Kid’s Picks For The Scariest Halloween Flix! [VIDEO]
2020 has pretty much been it's own horror movie, but it's that time of year again!
If you aren't into heading out into the night on All Hallows Eve, you can still get your scare on with any of these classic movies. I thought back to films that have creeped me out over the years. I am still spooked by "The Exorcist". I first saw it as a little boy, thanks to a baby sitter who probably should have known better, since I had nightmares for weeks.
Check out my list and pass the popcorn.
"IT", is a 2017 film based on Stephen King's 1986 novel. The movie tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by Pennywise The Clown, only to face their own personal demons in the process.
"The Shining is a 1980 film based on Stephen King's novel, and it stars the one and only, Jack Nicholson! he plays Jack Torrance , an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His young son, Danny possesses "the shining", psychic abilities that enable him to see into the hotel's horrific past. It is a classic for many reasons, but Nicholson is pure gold here, kids.
"Get Out" is written and directed by the usually hilarious Jordan Peele, who went to the dark side in his directorial debut. "Get Out" follows Chris Washington,a young African-American man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend.
"The Exorcist" is a 1973 supernatural horror film that follows the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother's attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by two priests. Again, as a kid, this used to make me sleep with the lights on!
"Halloween II" is the second installment in the Halloween film series. The plot picks up directly after the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital, while his psychiatrist Dr. Loomis continues his pursuit of him.
"The Silence of the Lambs" is a 1991 psychological horror film, that stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is pulled out from her training to apprehend a serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill", who skins his female victims' corpses. For this she has to create a psychological profile and seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter. This one holds up very well. There is a reason it won 5 Academy Awards.
"28 Days Later" from 2002, is about the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors coping with the destruction of the life they once knew while evading those infected by the virus. Yes, this one is a little too real, and probably hits too close to home, but it's a fantatic film
"A Quiet Place" is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by and starring John Krasinski, who we all know and love as goofy Jim Halpert, from "The Office" It revolves around a father, and mother who struggle to survive and raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing. Due to the pandemic, the sequel has been held back till April 23rd, 2021.
"Friday the 13th" is the 1980 American slasher classic. The plot follows some frisky teenage camp counselors, who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned summer camp. This one will make you wonder they always go into the woods alone. Dumb kids.