Spooky Shows and Movies to Watch this Halloween

In honor of it being Halloween this week, I decided to put together a little post of some spooky movies and shows to recommend. I love scary movies and stories yet I do draw my line on gore. However, nothing is more fun to read or watch then a suspenseful thriller and I have a soft spot for the supernatural. (I mean I love magic so it shouldn’t be surprising). I was always a sucker at sleepovers for wanting to watch a scary movie while eating popcorn and eating cold pizza from earlier in the night. So here are some things to check out if you are planning to get the spooks this week…



Movies..

What Lies Beneath

This is not only one of my all time favorite scary movies, it’s one of my all time FAVORITE movies. From the acting, to the script, to the score, to the storyline, to the twist to basically everything, it is simply a good movie and has all the classic, good ole’ Hitchcock style who created the artistry of suspense.

Scream Series

I hate thrashers but these satirical 90s classics have a special place in Halloween’s heart.

The Ring

Because it shut me up for a few years of begging my parents for a TV in my room.

The Skeleton Key

I find Louisiana voo-doo fascinating especially after visiting New Orleans and this story had me guessing until the very end!

Insidious Series

Instead of CGI, they rely heavily on make up in these films. I found that more refreshing!

Paranormal Activity

It’s fun to watch these with a group of friends. Someone is always bound to scream and you end up in giggles and embracing anyone next to you.

Rear Window

It’s a classic Hitchcock and though older movies in black and white are slower than what we are used to, it is worth the watch so give it a chance! It is one of the first of it’s kind and you will notice the genius of the early days of horror film making.

Oculus

Jason and I saw this in theaters a couple years ago. We both were pretty freaked out and confident that vintage shopping in our home would not be in our future.



New and Now on Netflix…

Black Mirror

This miniseries of independent one hour story dramas is kooky, creepy, creative, and makes you think. The writing is interesting, unique and the show is unlike anything else I watch! Netflix just released the 3rd season last weekend so Jason and I have been happily binging.



Take Me Back….

Now, if you know me well, you will know that I am very nostalgic. I love a good song, perfume, inside joke, or picture that will take me back to happy moments of my past. From this, I will FOR SURE recommend some past shows that will take you straight back to the 90s… say on a big orange couch?

That’s right, well before the Saturdays of parties, there was SNICK and if you are a true 90s kid, I need not say more. The finale of Snick, holding that beloved 9:30 PM slot? Are You Afraid of the Dark? This show was my absolute favorite growing up and I am still known to have a collection of them on my Amazon Prime that I watch and also catch a few on You Tube occasionally. Yup, still a favorite. Tale of the Dead Man’s Float is still the reason why I hate swimming in pools alone.

Other favorite episodes? The Tale of the Lonely Ghost, The Tale of the Prom Queen, The Tale of the Final Wish, The Tale of Locker 22, The Tale of The Shiny Red Bicycle, The Tale of Old Man Corcoran (an extra spooky one), The Tale of the Dollmaker, The Tale of the Silent Servant, and The Tale of the Mystical Mirror.

Oh I’m sorry, did I geek out too hard there? Haha but really there’s a lot more that are good and if you loved SNICK like I did, you’ll appreciate them a little extra. Of course they are a little silly now that we’re older but it’s still fun to kick it back to childhood.

And since we are going old school, we all know I have to throw Goosebumps in there! Netflix hosts them and you can binge watch back to after school on Friday afternoons. Slappy the Dummy is the scariest so that is my recommendation! (In elementary school, I had a dream he lived in our linen closet. Didn’t open that baby up for a solid two years without one of my parents.)

Also, remember that Halloween episode of Boy Meets World “And Then There was Shawn”... that’s a pretty good throwback too.



Don’t forget the oldies…

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is brilliantly written and covers so many theories, ideas, and storylines. I have countless favorites but creepy “Living Doll” really got to me. (Can you tell I really don’t like dolls?) This show is a classic and can make you think so definitely check it out. You can also find it on Netflix.



Side note: I am definitely in a big time crime mystery novel phase. Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes is the latest one that really struck my interest. So many twists and the ending threw me for a loop! I once read a Halloween Sweet Valley Twins book and think I stayed up all night because I was so freaked out so books are absolutely great options in the spirit of Halloween! It’s all in your own imagination so it seems much more real!

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