With Halloween behind us, the next holiday to look forward to is Thanksgiving (unless you are Canadian and even this holiday is behind you). But before you take down the costumes and store all the collected candies, you can prolong the holiday a bit further into the weekend. Because there is no Halloween without a scary movie marathon. So if you are looking for the best movies to create the screaming effect, you came to the right place. Here are the best movies to watch on Halloween weekend.
A Quiet Place
One of the most beloved Hollywood couples star in this 2018 science fiction horror film, that will have you terrified of opening a candy bar. John Krasinski, who is also the director and co-writer of the screenplay, and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, are the parents of three kids. They live in a post-apocalyptic world, where they face blind monsters that attack when they hear a sound. This movie will make you too scared to scream.
Gainesville Ripper, the American serial killer from Florida, who murdered five students over four days in the summer of 1990, is the inspiration for this chilling movie. Sidney Prescott, portrayed by Neve Campbell, is the target of a the killer Ghostface. This is one of the most iconic films of the 90s and is the first in the Scream franchise. If the fact that this movie is based on a real killer is not scary enough, the film was also later accused of inspiring violent crimes and murders.
Nicole Kidman stars in this 2001 horror film. She plays Grace, the monther of two kids with a rare disease that is characterized by photosensitivity, and causes the sun to harm them. When Anne, Grace's daughter, starts reporting seeing ghosts, chilling events start to happen. Kidman was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her performance in the film. These nominations are specifically unique as horror films are very rarely nominated.
This 1978 film was the first film performance for the grand actress Jamie Lee Curtis. She has recently also starred in the 11th installment of the Halloween film series, 40 years later. The film follows a mute and psychotic mental patient named Michael Myers. After he escapes from his sanitarium, he returns to his hometown and carries a horrific massacre on Halloween night. While you are at it, watch the 2018 installament as well, which is a direct sequel to the original film.
Based on the novel by Stephen King by the same name, the 1980 horror film is one of the best known ones. Jack Nicholson is Jack Torrance, a caretaker of an isolated hotel. His son Dannt possesses "the shining", the ability to see the hotel's horrible past. Following the horrific events that take place in the hotel, Jack himself starts to lose his sanity, which places his son and wife in danger. For fans of the movie, you can visit the location where the exterior of the hotel was shot. It is the Timberline Lodge in Oregon.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
This 1984 film will make you scared to fall asleep. Freddy Krueger makes his debut into the film series in this classic. He is a burnt serial killer who kills his victims in their sleep, causing their deaths in real life. Krueger's victims are primarily teenagers.The worried parents are horrified by the phenomenon and are unware that a dark kept secret could be the key to this mystery.
Directed by the incredible Alfred Hitchcock, the movie is based on a novel by the same name. A secretary, Marion Crane, ends up in a secluded motel after stealing $40,000 from her employer's client. The motel is owned by Norman Bates, who is under the domination of his mother. This movie is considered one of Hitchcock's best, though it recieved mixed reviews when first released. In 1992 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.