Five Great Halloween Films

It’s October and Halloween is around the corner. If you’re looking for some films suggestions then here are five great Halloween films. All suitable for a spooky evening’s entertainment.

1. Trick r’ Treat (2007)

Trick r’ Treat is a collection of five interconnected stories, set in the same town on Halloween.  It has an old ‘EC Comics’ horror vibe. For an alternative choice, why not try the Stephen King/George Romero 1982 collaboration Creepshow?

2. The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad is suitable for younger viewers. Count Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Creature and the Wolfman invade a small American town in this eighties ‘classic’ (a bit like a cross between The Goonies and The Lost Boys). Features the immortal line ‘Wolfman’s got nards!’

3. Evil Dead (1981)

Evil Dead, the low budget original, is still the best cabin-in-the-woods horror movie for blood and gore. For another gore-splatted alternative try Re-Animator from 1985.

4. Lake Mungo (2008)

For those who like to be terrified – try Lake Mungo. Shot in the style of a ‘real-life’ documentary with talking-head interviews and found footage (but don’t let this put you off), this film is genuinely creepy and slowly builds to a horrible revelation. Very unsettling, this one freaked me out for days afterwards!

5. The Haunting (1963)

Tick another box in the ‘terrifying’ category for The Haunting. This creepy black and white haunted house story relies on playing up the horror of what you don’t see rather than going for cheap shocks. Is the haunting really happening, or is it all in the head of the protagonist? Avoid the 1997 remake, which is horrifying for all the wrong reasons.