If you’re looking to watch a scary movie on Halloween but are unsure where to start, there’s no shortage of advice on the Internet. The thing is, though, it’s mostly nonsense. My advice, on the other hand, is not only trustworthy but also correct. Which is why you should pay very close attention to Aaron’s Top 10 Scary Movies of All Time™.
Note that I didn’t say scariest movies of all time. That would be something entirely different. No, these are, for various and sundry reasons, the best movies that could—somewhat arguably, in some cases—be placed within the horror genre.
So here it is: the only list you need. (I’ve organized them by release date because, quite honestly, which is best depends on my mood at the time.)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Changeling (1980)
The Shining (1980)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
What did I miss? (Nothing, obviously. But feel free to add your own in the comments.)