One of the best things about October is the catalog of horror movies that air on TV. Sure, you can watch your favorite horror flicks on Netflix or DVD whenever you want, but there’s something about watching them all during the spookiest time of the year that make these horror classics that much more fun to watch. It’s kind of like visiting the ghost tracks ― yeah, you can go whenever you’d like, but it’s more entertaining during October. In any case, now is the best time to dust off those old DVDs (or your computer screen) and rewatch your favorite horror films. And we’ve all got our favorites.
In the spirit of all things horror this month, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite horror films, from the sci-fi horror classic Alien to the low budget horror slasher The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We present you with our top favorite horror movies!
What’s your favorite scary movie (movie pun intended)? Did one of your favorites make our list? Let us know in the comments below!
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Freaky Fact: Mia Farrow actually ate raw liver for a scene in the movie.
Freaky Fact: The blue laser lights that were used in the alien ship's egg chamber were borrowed from The Who. The band was testing out the lasers for their stage show in the soundstage next door.
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Freaky Fact: The film was banned in Australia in 1971 but was finally passed in October 1989.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Freaky Fact: Stephen King once mentioned that the only novel he wrote that really scared him was Pet Sematary.
Children of the Corn (1984)
Freaky Fact: On the dashboard of Burt and Vicki's car is a copy of Night Shift, the Stephen King short story collection in which Children of the Corn originally appeared.
Jack Frost (1997)
Freaky Fact: Jack Frost was Shannon Elizabeth's first acting role.
Freaky Fact: On the DVD commentary track, the actors note that Tim Curry's characterization of Pennywise was so creepy and realistic that everyone avoided him during the filming.
The Exorcist (1973)
Freaky Fact: There are tales about ominous events surrounding the year-long shoot, including the deaths of nine people associated with the production and stories about a mysterious fire that destroyed the set one weekend. Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros died before the film was released.
Child's Play (1988)
Freaky Fact: Chucky's full name, Charles Lee Ray, is derived from the names of notorious killers Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald (assassinator of John F. Kennedy) and James Earl Ray (assassinator of Martin Luther King).
Freaky Fact: All of the actors wore their own clothes, since there was no money for a costume department. Jamie Lee Curtis went to J.C. Penney for Laurie Strode's wardrobe. She spent less than one hundred dollars for the entire set.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Freaky Fact: The gas station the kids stop at is now being renovated and turned into a Texas chainsaw massacre horror camp ground. It was sold by the family of the original owners just last year. The new owner is in the process of finding and purchasing as many original or same time period pieces for the resort. The ownership team . . . are putting in a restaurant, music venue and overnight cabins.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1984)
Freaky Fact: Two clown masks from the movie were reused for the 1991 movie Ernest Scared Stupid.
Freaky Facts Source: imdb.com