Though Horror movies are not only for Halloween, it's absolutely a wonderful experience to get some horror movies to watch on Halloween, especially after a family dinner. The arrival of Halloween holiday means that you should update your Halloween horror movies list to get some best Halloween horror movies to watch on Halloween. When Halloween is gone, you get cherish memory about Halloween with these top Halloween horror movies. We've collected some best horror movies for Halloween celebration. Check them below and choose one of these top Halloween horror movies to get a screepy and unforgettable movie night.
Part 1: 10 Best Halloween Horror Movies
The Exorcist is a classic horror movie, and for a good reason. This story of an innocent little girl possessed by an evil demon has been captivating audiences since the movie's release in 1973. You won't forget the image of the child's possessed face, or her unnatural body positions, including the famous revolving head scene. The claustrophobic nature of the setting – an ordinary family home – adds to the creepiness of the situation. It also helps that the acting is superb.
"The Exorcist" is based on the terrifying novel by William Peter Blatty that has spawned a total of five movies. However, none can compare to the original which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
Another classic creepy horror movie is Poltergeist, which was released in 1982. The Freeling family live in an idyllic community in California named Cuest Verde. Their peaceful lives are disturbed when strange occurrences begin taking place in their home. The Poltergeist franchise is said to be cursed due to the amount of real life deaths that occurred during the making of the films.
You might not think that a movie where the evil is completely faceless could be so terrifying, but in reality that only adds to the scare factor. You are sure to share in the family's fear as ordinary household objects start to turn against them. Just make sure you have company when you watch this movie. Watch it alone, and even the normal environment of your home could start to creep you out.
"Troll!!" Satirical without being a comedy, filled with terrific visual effects despite a low budget, and just flat-out wildly entertaining. It’s a big-monster movie with enough creepiness and carnage to qualify as “horror” for this list, but it’s also got terrific mythology and fantasy elements as well, and the fake documentary angle that is otherwise so overused in the genre never wears out its welcome here. The $5 million it managed from global receipts is not much above its $3.5 million budget, but it built a minor cult following on home release, and now a U.S. remake is planned.
The Cabin in the Woods
This film includes samplings of just about every sort of horror filmmaking you can image. If the previous entry added some bloody good gore to this list, then get out your mop for this one, because once the monsters get started, they never let up. It's as hilarious as it is gory, as gory as it is fun, and somehow it manages to be one big homage and yet also entirely original all at the same time. The film more than doubled its $30 million budget with $66 million in theatrical revenue, but the studio's portion barely covered those expenses and the marketing adds tens of millions more in the red column.
The Thing (1982)
An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don't know who may already have been taken over.
V/H/S is a first person view, found-footage horror anthology, with each vignette directed by different talent. The wraparound plot centers around a group of thugs hired to steal a rare VHS tape located inside a seemingly abandoned, creepy house. As they stumble around the house they play different tapes, revealing twisted, gruesome and terrifying tales. But will we ever know who recorded them?
The Evil Dead
Five friends go to a cabin in the woods for a vacation. They discover a volume called "The Book of the Dead" and a tape recorder belonging to a professor, who also owns the cabin. One of them plays back what is recorded on the tape-- which just happens to be Candarian resurrection passages translated from the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) by the professor, which unleashes an evil force from the woods. The people start turning into evil deadites, and the others soon learn from the tape that the only way to kill a person who is turned into a deadite is by total body dismemberment. People are dying left and right; one girl early in the film looses control and runs off into the woods, only to be raped by the trees.
With serious capacity to disturb viewers, it relies not just on monstrous terror but also psychological terror of the most frightening sort. Some of the most unnerving and chilling moments are not of the creepy creature, but of the little boy as he seems to lose his mind or lashes out until his mother is losing hers. Amazingly effective with very few literal “traditional” scares, it relies on tension and unsettling real-life moments to make the darker parts all the more horrific. Budgeted at a low $2 million, the film pulled nearly $7 million in theaters and garnered widespread acclaim as one of the greatest modern horror releases.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Serial killer Freddy Krueger stalks this Midwestern neighborhood, bringing terror and even death to teenagers while they thought they were safe in their beds.
Featuring a young Johnny Depp, this movie spread fear across America when it was released in 1984. The movie was recreated in 2010, but in many ways the original is creepier. The sight of Krueger's deformed face will have you shuddering and disbelieving that such horror can be created using just makeup. The movie has become a horror classic and continues to terrify audiences regardless of its age.
