Get your Halloween feels with these 5 timeless horror movies

Published October 31, 2021, 11:19 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Nothing more thrilling than a good ol’thriller for Halloween

Looking for a good scare to enjoy Halloween at the comfort of your home tonight? Check out or re-watch these horror movies.

‘The Exorcist’


Ever wondered who’s the horrifying and iconic face behind the classic Scary Maze Game? That’s Regan (Linda Blair), the sweet little girl from the movie “The Exorcist.” If you’re opting for a film with a sinister vibe, then this should be on your list.

Set in 1973, this horror film follows the story of Hollywood actress Chris McNeil (Ellen Burstyn) and her daughter Regan who played with a ouija board and became friends with an unknown entity she calls “Captain Howdy.” Things become more chilling when Regan got consumed by the evil spirit and started to manifest odd behaviors.

‘As Above So Below’ (2014)

If you’re a fan of adventure, the kind that involves Egyptian mythology and exploring mysterious catacombs, then you might want to add this movie to your list.

“As Above So Below” is a horror flick that follows archeologist Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) and her team searching for one of history’s greatest treasures: Flamel’s Philosopher’s Stone. As Marlowe’s team goes underground in the Catacombs of Paris, they get slowly confronted by their personal hell.

‘The Visit’ (2015)

Comedic, thrilling, and disturbing, “The Visit” is a movie about two kids who visit their mysterious grandparents while their single mother goes on a peaceful vacation with her lover. And just as Becca and Tyler (Olivia Dejonge and Ed Oxenbould) seem to reconnect with their grandparents, they uncover an unsettling truth.

‘Get Out’ (2017)

Looking for something mind-bendingly creepy? “Get Out” might just be for you. A psychological horror/thriller that deals with racism, its story revolves around Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a black photographer who hesitantly agrees to meet the family of Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), his white girlfriend. When Washington finally decides to meet the Armitage family, he discovers a shocking and disturbing truth about them.

‘Hereditary’ (2018)

And last but not least, “Hereditary,” possibly the most disturbing horror film of its time. This film is a family tragedy, drama, and thriller all in one, and it follows the Graham family’s life after the death of their matriarch Ellen. As her daughter Annie (Toni Collette) and her grandchildren grieve, they unravel spine-chilling truths about their ancestry. Now the question is, are they going to escape their horrible fate?

Other notable horror movies include “Midsommar” (2019), Stephen King’s “The Shining” (1977), “Suspiria” (2018), “Insidious” (film series), and “The Conjuring” (film series).