PREFER TO STAY INDOORS while the ghosts and goblins come out to play? Creepy crawlers might lurk on the other side of the door; but if you want to stay out of their way and snuggle up on the couch—with friends, a loved one or alone—then check out one of these movies on the list below…but don’t get too scared.
1. “HALLOWEEN” (1978)
Memorable quote: “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare”
Notable character: Sheriff Leigh Bracket played by Charles Cypher.
Movie is about a troubled young boy named Michael Myers who murders his sister and gets put in to a mental hospital. He then escapes
on Halloween night to go on a murder spree.
2. “THE SHINING” (1980)
Memorable quote: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
Notable character: Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson. Jack Torrance is an aspiring author who relocates to a eerie hotel to be a janitor
with his wife and son so that he may write his novels in peace. Little does the family know, the hotel is haunted and it takes a toll on Jack.
3. “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” (1984)
Memorable quote: “Whatever you do, don’t sleep”
Notable character: Nancy Thompson played by Heather Langenkamp.
In this film, Four friends all begin to have the same nightmare of Freddy Krueger killing them in their sleep. It is their job to stop
Krueger or never sleep.
4. “SILENCE OF THE LAMBS” (1991)
Memorable quote: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti”
Notable character: Dr. Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins.
A chilling film involves FBI trainee Clarice Starling who is asked to visit a maximum-security asylum to pick the brain of former
psychologist turned homicidal cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hopes of him helping her catch a serial killer.
5. “THE EXORCIST” (1973)
Memorable quote: “What an excellent day for an exorcism”
Notable character: Demon played by Mercedes McCambridge.
When a mother begins suspecting that an evil spirit has possessed her young daughter, Regan, she confides in two priests to try and exorcise the demon
to have her daughter back to normal.
6. “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE” (1974)
Memorable quote: [to Leatherface] “You… you d—fool! You ruined the door!”
Notable character: Old man played by Jim Siedow.
In this gruesome film, Sall and her brother who is in a wheelchair travel to a vandalized graveyard site with their friends but along the way they pick
up a chainsaw-wielding insane hitchhiker who is out for blood.
7. “JEEPERS CREEPERS” (2001)
Memorable quote: “ That’s not my scarecrow”
Notable character: The cat lady played by Eileen Brennan.
While driving home, two siblings see unusual behavior from a man on the side of the road. They notice that he is an unknown truck driver that
is tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church but these siblings get more than they bargained for after an innocent investigation.
8. “WHEN A STRANGER CALLS” (2006)
Memorable quote: “Have you checked the children?”
Notable character: Voice of the Stranger played by Lance Henriksen.
The film is about a young a babysitter who starts receiving frightening phone calls from an unknown number. After tucking in the kids,
she locks up and sets the security alarm the phone rings once again and she finds out that the calls are coming from inside the house.
9. “THE SIXTH SENSE” (1999)
Memorable quote: “I see dead people”
Notable character: Cole Sear played by Haley Joel Osment.
In this twisting chiller, Cole Sear is a 6-year-old boy starts seeing dead people. He becomes a patient to child psychologist, Malcolm
Crowe, who is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind Cole’s paranormal abilities.
10. “THE RING” (2002)
Memorable quote: “Seven days…”
Notable character: Samara Morgan played by Daveigh Chas.
In this film, a reporteris skeptical about a videotape that is filled with nightmarish images and that lead to a phone call foretelling
the viewer’s death. Rachel Keller, the reporter, watches the video and must unravel the mystery before her own time is up.