31 Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween

 Steve and the boys absolutely love a scary film and as we are staying at home this year, have set themselves a little challenge of watching a scary movie every night in October. 




I will probably watch a few of these with them, especially the retro ones but to be honest, despite loving scary films when I was younger, I don't like being scared these days so will probably leave them to it a lot of the time. 



We are fairly lenient when it comes to watching scary films - I usually let my two boys watch most films now if they want to (I always read the parent guide on IMDB first - as long as there are no adult themes / too much sex -  I am usually ok with it).

Every child is different and it is up to us all to decide whether a film is suitable or not. Jack (11) will not be watching all of these films as a lot of them are not really suitable but Harry (16) will be. Dee (13) hates scary films and I doubt they will watch any. Like I say, every child/family is different and has different rules. 

Steve has put together a list with a little note of where you can currently find the film. Let me know if any of your favourites are on our list. It is my intention for us to write mini reviews of each movie as we go so do check back.  


31 Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween

1 Halloween (1978) - Netflix

2 Friday the 13th (2009) - Paramount+

3 Dracula (1958) - DVD

4 Scream (1996) - Sky Cinema/Paramount+

5 Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982) - Amazon rent/buy

6 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - Amazon rent/buy

7 Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) - Amazon rent/buy

8 Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) - Sky Cinema/Paramount+

9 Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Amazon rent/buy

10 Halloween (2018) - Amazon rent/buy

11 Red Dragon (2002) - Netflix

12 The Exorcist (1973) - DVD

13 Dracula (1931) - DVD

14 Frankenstein (1931) - DVD

15 The Mummy (1932) - DVD

16 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - DVD

17 The Wolf Man (1941) - DVD

18 The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1951) - DVD

19 The Evil Dead 2 (1987) - Amazon rent/buy

20 Get Out (2017) - Amazon rent/buy

21 US (2019) - Amazon rent/buy

22 Psycho (1960) - Amazon rent/buy

23 Night of the Lliving Dead (1968) - BBC iPlayer

24 An American Werewolf in London (1981) - DVD

25 The Thing (1982) - DVD

26 Re-Animator (1985) - DVD

27 The Fly (1986) - Disney+

28 Hellraiser (1987) - Amazon Prime (wih ads)/Freevee (with ads)

29 The Shining (1980) - Amazon rent/buy

30 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - Amazon rent/buy

31 Halloween Kills (2021) - Sky Cinema


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