TOP 10: Scariest movies for October chills


Scary movies are always the best at any time of the year, but they are most frightening during the month of October. They keep your feet off the floor and your eyes behind your hands.

Here are my choices for the top 10 scariest movies:


  1. “Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

A young FBI agent must put her trust in a manipulative killer to find another serial killer who skins and tortures his victims.


  1. “Annabelle” (2014)

A couple gets invaded and attacked by satanic cultists shortly after they start to encounter terrifying supernatural things involving a vintage doll.


  1. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)

A chainsaw killer and his family of cannibals hunt down five friends who are visiting a house in the country.


  1. “Carrie” (1976)

A 17-year-old girl finds out she has telekinesis and gets pushed to her limits on the night of her prom by a cruel prank.


  1. “Candyman” (1992)

Candyman, a creature with a murderous soul, is accidentally brought back by a grad student researching urban legends.


  1. “Halloween” (1978)

A psychotic murderer imprisoned since he was a child for the murder of his sister escapes and stalks an adolescent girl and her friends.


  1. “Insidious” (2010)

A family tries to stop evil spirits from cornering their unconscious son into a territory called The Further.


  1. “The Conjuring” (2013)

Two married and experienced paranormal investigators work to help a family that is horrified by an evil presence within their home.


  1. “The Shining” (1980)

A family takes a trip to an isolated hotel, where an evil presence gets the father into trouble. The psychic son can see horrific things within the past and the future.


  1. “The Exorcist” (1973)

A teenage girl is possessed by something unknown, but her mother gets help from two priests to save her daughter.

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One thought on “TOP 10: Scariest movies for October chills”

  1. I enjoy lists of films in almost any category. As a filmmaker, I cannot help but have an opinion and here is my list of ten most scary movies.

    10 – The Dead (2010) An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

    9 – Carrie (1976) A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school’s prom by a humiliating prank.

    8 – Saw (2004) With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

    7 – Hellraiser (1987) An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

    6 – Alien (1979) The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

    5 – Halloween (1978) A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

    4 – Rosemary’s Baby (1968) A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

    3 – The Exorcist (1973) When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

    2 – Jaws (1975) When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

    1 – The Shining (1980) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

    I hope everyone enjoys these films and joins us at the Tucson Terrorfest starting this Thursday at The Screening Room downtown.

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