Must-See List for Horror Movies before Halloween

Johnny Lu

It’s that time of the year again as store shelves are filling up with candy, costumes and decorations in preparation for the spookiest month on the calendar. With traditional outings such as trick-or-treating and costume parties getting ready to reemerge as Halloween 2015 nears, the practice of movie and television marathoning has also joined the cast of holiday traditions.

Christmas has its 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon, Thanksgiving has A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, and Halloween has a month full of boos, spooks, jump scares and cobwebs.

No one is ever too old to dress up and it’s never too late to go trick-or-treating, but sometimes college students just prefer to kick back and scream with their buddies while watching horror movies.

Here are some of the best and most fitting horror movies on Netflix October to get fellow Eagles into the Halloween spirit at Georgia Southern:

1. The Exorcist (1973) – This exorcism classic will always “turn heads.”

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – “Hello Clarice”

3. American Psycho (2000) – Christian Bale seems to lead two different lives quite frequently.

4. American Mary (2012) – This will make you think twice about getting plastic surgery.

5. Scream (1996) – It’s not Halloween if there’s not a Scream mask.

6. Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Disregarding the dusty, black-and-white film quality, this George A. Romero horror classic set the precedent for modern-day zombie flicks.

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Follow the misadventures of Halloweentown’s favorite Pumpkin King Jack Skellington as he accidentally wanders into the territory of Christmastown.

8. The Addams Family (1991) – America’s favorite family. Sort of.

9. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – A story abut a mother fearing her newborn.

10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (All) – Wes Craven left us with a nightmare we could only dream of.