8 Scary Halloween Movies for a Trick or Treat

The carved pumpkins, scary pranks, haunted sights, costume parties, and other scary scenes are back. The harvest festival has several historic traditions and roots. Associated with religious beliefs and pagan traditions, the festival goes long way back the history. Let alone the enigmatic past. How are you planning to celebrate this year's Halloween? Watching a couple of scary Halloween movies can add a jolt to the night.

Alright. You are not a frightened kitten, are you? For a few of you, these scary Halloween movies may mean nothing. Yet, a few of you would need viewers' discretion.

The Medium (2021, 2h 10m, Thai)

One of the best scary Halloween movies you can watch this October. Isan people have believed in spirits for ages. Spirits not just of the humans but of everything. A documentary team in Thailand studies the lives of shamans. And one of the shamans is Nim who narrates about her life and activities and how she became one. After a death in her family, Mink, her niece behaves strangely. Mink and her mother don't accept the beliefs of the village. And they don't want Mink to be a shaman. However, she is possessed by a spirit and her condition only gets worse.

The 8th night (2021, 1h 55m, Korean)

Years ago, the eyes of an evil monster were casketed safely and buried in deserts poles apart by the Buddha to save humanity. Amidst the claims that the casket is fake, and the legend is a lie, a disgraced professor, unearths the red-eye. In search of truth and attempting to revamp the eye, he opens the door to hell! The other eye, a black one is protected by a monk. The deadly race begins to destroy the monster before it can find the black eye. Everyone runs away when faced with fear.

Halloween Kills (2021, 1h 44m, English)

Another of the scary Halloween movies. It is Halloween night, and the boogieman is out wearing the mask murdering people. Taking you through the gory pages from past scary Halloween years, the story begins in a present-day bar. That's where Laurie Strode, the one who survived Michael Myers' attack, comes on Halloween day to enjoy. Coincidently along with Tommy Doyle many others who encountered the vicious attacker are also present at the bar. It is Halloween night in Haddonfield where terror is supposed to be fun. And even before you know it the fun becomes bloody real. Stay locked in and stay away from the white-masked man!

Son (2021, 1h 37m, English)

Laura and her son David lead a busy but beautiful life. One night, Laura happens to see some people in David's room in a jiffy. Abruptly David falls sick. Neither the doctors can determine the cause, nor do the police trace the whereabouts of those people in her house. Detective Paul understandingly stands by her throughout. One day Laura discloses with him that she was raised in a cult, and she escaped from there. She realizes the people she saw in her son's room could be them. But is it too late for Laura a.k.a Anna to protect her son from them?

The Closet (2020, 1h 36m, Korean)

A medium in trance in front of a closet grabs your attention. Following the death of his wife, Sang Won and their daughter, Yi Na, move to a new house. The move is supposed to heal both psychologically after the accident that killed his wife. Sang Won plans to move to another town for work purposes leaving Yi Na with a nanny. However, the idea is detested by Yi Na. Her rapport with Sang Won deteriorate. And one day she goes missing without a trace. Even after a month's investigation, nothing turns up and TV shows are telecasted on the incident. Seeing it on TV, exorcist Heo comes up to help Sang Won. The mystery behind the closet needs to be solved.

Lift (2021, 2h 10m, Tamil)

Sure enough, it is one of the scary Halloween movies you can't miss. Although the plot revolves around tried and tested methods, it can still entangle you in fright. Guru's first day at the Amtrak office, an IT company, goes well. The HR manager Harini is also a relatively new staff in the company. Guru decides to stay back to complete a task to help his boss. Later when he tries to leave the office building by lift, it shows a glitch and he returns to the office. Harini who happens to get locked in a room therein also joins him. Bizarre events take place in the office flat. They soon realize they are trapped, and they have to devise a method to escape death.

Fear Street Part I 1994 (2021, 1h 46, English)

Shadyside Mall massacre in 1994 opens the movie. The small town in America is notorious for homicides. The history of horror continues, and seven more deaths are reported. To honor the dead Sunnyvale hosts a candlelight vigil. Unfortunately, the event turns bloody violent triggering another cycle of the massacre. Josh, the little brother of Deena has gathered some information on the killing spree. According to his theory, all massacres are connected to Sarah Fier and the witch's curse is real. Can they stop the ‘dead killers'? Or is there really no end?

Fear Street Part II 1978 & Fear Street Part III 1666 (2021, 1h 50, English)

With a prelude to the previous part, each of these scary Halloween movies continues to unravel the mystery surrounding Shadyside killings. Deena and Josh strive hard to explore the past to end it all. The history of dread goes all the way back to 1666.

So, do you have any scary Halloween movies you would like to add to the list?



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12 thoughts on “8 Scary Halloween Movies for a Trick or Treat

  • October 27, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not a big fan of scary movies but I know my husband would like to see a several from this list. The Lift sounds interesting.

  • October 27, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I stopped watching horror movies 10 years ago. My heart can’t handle that anymore. 🙂

  • October 27, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I’m glad these are not necessarily Hollywood movies.

  • October 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    These are all great suggestions. i haven’t seen most of them. I do love watching horror films.

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    nice list! I am eye Asian horrors this season and your Korean options sound perfect to me. Definitely watching it today

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Trick or Treat! But I will never watch these alone at night :-p LOL!

  • October 28, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    My daughters love scary movies unlike me. They are so happy this week to watch all them.

  • October 29, 2021 at 4:34 am

    These all sound like wonderful films to watch on Halloween! I need to put these on my watchlist

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