Ready for Halloween? Settle down and treat yourself to this classic list of spooky films.
5. The Mist
Drayton and his young son head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies after a powerful storm damages their home. Soon afterwards they, along with other citizens, are trapped inside by a strange mist. Danger emerges from outside as strange creatures are lurking but this is not the only threat as a religious zealot calls for a sacrifice to pay for their sins. Based on a bestselling Stephen King novel.
4. Halloween (1978)
On Halloween, six year old Myers returns from trick-a-treating to murder his seventeen year old sister. He was then institutionalised and placed under the care of Sam Loomis, a psychiatrist who sees only pure evil in Myers’s soul. Myers manages to escape the mental institution fifteen years later during a visit from Dr Loomis. He returns his hometown on Halloween to prey on new victims.
3. The Orphanage
Laura has reopened the orphanage that she once resided in as a facility for disabled children. Simon, her critically ill son, starts to communicate with his new invisible friend and disappears not long after the move. Grief-stricken Laura starts to believe that she hears spirits that might be helping her find Simon however, she starts to unearth terrible secrets about old house.
2. The Conjuring
Carolyn and Roger Perron have moved their family of five daughters into a secluded farmhouse where a supernatural presence starts to terrorise them. In desperation, they contact paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren who arrive to help remove the dark presence from the farmhouse.
Phoenix secretary Marion Crane is on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer. Due to exhaustion and torrential rainstorms, she stops for the night at a run-down motel where she first encounters Norman Bates, a peculiar young man with a difficult relationship with his mother.