With the month of October just around the corner, I’ve decided to get into the spooky spirit by compiling a list of my favorite supernatural movies. All the films on this list I’ve watched multiple times and recommend to any fan of supernatural content.
I must put in a bit of a disclaimer – while I like to read and research dark and scary things, I tend not to like the usual horror movie. I find them quite dull as the majority of them rest upon lame jump scares – which I feel is sort of an easy cop-out. It scares the audience for a second, just until their brains can register what they are seeing and then they realize it wasn’t that terrifying to begin with.
If I choose to watch a horror film it’s because I find the concept scary and unsettling – for example Sweeney Todd, I find very disturbing and it’s one of the reasons why I decided to include this film on my list. The idea of someone slashing throats and then grinding people into meat to bake into pies only to sell it for others to eat is TRULY HORRIFIC.
The first time I watched the demon barber of Fleet Street’s film, I felt extremely nauseous for hours after it ended. Now that’s what I call a scary film! A fear or unsettling feeling that lasts hours after the film ends instead of a disappointing jump scare where your heart only beats quickly for a few seconds after.
Anyway I digress – this is a list of MY favorite spooky movies and I appreciate that it’s tailored to my own personal taste but I think there is enough variety on this list that there is something for everyone!
So go ahead and take a look at the list below and let me know how many of these Halloween classic films that you’ve seen and which ones are on your TBW (to be watched) list!
In no particular order:
- The Corpse’s Bride (2005)
- What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
- Zombieland (2003)
- Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
- Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
- Underworld (2003)
- Coraline (2009)
- Beetlejuice (1988)
- ParaNorman (2012)
- Train to Busan (2016)
- Twilight (2008)
- Dark Shadows (2012)
- The Haunted Mansion (2003)
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
So how many films on this list have you seen? Do you have any other favorites to add? It seems as if I may have a bit of an obsession with Tim Burton films…but it’s hardly my fault that the man is the living embodiment of Halloween.
After tonight I may have one more to add as Zombieland 2 is in theaters now and I’m so excited to see it! Zombie lovers united – let’s get spooky this Halloween season.