Scariest Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, finding a good horror movie can be hard to do since so many are made this time of year. As someone who is really picky about horror movies, it can definitely be hard for me as well. In this article, I will provide several different horror movies ranging from mild to extreme, to suit everyone’s scare factor! 

  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Scare Factor: 5/5

This slasher flick has a lot of over-the-top gore and violence. This is a Wes Craven film that is mainly enjoyed by people who like bloody, gore-filled films similar to Friday the 13th. I personally do not like excessive gore, but this movie definitely includes its fair share of it. 

  1. Jacob’s Ladder

Scare Factor: 4/5

This movie is a psychological horror movie about a Vietnam veteran experiencing hallucinations that cause him to question his existence. This is definitely not a family film since it has so many adult situations taking place. It may also make you extremely sad at the end. 

  1. The Others

Scare Factor: 3/5

Unlike the other two above, this movie is rated PG-13 and does not include a lot of gore. It is genuinely very creepy and is more of a thriller than a horror movie. It gets very intense and may be too scary for some. 

  1. Interview with the Vampire

Scare Factor: 5/5

This movie has it all: love, betrayal, hunger, and loneliness. This is one of my favorite horror movies since it involves so many different twists and turns in its plot. It is definitely more graphic than others, but to me, it is worth the watch.

  1. Grindhouse

Scare Factor: 5/5

This is a satirical film that makes fun of the low-budget horror films of the 70s and 80s. While it has its funny moments, there are also MANY shocking and horribly gory moments as well. The movie’s overall scare tactic is excessive gore, so if you are not a fan of that, this movie is definitely not for you.

  1. The Conjuring

Scare Factor: 3/5

This movie claims to be based on true events, which is terrifying in itself. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren try to help a family that is being tormented by a demon in their farmhouse. This movie is not particularly gory, but it does involve a lot of possessions and demonic activity that could be scary for some people. 

  1. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

Scare Factor: 5/5

Although this movie is also considered to be a comedy, the gore and shock horror is extreme. It’s about hillbillies that are mistaken as murderers by a group of college students while they are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin. 

  1. A Quiet Place

Scare Factor: 3/5

This last one is one of my favorites! It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a family is forced to live their lives in complete silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. This movie is rated PG-13 because of some of the intense scenes that happen involving children and a pregnant woman.


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