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20 movies guaranteed to give you the creeps on Halloween

20 movies guaranteed to give you the creeps on Halloween
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Do you love Halloween as much as I do? There's so much fun to be had!

I've already shown you the best spooky TV shows to watch this Halloween and my picks that are fun for the whole family, and now, I bring you the 20 best scary movies to watch this season.

After all, what's the point of celebrating Halloween if you don't scare yourself a bit?

I've included classics like "Night of the Living Dead" and "Rosemary's Baby" as well as newer classics like "World War Z" and "Cabin in the Woods." I've also thrown in a parody zombie movie you might enjoy called "Fido."

Zombies, ghosts, puppets, serial killers and boogeymen. They're all here.

Note that not all titles are family-friendly and some may contain disturbing images. Watch at your own risk!

The Blair Witch Project

Starring: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Bob Griffith

Synopsis: "Three student filmmakers march into the woods to make a documentary about a fabled witch credited with a string of murders dating back 200 years."

Click here to watch now.

Cabin in the Woods

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Synopsis: "Five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear rules for their retreat. But when protocol is broken, punishment is swift - and everyone will pay."

Click here to watch now.


Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley

Synopsis: "Grad student Helen Lyle unintentionally summons the Candyman, a hook-handed creature made flesh by other people's belief in him."

Click here to watch now. 



Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday

Synopsis: "A misfit teenager gets back at the classmates who've bullied her by unleashing her newfound supernatural powers and creating havoc at the prom."

Click here to watch now. Not interested in the remake? Click here to watch the 1976 version starring Sissy Spacek. 

Dead Silence

Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Synopsis: "In the wake of his bride's death, grieving newlywed Jamie is forced to return to his hometown, where he butts heads with the ghost of a ventriloquist."

Click here to watch now.


Starring: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, Henry Czerny

Synopsis: "This horror-comedy follows the misadventures of boy-next-door Timmy and his unusual pet -- a loyal zombie who breaks loose and noshes on a neighbor."

Click here to watch now.

The Fly

Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Herbert Marshall

Synopsis:  "An obsessive scientist invents a matter transporter but suffers horribly when he uses himself as a test subject and a fly gets caught in the machine."

Click here to watch now. 


From Dusk Till Dawn

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Ernest Liu, Salma Hayek

Synopsis: "Two robbers take a man and his kids hostage. Racing to the Mexican border, the criminals rendezvous at a cantina - not knowing it is a vampire den."

Click here to watch now.

The House on Haunted Hill

Starring: Vincent Price, Elisha Cook Jr., Carol Ohmart, Alan Marshal

Synopsis: "A devilish millionaire offers five strangers $10,000 to stay overnight in a remote haunted mansion, where they are terrorized by grisly apparitions."

Click here to watch now. 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Synopsis: "After noticing that almost everyone around them has suddenly become cold and distant, a group of friends realizes that an alien invasion is under way."

Click here to watch now.

Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager


Synopsis: "It's been five years since Freddy Krueger tormented the teens of Elm Street, but he's back for revenge, looking to possess more innocent victims."

Click here to watch now. 

Night of the Living Dead

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Synopsis: "As dead bodies return to life and feast on humans, a woman joins a band of survivors in a farmhouse trying to save themselves from the zombie hordes."

Click here to watch now.


Starring: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder

Synopsis: "Many horror-film fanatics call this silent classic the scariest Dracula adaptation ever, starring Max Schreck as the eerie and grotesque Count Orlok."

Click here to watch now.

Rosemary's Baby

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow

Synopsis: "A woman is thrilled to find out she's pregnant. But as her belly grows, the more certain she becomes that her unborn child is in serious danger."

Click here to watch now.


Starring:  Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard

Synopsis: "Horror maven Wes Craven turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes a hapless high schooler by offing everyone she knows."

Click here to watch now.  

When you're done with Scream, why not keep going? Click here to watch Scream 2 and click here to watch Scream 3. 

Silence of the Lambs

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine

Synopsis: "FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal."

Click here to watch now.


Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo, Jaason Simmons

Synopsis: "When a hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks are swept up in tornadoes and deposited all over the city, where they terrorize residents."

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You're Next

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen

Synopsis: "A shy girl goes to her new boyfriend's family reunion and must join their bloody fight for survival when a gang of masked hooligans invades the party."

Click here to watch now.

White Zombie

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron

Synopsis: "A young couple honeymooning in Haiti is terrorized by a crazed plantation owner who turns the wife into a zombie to join his legion of undead workers."

Click here to watch now. 


World War Z

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge, DaleDavid Morse

Synopsis: "U.N. employee Gerry Lane races against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the spread of a deadly zombie pandemic."

Click here to watch now.

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