Who better to provide guidance and clarity on getting a good scare at Halloween than our psychic readers?
We asked all our readers to pick their favorite celluloid horror. Not surprisingly, the outright winner was the eponymous Halloween, featuring director John Carpenter’s murderous (possibly demonic) Michael Myers.The nineties comedy horror Scream came second, roaring into second place in our poll. In third place, another oldie: the original Poltergeist, released over 30 years ago and directed by Tobe Hooper, whose other legendary horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre also made our list of recommendations.
The full list of recommendations follows, with comments by our psychic readers. Do you agree with them?
The top 3 picks
My favorite All Hallows' Eve movie is HALLOWEEN, both the 1978 original & Rob Zombie's recent version. Why? Because it's horror at its best, not just some gross slasher movie but suspense, drama…keeping you on the edge of your seat until the last scene as you think "Phew! Michael Myers is dead…but NO ! The body is missing and then we horror movie lovers get a sequel. Yaaay!
It is a good movie, it is creepy and also leaves you in suspense ….it also has a good storyline behind it. I definitely will recommend Halloween, the Michael Myers story.
My favorite Halloween movie would have to be Halloween - the first one with Jamie Lee Curtis. It's not just a fun and scary movie, it's also a family Halloween tradition!
What I love about this film is no matter how many times they kill him he always comes back…
Halloween is my favorite scary movie it's a classic. I used to watch it with my dad. It brings back memories from my childhood.
John Carpenter’s Halloween: a tale about an escaped masked murderer creeping around the fictional town of Haddonfield. Anxiety-inducing without being gory. I like to be scared not terrified and this film is just right.
There’s no doubt that one of the most fun parts of Halloween is getting scared silly. Watching horror films, dressing up in terrifying costumes, and reveling in all things grim and ghoulish. Sometimes, though, the Halloween season can get a little bit too intense. I want to be scared, but not too scared Scream is definitely one of my favorite horror films it has all the thrills, and chills, yet it's absolutely hilarious. Deputy Dewy, Randy, and Stu are definitely a Scream!
I like the movie Scream. It is scary but not too scary. It’s just suspenseful and fun. I would recommend that for sure
Scream is my favorite. The mystery of who is the killer kept me on the edge of my seat the first time I saw it. Classic movie in my book.
It is a more realistic film of the spirit world and the special effects for that time period were very intense and quite scary.
Poltergeist is my fave and I see it is going through a remake in time for this year’s
"what’s-that-noise-in-the-hallway" season. Happy Halloween everyone!
It really scares me out of my wits. Love it. It’s the best scary show ever,
- Ms Sonia
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Movies like this are not made anymore. It brings back childhood memories on Halloween. It gives me the care that I need.
Jack Nicholson’s laugh, wildly-possessed eyes and maniacal “Honey, I’m home” bathroom scene has forever the same effect on my psyche…utter horror.
- Mary Lou
Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot
This character, Ben Mears, played by David Soul from the TV series `Starsky and Hutch`, is a writer who returns to Salem in Maine where he lived as a boy from the age of 9 to 13, only to discover that the local townspeople are slowly turning into Vampires. In short it is `Hutch versus the Vampire`.
Nosferatu the Vampire
My all-time favorite horror flick is Werner Herzog's re-make of "Nosferatu The Vampyre" from 1979. Starring Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula it's spooky and surreal and with great locations and great acting. Check it out if you haven't seen it. (Owen)
Friday the 13th
My FAV horror flick has always been and will always be .... The Shining. Jack Nicholsan's bone-chilling laugh, wildly-possessed eyes and maniacal "Honey, I'm home" bathroom scene has the forever same effect on my psyche ....utter Horror.
Freddy vs Jason
Probably one of the many movies that come to mind when someone asks what's my favorite movie among the genre of horror. I love the genre. Not so much the newer movies - and especially not the B-rated ones - but I do enjoy the older ones like Psycho - an amazing classic, awesome movie. I believe every horror fan must have seen this movie at least once.
My favorite movie to watch around Halloween is DEVIL. It approaches the horror of the reality of an evil force on earth in an unorthodox and spiritually enlightening manner. It is a deep movie and very scary on a psychological level without a lot of blood and guts…If you like to have your mind blown and be surprised, check it out. It is amazing!
13 ghosts but only if you have it on dvd (special feature shows the background of the ghosts ) this makes it for me as it shows the amount of thought that went into it. I love a good fright. I also love the classics The Exorcist, The Omen, etc., - not only to watch but also to read.
Fun films for Halloween
The best movie for me is The Addams Family, it has it all! Spooky, funny each character loving and accepting their unique difference and an underlying message of support and love for each other. The love story of Mortica and Gomez is wonderful. Brilliant
The Night Before Christmas
My favorite movie to watch around Halloween time is "The Nightmare Before Christmas" I know it's not a true horror flick but I enjoyed it as a child and still do, my 5 year old son also loves this movie. The characters remind me of the Deviant Moon tarot deck. Great movie!
I don't watch horror movies (hate them!), but I do enjoy witchy films. My all-time favorite is Practical Magic. The characters are amazing, very much like real life witches, and there is humor in the movie, along with love and midnight margaritas!
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