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31 days of halloween

By Joe on October 1, 2019 — 1 min read

31 days, 31 horror movies – all culminating into a Halloween franchise marathon ending on Halloween night.

without further adieu, let’s get spooky…

01.

Scream (1996)
111 min|Horror, Mystery|December 20, 1996
7.2Rating: 7.2 / 10 from 269,058 users
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

02.

The Exorcist (1973)
122 min|Horror|December 26, 1973
8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 342,935 users
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

03.

31 (2016)
102 min|Horror, Thriller|September 16, 2016
5.1Rating: 5.1 / 10 from 16,579 users
Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

04.

The Strangers (2008)
86 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|May 30, 2008
6.2Rating: 6.2 / 10 from 112,467 users
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

05.

The Conjuring (2013)
112 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|July 19, 2013
7.5Rating: 7.5 / 10 from 412,714 users
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

06.

It (2017)
135 min|Horror|September 8, 2017
7.3Rating: 7.3 / 10 from 411,180 users
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

07.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)
99 min|Horror, Thriller|May 29, 2009
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 180,262 users
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

08.

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
89 min|Horror|April 11, 2003
6.1Rating: 6.1 / 10 from 72,298 users
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

09.

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
107 min|Horror|July 22, 2005
6.8Rating: 6.8 / 10 from 88,929 users
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

10.

Insidious (2010)
103 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|April 1, 2011
6.8Rating: 6.8 / 10 from 261,590 users
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

11.

The Amityville Horror (2005)
90 min|Horror|April 15, 2005
6.0Rating: 6.0 / 10 from 100,983 users
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

12.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
107 min|Horror, Thriller|March 10, 2006
6.4Rating: 6.4 / 10 from 151,738 users
A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.

13.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
98 min|Horror|October 17, 2003
6.2Rating: 6.2 / 10 from 125,116 users
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

14.

Friday the 13th (1980)
95 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|May 9, 1980
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 109,921 users
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp where, years before, it was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder.

15.

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
95 min|Horror|April 13, 2012
7.0Rating: 7.0 / 10 from 348,358 users
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

16.

Mother! (2017)
121 min|Drama, Horror, Mystery|September 15, 2017
6.6Rating: 6.6 / 10 from 168,902 users
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

17.

Us (2019)
116 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|March 22, 2019
6.9Rating: 6.9 / 10 from 162,952 users
A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

18.

Midsommar (2019)
147 min|Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller|July 3, 2019
7.2Rating: 7.2 / 10 from 82,688 users
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

19.

Trick 'r Treat (2007)
82 min|Comedy, Horror|December 9, 2007
6.8Rating: 6.8 / 10 from 76,357 users
Five 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 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; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

20.

Haunt (2019)
92 min|Horror, Thriller|September 13, 2019
6.3Rating: 6.3 / 10 from 7,929 users
On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

21.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
108 min|Horror, Mystery, Thriller|August 9, 2019
6.2Rating: 6.2 / 10 from 34,412 users
On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

22.

Halloween (1978)
91 min|Horror, Thriller|October 27, 1978
7.8Rating: 7.8 / 10 from 214,022 users
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

23.

Halloween II (1981)
92 min|Horror|October 30, 1981
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 69,418 users
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

24.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
88 min|Horror, Thriller|October 21, 1988
5.9Rating: 5.9 / 10 from 40,759 users
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

25.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
96 min|Horror, Thriller|October 13, 1989
5.2Rating: 5.2 / 10 from 32,205 users
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

26.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
86 min|Horror, Thriller|August 5, 1998
5.7Rating: 5.7 / 10 from 62,850 users
Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

27.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
87 min|Horror, Thriller|September 29, 1995
4.9Rating: 4.9 / 10 from 28,968 users
Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

28.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
89 min|Horror, Thriller|July 12, 2002
4.0Rating: 4.0 / 10 from 35,252 users
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

29.

Halloween (2018)
106 min|Horror, Thriller|October 19, 2018
6.6Rating: 6.6 / 10 from 102,921 users
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

30.

Halloween (2007)
109 min|Horror|August 31, 2007
6.1Rating: 6.1 / 10 from 104,797 users
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

31.

Halloween II (2009)
105 min|Horror|August 28, 2009
4.9Rating: 4.9 / 10 from 46,069 users
Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

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