Horror Movies (You May Have Not Seen) For Halloween

Author: KROQ Promotions

It’s almost that time… Are you ready for Halloween?

Well, if you’re looking to get in the spirit of the Halloween season, there’s no better way than to set time aside and watch some great horror movies. If you’re looking for something different other than the classic slasher flicks, a la ‘Friday the 13th’ or ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series, check out this list of great original horror movies you probably have not yet seen.

Grab your lover and friends and enjoy some good company with these great recommendations:

‘Insidious’

Plot synopsis: From the creative duo who brought you ‘Saw’, a gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in attic.
***** 5/5 Stars

‘The Innkeepers’

Plot synopsis: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel’s haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (Did you miss the ending? Did you get the story? You may have to watch it thrice! 😉 Brilliant, Brilliant work by Writer and Director Ti West)
***** 5/5 Stars

‘House of the Devil’

Plot synopsis: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. (Another brilliantly directed movie by Ti West).
*****5/5 Stars

‘Session 9’

Plot synopsis: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
***** 5/5 Stars

 ‘Audition’

Plot synopsis: From the twisted mind of Japanese Director Takashi Miike, a widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
**** 4.5/5 Stars

‘Let the Right One In’

Plot synopsis: Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire. This movie has a great subtle twist and one of the most intense horror cinematic endings ever to be captured on film. (After you watch this, you may be interested in watching the American remake titled ‘Let Me In’, starring the loveable sweetheart Hit Girl herself, Chloe Grace Moretz).
***** 5/5 Stars

 ‘The Orphanage’

Plot synopsis: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, this film is beautifully shot in Spain with a brilliant cast of Spanish actors.
***** 5/5 Stars

‘Trick ‘R Treat’

Plot synopsis: Starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox and Dylan Baker, Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. This film, brilliantly directed by Michael Dougherty, is the ‘Pulp Fiction’ of horror movies.
***** 5/5 Stars

‘The Strangers’

Plot synopsis: Starring Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler, a young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
***** 4/5 Stars

‘Sinister’ 

(In theaters Now!)
Plot synopsis: Starring Ethan Hawke (Yep, his very first horror movie) and Juliet Rylance. Found footage helps a true-crime author realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
***** 5/5 Stars

Have a Creepy Halloween!

– Leone Dantonio / KROQ-FM, Los Angeles

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