• 50+ Scary Movies To Watch This Halloween {FREE Printable}

    Unwind at the end of the night with some of the best scary movies over the last 20 years. I kept the list to this time frame because the oldies always get mentioned but there are more recent films that can hold their own against the classics. There are a few scary movies listed that are a little over the 20-year mark but I couldn’t resist as they are too good. With more than 50 films listed from The Mist, Split, Black Swan, Insidious, and more providing you with a different movie every night during the Halloween season.

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    Halloween (2018)

    Laurie Strode confronts her longtime foe, Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped the carnage on Halloween night 40 years ago.

    Truth or Dare

    The harmless truth-or-dare game between friends turns deadly when someone or something begins to punish those who lie or dare to refuse.

    Candyman (2021)

    The sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.


    Three girls are kidnapped by a man diagnosed with 23 different personalities. The girls have to find a way to escape before a fearsome new 24th personality appears.

    Scream (2022)

    25 years after a series of brutal murders rocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, California, a new killer dons the infamous Ghostface mask and targets a new generation of teenagers as they race against time to resurrect the secrets of the town’s deadly past.

    The Sixth Sense

    A frightened, reclusive Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits turns to a dejected child psychologist for help.

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    A young woman is being held in an underground bunker by a man who claims hostile otherworldly events have rendered the surface of the earth uninhabitable.


    Shortly after Satanists break into the house, the couple begins experiencing terrifying supernatural events involving an old creepy doll.

    The Ring

    A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape that is causing deaths within seven days after viewing.

    I Am Legend

    Years after a plague killed most of humanity and turned the rest into monsters, the sole survivor of New York City valiantly fights to find a cure.

    American Psycho

    Patrick Bateman, a successful investment banking executive in New York City, hides his psychopathic persona hidden from his friends and coworkers as he secretly indulges in more violent and hedonistic fantasies.

    Alien vs. Predator

    A group of archaeologists and other scientists get involved in a conflict between the two legends while conducting an archaeological excavation on Bouvetya Island in Antarctica. The crew quickly understands that just one species has a chance of winning.

    28 Days Later

    A few survivors look for safety four weeks after a mysterious, fatal virus spreads throughout the UK.

    The Purge

    During the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any crime is permitted, an affluent family is taken captive for sheltering the target of a violent gang.


    One of the earliest highly advanced Predators to land on Earth is faced up against Naru, a talented warrior of the Comanche Nation, in order to save her people.


    A mother and her two children make a desperate attempt to get to safety five years after an evil unseen force causes the majority of society to commit suicide.

    The Invisible Man

    Cecilia worries that her abusive ex-husband faked his death when he killed himself and left her his riches. Cecilia tries to show that she is being pursued by a person no one can see as a string of coincidences turns deadly.

    Dawn of The Dead (2004)

    A small group of survivors of a pandemic that turns people into aggressive, flesh-eating zombies seeks shelter in a large Midwestern mall.

    In The Tall Grass

    A sister and brother enter a large field of tall grass in Kansas after hearing a small boy’s cries for help, but they quickly realize there may be no way out and that something awful is hidden underneath.

    Evil Dead (2013)

    A group of five friends travels to an isolated home, where they unintentionally call demons from the adjacent woods after finding a Book of the Dead.

    Jeepers Creepers

    During their spring break journey home, a brother and sister come across a flesh-eating beast that is in the middle of a ritualistic devouring binge.

    The Mist

    In a tiny town where a violent storm has unleashed a variety of bloodthirsty animals, a small group of residents have taken refuge in a grocery store and are fighting for their lives.

    Let Me In

    A young female vampire who lives in seclusion with her guardian makes friends with a tormented little boy.

    Blade II

    To fight the Reapers, who are consuming vampires, Blade establishes an uneasy partnership with the vampire council.


    Selene, a vampire warrior, becomes embroiled in a feud between vampires and werewolves and, falls in love with Michael, a human whom the werewolves desire for mysterious reasons.

    The Others

    A mother who has two photosensitive children and lives in her ancient, gloomy family home gets persuaded that the place is haunted.

    Black Swan

    When a dedicated dancer wins the lead part in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” she battles to save her sanity.

