Halloween isn’t just a holiday celebrating everything that goes bump in the night. It also is an opportunity to kick back, let loose, and have some fun.
A good Halloween movie is the same way. You’ll find plenty of scares in a good Halloween flick, but it should also be playful. After all, Halloween is one of the rare holidays that anyone can enjoy. It’s a day that’s fun for everyone.
That’s why, on this list, you’ll find everything from slasher movies to horror-comedies to children’s films to documentaries, all of which perfectly encompass the spirit of day. So go ahead. Warm up some cider, grab some candy, and get in the Halloween mood with these hidden gems.
Like many horror movies, The Guest gets off to an inauspicious start. Shortly after Spencer and Laura Peterson’s son Caleb dies in Afghanistan, one of his army buddies, David, stops by their house to pay his respects.
Despite his harmless exterior, there’s a little more going on with David than it seems, and it isn’t long before the Petersons find themselves in their houseguest’s crosshairs. The carnage builds and builds until it culminates on Halloween night, with a thrilling chase through the local high school’s haunted house.
You’ll come to The Guest for star Dan Stevens, who absolutely slays as David. But you’ll stay for the surprisingly witty script by horror maestro Simon Barrett and the pitch-perfect direction by Adam Wingard. It’s thrilling, tense, and gory, and it’s not a stretch to call it an instant Halloween classic.
The Guest | 0:00
Holidays | 1:45
The Witches | 2:51
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein | 4:00
The Mansion | 5:00
Wildling | 6:20
1BR | 7:31
Hostage to the Devil | 8:24
Tales From the Hood 2 | 9:18
Alive | 10:31
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