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32 Movie Recommendations for a Spooky Halloween [32套萬聖節電影精選]

For those who prefer to stay in for a cozy Halloween with a cinnamon hot chocolate with marshmallows or for those who want to have a fun night in with friends where you let your horror imagination run wild, SCENE 852 gathered a list of 32 spooky movie recommendations that can suit all!

無論你鍾意係萬聖節獨自係屋企一邊飲熱朱古力一邊睇戲,又或者係同自己嘅另一半或者一班朋友喺屋企睇返套恐怖片都好,SCENE 852 為你準備了32套萬聖節電影精選。

Family Friendly:

1) Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) // Directed by Henry Selick

Recommended Audience: People who love romanticised stylistic gothic animations with unique ideas and a strong but heartwarming storyline. This is a great film for both kids and adults with a memorable music score.

2) The Addams Family (1991) // Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Recommended Audience: A classic fun film that is very popular with kids due to its quirky gothic characters and themes.

3) The Witches (1990) // Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Recommended Audience: Another memorable classic film to watch during Halloween. It is a great film for kids that can take on scarier themes.

4) ParaNorman (2012) // Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Recommended Audience: People who are looking for a more heartwarming story with Halloween themes.

Comedy Horror:

5) Shaun of the Dead (2004) // Directed by Edgar Wright

Recommended Audience: Brilliant British film for those who are looking for a fun night with humorous characters, dialogues and storytelling.

6) What We Do In The Shadows (2014) // Directed by Taika Waititi

Recommended Audience: Moviegoers looking for a hilarious mockumentary that follows a group of vampire "housemates" coping with today's modern life. Great film to watch with a group of friends looking for a laugh.

7) Scream (1996) // Directed by Wes Craven

Recommended Audience: Classic horror satire making fun of all the clichés horror movie conventions. Perfect for those who want to experience jump scares with dark humour.

8) Cabin in the Woods (2011) // Directed by Drew Goddard

Recommended Audience: Although leaning more towards the horror genre, Cabin in the Woods have subtle comedic moments that mocks clichés in the horror genre. Suitable for those who also enjoys Teen Flicks.

The Classics:

9) The Shining (1980) // Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Recommended Audience: Classed as one of the greatest horror films of all times with outstanding acting, The Shining is a must-watch classic horror with themes of insanity set in an isolated haunted hotel.

10) Psycho (1960) // Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Recommended Audience: Anyone who is a strong film-lover who is looking for a psychological thriller. A masterpiece by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

11) Carrie (1976) // Directed by Brian De Palma

Recommended Audience: Filled with iconic scenes, Carrie is for those who are interested in themes of revenge within a high school setting.

12) Rosemary's Baby (1968) // Directed by Roman Polanski

Recommended Audience: Rosemary's Baby is one of those films that was definitely ahead of its time with its originality. It is hard to believe that this film was made in 1968! A must-watch for horror and thriller lovers who enjoy mysterious plots.

13) Halloween (1978) // Directed by John Carpenter

Recommended Audience: Halloween is the ultimate classic horror slasher film that will remain timeless. Suitable for those who love a good old classic with suspense.

Indie Lovers:

14) The Witch (2015) // Directed by Robert Eggers

Recommended Audience: Filmgoers who enjoy disturbing indie films with beautiful cinematography, newcomers and eerie vibes. This film is perfect for those who love dissecting the plot lines, finding hidden symbolism and metaphors.

15) Hereditary (2018) // Directed by Ari Aster

Recommended Audience: Those who are looking for a supernatural, mysteriously disturbing and terrifying film that gets your skin crawling.

16) Get Out (2017) // Directed by Jordan Peele

Recommended Audience: Those who love films with a strong theme and message. A great horror thriller satire with trippy visuals.

Nightmare Lovers:

17) IT (2017) // Directed by Andrés Muschietti

Recommended Audience: Those who are looking for a rollercoaster ride of a film. IT is a great film that is also equally fun to watch for those who are looking for strong creepy vibes with big jump scares.

18) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) // Directed by Wes Craven

Recommended Audience: For those looking for films with a memorable horror antagonist - Freddy Krueger is one of the creepiest classical horror villains in cinema history.

19) The Exorcist (1973) // Directed by William Friedkin

Recommended Audience: Another classic horror film that is loved by horror fans. Suitable for those who enjoy disturbing horror films with a strong supernatural theme.

20) The Conjuring (2013) // Directed by James Wan