By Ericka Ruiz |Staff Writer|
If Trick-or-treating isn’t on your to-do list this Halloween, you can keep the spirit alive by watching a few scary movies.
Selections of scary movies can vary, but with these top five selections you are sure to have a spooky movie night that will keep you wishing you never had started the film but will lock your attention.
Rated at number five is the 1988 film “Child’s Play.” Serial killer Chucky, performs voodoo rituals to transfer his soul into a doll right before he is killed and begins to seek revenge on humans in a gory massacre.
Even though the movie seems to be dated, it certainly keeps the audience in suspense. The artists that created the doll were highly talented in that the mechanisms used to create Chucky’s face truly resembles human gestures, giving the viewers a realistic experience.
At number four, “The Ring” is a creepy movie that has you wondering why every time a mysterious film is played, the person watching it dies. In the movie the character is either notified through a phone call that they have seven days, or the will encounter the “Ring.” There are plenty of “jumpy” scenes that will definitely keep you engaged throughout the movie. The Ring is a must watch because the pattern of deaths that occur build curiosity on what the real message of the mysterious film is. Many deaths occur but they all lead to the the answers.
Opposite from the previous horror movies, “Frankenweenie” is a charming story of a young boy that loses his dog and best friend, Sparky. “Frankenweenie” is based on the homage of 1933 horror classic “Frankenstein.” In both movies, science brings back the dead. This movie may not be a typical Halloween movie but is a perfect one to bring the family together on a full moon.
At number two, “Paranormal Activity” created a sleepless and paranoid night for many viewers. The movie is based on a couple that moves into their new home in San Diego. After Katie tells her boyfriend Micah that she feels a familiar evil presence from when she was young might have followed her to their new home, Micah decides to put a camera beside their bed while they sleep.
During the movie all the footage that was caught on camera happened at around the same time from 2 – 4 a.m. You see possessed Katie sleep walking and at times just standing beside the bed facing down at her boyfriend Micah. When Katie wakes up in the morning she does not recall any of it. As the movie continues, the actions become more and more suspenseful and keeps audiences on the edge of their seat, breathless.
Finally, at number one, “The Exorcist” is a film that is based on a book written by William Peter Blatty. The movie digs into religious themes and explores the evil possession of a young girl. Throughout the movie two priests battle the demonic force that has taken control of the girl’s body.
The acting in this movie goes beyond just any horror movie and truly opens the door to similar films like “The Devil Inside.” It is by far a fan favorite among audiences. In fact, according to Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com it was named “Scariest movie of all time.”
There you have it! The top five movies that you must watch this Halloween. From a possessed doll to an outside force, these movies will keep you frightened throughout the month of October.