While Halloween is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with the lights down low and enjoy a horror movie fest with friends, true horror fans will take any excuse to make popcorn, grab some cocoa and be scared for a while. Of course, there are scary movies, then there are scary horror movies. The trick is to know the difference. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the scariest horror movies of all time to be revealed. Keep them in mind when you’re choosing the next scary movies for your next horror fest with friends. Of course, one of the best ways to ensure you have a wide selection of the scariest horror movies ever made is by checking into the package deals with DIRECTV. Remember, Halloween or no Halloween, these movies are the best. Pull up a chair, grab your blankie and count down the top five with us.
#5- Leatherface (2017)
Have you ever wondered how the Texas Chainsaw Massacre began? How someone could go from being human to being a chainsaw-wielding maniac named Leatherface? We have and now the new movie Leatherface answers all of those questions. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most terrifying movies of its time and this one is shaping up to be even better. Watch it with the lights on!
#4- Halloween (1978)
Not to be confused with Rob Zombies version of the 1978 cult classic, the number four goes to Halloween. Michael Myers was a one of a kind villain that gave teenage moviegoers chills as he stalked the tiny town of Haddonfield after his sister Laurie Strode. He leaves a lot of her friends in a bloody heap along the way in his quest to kill every member of his surviving family. After the release of this blockbuster, the movie, Michael Myers and the holiday of Halloween will forever be thought of as one.
#3- The Strangers (2008)
While not a horror movie in the classic sense of a knife-wielding manic preying on innocent, or not so innocent, teenagers, The Strangers is one of the scariest movies you will ever find. The plot is one that every red-blooded American fears, someone breaking into their home to torment and kill them. Two people trying to work out problems in a big house all alone, a knock at the door, and some masked assailants are enough to make this movie one that caused many sleepless nights for horror movie watchers. Watch this one, if you dare!
#2- The Conjuring (2013)
No top five list would be complete without adding in a few demons. The Conjuring is one of the scariest. When Ed and Lorraine Warren are called to the home of a couple who have recently moved into a farmhouse with their five daughters, they find an evil that almost ends their lives and the lives of the family around them. This is one for the ages, if you love movies about demons, this is the one for you.
#1- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nightmare on Elm Street chimes in at number one on this top five list because it is truly one of the scariest films ever made. The fact that the bad man could get you in your dreams was scary beyond belief. Freddy was just the right type of villain with his burnt face, razors for hands, and that sweater that made it into everyone’s dreams.
These are just a few of the scariest horror movies out there. From Nightmare on Elm Street to The Strangers, whether you are sitting down to watch for Halloween or having just a few friends over to be scared, these movies should be on your watch list as the scariest movies of all time!