Zombies, bloodthirsty vampires, cauldron-boiling, creepy ghosts - you name it - this Halloween, we got you covered with 31 of our favorite chilling titles to enjoy and feast on.
"Doctor Sleep" is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s (Ewan McGregor) story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King’s "The Shining." Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”
Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before - at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
When writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who has a history of alcoholism and child abuse, takes a job as winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, he, his wife, Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) and their psychic young son, Danny (Danny Lloyd) will be isolated until spring.
But once the first blizzard closes the road out, the accumulated power of evil deeds committed at the hotel begins to drive Jack mad. Now there may be no escape for his wife and son from this haunting madness.
"IT Chapter Two" brings the childhood friends, aka the members of the Losers' Club (Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hade, Isaiah Mustafe, Jay Ryan and James Ransone and Andy Bean), back together as adults because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine.
Long since gone their separate ways, the friends are called to come home after mysterious disappearances of various townsfolk. Once more, the Losers must unite and conquer their darkest fears to stop Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) once and for all.
With the mention of "IT Chapter Two", we have to include "It" to see where it all began in the town of Derry. The highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all-time, watch as seven bullied kids band together to form the Losers' Club to defeat the shape-shifting clown, Pennywise.
Our next few movie titles come from The Conjuring Universe – a universe that we have all come to love and fear.
"The Conjuring" is the first film that hooked audiences into the universe. Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the horrifying true story of Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), world-renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Next in the series comes "The Conjuring 2" and the upcoming and long-awaited second sequel coming to theaters next year. Watch this space to get updates on the next installment.
Based on the terrifying doll from "The Conjuring," John Form (Ward Horton) has found the perfect gift for his wife, Mia (Annabelle Wallis) a beautiful, rare vintage doll. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.
Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual Annabelle doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut, visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now Annabelle.
When a young nun (Bonnie Aarons) at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest, Father Burke (Demian Bichir), with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows, Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) are sent by the Vatican to investigate.
Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in"The Conjuring 2" as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
The last of our list from The Conjuring Universe, "The Curse of La Llorona" is a timeless Hispanic legend coming to terrifying life.
She is The Weeping Woman and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. She creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.
In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona (Marisol Ramirez) is stalking the night…and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker, Anna (Linda Cardellini) and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.
Investigative scholar Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) is a debunker of modern "miracles," bringing scientific light to superstition and fraud. As a former Christian missionary, Katherine must rediscover her faith to vanquish a terrible evil.
But events in tiny Haven, Louisiana, defy even her expertise. There, the ten Biblical Plagues seem to be reoccurring. The more she seeks answers, the more she questions her own beliefs.
Locusts reaps, frogs, a river of blood and more, now she must find the part of her soul she has buried deep inside herself if she is to combat the demonic forces threatening the community.
This supernatural thriller carves a terrifying path into our darkest fears.
The list of chills doesn't stop there. We include one of our favorite award-winning Warner horror classics that is loosely based on actual events and adapted by the novel of the same name into the mix.
When a charming 12-year-old girl (Linda Blair) takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl's mother (Ellen Burstyn) realizes her daughter may be possessed by the devil himself and that her daughter's only possible hope lies with two priests (Max von Sydow and Jason Miller) and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism.
Creepy? We think so too.
The first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House," this psychological horror is one that will definitely haunt your dreams.
Hill House has a reputation for evil. The mysterious New England mansion has been the scene of grisly murders. But when four people spend the night, they find themselves trapped by the Haunting.
Anthropologist Dr. John Markway (Richard Johnson), who seeks to disprove the legends; heir to the mansion Luke Sanderson (Russ Tamblyn); psychic Theo (Claire Bloom); and Eleanor Vance (Julie Harris), who has a tenuous hold on sanity, slowly come to realize that the stories are all true.
Now, scream, but no one will hear you. Run but silent footsteps will follow. The dead are restless in the Hill House.
A typical family in a quiet California suburb faces a frightening ordeal when its home is invaded by a poltergeist.
Late one night, 10-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) hears a voice coming from inside the television set.
At first, the spirits that invade the Freeling's home seem like playful children. But then they turn angry. And when Carol Anne is pulled from this world into another, Steve (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane Freeling (JoBeth Williams) turn to a medium (Zelda Rubinstein) in this horror classic.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is the first in the slash-hit series.
A child murderer who was killed by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers' teenage children. And the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep.
Can your nightmares be fatal?
Follow the legend - beware the lake - run for your life!
Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears) returns to the screen in a chilling and daring re-imagining of the classic horror film "Friday the 13th." The new terror begins as a group of college students disappear on a thrill-seeking trip to the infamous Camp Crystal Lake, a long-forgotten mass-murder site that now rests deep in the overgrowth of an unforgiving woods. Now Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) must find his missing sister (Amanda Righetti).
Against the advice of the locals, who claim a "presence" still lives within the camp, he ventures deep into the merciless forest and comes face to face with the personification of evil, the unrelenting killer, Jason Voorhees.
Watch as we witness the characters' struggle to stay alive in this slasher film.
Four short, horrific tales are anthologized in this film as a tribute to Rod Serling and his popular television series.
You're traveling through another dimension: a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead: Your next stop: The Twilight Zone.
Explore the region just beyond the boundary of reality in this motion picture version of the classic television series.
15. BLADE (1998)
The power of an immortal, the soul of a human, the heart of a hero. Sworn to defend humanity, although not entirely human.
Born with the cunning and superhuman power of a vampire, but able to stalk by day as well as night, Wesley Snipes stars in this action-packed thriller as the immortal vampire hunter Blade.
Awakened to consciousness and pain, before birth by the bite of the undead vampire that kills his mother, a young boy grows into a mythical warrior bearing a blood-curse: An almost insatiable desire for blood that he must fight every moment of every day.
Blade uses his awesome power to battle the vampires led by his mortal enemy, the omnipotent vampire overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff). The undead have infiltrated the corridors of power intent on conquering all mankind; now, against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood.
The 1958 famous British horror classic stars Christopher Lee as Dracula himself alongside Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing.
Investigating the death of his friend Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen), apparently the victim of a bloodsucking vampire, Doctor Van Helsing discovers a diary incriminating Count Dracula.
But even as Van Helsing realizes the horrifying truth, Dracula stalks Harker's fiancée, Lucy (Carol Nash), trapping her tortured soul in the terrifying force of his hypnotic power and only Van Helsing may be strong enough to save her by exorcising the Horror of Dracula.
This is definitely a blood-curdling classic you don't want to miss.
Notably known as a pinnacle movie for then-young actors Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst, who was only 11 years old at the time, the film was a big hit during the time of release, comparable to the successes of "IT Chapter Two" in today's day and age.
Adapted from the novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Louis, a 200-year-old vampire who recounts his life of love, regret, terror and ecstasy to a reporter (Christian Slater).
Perfect for a night of brooding chills.
"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." The tagline for the film perfectly symbolizes the symbiotic relationship of humor with horror.
When a single mother (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons (Jason Patric and Corey Haim) move to the sleepy seaside California town of Santa Carla, they discover much more than they anticipated in this visually stunning blend of hip humor, horror and rock 'n' roll about the most compelling group of contemporary vampires ever to put fang to vein.
Get pumped in this world of bloodsuckers.
His entire high-school class is going to Paris, but Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) can't seem to shake his fear of flying. Once aboard the plane, he has a violently disruptive premonition which gets him and five of his classmates including Clear Rivers (Ali Larter) and Carter Horton (Kerr Smith) kicked off the plane.
As the students watch the plane depart, they witness the horrifying disaster that proves the deadly premonition true. Now having dodged death once, the terror begins in full as fate hunts them down one-by-one. Soon the five survivors will discover you can't cheat death.
Inspired by the cult-favorite film series from the '80s and '90s, "Critters Attack!" follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend.
Struggling to keep the professor’s children, Trissy (Ava Preston) and Jake (Jack Fulton), and her own little brother Phillip (Jaeden Noel) entertained, Drea, takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
While being tracked by the ravenous critters, Drea and the kids encounter an adorable, seemingly harmless female critter named Bianca, an exiled royal fleeing the critter race. As the critters converge on campus, Drea and the kids, who are now inextricably linked to Bianca, rush to head them off.
Will Drea discover her inner badass, and will it be enough to stop the critter onslaught? And is the critter princess as innocent as she seems?
A boy and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits Movie, unaware that the animatronic rock band has just learned that their show is about to be canceled, and they don’t plan to let that happen.
As the body count rises, Harley (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong), his mom (Dani Kind), and their new pals must escape the Splits or else remain their audience…forever.
22. GREMLINS (1984)
With its Christmas lights and dusting of snow, Kingston Falls is an idyllic small town, until the gremlins take over.
