scary movies

Updated for Halloween 2016!

Movies:

Nightmare before Christmas
Corpse bride
The Addams family
The Addams family value
Sweeny Todd
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo 2
Monsters Inc.
Monsters University
Beetlejuice
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Sleepy Hollow
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Dark Shadows
Casper
Under wraps
Don’t look under the bed
Mad monster party
The worst witch
Halloweentown
Halloweentown II
Halloweentown High
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Gremlins
Practical magic
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Haunted mansion
Little vampire
Little Nicky
Coraline
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hocus Pocus
Monster house
Edward Scissorhands
Beetlejuice
Teen witch
Little monsters
The witches

Shows and Halloween specials:

Ruby Gloom
Phineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 
Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 |18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
Lilo and Stitch
American Dragon: Jake Long
Kim Possible
Danny Phantom
That’s so Raven
Unfabulous
Lizzie McGuire
Hey Arnold!
Ned’s declassified
Zoey 101

Recipes:

Perfect pumpkin pie
No bake spiderweb cheesecake
Pumpkin cinnamon buns
Orange and black cupcakes
Spiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and brownies
Butterbeer
Butterbeer cupcakes
Cauldron cakes
Chocolate fudge cake with ghost maringues
Frankenstein marshmallow pops
No bake pumpkin spice cookie balls
Caramel apple cinnamon rolls
The ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundup
Pumpkin mousse
Orange pumpkin pancakes
Halloween candy buffet
DIY Halloween candy
Candy apples
Homemade cotton candy
25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks
15 easy Halloween dessert recipes
Candy corn fruit cups
Monster doll cookies
Spooky sweets for Halloween
Halloween cuisine
Jello worms
Pumpkin and ginger cheesecake
Honey pumpkin pie
Butternut pumpkin pies
Bloody floats
Scaredy crackers
Halloween candy made easy
Popcorn balls
64 non candy snack ideas
Ooey gooey monster eye cookies
Spooky Halloween spirits
Ghoulishly Glowing cupcakes
Frightful fruit kebabs
Poison toffee apples
No bake cookies & cream mummy pops
Melted witch brownies
Spooky eyeball Halloween cake
Fanta jack-o-lantern floats
Mummy pumpkin cookies
Zombie brain cupcakes
Blood splatter cookies
Devil meringues
Vampire floats
Ghastly candy bark
Melted witch bark
Monster cocktail stirrers
20 gluten free Halloween treats
Halloween trick or treat cookies
Broomstick party skewers
20 Halloween treats kids can make

Music - 8tracks:

Rocktober
Devil’s swing
Come little children
Up after midnight
Did you hear that?
Manhunt
Billy where are you, Billy? Is that you?
EVERYBODY SCREAM!
The chills
Creepy songs
Spooky tunes
Double, double, toil & trubble
Dance around the fire
Noctuary
Carnival cabaret
It’s too quiet
Halloween fanmix vol. 1
Halloween fanmix vol. 2
Witches
Light the torches
Thriller
Conversations with ghosts

Music - youtube:

1 hour of Halloween music part 1
1 hour of Halloween music part 2
3 hours of creepy scary music
Vintage Halloween jazz music
Halloween music playlist
Classical Halloween music
Instrumental Halloween music
1950s Halloween music
80s Halloween music
Creepy carnival music

Decorations & costumes:

