Isn’t Halloween ACES? The way we celebrate it is pretty tame compared to the US, but I’m all about watching a scary movie or two on Halloween night…
Snuggling up with some popcorn or the sweets you were meant to reserve for trick or treaters, and preparing yourself for a scare – now that’s living it up on All Hallow’s Eve.
BUT! Before we pick our all important film choices for the occasion, it’s important to get the atmosphere just right to make it truly creepy…
Whether its a slasher classic, or a ghost story – a good horror movie is only enhanced with a great TV. We’re really fortunate to have a 4K OLED TV which means the sound and visual quality is AMAZING. Check out the 4K TV Panasonic range for some inspo, because it’ll bring out all the grit and gore in all its glory.
Turn them off! That way no one can see how scared you are, right? Watching a scary film with the lights on just isn’t the same and detaches you from the experience.
Bonus points for keeping them off throughout the evening because a) it makes you super brave and b) trick or treaters will think no one’s home so won’t interrupt your movie marathon.
So obviously you need the aforementioned popcorn and sweets, but you might want to load up on drinks too, but not too many because then you’ll need a wee and OMG WHAT IF THE KILLER IS IN THE BATHROOM?
OK, so you’re all prepared to be well and truly scared, but what movies to choose? Here’s my top picks…
The classic: Halloween
Well, duh. It is Halloween after all and this slasher classic has got to be at the top of the list, surely? If not, trade it in for another classic such as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you…) or Friday The 13th.
The Netflix original: Creep
You guys. This movie is amazing. It really is properly creepy, and made me feel super uncomfortable. Please watch this at Halloween because you will not regret it. Oh, and the sequel is being released on October 24th so you can even have a double-bill or creepiness!
The “won’t sleep tonight”: The Strangers
I have such a love hate relationship with this movie. It’s my worst nightmare. Home invasion films just cut me to the core. But it’s SO good – it’s almost worth the crippling fear of being home alone.
The “I’d rather smile than scream”: Hocus Pocus
If scary isn’t your bag, there’s no need to miss out on Halloween! Hocus Pocus is great fun, but other options include Ghostbusters, Scary Movie or Casper. These are also great options for the end of the evening when you need to calm down after all the scary stuff.
What are your favourite movies to watch at Halloween?
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