Top 10 Horror Movie List

Amanda Combs, Reporter

“What’s your favorite scary movie?”

Spooky season is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate than a scary movie marathon? There are a countless number of horror movies, but here are the top 10 to watch this October.

At number 10 is I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997):

In this slasher film, four friends come together a year after accidentally killing a man when they receive a frightening letter. Someone saw them run over the man and dump his body in the water. After this shocking news, the friends start getting killed off one by one. Enjoy this suspenseful film where you don’t know who is next.

At number 9 is A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

When thinking of horror movies, this crazy suspense film always comes to mind. Everyone has heard of Freddy Krueger and his razor hands. The actual plot of the movie follows a high school girl who seems to realize what no one else does, the reason behind the deaths in her town aren’t normal. Freddy Krueger is killing people in their dreams… and they are dying in real life.

At number 8 is Friday the 13th (1980)

The movie behind the infamous day marked on any horror fan’s calendar. This movie follows a group of counselors trying to reopen a camp that was the site of a boy, Jason’s, drowning years before. Suddenly these counselors start getting killed one by one. Who is killing them? Jason? Will any of the camp counselors live to tell the tale?

At number 7 is The Shining (1980)

This famous Stephen King thriller is the kind of movie that everyone needs to watch at least once in their life. The film follows a man who takes his wife and young son with him to stay at a hotel that he will be the caretaker of. In the winter. Alone. What could possibly go wrong?

At number 6 is Us (2019)

This scary slasher film follows a family that takes a trip to a lake house. Pretty normal. Until they start getting hunted by a family of people that look exactly like them. This is a very unique, crazy, slasher film with an unpredictable ending and it is a great movie to watch with the whole family… just make sure they’re actually your family first.

At number 5 is Halloween (1978)

Of course this movie is at the top of everyone’s minds when they think of Halloween movies. Michael Myers is one of the most well known serial killers from horror movies and he is a fun one. Years after murdering his sister at the young age of six, Myers manages to escape a prison transfer and return to his hometown to find new victims.

At number 4 is Poltergeist (1982)

This famous thriller follows a family whose house is haunted by unwanted ghosts. Of course the ghosts seem harmless at first, amusing the family by moving things around their house. The ghosts don’t stay friendly. This becomes very obvious when they begin to terrorize the family and eventually kidnap the youngest daughter. Overall, this movie is a great Halloween watch.

At number 3 is The Conjuring (2013)

In this paranormal thriller, a family makes the great decision to move to a secluded farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Nothing could go wrong. Until, of course, things do. Once a supernatural presence makes itself known in the house, the family calls on paranormal investigators for help. The movie is a whirlwind of crazy happenings and jump scares. It is a perfect way to get into the October season.

At number 2 is Scream (1996)

This well known, extremely quotable, horror movie follows Sydney, a highschool student who is coping with the loss of her mother. As the year anniversary of Sydney’s mother’s murder approaches, students start getting murdered one by one by a masked killer. Sydney can’t seem to get a break since the killer seems to be targeting her. Can Sydney find out who ‘ghost face’ is or will she face the same fate as her mother?

At number 1 is It (1990)

This famous horror mini-series follows a group of kids who are targeted at school for being “losers.” When people start disappearing in their town, the kids head out to hunt the infamous Pennywise, a scary clown that lives in the sewers and kills children. With this incredible cast of characters and some unforgettable scenes, this classic film is a Halloween must watch.