The following list was written by Ludovico Technique mastermind, Ben V.
Horror films really get a chance to shine on their own this time of year. October is truly the best time to indulge in some spine-tingling classics! For those who aren’t always drawn to the cinematic macabre, let the masters of gothic metal, Ludovico Technique, be your guide for all films dark and menacing, getting you into the Halloween spirit. Below is a list of films guaranteed to leave you terrified.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
A traveling family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization. Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd & Emilie de Ravin
28 Days Later (2002)
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris & Christopher Eccleston
The Shining (1980)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd & Scatman Crothers
The Omen (1976)
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil’s own son? Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens & David Warner
The Thing (1982)
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims. Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David & Richard Masur
The Witch (2015)
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie & Julian Richings
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again. Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran & Nancy Kyes
The Ring (2002)
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it. Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox & David Dorfman
A dark family drama about the nature of grief couched within a supernatural horror film. Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne & Alex Wolff
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw. Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger & Paul A. Partain
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