Scariest Horror Movies | Halloween 2020

31 Movies For The Month Of October

For many people October is their favorite month of the year. With it’s crisp air and colorfully changing leaves, dreams of treats and baking with loved ones; also comes the desire to snuggle up on the couch and scream into the night with the help of a scary movie.

While I prefer everyday to be like Halloween, I have compiled a list of my favorite scary movies for those of you looking to get into the spirit but may not know where to begin. All you have to do is gather your tribe, grab a few treats and follow this easy guide to 31 scary movies in 31 days.

If by chance you live with someone who is not completely onboard, now is the time to explain to them that they get 11 months out of the year to choose the movies that suit them best but for the month of October, they must compromise and join in on the autumn festivities.

For this list I did not include any of the big name titles that you likely have seen or if not seen, definitely have heard of. Therefore, you will not find movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween, Hellraiser, Poltergeist, Jaws, Insidious, nor any of The Conjuring films on this list.

Under each film I gave a suggestion of where to stream it, however availability does change often so please check prior to watching.

Thursday • October 1

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
(2016) 6.8/10 IMDb
A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

Available on Amazon.

Friday • October 2

The Witch
(2015) 6.9/10 IMDb
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Available on Amazon.

Saturday • October 3

Hell House LLC
(2015) 6.4/10 IMDb

Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.

Available on Shudder.

Sunday • October 4

The Witch in the Window
(2018) 5.7/10 IMDb

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make – she’s getting stronger.

Available on Shudder.

Monday • October 5

Terrified
(2017) 6.5/10 IMDb

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Available on Shudder.

Tuesday • October 6

Deadtectives
(2018) 6.2/10 IMDb

A team of hapless paranormal investigators go on a quest to Mexico’s most haunted house in the pursuit of better ratings for their fake reality show. When the true dark secrets of the mansion reveal themselves, the hapless presenters quickly discover that this house is no hoax. With zero ghost-hunting skills (or really any other applicable skills) the team has to figure out how to bust the ghosts and escape the house with their lives.

Available on Shudder.

Wednesday • October 7

Baskin
(2015) 5.8/10 IMDb

A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

Available on Amazon IFC.

Thursday • October 8

The Hallow
(2015) 5.7/10 IMDb

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Available on Shudder.

Friday • October 9

Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan)
(2015) 6.6/10 IMDb

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

Available on Shudder.

Saturday • October 10

Haunt
(2019) 6.3/10 IMDb

On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

Available on Shudder and Amazon.

Sunday • October 11

The Void
(2016) 5.8/10 IMDb

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Available on Shudder.

Monday • October 13

Carriers
(2009) 6.0/10 IMDb

As a lethal virus spreads globally, four friends seek a reputed plague-free haven. But while avoiding the infected, the travelers turn on one another.

Available on Amazon.

Tuesday • October 14

Verónica
(2017) 6.2/10 IMDb

Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Available on Netflix.

Wednesday • October 15

Ouija: Origin of Evil
(2016) 6.1/10 IMDb

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.

Available on Amazon.

Thursday • October 16

Oculus
(2013) 6.5/10 IMDb

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Available on Hulu.

Friday • October 17

The Canal
(2014) 5.8/10 IMDb

A depressed and stressed film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old 16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred in the early 1900’s.

Available on Hulu.

Saturday • October 18

We Are Still Here
(2015) 5.7/10 IMDb

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.

Available on Amazon Prime.

Sunday • October 19

The Taking of Deborah Logan
(2014) 6.0/10 IMDb

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer’s disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Available on Shudder and Prime.

Monday • October 20

Incident In A Ghost Land
(2018) 6.4/10 IMDb

A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Available on Shudder.

Tuesday • October 21

The Devil’s Candy
(2015) 6.4/10 IMDb

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.

Available on Amazon.

Wednesday • October 22

Back Country
(2014) 6.0/10 IMDb

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Available on Amazon IFC.

Thursday • October 23

They’re Watching
(2016) 5.6/10 IMDb

The renovation of an old house in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe will bring the crew of an American home improvement TV show up against superstitions, misunderstandings and bloody violence.

Available on Amazon Prime.

Friday • October 24

Last Shift
(2014) 5.8/10 IMDb

A rookie cop’s 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.

Available on Amazon.

Saturday • October 25

Hush
(2016) 6.6/10 IMDb

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Available on Netflix.

Sunday • October 26

The Invitation
(2015) 6.6/10 IMDb

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Available on Netflix.

Monday • October 27

Night of the Living Dead
(1990) 6.9/10 IMDb

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. 

Available on Amazon.

Tuesday • October 28

The Wailing
(2016) 7.4/10 IMDb

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Available on Shudder.

Wednesday • October 29

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
(2005) 6.7/10 IMDb

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Available on Amazon.

