It’s getting close to Halloween and if you’re not going to a party where everyone is dressed in slutty costumes, then you probably just want to stay home and watch scary movies. Watching movies that don’t require your complete attention would be best for a successful horror movie night, even more so with friends over. The following 10 movies are not the best horror movies ever, but I can watch these over and over and still be entertained. Here are my picks, in no particular order.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Yes, I like the remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 classic. “They’re coming to get you Barbara.” This unassuming phrase just puts a chill down my spine. When you hear it, you’ll agree. This movie has slow-moving zombies, but the high stress level will keep you on edge all the way to the end.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The remake, in my opinion, was much better than the original. It seems much more plausible to me. In the original, they had a helicopter which I thought was absurd. Don’t ask me why I even try to rationalize a zombie movie. It’s a zombie movie! Anyhow, the zombies can run and this throws a big wrench in my zombie world of possibilities. Running zombies are just terrifying.
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
You notice a trend? I like ’em zombies. If you want to watch a humorous zombie movie, this is a good one. Just imagine the movie Snatch with zombies. Need I say more?
The Entity (1982)
I’d have to say, the ending was lame, but everything up to that point was quite terrifying. I first saw this movie when I was kid and it scared the crap out of me. This “ghost” did stuff to her! That’s about all I have to say.
The Exorcist (1973)
Still digging the classics! This movie is almost cliché in regards to “scaring the shit” out of people. I must have seen the edited for TV version first because I didn’t remember seeing the scene with the scissors when I watched it again as an adult. Demon possessions, if you’re Catholic or not, is just scary.
The Conjuring (2013)
This movie sticks to the “less is more” method, and the less we saw, the scarier it was. They showed the ghosts but left out just enough to let my imagination run WILD. It left me wondering how it all worked out with the family after the fact. If I were one of the kids, I’m not sure I would still be moseying along all fine and dandy with Mom after what happened in this movie.
We’re moving into some sci-fi territory with this one. It was more of a thriller/horror than just simply a horror. The plot was original and I had never seen anything like it before.
Silent Hill (2006)
If you played the game, you know how creepy it is and the movie was just as creepy. The monster effects were impressive. There were so many things wrong and unnatural about the visuals it completely creeped me out… but I loved it. I have to say though, the sequel kind of sucked.
I just happened to come across this on TV one late night. I’m not a big fan of the first-person-Blair-Witch-Project-style cinematography but this movie grabbed my attention. It had a collection of stories, which made it more easier for me to watch. It’s like watching a few short films tied together by a common theme. The demon girl thing was unnerving.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
You’ll have to pay attention if you watch this movie for the first time, but watch it with friends. It’s fun to discuss it after. This movie tore up my childhood theory that covering up in the blankets would protect me.
Well, I hope you can enjoy my selection.