Halloween is the holiday built for embracing the supernatural creepy, macabre and gloriously weird. Marathoning movies that match the description with friends and family members is a long standing and cherished tradition. There is nothing better that to watch Hellraiser or The Evil Dead and slowly sinking into a sugar-induced coma.

Re-Animator

The movie used the best CGI effects for its time, which are comparable to Hellraiser and The Evil Dead.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

It just won’t be a Halloween marathon without a Wes Carven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” from 1984

A Clockwork Orange

“A Clockwork Orange” isn’t necessarily scary, but utterly disturbing. Visualising Anthony Burgess’ novel upon release in 1971 the film portrays rape and violence from beginning to end.

SAW

The SAW franchise left most people with a bitter aftertaste when the story was replaced with excessive gore instead of moving the series forward. The beginning of the series, directed by James Wan, was one of the best horror movies for the past 15 years.

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Nightcrawler

One of the most underrated movies of 2014. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis Bloom an ambitious journalist trying really hard to be ahead of the curve of each crime. The film does a perfect job in making you feel uncomfortable as you watch Bloom’s descent into depravity.

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The Guest

The movie starts as a soldier visits a family, claiming that he is a friend of their son who died in action. At first he’s welcomed with open arms by his friend’s family, but soon after they start asking questions after a serious of unfortunate events.

The Machinist

One of Christian Bale’s most daring roles. He plays an industrial worker who is sleep deprived for over an year and begins to doubt his own sanity. I personally suggest you not to watch this alone.

Kill Bill Volumes 1&2

Women often play either a damsels in distress or bait in thriller/horror movies, but in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series its neither of the above. The film isn’t scary as it is the goriest from this particular list and more exhilarating than terrifying.

The Babadook

One of the scariest films to be released in 2014. A mysterious unnatural presence is lurking in the house recently widowed Amelia and her son Samuel inhabit.

Byzantium

Byzantium portrays a surprisingly engaging story, with Victorian-era costumes and strong, sensual female vampire presence on screen.

Blue Ruin

In terms of pace “Blue Rain” matches Drive, a bit slow build. Once it picks up the pace the movie turns in to a ridiculous ride in to insanity. Violent, gruesome and exhausting “Blue Ruin” is a memorable experience.

The Dirties

Two unpopular high school friends create a video where they pretend to deal with their bullies and joke about killing anyone who bothers them again. Make no mistake, “The Dirties” stay with you long after it’s done.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The film is entirely shot in Iran and is about a vampire girl who stalks a ghost town filled with drug dealers and other men and women. The girl develops a romantic relationship with a boy named Arash and they journey from teens to becoming Bonnie and Clyde.

Battle Royale

One of the most iconic movies to come out of Japan, based on Koushun Takami’s novel of the same name, Battle Royale. This film is the perfect combination of psychological terror and gore, which many other films follow.

Oldboy

This Korean film, from 2003, throws a heavy punch that keeps audiences up till today. In 2013 was remade for an English-speaking audience, but its nothing like the original Oldboy by director Chan-wook Park.

Let the Right One In

The film also had a English remake, but like “Oldboy” it didn’t live up to its predecessor.
“Let the Right One In” follows the story of a 12 year old boy, named Oskar who fantasises about getting revenge on the bullies at school. He meets Eli, a child-like vampire and falls in love with her. They partner up to execute the boy’s vengeful plans.

I Saw the Devil

A secret agent loses everything he has in one night. What happens after is far beyond revenge. His lack of empathy or restraint is downright degrading, but works to the film’s advantage. This South Korean film will leave a disturbing experience in the end.

It Follows

Smart, original and above all terrifying. The film is about a fatal curse infecting people through sexual intercourse, as they are being rendered helpless by a ghostly phantom only they can see.
People running from an invisible phantom, there is something oddly terrifying to that. The film work on multiple levels and will leave a lingering sting.

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