Ten Scary Movies to Rent for Halloween

Scary Movies for Halloween

If you want to prepare for Halloween, scare yourself silly all over again by watching these ten scary movies. However, you really don't want to watch these movies all by yourself. I've rated it with number 1 as the scariest movie and then followed by nine others, but that's not to say that #10 isn't scary at all because it is. Now these movies were chosen because you got scared, not because they're especially gory, you just really didn't know what to expect next. These movies have suspense, some unexpectedly funny moments, major creep factor, and they all add up to one terrifying, thrilling experience.

1. The Ring. Directed by Gore Verbinski.  This is the American version, they say that the Japanese version is scarier. I don't think I will watch that one as this one scared me plenty enough. Synopsis: People are dying from fright after watching a video then something unexpected happens. After watching this movie, I wanted to hide my TV set. Heck, I didn't even want to stay in the room with a TV set.

A scene from The Ring
A scene from The Ring

2. Psycho. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Come on, it's a classic and still freaking scary not to mention creepy. Who doesn't know the plot? After seeing the movie, who doesn't peek out from their shower curtain from time to time? I don't even want to go to a motel that's not part of a big chain. No off-the-beaten-path Mom & Pop motel for me, no sirreee.

3. The Shining. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Jack Nicholson is the most fiendishly scary, axe-wielding creep EVER. Staying in an isolated, huge, deteriorating, lavish, haunted hotel that has seen its best days was the worst idea EVER.

4. Halloween. Directed by John Carpenter.  The one with a young Jaime Lee Curtis is in my opinion, the best version. Her character comes from a very dysfunctional family and she and all her friends and family pay for it. The soundtrack just gave me chills.

5. Misery. Directed by Rob Reiner.  Kathy Bates's character is the female counterpart to Jack Nicholson's character in the Shining. You really don't want to have an accident anywhere near her house much less have her as your number one fan!

6. Nightmare on Elm Street Street. Directed by Wes Craven.  I didn't want to go to sleep after watching this movie. Enough said.

7. Scream. Directed by Wes Craven.  I know it's a parody of all the horror/slasher films of previous years, but still, it's a scary movie. The mask is scary, and I didn't want to get a call on my landline phone or cell phone while I was alone.

8. Carrie. Directed by Brian De Palma.  It doesn't pay to be part of a bitchy high school clique that publicly humiliates a loner, especially one with unknown telekinetic powers and an overly strict and hyper-religious mother.

9. The Exorcist. Directed by William Friedkin.  Linda Blair is unforgettable as a teen possessed by a demon. You had to feel sorry for all those people trying to help her, and after everything was done, you're not sure that you've seen the last of it.

10. The Fog. Directed by John Carpenter.  The old version by John Carpenter is chilling. I loved Adrienne Barbeau in this movie. Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis also have roles in this movie. All is not well in the beautiful seaside town of Antonio Bay. If there's one thing that this movie taught me, it's that you should never be part of a collective conspiracy because it will come back and haunt you!

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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

I have not seen The Fog, but I did see the other 9 movies and I agree with you completely! Great list and I enjoyed reading your hub!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Thanks Ladybird, I wrote this hub with all the lights on and the TV off!


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geekchick 6 years ago

Great list! I haven't seen Scream or Halloween, but I love all the others!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi geekchick, I don't like watching any of these movies alone. :)

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