Ultimate Scary Movie List

Halloween is almost here! It’s never a bad time to revisit some spooky classics, and there are some that are simply to die for.

Brian Truitt put together a great list of the 25 horror movies you have to see before you die.

Here are my top 10 picks:

  • “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935): In this two-for-one spookfest, Boris Karloff reprises his role as Frankenstein’s Monster and Elsa Lanchester is his lightning-zapped hair bride.
  • “Night of the Living Dead” (1968): Without this George Romero original, you wouldn’t have “Walking Dead.”
  • “The Exorcist” (1973): Linda Blair’s iconic performance as a possessed girl with the mouth of a sailor.
  • “Jaws” (1975): Stephen Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster about a killer shark, without which we may not have Shark Week.
  • “Halloween” (1978): John Carpenter’s ultimate slasher starring second generation scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Shining” (1980): Jack Nicholson axes through a door and delivers his classic line “Here’s Johnny!” in this classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.
  • “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986): It’s part musical, part horror movie, for one frightfully good time.
  • “Scream” (1996): Wes Craven’s slasher starring Drew Barrymore is the perfect Halloween date night pick.
  • “American Psycho” (2000): Christian Bale is equal parts handsome and terrifying in this 80s-set adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ book.
  • “Get Out” (2017): Jordan Peele’s directorial debut that takes on racial issues in a way that’s changed the scary movie game.