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Top 10 Horror movies to watch this Halloween

Experience eeriness and get goosebumps this upcoming Halloween

As Halloween is on the doorstep, late-nighters with Horror movies to bring shiver down the spine is a must-have. Watching horror flicks with close ones and enjoying the spookiness of Halloween has become a tradition. Therefore today, we have made a list of movies that will take sleep away and our readers will get the real taste of Halloween.

From the bona fide screenplay of ‘The Exorcist’ to the spine-chilling setting of ‘The Conjuring,’ directors of the horror genre have given us many remarkable horror movies. But in this list, we will look for Horror movies that failed to gain popularity as those above but are equally terrifying. The listed movies will set the right tone for you to enjoy this upcoming Allhallows Eve. Now delve in!

Best Horror movies to watch this Halloween

10. The Other Lamb (2019)

IMDb Rating5.2
Director(s)Malgorzata Szumowska
Writer(s)Catherine Smyth-McMullen
StarsRaffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough
Official page/siteLink
the other lamb movie,the other lamb
Image via Mubi

This movie is a slow burner for cult genre enjoyers. Selah, a teenage girl living in a remote forest born into a polygamist cult led by a man in their compound, begins questioning his teachings and her reality.

9. La Llorona (2019)

IMDb Rating6.6
Director(s)Jayro Bustamante
Writer(s)Jayro Bustamante, Lisandro Sanchez
StarsMaría Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic
Official page/siteLink
la llorona movie,la llorona
Image via shudder

This is a dramatic take on the legend of La Llorona with a Horror twist. After the Former Guatemalan general who ordered the genocide is found not guilty 30 years after Alma is murdered with her children during a military attack in Guatemala, Alma returns to the living world to torment the man.

8. Mama (2013)

IMDb Rating6.2
Director(s)Andy Muschietti
Writer(s)Andy Muschietti (story), Barbara Muschietti (story), Neil Cross (screenplay)
StarsJessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier
Official page/siteLink
mama movie,mama
Image via Universal Pictures

Mama is an eerie movie with great storytelling. After the murder of their parents, two young girls, Victoria and Lily, are forced to reside in an abandoned cabin with a dark and ominous presence. Even after getting rescued, the evil forces follow them to their new home.

7. Sinister (2012)

IMDb Rating6.8
Director(s)Scott Derrickson
Writer(s)Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
StarsEthan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Official page/siteLink
sinister movie,sinister
Image via Summit Entertainment

Sinister is a greatly written story with quality acting. The story narrates the life of true crime writer Ellison Oswalt who moves his family to a house that once witnessed gruesome murders. He begins researching the crime in hopes of writing a book about it. Soon, when his research leads him to some eerie footage, things turn dark and harrowing.

6. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

IMDb Rating6.7
Director(s)Takashi Shimizu
Writer(s)Takashi Shimizu
StarsMegumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara
Official page/siteLink
ju-on the grudge movie,ju-on the grudge
Image via Lionsgate Films

This is an old-school horror weaved in eastern style. Takeo Saeki murders his wife Kayako after discovering she is in love with another man, also killing the family cat, Mar, and his son, Toshio. The murders create a curse that revives the family as avenging ghosts. Whoever enters their house is consumed by the curse and eventually killed, which spreads to the place they die in and, in turn, consumes anyone who comes in.

5. Oculus (2013)

IMDb Rating6.5
Director(s)Mike Flanagan
Writer(s)Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Jeff Seidman
StarsKaren Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Official page/siteLink
oculus movie,oculus
Image via Entertainment One

This story features some unique timelining with great sound design. Recently discharged patient Tim from a mental asylum learns from his sister that the murders he was convicted of, were actually orchestrated by a supernatural entity, the Lasser Glass mirror. The story unfolds in an attempt to destroy the mirror.

4. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

IMDb Rating6.9
Director(s)Kôji Shiraishi
Writer(s)Kôji Shiraishi, Naoyuki Yokota
StarsJin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga
Official page/siteNA
noroi the curse movie,noroi the curs
Image via Xanadeux Company

Noroi: The Curse is a striking blend of eeriness and realism. The story follows a prominent paranormal journalist Masafumi Kobayashi, who goes missing shortly after completing a documentary. However, what begins as an investigation into strange noises soon evolves into the chilling mystery of a demonic entity named Kagutaba.

3. Session 9 (2001)

IMDb Rating6.4
Director(s)Brad Anderson
Writer(s)Brad Anderson, Stephen Gevedon
StarsDavid Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle
Official page/siteNA
session 9 movie,session 9
Image via Focus Features

This movie is a dreadful and frightening experience. An asbestos abatement crew wins the bid for an abandoned insane asylum and starts to remove asbestos. Shortly after, they witness the horrifying incidents of the hospital, as the past of the asylum seems to be coming back.

2. The Others (2001)

IMDb Rating7.6
Director(s)Alejandro Amenábar
Writer(s)Andy Muschietti (story), Barbara Muschietti (story), Neil Cross (screenplay)
StarsJessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier
Official page/siteLink
the others movie,the others
Image via Warner Bros. Pictures

This movie is creepy and thrilling throughout. Grace, the devoutly religious mother of Anne and Nicholas, moves her family to the English coast during World War II. She awaits word on her missing husband while protecting her children from a rare photosensitivity disease that causes the sun to harm them. Anne claims she sees ghosts. Grace initially thinks the new servants are playing tricks, but chilling events and visions make her believe something supernatural has occurred.

1. The Possession (2012)

IMDb Rating5.9
Director(s)Ole Bornedal
Writer(s)Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Leslie Gornstein
StarsNatasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick
Official page/siteLink
the possession movie,the possession
Image via Lionsgate Films

This is a tale of a terrifying and spine-chilling story in all senses, therefore, is a complete package of a horror movie. One day going through a yard sale, Emily, a young girl, comes across an antique box and asks her father, Clyde Brenek, to buy it for her. Soon, she becomes increasingly obsessed and finds the hidden lock and releases an evil spirit that possesses her. Her father starts to look for answers as she exhibits signs of being possessed.

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