Looking to Netflix and Chill this Halloween, but too broke for Netflix? Well, I got your back little homie with a selection for great horror films that will scare your crush into fucking you. Or your just looking for a good horror flick, I guess, on Halloween night. Trust me on this, these are top notch, and if you’ve never seen them, well you’re in for a fucking treat my friend. In no particular order:
1. Carnival of Souls (1962)
OK, this is a personal favorite of mine, but man do I love it. The story is simple: A girl survives a horrible accident to discover a mysterious figure is appearing to her. That’s it. But trust me, the simplicity of it all is so fucking unnerving. It’s not flashy, just eerie visuals that will fucking haunt you. See this shit, I’m not even close to fucking around here.
2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
You don’t fuck with a classic. Do you like The Walking Dead? Well this is where the concept of the modern zombie started. Filled with social commentary, and pretty fucked up visuals, it all started here, and well deserved classic.
3. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Now, this one is just fun. If you don’t like Vincent Price, then fuck you. He classes up the joint. The set up is great, a group of strangers have to survive a night in a haunted house to win money. And I’ll admit to there being one scene that scared the shit out of me in broad daylight (if you’re a fan, you know which one I’m talking about).
4. Nosferatu (1922)
Considered to be the first vampire movie ever made, and a total ripoff of Dracula, this shit will send shivers down your spine. A rat looking Dracula is fucked up to look at and the exaggerated visuals just add to the uneasiness. And this is a silent movie, so if you like dialogue, see something else, but you’ll regret it.
5. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
If the year hasn’t tipped you off yet, this is another silent movie. Actually, this movie is considered by many film historians to be the first horror film ever made. Here is an example of German Expressionism at is finest, which is film talk for for crazy ass visuals that look fake but are supposed to. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with the first horror movie ever made?
Honorable Mention: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
When I found out this movie was on YouTube for free, how could I not tell you about it? By no means what one would consider good by conventional standards, but it’s an 80s slasher, you got to see one of them on Halloween. Alright, what makes this movie memorable is the ending. Yeah, it’s fucked up, and the last image horrifying, but man you won’t ever forget it. This movie is the best kept secret among slasher fans, and now it’s out there for you to discover.
Well, that’s it. Free shit for you to watch on YouTube. Some of the flicks aren’t even 90 minutes long, so it makes for some quick viewing. This is some quality fun, even if quality can be a lax term sometimes, but all are worth your time.