It’s time to recall some of the Halloween movies and check what’s new in the horror department! While you’ve probably already carved all the pumpkins, have all the Halloween decorations in place, and (with our help) have chosen your Halloween costumes, let’s now pick up a movie to boost the spirit of Halloween.
There are millions of movies, and new ones appear every year. Some Halloween movies are just spooky, but you forget all about them in an instant. Yet, some movies literally make your hair stand on end, and you remember them forever. Today, we’ve prepared one old creepy movie, a few new Halloween movies, and a good old one that you can watch with your kids. Happy Halloween!
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Let’s start with the movie everyone knows for sure: A Nightmare on Elm Street. If you are old enough to remember watching Freddy Krueger on TV with his “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you,” we are positive you still get goosebumps. So if you want to go classic this Halloween and refresh the memory of Freddy’s Halloween nails scratching, go for it. Don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you about possible sleep problems afterward…
Want to watch something more up-to-date but equally terrifying? Try Hereditary. Have you ever thought of what your family and ancestors left for you to inherit? In the case of the Graham family, it’s the pack of sinister and dark secrets, as it seems. If you are truly sure that no level of scariness in a movie can disturb your peaceful sleep afterward, you can give this horror story a go!
Our next choice of a movie for one of your Halloween horror nights (oh, you don’t need to limit yourself to Halloween Eve only) is Piggy. It’s a Spanish film, and it’s set in rural Spain, which is a plus if you want to watch something fresh and unconventional. It’s the story of Sara, who’s a school girl, overweight, and a butcher’s daughter. Bullied by other girls for all of the above, she witnesses their kidnapping by a stranger. While she’s keeping quiet, the movie unfolds in so many unexpected ways…
Hubie Halloween (2020)
If this Halloween night you don’t plan on being scared out of your wits, Hubie Halloween is the best pick for you. Hubie Dubois thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure his fellow residents of Salem are safe. However, this year, something goes the wrong way, and it’s Hubie’s task to protect everyone and defeat monsters. The only other thing you need to know about this Halloween holiday movie is that it features Adam Sandler, so you’ll definitely have the best of fun!
If you want to watch a Halloween movie with your kids, there is a piece of classics we can recommend: Casper. It’s a 1995 adaptation of the well-known cartoon series about Casper, the “friendly ghost,” and his adventures. Featuring young Christina Ricci, this film is still cool regardless of its age. We are positive your kids will love Casper, Kat, Kat’s father (and afterlife therapist, by the way), and even Carper’s uncles.
Run Rabbit Run (2023)
Now, let’s move on to the newest chilling horror film from Netflix, Run Rabbit Run, which offers a fresh perspective on motherhood in the genre. The story follows Sarah, a fertility doctor, whose life gets turned upside down when her daughter Mia starts claiming to be Sarah’s long-lost sister, Alice. Alice, you see, vanished at Mia’s age. There’s also this white fluffy rabbit that Mia becomes obsessed with, which adds to the growing unease. And all of this takes place against the stunning backdrop of Waikerie, Australia. So, if you’re looking for a solid, spooky tale that’s more of an unnerving psychological thriller than a flashy horror flick, then Run Rabbit Run is definitely worth checking out.
Cocaine Bear (2023)
Cocaine Bear is a 2023 comedy horror film directed by Elizabeth Banks and loosely inspired by the true story of a black bear who overdosed on cocaine in 1985. The film follows an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens who encounter the bear in a Georgia forest, where it has become highly aggressive and bloodthirsty after ingesting a large amount of cocaine dropped by a drug smuggler. If you’re a fan of dark comedy and horror genres, we recommend checking out the film, as it promises to be a wild ride with a great cast and a drug-fueled bear as its central villain.
The Nun 2 (2023)
The Nun II is a 2023 American gothic supernatural horror film. In fact, it’s actually the sequel to The Nun (2018). It’s part of The Conjuring Universe franchise and promises to be no less frightful than the previous part. The story follows Sister Irene, who survived the first encounter with the demon nun, Valak. This time, she heads to France to investigate some mysterious deaths involving priests and nuns. On her journey, she meets Debra, a novice who is struggling with her faith, and Maurice, a former soldier who has a connection to Valak. Sounds like it’s going to be quite the adventure!
Tin and Tina (2023)
Tin and Tina is a 2023 Spanish horror film that is based on a 2013 short film of the same name. The film tells the story of Lola and Adolfo, a couple who adopt two albino twins from a convent after losing their unborn children. However, things start to take a dark turn when the twins’ strict and literal interpretation of the Bible leads them to commit some pretty disturbing acts in the name of God. If you’ve been waiting for a spine-chilling experience, you’ve found the right film. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023)
And finally, you must have heard of Five Nights at Freddy’s. It’s a spine-chilling horror movie based on the popular video game series of the same name. The plot revolves around a young security guard taking a night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family-friendly restaurant featuring animatronic animals as entertainers. But things take a dark and sinister turn as he realizes that the animatronics are not as harmless as they seem and that they have a murderous secret to hide. This spine-chilling movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and we guarantee you won’t be able to resist the urge to scream out loud!
We wish you a spookissimo Halloween! We hope you like our suggestions for the holiday night, and if you have other Halloween film series suggestions that are worth watching (we know you do!), share them on our Instagram page!