Syd’s Scary Movie Hit List

Sydney Cayo, Design Editor

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You have your buddies over, you’re scrolling through the Huluween section or the halloween feature on Netflix, looking for the perfect movie for the night. Ten minutes pass. Your group is having trouble agreeing on what to watch. Half an hour flies by and you’ve narrowed it down to two. Fourty-five minutes pass, and that one friend didn’t know [pick a title] was on Netflix, you’re up to three options. No one is having fun. There’s no more snacks. Everyone’s fed up. The mood has turned stale.

Don’t let this happen to you. There’s plenty of movies out there for the watching, and if you’re having a trouble making that decision, take a look at these titles for some time saving tips. Trust me, I’ve been in that position and I don’t want that to happen to you. Take a gander.

A must have for the 90’s is Jacob’s Ladder. I don’t even know where to begin with this. Delve into the psychological side of horror with a returning Veteran of the Vietnam War as he descends into madness.

The choice classic for the 2000’s would be Paranormal Activity. The family seemingly becomes yours after figuring out the backwards storyline. This of course is only referring to the first 3 and perhaps four movies.

2010’s would be The Conjuring. The first one set the bar pretty high, and good effort was put into the sequels. With the most recent movie out, The Nun, creativity in the line seems to be waring thin. However, the series has landed itself forever a favorite.

Creatures are hard to capture as spooky, but honestly Jeepers Creepers does a pretty good job. The first two movies made me very uncomfortable, and this angle was refreshing after watching serial killers and ghosts for a long time.

A thriller that had me wondering what the heck was happening the entire time is called Don’t Hang Up. The action started right off the bat, and if you hang in there, you’ll be left shook by the ending.

If you’re into creepy little kids, Sinister might be for you. The second one was a little bit out there, but nevertheless, I wanted to see what happened in the end. The First was awesome, however the series contains quite grotesque scenes.

Scary movies with an adventure twist are always better. As Above So Below takes the cake as you follow a documentarist to France following an Urban Legend in the ancient catacombs. The deeper the team gets, the weirder the things they find are. This movie is not for the weak of stomach.

A truly unique storyline I encountered on my search for the best scary movies is called Jug Face. I almost stopped watching halfway through, but it was just really something else. There’s some pretty graphic stuff, but its a unique, unsettling film worth the experience at least once.

A movie I’ve always sworn by and have always been surprised at the lack of popularity it has is The Chernobyl Diaries. Some friends come to visit a mate in Russia where they score a tour of the Nuclear Reactor sight. The trips turns sour, that’s all I’m gonna say.

If these ain’t it for you or you get through this list, take a look at this complete list of honorable mentions, classics, mainstreams to super cheesies to downright horrifying titles.

  • The Descent 
  • Blair Witch Project
  • Halloween
  • Creep
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • House at The End of the Street
  • The Ring
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Saw
  • Quarantine
  • The Grudge
  • VHS
  • Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Killing Ground
  • Perfect Sisters
  • Charlotte
  • Deathtube
  • The Strangers
  • You’re Next
  • Cabin Fever