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Top 5 Horror Movies to Watch on Halloween

Updated on July 19, 2016

Five most popular horror movies of 2013

  1. The Conjuring (2013): Supernatural horror film
  2. Warm Bodies (2013): Romantic comedy horror movie
  3. World War Z (2013): Zombie horror movie
  4. Mama (2013): Satanic / mystery horror movie
  5. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013): Action horror movie

Halloween holiday and horror movies

Do you like movies? Do you enjoy watching scary movies? For many people watching horror movies to get scared during Halloween is the most enjoyable and best part of the holiday.

The word horror is derived from Latin meaning bristling, shaking or trembling. Horror is one popular film genre of the 21st century that usually features scenes that will evoke startle response from the audience; the most popular themes of horror movies being macabre and supernatural events. Horror films genre is closely associated with nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions, terror of the unknown etc. Ghosts, aliens, vampires, werewolves, demons, vicious animals, zombies, monsters, cannibals, serial killers etc. are prominent components of horror movies.

As the origin of Halloween holiday is often traced to ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (during which bonfires and costumes are used to ward off roaming ghosts), horror movies are popular choice during Halloween on the night of 31st October.

The Conjuring (2013)

Directed by: James Wan

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes

Producers: Peter Safran, Rob Cowan, Tony DeRosa-Grund

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Biography

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Shanley Caswell

Studio: New Line Home Video

Year: 2013

Running time: 112 min

Rating: R

The Conjuring is an American supernatural horror film based on a true story of Perron family, who lived in a dilapidated and secluded farmhouse at Harrisville, Rhode Island in the 70s. Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned real life paranormal investigators (author of The Demonologist) were called to assist the family as they were terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

This bloodless horrifying and scary movie is one of the best for this year Halloween. The Conjuring is a must watch for all lovers of scary movie.

The Conjuring

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 ratings of The Conjuring, 2013
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies (2013)

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Writers: Jonathan Levine, Isaac Marion

Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Cori Shepherd Stern, Cori Stern, David Hoberman, Erik Feig

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry

Year: 2013

Duration: 98 min

Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Studio: Summit Entertainment

This film is based on the bestselling book of Isaac Marion, an American writer. The story is about the relationship between Julie, a young woman and "R", a zombie leading to their eventual romance.

Not so scary to be seen in Halloween, but it is a very good and funny romantic comedy.

World War Z (2013)

Directed by: Marc Forster

Actors: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Studio: Paramount

Run Time: 116 minutes

Year: 2013

The film is based on Maximillian Michael "Max" Brooks’ (American horror author and screenwriter) book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. It is about the war between the worlds of human and zombies.

This movie is must for all lovers of zombie movies.

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Mama (2013)

Directors: Andy Muschietti

Writers: Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, Neil Cross

Producers: J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti, Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse, Daniel Kash

Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Studio: Universal Studios

Year: 2013

Duration: 100 min

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Based on the Argentine Muschietti's Mamá, a 2008 Spanish-language short film, the film is about the story of two young girls forsaken in a forest cabin who were look after by an unknown entity , Mama. When they were eventually found after five years and brought to their new suburban home to live by their uncle, it was a real challenge for them.

The movie is filled with scary scenes as well as funny and enjoyable moments.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann

Directors: Tommy Wirkola

Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy

Rated: R (Restricted)

Studio: Paramount

Run Time: 88 minutes

This film is about a brother-and-sister duo of professional witch hunters, who get kidnapped as kids and managed to kill the witch.

Though the film is like adult version of children fable, it is enjoyable for its full of action-packed scenes.

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