In celebration of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of horror films from several different sub-genres along with links to their respective IMDB pages. Please note that the films listed below may contain scenes that some find triggering, disturbing, or upsetting; if you have any concerns over a film’s content, I highly encourage you to research it prior to watching in order to make as informed a choice as possible. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR: films that inspire fear and tension by creating an unsettling atmosphere.

FEMALE-CENTRIC FILMS: horror movies featuring women in starring roles outside of the “final girl” trope.

GRAPHIC HORROR: films containing depictions of extreme acts, like heavy violence, body horror, and gore. Not recommended for those offended or disturbed by explicit, potentially-upsetting media.

HORROR ANTHOLOGIES: also known as “portmanteau films”, these movies contain multiple short segments that are sometimes connected by a main plot.

THRILLERS: scary stories with a suspenseful plot.

MOVIE MONSTERS: horror films starring a variety of creatures, from vampires and werewolves to Lovecraft monsters and evil clowns.

HORROR CLASSICS: definitive movies from the pre-1970’s horror era.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR: all things paranormal, ghosts and ghouls.

OCCULT AND POSSESSION: movies with rituals, demons, and possessed souls.

ZOMBIES: a category encompassing everything from Romero’s undead to the living infected.

FOUND FOOTAGE: movies comprised of camera footage filmed by hapless characters.



The fall season is particularly important to horror fans, as studios and networks flood the big and small screen with new horrors, in addition to horrifying haunts popping up across the country. With so much to do and see over the next two months, here’s a handy list to keep you up-to-date!

September 1st - Little Evil

September 5th - American Horror Story: Cult (FX)/Halloween Horror Nights begins

September 8th - IT

September 15th - Mother!

September 22nd - The Houses October Built 2

September 29th - Gerald’s Game/Flatliners/The Exorcist (FOX)

October 1st - Ghosted (Fox)

October 3rd - Cult of Chucky

October 13th - Mindhunter (Netflix)/Happy Death Day/Lore (Amazon Prime)

October 18th - AMC’s Fearfest

October 19th - Freeform’s (previously ABC Family) 13 Nights of Halloween

October 20th - Leatherface/The Snowman

October 22nd - The Walking Dead (AMC)

October 24th - Creep 2

October 27th - Stranger Things (Netflix)/Jigsaw/The Killing of a Sacred Deer

October 31st - Halloween

If there’s anything I’m missing, please reblog and mention it! I’ll edit the original occasionally, adding new events/films as I become aware of them!

Originally posted by dextertv