Fenway

Fenway

Fenway

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 12: Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger cosplayers attend 2019 Los Angeles Comic Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Papuga/Getty Images)

This feeling of horror movie monsters who terrify me the most but cannot get enough of right now is something that happens to me about this time every year.  Halloween is just a few days away which also means we’re about to put a bow on the 2023 spooky season.  I’m always a little sad to see it go just like I am when we finally pack away the Christmas decorations in early January.  Most importantly though, I feel as if I have to watch all of the monster movies as much as I can before November hits.  Some of these monsters still jump-scare me every time.

So Many Movie Monsters So Little Time

Since the 1930s, there’s been a horror movie monster in each decade that has become a staple of Halloween culture.  In the 1930s it was Dracula, in the 2010s it was Pennywise from It, and in between are monsters that each bring their own unique scare to the screen.  I love watching three or four Halloween movies in a day or watching Freddy Krueger haunt the dreams of so many teens who did their best to just stay awake all night.  Every year I think I can watch everything I like starting October 1st, but there are too many movies and not enough time.

Expediting The Scare

Since we’re almost to November you might just have to condense your scare before the holidays and make sure you watch only the things you know will have you looking over your shoulder or peeking through a blanket.  I’ve created a list of my favorite jump-scare Halloween movies.  Some of them take me back to when I first saw them when I was a kid, to one I just saw about two years ago.  It took me three years to work up the courage to watch it.  This feeling of horror movie monsters who terrify me the most but cannot get enough of right now is something that happens to me about this time every year.  Check out my list below!

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown from It

    Pennywise the clown definitely scares me the most.  The original version by Stephen King is even more terrifying.

    Stephen King’s It

  • Michael Myers from Halloween

    He’s a silent killer and always seems to be at the right place at the right time for the kill.  There have been a lot of these movies, but even when they tweak his look that white mask always represents a classic scare.

  • Ghostface from Scream

    A creepy phone call associated with this scare.  This was one of the first horror movies I actually wanted to watch.  It may have been a little too much for me when I was 11.

  • Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    There have been a lot of remakes to this but the original is the scariest IMO.  Plus, the bad dialogue and weird antics make this movie even more uncomfortable to watch.

  • Jigsaw from the Saw movies

    I saw the first and third movies.  It’s all a torture chamber and you actually don’t see who’s behind it all that often.

    Need a break from scary movies?  Cleanse your scary movie palette with these comedies!

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