If you’d rather stay home and watch scary movies on Halloween than attend costume parties, DISH Network has some suggestions for scary movies for Halloween tonight. However, if you’re the parent of young children, you may want to hold off on watching horror movies until they sort through their candy and you put them to bed.
Most of the scariest movies of all time are not for children or young teens (or adults who scare easily, for that matter). But if you do enjoy a gruesome, terrifying movie every now and then, here are some if the most classic horror movies of all time (in no order) perfect for watching on Halloween night.
- Halloween (1978) — None of its forty or so sequels come close to the original terror Michael Myers brought to Haddonville on Halloween night
- Friday the 13th (1980) – Noone can look at a lake and not think of Jason Vorhees popping up and grabbing an unsuspecting boater
- The Shining (1980) –Jack Nicholson was terrifyingly convincing as a deranged hotel keeper in the dead of winter
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)–Could Anthony Hopkins be any creepier?
- The Exorcist (1973)–This thriller gives a whole new meaning to “watch your language, young lady!”
- The Omen (1976)–If your child acts anything like Damien, you may consider boarding school—permanently
- Amityville Horror (1978)–So much for moving into your dream home, huh?
- Jaws (1975)—Many people still have trouble going in the ocean years after seeing this movie
- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)–People were afraid to fall asleep for months after this one
- Salem’s Lot (1979)–Before going back to your hometown after 25 years, make sure vampires have not taken over the town
- Saw (2004)– Its simply horrifying to think of what Jigsaw did to his victims
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)–Not as gruesome as the title implies
- Alien (1979)–Still want to be an astronaut?
- The Thing (1982)–You have to watch this if only to find out what the “thing” is
- Psycho (1960) –The original reason people think to check behind the shower curtain
Now that DISH Network has joined Blockbuster to offer the Blockbuster Movie Pass, there are thousands of titles from which to choose, including all these horror movie classics you’ve loved for decades.