writer

Halloween is one of the best times of the year, especially when it comes to movies. Here a few picks for thrill-seekers and people who would rather watch something on the funnier side.

1. The Sixth Sense (1999) 

This supernatural thriller is now considered a classic and is perfect for those who dislike the blood and gore of typical horror movies. This movie definitely has a few surprises throughout, including one of the greatest plot twists of all time.


2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This is one of Tim Burton’s greatest claymations and is appropriate for various ages. Although it is not scary, it includes some of the eccentricities Burton is known for.


3. Psycho (1960)

Psycho is often noted as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best movies and has remained an important part of pop culture, including its popular television spin-off Bates Motel. There is only one scene that viewers would find mildly disturbing and the film does a good job of remaining suspenseful. It focuses heavily on the mental illness of Norman Bates, whose character was inspired by infamous serial killer Ed Gein.


4. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Like PsychoSilence of the Lambs is a psychological thriller and focuses on serial killers. The movie follows the story of a young FBI agent who must track down a serial killer by talking to another serial killer, “Hannibal the Cannibal”, who has a habit of manipulation and deception.


5. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Although it’s a movie for kids, this heartfelt short film is timeless and adored by all ages.




6. Carrie (1976), (2013)

Both of the Carrie movies explore the dangers of human cruelty and how they affect the naive and sheltered Carrie White. The modern take on Stephen King’s classic has more gore, but also portrays Carrie as a stronger individual than the passive character in the 1970 movie. By the end of the movie. you will find yourself routing for Carrie as she seeks revenge.


7. The Conjuring (2013)

If you are planning to see the movie Annabel that is out in theaters now, be sure to watch to watch its prequel that is supposedly based on a “true” story. The plot is typical in that it involves a family moving into a haunted house, but is still enjoyable as it is creepy.


8. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

If you are a fan of horror movies, you will enjoy this parody. Darkly humorous, it effectively pokes fun at slasher films with the message that looks can be deceiving.


Unknown-49. The Shining (1970)

Another classic of Stephen King, The Shining is the perfect mix of supernatural elements, madness, and gore. As a result, it is the quintessential horror movie that keeps you in suspense until the very end.


10. Halloween (1978)

Of course, nothing could be more appropriate for Halloween than a movie named after the holiday. Halloween is a classic slasher film that relies on your own imagination, rather than lots of blood and special effects.