A father (Hoyt Axton) returns from Chinatown with an unusual pet, a Mogwai, a gift for his son (Zach Galligan). The rules are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never, never, feed him after midnight. But the rules are inadvertently broken, and the consequences multiply at an alarming rate.
Followed by an equally crazed sequel, "Gremlins 2: The New Batch," sees the Gremlins take over part of New York City.
Based on the well-known book by Roald Dahl, "The Witches" is a dark horror comedy about a little boy, Luke (Jasen Fisher) and his kindly grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling). Together, they thwart a coven of witches who want to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.
Vacationing at a seaside hotel with his grandmother, Luke discovers that a convention of witches is also staying there and finds out about the evil plans of their Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston).
Some mousey business ahead? We think so.
Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia, (Ivana Baquero), enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother.
But soon, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.
Nominated for six Academy Awards, including "Best Foreign Language Film," 2006's "Pan's Labyrinth" is a must-see this Halloween.
Peter Cushing is Baron Frankenstein, whose experiment has gone dead wrong in Hammer Studios' fifth Frankenstein saga.
Dr. Frankenstein is once again up to his experiments on the border between life and death, but his actions this time show that he is the true monster.
Attempting to preserve the medical knowledge of a brilliant but insane surgeon, Frankenstein performs a brain transplant, an operation that leads to disaster and, ultimately, his own doom.
Catch this all-time classic featuring Freddie Jones as the scientist's pitiable new creation.
Betsy Connell (Frances Dee) believed she had seen strange behavior from her patients, but nothing in her training and experience has prepared her for the voodoo, horror and walking undead of a Caribbean island in "I Walked with a Zombie."
Who said the dead don't walk? Connell travels to the Caribbean to care for the comatose wife of plantation owner Paul Holland (Tom Conway). But as Connell starts to fall in love with Holland, she gradually realizes that her patient is not comatose: She neither lives nor dies, existing as something not quite human and not quite demon.
Grave mistake? Watch to find out.
Despite a warning from a seemingly insane man, the Malone family (Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar, Reily Murphy) moves to take a job at a military base outside Selma, Alabama. But the Malones soon plunge into a nightmare world where people's lives are drained, only to be replaced by soulless, emotionless aliens that emerge from cocoon-like "pods" to take possession of their human "hosts."
Who says there’s no rest for the wicked?
Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis), an orphan and a nerd who works in a run-down flower shop on Skid Row, spends his time doing menial tasks and dreaming of his co-worker, Audrey (Ellen Greene).
Then, one day, just after an eclipse of the sun, Seymour discovers a strange plant. The exotic plant draws customers, saves the flower shop from bankruptcy and makes Seymour a hero in Audrey's eyes. But the plant has a rather unique appetite and it's getting interested in Audrey too.
This musical/comedy/horror film takes creepy crawlies to a whole new level.
When a couple of nice, young homebody ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) try to haunt the pretentious humans who have moved into their house, they ask for help from a demonic wraith (Michael Keaton) they cannot control in this comic fantasy that mixes the quick and the dead with a laugh and a fright.
Be careful what you wish for, because it could be more than what you've bargained for!
In his first full-fledged "horror" role, Vincent Price plays Prof. Henry Jarrod, the owner of a wax museum, whose partner, Matthew Burke (Roy Roberts), intends to burn the place down for the insurance money. When Jarrod tries to prevent Burke from torching the museum, he himself is trapped in the conflagration.
Years pass: though now confined to a wheelchair, Jarrod manages to open up a new wax museum in New York, boasting the most incredibly lifelike wax statues ever seen.
At the same time, a masked prowler has been stalking the city, murdering people and then stealing their bodies from the mortuary. One of the victims is Jarrod's old nemesis Burke; another is Cathy Gray (Carolyn Jones), the roommate of art student Sue Allen (Phyllis Kirk).
On a visit to the wax museum, Sue can't help but notice that the wax likeness of Joan of Arc is a dead ringer for her deceased friend Cathy, while the courtly Jarrod declares joyously that Sue is the living image of Marie Antoinette.
Guess where this is going to wind up?
Two sisters are bound by hate in a house filled with fear.
Bette Davis portrays aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson while Joan Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister Jane torments psychologically. As the descent into madness, the tension builds to a shocking ending in this unforgettable classic filled with fierce, no-holds-barred performances.
Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time, the AFI also added Bette Davis' character, "Baby Jane Hudson" to the list of 50 Greatest Villains.
Enjoy these 31 movies this Halloween!