The most anticipated spooky holiday of the year lies in the month of October. This holiday known as Halloween brings the most iconic monsters out on display in scary movies. These are the top 10 most classic scary movies of halloween.

10. The Poltergeist (1982) – A movie about the creepy happenings an average California family must endure, when ghosts converse with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help. It is a chilling and suspenseful movie worth watching during October.

9. Hellraiser – About a sexual deviant named Frank who inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he messes with a box he bought while abroad. I guess you could say curiosity killed the cat when Frank unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear his body apart. When Frank’s brother and his wife, Julia, move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself. This classic slasher film once brought shrieks to its audiences, give it a try and see how you react.

8. The Exorcist (1973) – One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When a young girl named Regan starts acting odd by levitating and speaking in tongues her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

7. The Evil Dead (1981) – About five college students who vacation in an isolated cabin in a remote wooded area. Upon the discovery of an audiotape, that they a eventually listen to, a legion of demons and spirits are released and members of the group suffer from demonic possession, leading to increasingly gory mayhem.

6. Psycho (1960) – Based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, the film centers on the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after stealing money from her employer, She didn’t know it then but, Norman Bates had a deranged personality ready to kill. The movie is unique and has a great story keeping its viewers on his or her toes.

5. The Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) – The film revolves around several teenagers, in Springwood, Ohio, who are stalked and killed in their dreams and reality by the oh so famous Freddy Krueger. The teenagers are unaware of the cause of this strange phenomenon, but their parents hold a dark secret from long ago. The teens being killed off one by one race to understand and stop Freddy from continuing his acts but, never seem to win. The Nightmare on Elm Street series is in ways humorous and scary in its own unique way.

4. Halloween (1978) on Halloween night in 1963,a young Michael Myers inexplicably murders his sister and is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns home to kill again, all the while eluding his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, who suspects Michael’s intentions, following him back to Haddonfield, Illinois. Iconic for his white mask wth ratty hair on the top Michael Myers is an Iconic scary figure that even gives me the creeps giving his number 4 for sure.

3. Carrie (1976) – A withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother at home. She begins to realize she has the power to move things with her mind and soon uses it to her advantage after she had enough of her abusive lifestyle. Carrie is definitely a weird movie, but totally worth watching.

2. Frankenstein (1931) – Directed by James Whale, is about a scientist and his assistant who dig up corpses to create their own man revived by electricity running through his body. Frightened by fire the monster goes on a rampage trying to seek refuge from the towns people. Frankenstein is a classic monster movie thats, I think, is under appreciated by todays society this is a movie that should be reintroduced and created popular once more.

1. The Shining (1980) – Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel The Shining. Jack Torrance becomes the Winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. While his writing doesn’t get anywhere his mind does turn from rude to just plain crazy toward his own family, one might say it being cabin fever, while they are stuck indoors with a crazy winter storm coming about. The Shining is a crazy movie with very iconic scenes such as the twin girls down the hallway and Jack Torrance’s face being pushed in a slit in a door he created with an axe while trying to attack his family.

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