Halloween Scary Movie Ideas


I had a scary movie night with some friends this weekend and I had a whole lot of movies that I planned on watching. I chose them so that I could write this post and share some great movies with you. However, after we had caught up on each other’s lives and had dinner we only managed to watch one of the ten scary movies I had chosen. Now I know that these aren’t technically Halloween movies but they are scary movies that you can watch on Halloween so I think that counts!

1. The Conjuring


I’m going to start with this one because I watched it recently so it’s fresh in my mind. This movie is about a family that move into a beautiful (on the outside) farm house and notice strange things that start happening. They call on Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, to take a look. This movie has won several awards and there is also a sequel, The Conjuring 2. There has also been a movie about the doll, Anabelle, who is in the film.

2. The Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal


I am going to write about both of these in one post because they are both centered around the characters of Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. I’m not sure how much I can tell you about the film without spoiling it but basically Dr. Lecter is a cannibalistic killer. Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee, is sent to interview him to try and find information about a new serial killer. If you enjoy psychological thrillers then these movies are going to be perfect for you.

3. Sweeney Todd


Oh my goodness! This combines two of my favourite things – murder movies and musicals! If you don’t know what this movie is about then you are missing out! Sweeney Todd is a barber who, after leaving London, returns with a vengeance and with revenge on his mind. He meets Mrs Lovett, a struggling pie maker and together they form quite a formidable team. Also, the music is amazing and the songs are incredibly catchy!

4. The Glass House


I don’t really think that this would classify as a scary movie as I personally don’t find it very scary (although I don’t scare easily so I might not be the best judge). I do think that this is more of a thriller. Two children lose their parents in a car crash and move in with family friends. Ruby, the daughter, starts noticing that all is not well with the couple and with the situations that they are putting her and her brother in. She starts to investigate and that’s when things start to go wrong.

5. The Goonies


Okay so I know that this isn’t technically a scary movie, however, if you have watched this movie before you will probably know The Fratellis. Mama Fratelli is quite scary – in both her appearance and in her personality so I think that this movie could work quite well for Halloween as well! This is honestly one of my favourite movies and will give you lots of laughs as well as some tense moments actually!

Here are some other scary movies that you can watch but I have not watched any of these (although they were on my list) so I cannot vouch for them:

1. Perfume

2. A Kiss Before Dying

3. The Hills Have Eyes 1 and 2

4. Sinister

5. Poltergeist

What are your favourite Halloween or scary movies? Have you seen any of the scary movies on this list? Let me know in the comments!


Kirsty x




    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 15:43

      Thank you so much! 🙂 x

  1. October 17, 2016 / 18:09

    A few i didin’t watch but The Conjuring is my favorite. I love watching scary movies xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:40

      Such a good one! x

  2. October 17, 2016 / 18:10

    We used to watch scary movies & have sleepovers at my friend Brooke’s house when we were young…good memories.
    I think the scariest scary movie is Silence of the Lambs, when he can see her but she can’t see him…NOPE and NOPE LOL
    I like a lot of them…if you haven’t seen As Above So Below (I think that is what it’s called), that was a little freaky!!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:35

      I love Silence of the Lambs!! I haven’t seen that movie but I will definitely have a look! I love scary movies haha! Thank you x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:39

      Ah no! They aren’t for everyone x

  3. October 17, 2016 / 18:11

    I have a love hate relationships with scary movies, I’ll want to watch them, but then I won’t sleep for a month but I’m always up for a good scary one! I’ve only seen one of out of all your suggestions, so I may just have to see the others! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:39

      Thank you for reading! These are definitely ones i would recommend! x

  4. October 17, 2016 / 18:12

    Ah yes Sweeney Todd definitely! However I’m traditional as anything and adore the Nightmare Before Christmas! Such a lovely story <3

    Love this compilation here!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:39

      Thank you! I haven’t actually watched The Nightmare Before Christmas – so embarrassing, I know! But I hope to soon x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:34

      It is definitely a favourite! So great! x

  5. October 17, 2016 / 18:20

    Sweeney Todd and The Conjuring yessss!!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:38

      No one can stop me when Sweeney Todd is on – I get really into the music haha!

  6. October 17, 2016 / 18:25

    I’m such a sucker for Halloween and Horror just so happens to be y favourite genre of film! I also LOVE The Conjuring series of films. Have you ever seen the classics like ‘Psycho’ and of course, ‘Scream?’ I get really into my horror films sometimes but great post lovely!! Made me extra excited for Halloween ?? X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 17, 2016 / 18:38

      Thank you! Horror movies are my favourite! I have watched Scream but not in a very long time!

  7. October 17, 2016 / 19:02

    I hate scary films but I’m so happy you threw The Goonies in there, one of my all-time favourites!

    Leanne x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 18, 2016 / 16:02

      I love it so much! x

  8. October 17, 2016 / 19:24

    The Conjuring is my fave horror film ever!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 18, 2016 / 16:00

      It is so good! Have you seen the second one? x

  9. October 18, 2016 / 20:02

    Ooooh these suggestions are SPOT ON!!! I mean, granted they aren’t SCARY but they are great nonetheless. When I was a kid, the goonies had some scary parts so I think that is a great fit for this list!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 18, 2016 / 20:26

      The Goonies is one of my all time favourite movies! x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 19, 2016 / 16:59

      It is such a great movie! So fun with some interesting characters haha! x

  10. October 19, 2016 / 22:25

    I’m scared just scrolling through the pictures! I love classic 20’s noir films – films like Caligari are perfect for Halloween too!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 20, 2016 / 17:02

      Ah I am going to have to look for that one! x

  11. Kayleigh Zara
    October 23, 2016 / 11:51

    These are awesome films I would recommend the hills have eyes to watch! I also love sinster and Sweeney tood are just great to X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      October 31, 2016 / 16:47

      Thank you so much x

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