There is something about watching a horror movie during Halloween season that just ups the scare-factor exponentially. It’s like your scaredy spidey-senses are already on high-alert and the right movie just puts them over the top. Regardless of your preferred horror movie genre, you are going to find the perfect movie to fit your mood on this list of 50 of the best horror movies to binge on Halloween. We included horror movies about monsters, zombies, vampires, witches, demons, hauntings, revenge, murder, sci-fi, and even psychological thrillers. You name it.
So, queue up your favourite title, pop some popcorn and get a pillow ready to cover you face if it gets too scary (or you can always go with finger curtains). Now, park your broom and sit for a spell 😊
Best Horror Movies to Binge on Halloween
1. 28 Days
A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister’s wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.
A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.
9. Dead Alive
A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
11. Event Horizon
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.
12. Evil Dead
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
14. Fright Night
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.
Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong.
A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.
When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, California, where they replicate the residents into emotionless automatons one body at a time.
20. Let Me In
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
A family’s home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open the container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all humanity.
A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family’s home.
28. Rosemary’s Baby
A young couple trying for a baby move into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, but find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
30. Sixth Sense
A frightened, withdrawn Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Newlyweds and their three children move into a large house where a mass murder was committed. They start to experience strange, inexplicable manifestations which have strong effects on everyone living in or visiting the house.
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
35. The Conjuring
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
36. The Dead Zone
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.
After Carlos – a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War – arrives at an ominous boys’ orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.
38. The Exorcist
When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
39. The Haunting
Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
40. The Mummy
An Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he thinks is his long-lost princess.
41. The Omen
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil’s own son?
42. The Orphanage
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
43. The Others
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
44. The Ring
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
45. The Shining
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
46. The Strangers
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
47. The Witch
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
48. Train to Busan
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
If scary movies are not your thing, you can always spend Halloween watching a good comedy, drama, or some Canadian content. You can also get ready for the next holiday season and watch some Thanksgiving movies.
What do you think about our list of horror movies? Did we miss any of your favourites? If so, which ones? Share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comments. We will gladly add them to the list.
🎃 Happy Halloween. May your candy supply last until the Christmas season. 🎃