DIY pumpkin candles
30 DIY decorations for Halloween
Canning jar lid pumpkin
Decorating with autumn leaves
Cheap Halloween decorations
Best Halloween decorations
Halloween crafts for kids
Quick and inexpensive Halloween decorations
Last minute skeleton costumes
Last minute Wednesday Addams costume
Silent film stars costumes
Umbrella bat costume
Quick costumes for kids
60 fall decorating ideas
Fancy napkin decor
11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideas
No carve pumpkin decorating
DIY Halloween decorations
Homemade Halloween decorations
How to make styrofoam tombstones
40 easy to make Halloween decors
Origami bats
Spooky jars
80s makeup tutorial
Easy DIY Halloween costume ideas
Sparkly mermaid makeup tutorial
Corpse paint tutorial
Cartoon lips
1920s flapper look
Easy Halloween crafts
Paper mache pumpkins
Enchanting halloween lanterns
DIY mini Halloween pinata
Spooky bat lamp
Spider web vase
Paper pumpkins
Spiderweb necklace
31 last minute Halloween hacks
6 easy costume ideas
DIY bat bow
Coffin invitation cards
33 ideas for a Harry Potter Halloween party
DIY Halloween cards
Halloween ghost bunting
How to make witch shoes
Costume award trophies

The Signs Watching A Scary Movie
  • Aries: IT'S OK EVERYONE IT'S NOT REAL DON'T WORRY GUYS.
  • Taurus: But, like, is that actually scientifically possible? For that much blood to be on one person? Really? Like where's it coming from??
  • Gemini: *sees opening credits* nope *leaves room*
  • Cancer: sad because of death of irrelevant character.
  • Leo: oh, this isn't so sca- OH SHIT NEVERMIND!!
  • Virgo: *Visibly shaking* I'M NOT SCARED WHAAAT????
  • Libra: *eyes squeezed shut* Is it over yet???
  • Scorpio: Wow ya'll think this is scary you should see my life.
  • Sagittarius: The dog better not die. If the dog dies I will FUCKING-
  • Capricorn: I'M I THE ONLY ONE ACTUALLY INVESTED IN THE PLOT THOUGH?!?!
  • Aquarius: nice.
  • Pisces: Curled up in a ball with their head in someones shoulder and their ears covered for the ENTIRE film.
Horror Films

A lot of people ask us about some good horror films, so I’ve decided to make a post linking people to some I liked. What is scary to one person might not be scary to another person, but I’ll try to include a broad range of movies. If you would like me to add something to the list, just message me :)

I would suggest looking them up on IMDB before you watch any of them due to the nature of some of the films. 

Martyrs

The Fourth Kind

The Conjuring

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Cabin in the Woods

Audition

I Spit on Your Grave 

The Shining (even though you’ve all probably have seen it, its a personal favorite)

Insidious (not the best ending)

Insidious Ch 2

The Exorcist

[Rec]

The Descent

Ju-On

Red State

Session 9

The Orphanage

The Strangers

The Devil’s Backbone

Event Horizon

The Innkeepers

Sinister (not the best ending)

Mama (not the best ending…sigh)

Shutter (Original)

V/H/S

V/H/S 2

The Evil Dead

Begotten

The Thing 

Oldboy

Grave Encounters

A Serbian Film

Buried

Well this is all I’ve got so far, feel free to message if you’d like to add something to the list. This list isn’t my personal favorite list, but I decided to add a broad list of movies so there is something for everyone. So yeah…reblog the fuck out of this and watch some.

Huge Halloween Masterpost!

Halloween Spooktober Special Masterpost

Movies:

Costume / Make Up Ideas:

Decoration Ideas

Playlists

Recipes

If anyone has any suggestions of anything they want me to add, feel free to ask me and I will add it as soon as I can!

The Haunting of Netflix House 4: The Netflix Master

Greetings, boils, ghouls, and gender non-boonaries: it is honeycrisp time and that means there is a bite in the air and a spoop around every corner, so Regular People are finally ready for scary movies, but only if they can be conveniently streamed into their home via a service to which they already subscribe.

For that reason, I have returned to, as I did last year and the year before and the year before, point you in the direction of good, notable, or at least interesting horror and horror-adjacent movies available to stream on Netflix. Hopefully you will find something new and cool that your friends have never heard of and you will win the Halloween Party. This list, though it physically exhausts me to compile, is not actually exhaustive, so if I left off a favorite of yours, I could not possibly be more sorry about that. I am the sorriest I can possibly be.

