There’s no time like Halloween to enjoy a good scary movie. And these five films are some of the best!
1. The Silence of the Lambs
Do you ever get frustrated watching the terrible acting and ridiculous scenarios created in modern horror movies? You certainly won’t have to deal with that problem when you watch Academy Award Best Actor winner Anthony Hopkins and Best Actress winner Jodie Foster duke it out in The Silence of the Lambs. Oh, and did we mention it also won for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay? Yeah, you’ll be picking a winner on so many levels with this one.
It’s easy to get lulled into a sense of insecurity when you’re watching a horror movie that takes place in an abandoned inn or the middle of the forest. But what about when it occurs right smack in the middle of happy suburbia? Poltergeist will have you afraid of everything from the tree outside your window to the very TV you’re looking at, so get ready to be spooked!
3. The Shining
When a Stephen King novel is turned into a movie, it’s pretty much a certainty that it will be one clever, twisted and downright creepy film. If you haven’t witnessed Jack Nicholson’s terrifying line “Heeere’s Johnny!” or heard the refrain of “redrum” in The Shining, see what you can do about changing that this Halloween.
4. The Ring
You know a horror movie is well done when it makes you nervous about the smallest things for days and even weeks after seeing it. And that’s exactly what The Ring did for millions of people and their feelings toward a ringing telephone. You’ll definitely want to keep your cell on “silent” while viewing this one if you’d like to avoid causing you and everyone around you to go into cardiac arrest.
5. The Exorcist
Let’s face it: No list of horror movies would be complete without The Exorcist. Sure, new films have unbelievable special effect resources on their sides. But this story of a little possessed girl and those who would do anything to save her transcends time and leaves viewers spooked — even 40 years after its inception.