Halloween 2020 is only a few days away, so – just in case you haven’t made any plans – we thought we’d give you an ultimate list of horror films to get your teeth stuck into.
Horror film lover or not, what better time to watch a scary movie than at the scariest time of the year? This year, we’ve asked around for what people to deem as the best horror film ever. Old and new (and not all Halloween specific), we’ve picked out the best of the best. Get your popcorn (and blankets) at the ready…
Warning: Lots of scary film stills throughout.
Following the news of a young nun taking her own life, a priest sets off to investigate what happened. It all turns a bit south, as it goes. Who knew nuns could be this terrifying? (We kinda did…).
The good old story of Freddy Krueger. This crazy guy (who also makes one hell of a Halloween costume), lives only to haunt teenagers in their dreams – and then to turn said dreams into reality. Everyone remembers the first time they watched A Nightmare On Elm Street…
The start of The Conjuring series, this is the OG scary films that kicked it all off. The Perron family moves into a farmhouse where they experience paranormal phenomena. They consult demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to help them get rid of the evil entity haunting them. Check out Annabelle below, the prequel to The Conjuring released the year after.
Also known as The Curse Of The Weeping Woman (and also part of The Conjuring series), when Patricia is found endangering the lives of her sons, Anna puts her behind bars. However, when Anna’s own children are endangered, she suspects that there is more than human involvement at play…
The prequel to The Conjuring, this film hardly helped the whole ‘creepy doll’ perception, are we right? Annabelle is as scary as they come. Creeping around in her demonic china form, this is one toy you won’t be sharing a tea set with (or even a postcode, at that).
How is it possible for a film to be this frightening when nothing much actually happens? Paranormal is genius – and it still haunts us to this day. Did you know that the film’s writer Chris Landon wrote Paranormal Activity in his flat? Check out our interview with him here.
This award-winning horror film made waves when it was released – we just can’t get enough of it. When Chris, an African-American man, decides to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents during a weekend getaway, he certainly wasn’t prepared for the horrors waiting for him.
The most classic horror film (in our humble opinion), Regan isn’t a happy little bunny when the demon in her attic takes a liking to her. Possessing her body, her only hope is the priest full of condemning promises. Created off the back of the best-selling book, watch out for the iconic 360-degree head turn!