Normally I post this on October 1, but as the first is a Saturday this year and all you cool #teens are too busy with your regular blood orgies to look at Tumblr on the weekend, I’m posting this a little early. I hope you do not consider this Halloween creep.

NB: This list is being posted on September 29, 2016. If for some reason this list gets reblogged in The Distant Future, some of these movies may have expired. The same applies to previous years’ versions of this post. If you click an old link, that’s on you.

Not everything is to everyone’s taste, so I will do my best to make note of movies that might contain certain turn-offs, like content or sub-genre trappings or being slowly paced or whatever. NB: again, this is by no means an exhaustive list of trigger warnings. I can’t always remember every detail of every movie when I make this list, so something is sure to slip through. Please look a movie up on a site along the lines of Common Sense Media that lists potentially objectionable or triggering content if this is a concern for you.

Okay god shut up and just say some movies holy hell

Classics (this section seems to get smaller every year):

Horror Comedies: 

  • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (highly recommended)
  • Re-Animator (over the top gross-out humor) 
  • Troll Hunter (not horror in the traditional sense; not a “Halloween” monster; found footage style; subtitled; awesome) 
  • The Host (subtitled; not a “Halloween” monster) 
  • Dead Snow (subtitled; Nazi zombies) 
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead (fucking awesome, better than the first one; definitely watch both as a double feature if you want fun times)
  • Burke and Hare (starring Simon Pegg; directed by John Landis if that is a turn on or off for you) 
  • Bad Milo (this is a movie about a butt demon, but check out that cast, wow) 
  • The Double (Richard Ayoade! Jesse Eisenberg! Not horror in the traditional sense; more existential angst) 
  • Housebound (recommended)
  • Deathgasm (the best the best the best; watch immediately)
  • Wolfcop

Haunted House/Ghost shit: 

Vampire shit: 

Werewolf shit: 

  • Late Phases (old blind guy vs werewolves; pretty good)
  • When Animals Dream (hit some similar thematic notes to Ginger Snaps, but completely different tonally; subtitled)

Zombie shit: 

  • Pontypool (not traditional zombies; super recommended)

Witch/Demon/Pagan shit: 

  • Baskin (subtitled; super gory; also, the protags are asshole cops who tell transphobic stories and say homophobic slurs and talk about bestiality at the beginning, so heads up; worth a watch if that doesn’t bother you)
  • Hellions (this is not *great,* but it looks good and is heavily Halloweeny)

Found footage shit:

  • V/H/S (lots of sex, violence, and sexualized violence 
  • V/H/S/2 (same) 
  • V/H/S Viral (same but in a different way)
  • Apartment 143 (kind of cliched and predictable, but I applaud the filmmakers for taking a scientific approach to the storytelling) 
  • The Sacrament (inspired by [edit: notable historical incident]; directed by Ti West; recommended) 
  • The Den (ChatRoulette the horror movie; highly highly highly recommended) 
  • The Taking of Deborah Logan (super highly recommended; EXPIRING OCT 1! WATCH IMMEDIATELY!)
  • Creep (recommended)
  • They’re Watching (not super amazing, but it’s crazy af and I kind of love it; what if House Hunters International renovated a witch house?)

Slasher shit (needless to say, these are gory):

Psychological/other shit (way more “other” than psychological):

  • We Are What We Are (2013) (recommended) 
  • Monsters (really good; not “Halloween” monsters) 
  • Sleepy Hollow (what section do Headless Horsemen go in? Dunno; the movie not the show)
  • The House at the End of Time (highly recommended; subtitled)
  • Honeymoon
  • Starry Eyes
  • White God (DOG REVENGE)
  • Mexico Barbaro (haven’t watched this yet, but on my short list; anthology; presumably subtitled)
  • They Look Like People (this is a slow burn, but super highly recommended)
  • Extraordinary Tales (animated anthology of Edgar Allan Poe stories narrated by famous people; a mixed bag, but cool)
  • Darling (okay, so: this is a really beautiful and atmospheric film that I, generally speaking, recommend; however, it is kind of “artsy,” there is not a lot of dialogue, it is in black and white, there are some light strobing effects, rape does not occur on screen but is implied to have happened in a character’s past)
  • The Hallow (scary fairies)
  • The Invitation (highest possible recommendation)

80s/90s shit:

Non-Supernatural Thriller/Violence shit (these are violent): 

Horror and Horror-Adjacent Documentaries: 

And there you have it. Lots of stuff from previous years’ versions of this list have expired; a frustrating amount, in fact. This might be the year that you should get that free trial to Shudder so you can have an actual selection this Halloween.

