Our Halloween Movie Top Picks

AFS Team·23 October 2014·5 min read
Our Halloween Movie Top Picks
By Sarah Rousseau Being a Brit we can sometimes forget about Halloween, sure you might dress up to a club as a skeleton but we forget the essence of Halloween, to be spooked! If you want to get into that Halloween mood, then we’ve got a selection full of freaky-features to prepare you for Halloween, whether you love a fright or prefer a laugh, there is something for everyone! Musicals If you’re musically inclined and aren’t one for gruesome scenes or hair raising tension then that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Halloween. You can enjoy the theme whilst singing along to these Halloween themed musicals! Little Shop of Horrors, Hocus Pocus, the Rocky Horror Picture Show Comedy You’re the type of person who prefers to laugh out loud than shriek in horror and you don’t mind a bit of comedic gore. These films will have you crying tears of laughter rather than terror without missing out on any of the action. Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Ghostbusters. Old School You play vinyl, hate iPhone updates and yearn for a simpler age. These classic horror films might not have you hiding behind your pillow but will definitely give you a taste for some classic horror and experience where it all started. Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, King Kong (1933). Vampires Do you love blood? Do you love darkness? These films may just be for you. Forget what you saw in Twilight, we are bringing back the true vampires, whether you want to see the vampire’s story, the slayers story or the survivor’s story, there is something that will suck the safety out of every living room. Lost Boys, Blade, 30 Days of Night. Zombies So you love a creature that cannot be reasoned with and that are terrifyingly gruesome? Zombie movies are the ones for you! Everything that a zombie kills will get up and kill… You’ll definitely be sure to lock your doors and turn off the lights after watching one of these. 28 Days Later, World War Z, Night of the Living Dead. Creature Features If you have a thing for creepy crawlies or love to watch grotesquely beasts then these films will be for you. Whether it is extra-terrestrial monsters, great white sharks or rabid dogs, these films will get your skin crawling. Alien, Jaws, Cujo. Slasher If you’re one for no nonsense and all you look for in your movies is a sadistic killer who can’t be stopped, then Freddy, Jason and Michael can keep you company this Halloween. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th Part 2, Halloween. Marathons These are for the ones that are looking to stay up all night to do a movie marathon. Some of these series have many films to binge on whereas others have a much smaller collection, it all depends on how much you can take. Paranormal Activity, Scream, Saw. Modern Classics Maybe you’ve seen all the classics? Maybe you just want to catch up on the latest horror? Whichever reason you’ve picked this category for, the truth of these films are that they have all become modern classics in the horror world. The Blair Witch Project, The Descent, The Conjuring. Cult Classic If you are going to watch any horror film, you should watch the classics. These are your ultimate “horror" genre films. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of horror, everybody should watch at least one of these films; after all they are called classics for reason. The Shining, The Exorcist, Psycho. Goresome If you are looking for something that will turn your stomach and have you turning your heads from the screen these listed films will have you doing exactly that. These are packed with gruesome gore; don’t say I didn’t warn you. Inside, The Human Centipede, Cannibal Holocaust. The Spine Chillers So you’ve read through these categories yawning the whole time and are looking for a real thrill? Look no further because these films will combine fear, disgust and utter stomach churning. You can’t get scarier than this. A Tale of Two Sisters, Suspiria, Martyrs.