Thursday • October 30

The Final Girls
(2015) 6.6/10 IMDb

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.

Available on Amazon.

Friday • October 31 • Double Feature

The Houses October Built
(2014) 5.2/10 IMDb

Five friends are stalked by a group of mysterious and disturbed individuals while on a road trip looking for the ultimate haunted house attraction.

The Monster
(2016) 5.4/10 IMDb

A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Both available on Amazon Prime.

What do you think of the list?


Hell House LLC 1, 2 & 3

FILM REVIEW: HELL HOUSE LLC

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It is the rare gem of a film that turns up and evokes the desire to be viewed several times. It is even more rare to want to watch several parts of a series of movies, several times, in several months!

Enter Hell House LLC Parts I, II and III.

Hell House LLC, Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel and Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, not to be confused with the 1973 film of nearly the same name, are all set in Abaddon-a small town in the upstate region of New York.

Hell House LLC from left to right: Paul O’Keefe, Andrew McNamara, Alex Taylor, Tony Prescott, Sara Havel. Picture taken sometime in late September 2009.
Hell House LLC from left to right: Paul O’Keefe, Andrew McNamara,
Alex Taylor, Tony Prescott, Sara Havel.

Being that I’m a bred, born and raised NY-er undoubtedly gives me extra reason to enjoy this movie’s location. So it’s of no surpre I find the upstate region to be a perfect film location with its abundance of trees and darkly lit roadways and large, desolate farmland. However you won’t find a town called Abaddon anywhere Up there or anywhere on the map.

Abaddon is a biblical reference meaning “King of Death” or “Angel of the Dead.” If you search further you will likely only find the towns Adams, Addison and Afton in upper NY.

Right, not the same.

The quality of this story and the use of practical effects stands up on their own two feet.

It may seem nitty gritty but it’s worth a mention—the film’s atmosphere is glum, damp and cold. The tone throughout reminds me of and is true to the worst days of fall in upstate New York.

Also accurate, the actors are believable in this locale, even if at times a bit corny, they manage to pull us deeper into the mystery surrounding the Abaddon Hotel. I appreciate Director Stephen Cognetti’s ability to refrain from the use of overindulgence. New Yorkers, especially suburban folk will understand.

So kudos for that Stephen Cognetti

The Hell House LLC movies don’t rely on jump scares. This movie was made to scare us. Jumps come from moments that tell a frightening story effectively-very different aspects of a great film and a bad one relying on cheap tricks.

There is a lot of praise for Hell House but it seems there is a lot of negative criticisms as well. I am part of the former camp as I have nothing bad to say. Hell House LLC is a solid entry in the haunted house genre. And more so, I cannot compare it to another film in the genre. We all have our favorites whether it be The Conjuring, Insidious or Poltergeist etc., but Hell House LLC feels like no other. It is a movie in its own category; a little movie with a lot of heart and a big payoff. That is something we do not often find.

All Hell Houses aren’t created equal.

It’s true. Parts I and II are bomb. The latest addition to the series does not fully measure up to its predecessors. While I enjoyed part III, it lacks the charm and overall feeling of the rest of the series, although it does have its frightening moments.

I would strongly urge folks to watch these films in order and do not skip any. They are meant to be seen in full. Yes it does matter. When you arrive at part 3, just know it’s not the strongest but it will give you insight, maybe even closure. And that to me is a successful trilogy.

We Celebrate the Movies October Brings

October is the incredible month that gives us horror-obsessed folk all the terror we crave. Shudder, Netflix, Hulu, On Demand, Movie Theaters, Attractions, Escape Rooms and Amusement Parks all reap the benefit by extending their season as they embrace the cool, crisp autumnal changes and monetize on what comes natural to some of us freakier types, everyday no matter what the season.

This year for Halloween I’ve decided to focus on the movies I believe you should see now. These movies don’t necessarily define Halloween of yesteryear (think Halloween, The Exorcist and Friday the 13th) but they do make for a super creepy, new addition to your tradition this Halloween, and for years to come. The following are our overall, top ranked films for creepiness factor, according to me aka Horror Revival. These movies are tight and for the honor to be called our very first Horror Revival 2019: Scariest Halloween Horror Movies.

So, this Halloween do yourself a favor, carve a pumpkin, make homemade caramel and candy dipped apples, invite your close friends over and enjoy a get together–yesteryear style. And above all else be sure to have these fine films on hand, but only if you think you can handle The Horror Revival Horror Fanatic’s most terrifying picks of 2019.

And don’t say I didn’t warn you.

TERRIFIED

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LAST SHIFT

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HELL HOUSE LLC

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NIGHTMARE CINEMA

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Five strangers watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them in an abandoned theater as the Projectionist preys upon their souls with his collection of disturbing films.

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Let me know what you think of my 2019 Scariest Halloween Picks. Comment on the page directly or send me a message here.