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Updated on September 7, 2014

What is Lurking in the Shadows?

While today Halloween might typically be a time for children to have fun and dress up, ringing doorbells and collecting candy, we are always on the lookout for things that go bump in the night.

Some people cover their eyes when they watch scary movies or close their eyes going through a haunted house. They love the idea of being scared in a controlled environment.

Sometimes things don't go as well as planned, do they? What lurks in the shadows of the night or within your dreams just waiting for you?

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Afraid to Look Under the Bed?

Remember when you were laying in bed at night, blanket pulled up to your chin, worrying about the monster under your bed, in your closet and over in that very dark corner of your room?

You knew he was there, waiting. You could hear him breathing even as your breath became more labored. The thought of getting up to go to the bathroom was more terrifying than lying there quietly with your eyes darting from corner to corner.

Just the thought of putting your feet on the floor and letting the monster under the bed pull you under would cause you to go to extremes to jump as far from the bed as you could. Sometimes, thankfully Mom or Dad would hear you and come check and scare the monsters away.

But only for a while...

Find Your Scary Movies on Amazon

A favorite Halloween pastime is to watch scary movies. For some, the newer and scarier the better where others prefer the classics.

Find the perfect movie for you and your family, then grab some popcorn and settle in for the thrills and chills!

Below you will find collections of classic horror films.

Curious or Cautious?

When you are watching a scary movie do you find yourself saying "No! Don't open that door!" Or are you the type that is curious and must know what that noise was?

Do you really want to know what is happening on the other side of the door?


Just as with all movies, some thought it was scary and some didn't. I personally thought it was very frightening.

How Do You Handle Fear?

If you were a character in one of these films, how would you or do you think you would react to fear?

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The Shining

Really Scary!

Are you ready to be really frightened? Do you have your loved one to cuddle up with or at least your dog, cat or teddy bear?

Turn out the lights and get your feet off the floor so the bogey man doesn't go for your tootsies while you are watching the movie.

The Ring

I was watching this with a friend when the phone rang at midnight. We both nearly had to be peeled off the ceiling! This movie really creeped me out.

Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th

Find Jason on Amazon

Jason and Friday the 13th have a whole series of movies to check out. The first movie was my favorite. Even more than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this Friday the 13th movie franchise has given me a lifelong respect for chainsaws. Every time I hear one, I begin to move slowly away from the sound.

Swimming at Night?

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What is Your Favorite Movie to Watch at Halloween?

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      Believe this or not from a SquidBOO junkie, I am not as much into scary movies as I use to be! Strange to say that but true. I am a vampire movie kinda of person. Love them can't enough of them. But I do not really consider them to be scary movies...Some of the scenes in The Shining stayed with me for a while, *shivers* But I have to stick with my favorite Halloween Movies that has anything to do with Vampires.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      I never watch anything scary! I know from experience that I would have nightmares for weeks!! I think the last one I saw was "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" and that was many years ago and terribly scary!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Don't watch Halloween movies, a scardy cat here. No shadows either. Hide under the bed.

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Mary Poppins...Dick Van Dyke's bad Cockney accent scares the you know what out of me ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Something that won't give me bad dreams like Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin....its for the grandchildren! You had me laying in bed, listening to the breathing and knowing I wouldn't let my feet touch the floor anywhere near the bed so he couldn't grab me....guess we all have the same imagination!

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      SquirrelWhispers 6 years ago

      I am a big scariedy squirrel! I run away from all things that will hurt me :)

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      kaposzta 6 years ago

      Shining is the best! :) The two girls in the hallway are really scary :)

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      "What is Lurking in the Shadows?" ... da da da! Only the Shadow knows!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      BTW, congratulations on your lens being included on the "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"


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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      I really don't watch scary movies. Would rather be able to sleep.

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      Disney movies are more my style...I really like Hocus Pocus for slasher movies for me!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I'm a chicken and can't watch any scary movies at all. I like Disney and romance and comedy only. Love Halloween though! All the cute little kiddies.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      This is seriously an article that should only be read on a bright sunny day when nightfall is still 10 hours away! The pictures were enough to scare the wits out of me and Merlin :)