6 Scary Movies That Are Actually Good
Scary movies are lit, especially during the month of October, and especially when they’re actually good.
There’s just something about a cool breeze, and walking out of the office into the instant darkness of the night, that signifies the creepy satisfaction that is Halloween.
In addition to the inevitable bingeing that will happen on oodles and oodles of delicious candy, Halloween will also bring about late night horror movie bingeing as well. Luckily, there are a few shining stars out there in movie land. If you’re looking for some flicks to scare the crap out of you on the 31st, I’ve got you.
Read on for 6 scary movies that definitely got a “fresh pick” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an “oh sh*t” rating in my book.
1. Insidious, 2010
If the violin background instrumentals of this movie (albeit, impressive) aren’t enough to creep you out, how about the prospect of falling asleep and having your body taken over by the evil dead? That’s what I thought.
2. The Craft, 1996
The Craft is definitely a cult classic scary movie from the 90s. What’s more kickass than a girl gang of witches with teenage angst? Think Gossip Girl meets Clueless meets emo with a Halloween twist. #SquadGoals
3. The Witches, 1990
This movie just underlines how much of a G Anjelica Houston is. Her portrayal of the grand high witch in The Witches is one of her first forays into the scary movie genre, with her role as Morticia Addams following shortly after. This movie gives total retro thriller realness with awesome early 90s special effects.
4. The Birds, 1963
I’m completely obsessed with the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds. The film illustrates what could happen if birds start clapping back and attacking us IRL. Hide yo kids, hide yo wife — literally.
5. The Conjuring 2, 2016
Just in case Patrick Wilson wasn’t scary enough in Insidious, he’s back in a different horror film, but luckily it’s just as good. The Conjuring 2 follows a husband and wife team who help a family who is plagued by a seriously evil spirit.
6. The Ring, 2002
The Ring tops my scary movie list as one of my absolute guilty pleasures. The movie follows an investigative journalist who must solve the mystery of why everyone who watches a super creepy video tape dies in 7 days. Btw – the journalist ends up also watching the tape, and literally 7 days to figure out the details before it’s too late.