Anirbaan Hritiq

Are you still wondering what makes this festival unique? All most everyone out there is aware of this unique festive occasion of Halloween, which is usually associated with spooky stories in western movies where usually some sort of evil spirit hunts the town in search of its victims terrorising the entire neighborhood. 

Meanwhile this festival is also famous for the unique terminology “Trick or Treat, used by kids who roam door to door asking for candies, gifts and money. Apart from all these fun elements and representations, this Celtic festival originally known as Samhain is celebrated to mark the end of summer and the start of the winter season.

The Christian feast of Allhallows falls on the November 1 followed by the Halloween eve. People belonging to Irish and Scottish origin primarily celebrate this occasion, is also the primary reason behind propagation of it worldwide. 

Halloween is associated with several legendary tales and traditions such as paying homage to deceased souls, dressing up in eerie attires, and carving pumpkins. People also enjoy participating in ghost theme parties, watching, and listening to horror stories.

Here are five spine-chilling horror movies, you must watch this Halloween!

1. The Exorcist (1973): Almost released five decades back, The Exorcist still stands at the apex of Rotten Tomatoes, world’s top 10 scariest movies of all time. What can be more interesting than a movie, which shows possession of a young school-going girl by a devil. 

And, yes the famous theme music of movie “Tubular Bells” still gives nostalgic feelings to horror movie enthusiasts. Being the first horror movie to go for an academy award aka Oscars nomination makes it a must-watch.

2. The Conjuring (2013): Every horror movie enthusiast is well acquainted with the Conjuring series of movies, which are believed to be based on real-life accounts shared by paranormal investigators and demonologist couple Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The first installment of movie which was released in the year 2012 was made on a budget of 20 million dollars and earned a worldwide revenue of 319.5 million dollars making it a huge hit. The unique storyline which revolves around an evil doll “Annabelle” creating trouble for the family is sure to give you goosebumps.

3. Halloween (1978): Talking about Halloween without checking out a movie with the same name will be a great injustice. This independent slasher film with more than eleven sequels is one of its kinds. The story line of this movie revolves around a psycho killer named Micheal Myers, who resumes his murderous venture of escaping the prison after fifteen years.

Convicted at the age of 6 after killing his baby-sitter elder sister, Micheal is a pure evil who can terrorise you with his sheer cold-blooded actions.

4. IT (2017): Do you fear clowns, or a victim of coulrophobia? Well then this evil clown can give you a nail-biting experience. The film grossing over 700 million dollars world-wide, features an evil clown named Pennywise who terrorises a town with murderous activities, especially by abducting and killing school going kids.

This Halloween if you are planning to dress as a clown, then Pennywise can be your inspiration!

5. Insidious (2010): This supernatural horror movie will surely give a next-level experience. It revolves around a young boy who has a special ability of astral travelling. If you have a taste for out-of-the-box supernatural movies, then this one is for you. How can being unaware of your supernatural abilities can land your family in trouble is clearly presented in this horror movie.