With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about which spooky films you’re going to watch to celebrate. Whether you’re a fan of classic horror movies, modern thrillers, or something in between, there’s sure to be a film out there that will send chills down your spine.
In this article, we’ll take a look at five Halloween films you can add to your watch list this year. These films are all critically acclaimed and have something to offer everyone, from jump scares and gore to suspense and psychological terror.
The Exorcist: Believer
Fifty years ago, the most terrifying horror film in history shocked audiences around the world. Now, a new chapter begins in the iconic franchise.
On October 6, 2023, “The Exorcist: Believer” will premiere, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Blumhouse. The film follows Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.), a man who has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) on his own since his wife’s death in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago.
When Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia O’Neill) disappear in the woods and return with no memory of what happened to them, Victor is forced to confront the nadir of evil. He seeks out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn).
Burstyn reprises her iconic role as MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades earlier. The film also stars Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, and Norbert Leo Butz.
The original Exorcist film, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released in 1973 and changed the culture forever. It obliterated box office records and earned 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.
The Exorcist: Believer is sure to be one of the most anticipated horror films of the year. It promises to be a terrifying and suspenseful thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats this Halloween.
Look alive, foolish mortals! The 2023 film Haunted Mansion is a perfect family-friendly film to watch this Halloween. It is a reboot of the 2003 film of the same name, and it is based on the popular Disney theme park ride. The film stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, and Dan Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost.
The film follows a group of people who are hired to exorcise a haunted mansion. The group includes a paranormal investigator, a psychic, and a priest. The group soon discovers that the mansion is haunted by a variety of ghosts, including a mischievous butler, a headless horseman, and a ghostly bride.
The film is full of humor and adventure, and it is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The cast is excellent, and the special effects are impressive. Haunted Mansion is a film that the whole family can enjoy.
Although, this comically creepy adventure was released during the summer, doesn’t mean the film shouldn’t be added to your Halloween watch list.
John Kramer, the infamous Jigsaw Killer, is back in the most chilling installment of the Saw franchise yet. Set between the events of Saw I and II, Saw X follows Kramer as he travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer. However, he soon discovers that the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable.
Armed with a newfound purpose, Kramer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through a series of ingenious and terrifying traps.
Tobin Bell reprises his iconic role as Jigsaw Killer, and the film also stars Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, and Shawnee Smith.
The “SAW” movies have had a significant cultural impact on horror movie fanatics. The franchise is known for its graphic violence, complex puzzles, and twisted villains. The films have also been praised for their social commentary on themes such as justice, punishment, and the human condition.
The “SAW” movies have also spawned a number of imitators and parodies. The franchise has also inspired a variety of merchandise, including video games, comic books, and action figures.
The “SAW” movies have also been the subject of much debate and controversy. Some critics have argued that the films are too violent and disturbing. Others have defended the films, saying that they are simply reflecting the darker side of human nature.
Despite the controversy, the “SAW” franchise remains one of the most popular and successful horror franchises of all time. The films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide, and they have spawned a legion of devoted fans.
SAW X drops a month before Halloween on September 29th, just in time to give you a festive fright this Halloween.
The Curse Of Bridge Hallow
If you’re looking for a family-friendly horror film to watch this Halloween, then The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a great pick! This 2021 Netflix film stars Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson as a father-daughter duo who team up to defeat a mischievous spirit that has cursed their town.
The film is full of laughs and scares, making it perfect for viewers of all ages. Wayans and Ferguson have great chemistry together, and their comedic timing is on point. The supporting cast is also excellent, including Kelly Rowland as Wayans’ wife, John Michael Higgins as Principal Floyd, and Lauren Lapkus as the town mayor.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a great choice for families who are looking for a fun and spooky Halloween movie to watch together. It’s not too scary, it’s very funny, and it has a heartwarming message.
35 years after the shocking murder of three teens, the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer“ returns on Halloween night to claim a fourth victim. 17-year-old Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) ignores her overprotective mom’s (Julie Bowen) warning and comes face to face with the masked maniac and on the run for her life, accidentally time travels back to 1987, the year of the original killings. Forced to navigate the unfamiliar and outrageous culture of the 1980s, Jamie teams up with her teen mom (Olivia Holt) to take down the killer once and for all before she’s stuck in the
Totally Killer is a heart-pounding horror-comedy that will keep audiences guessing with unexpected twists, genuine laughs and killer performances. The A-list ensemble, anchored by Shipka, Bowen, Mawema and Holt also includes: Charlie Gillespie, Lochlyn Munro, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Liana Liberato, Stephi Chin-Salvo, Anna Diaz, Ella Choi, Jeremy Monn-Djasgnar, Nathaniel Appiah, Jonathan Potts and Randall Park.