What’s Your Favourite Scary Movie?

Do you have one? If so, what is it? My favourite scary movies have changed over the years, but I thought I’d make a list of my top favourites so far. If you’re looking for a new film to try, give the ones below a go! Some are garish, some are creepy and some are just plain cringe. I’m not a huge lover of spooky films, and I tend to watch 90s horror comedies if I do so, so this was a hard list to compile...

Valentine (2001)

I found this film when I was looking for David Boreanaz in anything other than Buffy ( I was pretty obsessed). This teen slasher is based on a man who decides to torment and kill a gang of girls who bullied him in school. It’s a decent watch and aesthetic af.

Interview With A Vampire (1994)

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in a homoerotic vampire epic? I mean yeah, of course, I’m gonna love it. Interview is based on a novel of the same name by Anne Rice (worth a read by the way) and stars a young Kristen Dunst alongside Antonio Banderas as a badass theatre owner.

Queen Of The Damned (2002)

Now, of all the films on this list, this one is the most cringe. It really is a guilty pleasure, because it’s legit trash. A young teen me was obsessed with Lestat, so this was my go to Friday night film. This is also based on an Anne Rice novel, but it was made so far beyond the narrative that you can hardly recognise it.

Scream (1996)

This was actually the first horror movie I watched - and it scared me shitless. The first scene alone gives me shivers to think about, and honestly I still find it creepy to this day. Classic teen slasher about a group of teens who become the victim of a rampant serial killer.

Get Out (2017)

One of the fresher films on this list is Get Out. With themes of deep racism, hypnotism and body horror, this film is a great one to watch this Halloween if you haven’t done so already. This is one of the films that has actually rebooted my interest in modern horror.

A Quiet Place (2018)

Another is A Quiet Place. I made the mistake of watching this at the cinema. The film itself is obviously very quiet, and when paired with loud eaters it’s just not great. That being said, this is actually a really good film and follows a family in a post-apocalyptic world that has been inhabited by deadly aliens who hunt based on sound...

The Descent (2005)

For me, this is a classic horror. A group of female cave explorers enter an underground cavern, only to be stranded and left with terrifying creatures who crave their flesh… Don’t watch this one with the lights off.

Hereditary (2018)

Another new addition to the list is Hereditary. Featuring classic horror elements such as body horror and psychological trauma, this was a huge horror film of this year, and I highly recommend giving it a watch this Halloween.

If you’re planning a Halloween movie fest this year, be sure to get yourself ultra comfortable!


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