Anyway, please do me a solid and only circulate the current version of the list, so people aren’t clicking on dead links and thinking I’m an idiot. Again, this list is not and could not be completely exhaustive, and if I left off your favorite movie, I swear I was not targeting you personally. And, again, some of these movies are more interesting than they are good AND horror is a highly subjective experience, so your mileage may vary on some of these.

If you enjoyed this list, perhaps consider checking out some of my other Halloween-related posts:

Also maybe consider checking out my Letterboxd profile, where I rate and review movies of all types (but primarily horror) all year long and from sources other than Netflix, in case you’re wondering what’s good on Hulu, Shudder, Amazon Prime, or whatever.

Happy Halloween, nerds!

The signs when watching a horror movie...

Aries: Says “OMG” whenever someone gets killed

Taurus: Eats popcorn and hides behind the bowl

Gemini: Is bored so tries to scare everyone every chance they get

Cancer: Peeks up from their blanket every once and awhile

Leo: Yells at the screen telling the victim where to hide (as if they could hear them)

Virgo: Is scared but pretends they’re not

Libra: Falls asleep

Scorpio: Jumps at every sound

Sagittarius: Laughs whenever someone gets killed

Capricorn: Keeps going to the kitchen to get snacks (to avoid getting scared)

Aquarius: Also yells at the screen but suggests different ways that the killer could have killed their victim

Pisces: Blank face (isn’t scared at all)

CURSED FILMS: THE EXORCIST

The Exorcist (1973) is still known today as one of the scariest films of all time. The film affected audiences so strongly that many theaters actually hired paramedics to treat people who fainted or went into hysterics. Others came equipped with “Exorcist barf bags.” Aside from the film itself being terrifying, many mysterious circumstances surround the making of this film.

  • The film was based on a novel by William Peter Blatty. His novel was based on actual events involving the reported possession of a young boy.
  • During the filming/editing and shortly after it’s release, a total of 9 deaths & 12 injuries, and 2 fires occurred.
  • Ellen Burstyn, who played the role of Regan’s mother, suffered a permanent spinal injury during filming. In the scene where she is thrown away from Regan’s bed, the harness being used jerked her away quickly and when she landed on her coccyx. The scream we hear following her fall was a real scream produced by the agonizing pain she experienced.
  • Actor Jack MacGowran died of a heart attack shortly after his character died in the film.
  • The set of the MacNeil house mysteriously caught fire one weekend when nobody was around. The only room spared was Regan’s bedroom. The cause of the fire still remains unknown.
  • Following the fire, director William Friedkin asked Reverend Thomas Bermingham to exorcise the set. He refused but instead visited the set to perform a blessing and reassure the cast and crew.
  • Mercedes McCambridge was the woman who did the voice acting for Regan’s demon voice. In November of 1987, her son murdered his wife and two children and then killed himself. As part of his suicide note, he included a long and bitter letter to his mother.
  • When the film was first shown in Rome, Italy the audience heard a sudden loud crash while they were watching. An eight foot long and nearly 400 year old cross on one of the churches nearby had been struck by lighting. It fell to the ground and landed in the middle of the the piazza.
  • Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed an actual demon was living in the celluloid reels of this movie.
  • The film’s post production editing was done on 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
  • Side Note: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was obsessed with The Exorcist III. He admired the Gemini Killer in the film, who kept various body parts of his victims. Dahmer did the same thing.