Fear not (ha!) I have the top picks that will soon have you squirming in your chair with suspense, screaming with terror, and covering your own eyes—but not completely because you need to know what it's safe to look again.
#1. FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
When a teenager discovers his next door neighbour is a vampire, nobody believes him.
His only hope is a washed out black and white movie horror film star, played by the incomparable Roddy McDowell.
#2. THE CHANGELING (1980)
A recently widowed music professor moves into a secluded mansion and is soon haunted by the ghost of a murdered child.
The spooky séance scene alone will raise the hair on the back of your neck.
#3. PSYCHO (1960)
A secretary embezzles thousands from her employer and goes on the run only to end up at a secluded hotel owned by a young man and his overbearing mother.
Of course we all know the iconic shower scene, but the creepy camera angles and 'out of nowhere' attack scenes will have you screaming.
#4. PET SEMATARY (1989)
A big city doctor moves to a small town in Maine with his picture perfect family only to discover an unearthly graveyard with the power to bring back the dead, a power that soon becomes irresistible.
Oh, dear Lord, the last scene. *shudders*
#5. WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (1979)
A babysitter is terrorized by a serial killer.
I saw this at the drive-in when I was twelve and had to sleep with the lights on for a week.
#6. THE HITCHER (1986)
A man who escapes an attack from a psychotic hitchhiker is stalked and framed for all his murderous crimes.
C. Thomas Howell, that's all you need to know. Plus there's a French fry scene you won't soon forget.
#7. REAR VIEW WINDOW (1954)
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours and is soon convinced one of them has killed his wife.
Oh please, Grace Kelly's outfits are worth your time. A classic.
#8. THE SILVER BULLET (1985)
A small town is terrorized by a werewolf and its up to Marty, a paralysed twelve year old, to figure out which one of his neighbours is the killer.
YIKES! I still remember the moment of the reveal. Awesome to watch the youngish Cory Haim and Megan Follows as his sister. Plus, lets not forget Gary Busey as the good natured, drunken Uncle.
#9. POLTERGEIST (1982)
A family's newly renovated home is soon inhabited by vengeful ghosts.
Remember the scene with the clown under the bed? *whimpers*
#10. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
Two American college students backpacking through Britain get attacked by a beast that none of the locals says exists.
A good combination of funny and scary.
HOUSE OF WAX (1953)
After a tragic fire nearly destroyed his business, the owner of a wax museum turns vengeful and soon discovers a gruesome way to make his sculptures more life like.
What's Halloween without Vincent Price?
Do you have any favourite scary movies?