13 Halloween Movies to Watch in 2016: Which are the Spookiest Movies to Watch on Halloween?

13 Halloween Movies to Watch in 2016
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What’s Halloween without a good old scream? Take your pick from 13 of the scariest Halloween movies ever, to revisit in Halloween 2016! Make your family and friends scream with these horror movies that are sure to give viewers a few sleepless nights!

Halloween is barely a few weeks away, so make sure you have all your Halloween props and decorations up to snuff! If you’ve got your Halloween costume ready for 2016 and are still wondering what else is left to do, here’s an idea; make a Halloween horror movies list for you to enjoy with your loved ones (because, let’s be honest, you can’t watch horror movies alone!) To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 scariest Halloween movies to watch this festival season on Netflix:

#1 The Exorcist (1973)

Touted as the scariest movie of all time, there’s nothing like revisiting the original Exorcist movie. Sit tight as the McNeils are terrorized by a demon, who possesses their innocent 12-year-old daughter.

#2 Amityville: The Awakening

Hollywood can’t seem to get enough of the mystery surrounding Amityville, with the 17th installment of the horror franchise. Based on actual events, the story is focused around a family who gets torn apart as the evil spirit of the DeFeo family refuses to let the new inhabitants of the house live in peace.

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#3 Cujo

Stephen King’s classic about the rabid dog, “Cujo” is sure to make you think twice, before petting a cute dog in the park! Be prepared to scream in fear as a seemingly harmless St. Bernard goes on a mad killing spree, after being bitten by a bat.

#4 Scream

The best slasher film of the 1990s, Scream had a great cast with Neve Campbell, Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox. Close your eyes as the Ghostface mercilessly slaughters the cast one at a time, but not before taunting them with that creepy “What’s your favorite scary movie” voice! Check out Scream 2 and the countless sequels as well, if you have the time.

#5 Scary Movie

This horror-comedy franchise was hugely entertaining, parodying the slasher films that were wildly popular two decades ago. Have a movie marathon with your friends and watch all five Scary Movies for a fun-filled Halloween with spooks and laughter.

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#6 Lights Out (2016)

Christened as one of the scariest short films of 2016, Lights Out is a nightmare for anyone who is afraid of the dark. What is creepier than the silhouette of a woman in the dark who leaps forward with long monstrous fingers? Seriously, don’t watch this one alone, and definitely not in the dark!

#7 Saw

The Saw franchise inspired a cult movement in itself, with seven sequels. The psychological horror films made viewers wonder whether they would cut open their friend sitting next to them to save themselves?

#8 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Inspiring one sequel and one in the making, Freddy Krueger was every child’s nightmare come true, with a man who stalks teenagers in their dreams.

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#9 The Shining

Jack Nicholson became the face of horror with this iconic psychological horror film. It tells the tale of a family trapped in a snowy cabin with a killer on the loose. Here’s Johnny!!

#10 The Conjuring

Based on real events, the Warrens rush to help the family of a single mother that is haunted by the spirit of an old man, who refuses to leave the house. The Conjuring and its sequel are sure to give viewers a sleepless night with realistic portrayals.

#11 Carrie

This cult film tells the story of an outcast, telekinetic high school student, based on Stephen King’s book of the same name. It also inspired numerous sequels. Don’t forget to close your eyes as the pig blood comes raining down on Carrie, and all hell breaks loose!

#12 Insidious

This creepy movie frightened the living daylights out of viewers! The story surrounds two parents desperately trying to bring back their comatose son to life, as he is trapped in the spirit world.

#13 Friday the 13th

Halloween is obviously incomplete without this slasher fest! Who can forget about Jason? The 12-film franchise makes for a perfect movie marathon over the Halloween weekend of 2016 to enjoy with your friends and family.




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