6 Horror Movies You Need This October
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6 Horror Movies You Need This October

Sure they aren't everyone's favorite, but it's kinda fun getting scared once and awhile, right?

6 Horror Movies You Need This October

With the month of October rapidly approaching, it brings with it the end of sunny days and the beginning of crisp, chilly air, pumpkin picking, hayrides and of course, Halloween. Horror movies are always fun to watch (at least in my opinion), but there's just something about watching them around Halloween that makes everything a tad more creepy.

I've loved horror movies ever since I can remember, I guess I just enjoy the feeling of being scared. I know my opinion of these movies is definitely not shared by many others, but there are some classic horror movies that everyone should watch and appreciate. I don't like a ton of gore, I enjoy suspense, thrill, and disturbing--movies that make you really psychologically terrified. The following movies in this list are composed of older horror movies that are absolute classics and newer scary movies that aren't about how much blood & guts can be shown in an hour and a half of movie time. I hope you enjoy & watch at least one this October, they will not disappoint.

1. Misery (1990)

Based off of Stephen King's 1987 novel, Misery is a movie that is definitely psychologically thrilling and disturbing. When an author gets in a car accident in the middle of nowhere during a snowstorm, he is rescued by a nurse, Annie, who claims to be the "biggest fan" of his writing. After she realizes he kills off her favorite character in his latest novel, however, she takes a dark turn and holds him hostage in her cabin. Kathy Bates does a wonderful job at playing the craziness of Annie Wilks in the film. Following close to King's novel, this movie is absolutely excellent.

2. The Strangers (2008)

I'd say this is one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. When a couple decides to stay at their family's vacation home, their night turns into a struggle for survival when three masked torturers decide to play a game of cat & mouse, and terrorize the two all night long.

3. The Conjuring (2013)

By far one of the best horror movies made in recent years. Following the cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, two real American paranormal investigators, The Conjuring is built around the true story of the Perron Family, and the hauntings and paranormal activities they encountered while living in their farmhouse.

4. The Exorcist (1973)

Rated by so many to be one of the scariest movies of all time, this is definitely a film that you want to see and appreciate its brilliance. When 12-year-old Regan shows signs of demonic possession, a local priest is called in to perform an exorcism, on what he believes to be the devil himself.

5. Pet Sematary (1989)

Another Stephen King classic based off his novel. When the Creed Family moves to Maine a local neighbor Jud, shows the father, Louis, a sacred Indian burial ground that has the powers to resurrect the dead, but at a terrible price. When the Creed's son dies in a tragic accident, Louis decides to bury him in the burial ground despite the desperate warnings from Jud, only to have his son return from the dead with murderous motives.

6. The Omen (1976)

An American diplomat secretly adopts Damien after his wife unexpectedly delivers a stillborn child. In the early years of his life, strange and disturbing things happen that all seem to point back to Damien. After researching his background, his father comes to understand that it is likely that Damien is actually the son of Satan, the Antichrist.

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