    The Nun

    The Vatican sends a priest with a troubled history and a novice who is about to take her last vows to Romania to look into the death of a young nun and to fight a demonic nun.


    Elite soldiers are persecuted by a vicious alien species when they parachute into an uncharted forest.


    A bereaved family is plagued by terrible and unsettling events.


    The murder Ellison Oswalt is presently studying was committed by a serial murderer whose history stretches back to the 1960s, according to a box of super 8 home videos he discovers in his new house.

    Get Out

    A young African-American man goes to spend the weekend with his white girlfriend’s parents, where his simmering resentment over how they treated him ultimately reaches a boiling point.

    Darkness Falls

    In order to seek revenge on the community that hanged her 150 years ago, a furious ghost has assumed the appearance of the Tooth Fairy. The lone kid who has survived her previously and is now an adult is her sole opponent.

    Drag Me To Hell

    A loan officer who forcibly removes an elderly person from her house ends up under a magical curse. Evil powers are working to bring her to her breaking point as she desperately seeks the help of a seer to try to rescue her soul.

    World War Z

    Gerry Lane, a former employee of the United Nations, travels the globe in a race against time to halt a zombie plague that is overthrowing armies and governments and endangering mankind as a whole.


    Two strangers wake up in a room with no memory of how they got there and quickly realize they are being used as pieces by a known serial killer in his deadly game.

    Paranormal Activity

    A couple finds themselves increasingly troubled by a nightly demonic presence after relocating to a suburban house.

    The Platform

    A jail that is vertical and has one cell per floor. two persons per cell. Each day, there is just one feeding platform, taking two minutes. The Hole is a prison of an everlasting nightmare.

    The Amityville Horror (2005)

    After relocating to a sizable house that was the scene of a horrific mass murder a year prior, newlyweds are plagued by demonic entities.

    It (2017)

    A group of mistreated youngsters comes together in the summer of 1989 to slay a shape-shifting monster that disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their tiny Maine town.

    A Quiet Place

    A family must live in absolute silence in a post-apocalyptic world while hiding from monsters with very keen hearing.

    His House

    A war-torn South Sudanese refugee couple makes a perilous escape, but they subsequently struggle to adapt to their new life in an English village where evil lurks under the surface.

    Psycho (1998)

    A young woman embezzler shows up at the Bates Motel, which also harbors dark secrets.


    The Devil is eerily present among the individuals who are strangely stuck in an elevator.

    The Boy

    An American nanny is horrified to discover that the boy in her new English family is actually a life-size doll. Disturbing occurrences lead her to assume that the doll is actually alive once she breaks a stringent set of restrictions.


    Having recently lost their child, a husband and wife adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not at all innocent.


    A family fights to keep demonic spirits from ensnaring their unconscious kid in The Further.

    The Conjuring

    Ed and Lorraine Warren, who specializes in investigating paranormal activity, assist a family that is being frightened by a shadowy presence in their farmhouse.


    A policewoman needs the aid of the supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine to show that her sister’s death was not a suicide but rather something else.

    Shutter (2008)

    After a fatal tragedy, a newlywed couple finds unsettling, ghostly images in the photos they develop. They look into the manifestations out of concern that they may be related and discover that certain puzzles are better left unanswered.


    A couple embarks on a journey to Northern Europe to attend the legendary Swedish mid-summer festival in a little village. What starts off as a peaceful retreat suddenly turns into a strange and brutal competition at the hands of a pagan cult.


    By demonstrating that the crime was done by a supernatural phenomenon, a lady seeks to clear her brother of the murder charge against him.

    Final Destination

    A group of traveling high school students, including Alex Browning, are getting ready to travel to Europe. He yells to warn the others when he suddenly has a feeling that their plane will crash. After being flung off the aircraft the plane crashes shortly after they exit. One of the survivors inexplicably passes away a few weeks later, and Alex understands that things have simply become more complicated.

    Cabin In The Woods

    Five friends decide to take a break in a distant cabin, but they end up getting more than they bargained for when they learn the truth about the mysterious log home.


    Following the advent of a mystery virus that transforms people into bloodthirsty killers, a television reporter and her cameraman are stuck inside a building that the CDC has quarantined.

    The Witch

    In New England in the 1630s, the powers of witchcraft, black magic, and possession shattered a family.

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