In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.
Part 2: Rip and convert Blu-ray Halloween horror movies with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Now, all these top Halloween horror movies are available on Blu-ray or DVD discs, which means that you could preserve these best Halloween horror movies and enjoy them anytime as you like with Blu-ray/DVD players or your computer. Some may want to get a backup of Blu-ray/DVD discs of their top Halloween horror movies collection. There are 2 different ways to backup Blu-ray Halloween horror movies.
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper could help you easily decrypt, rip and convert Halloween horror movies' Blu-ray disc to HD/SD videos in 180+ formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, MOV, M4V, FLV, WMV, etc. By converting, you could then watch Halloween horror Blu-ray movie on any player like iPad, iPhone, etc.
Step 1: Add horror Blu-ray/DVD movies
Insert your horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc into the disc drive. Launch Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and then click the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" buttun to load disc. You could load horror movies in 3 different loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Select the one you need.
Step 2: Set output profile
Click the drop-down box before the big green "Convert" button and then choose "Change" option to enter Profile panel. Choose a profile as output format according to your device.
Step 3: Adjust profile parameters
Click the drop-down box and then select "Edit" option to enter the Profile Settings panel, where you could set parameters of selected profile, including: video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, channel, etc.
Step 4: Convert Halloween horror Blu-ray movies
Click the big green "Convert" button on the main interface. Set output directory in the "Save to" box and then click the "Convert" button at the bottom to convert Halloween horror Blu-ray movies to videos for different players.
- Leawo Blu-ray Ripper supports to rip and convert Blu-ray discs, but requires Blu-ray drive and internet connection.
- For movie-only converting, you need to choose "Main Movie" mode when loading Halloween horror Blu-ray/DVD disc.
- Leawo Blu-ray Ripper allows you to edit your Halloween horror movies like trimming video length, adding image or text watermark, cropping video size, adjusting video effect, adding 3D movie effect, etc.
Part 3: Backup Blu-ray Halloween horror movies with Leawo Blu-ray Copy
Besides ripping Blu-ray/DVD disc of Halloween horror movies to HD or SD videos for playback on computer or portable players, you could also choose to get a complete copy of Halloween horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc with professional Blu-ray/DVD copy software, like Leawo Blu-ray Copy, a professional Blu-ray backup tool that could copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from either disc, folder or ISO files to computer or blank disc in a few clicks without quality loss. The below steps show you how to copy Blu-ray/DVD discs of Halloween horror movies to computer or blank disc in details.
Step 1: Insert Halloween horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc
Insert Halloween horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc into the Blu-ray/DVD recorder drive. Launch Leawo Blu-ray Copy.
Step 2: Load Halloween horror Blu-ray/DVD movies
Click the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" buttun to add Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc. Set copy mode (Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode) and output disc type at the bottom left corner.
Step 3: Settings
Click the big green "Copy" button. On the popup sidebar, set the "Copy to", "Disc Label" and "Save to" options. Choose "ISO file" or "Folder" as you like.
Step 4: Copy Halloween horror Blu-ray/DVD movies
Click the bottom "Copy" button on the sidebar to start to copy Blu-ray movies with Leawo Blu-ray Copy.
- Full Movie copy mode would copy the entire horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc content, while Main Movie copies only the main movie (the longest title by default). It is suggested that you choose "Main Movie" copy mode for storage saving
- You could select subtitles and audio tracks from source Halloween horror Blu-ray/DVD disc after loading.
- You could click the wheel icon on the upper-right corner and then select "Copy&Burn" option to set the TV Standard, region code, and burning engine.
- If your computer has 2 Blu-ray/DVD drives, insert a blank writable Blu-ray/DVD disc into the other drive and then select it as target output under "Burn to" in Step 3 to copy Halloween horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc to blank disc.
- If your computer has only one BD/DVD drive, and you plan to backup Blu-ray/DVD disc onto a blank Blu-ray/DVD disc, you could firstly backup Blu-ray/DVD disc onto ISO file and then burn the ISO file to blank Blu-ray/DVD disc with this Blu-ray backup tool by selecting "ISO file" in Step 3. Then follow the below step to burn created ISO image file to another blank writable Blu-ray/DVD disc. Otherwise you could directly copy Halloween horror Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer by selecting "Folder" or/and "ISO file" in Step 3.
Step 5: Copy Halloween horror movie ISO file to disc
After creating ISO file of Halloween horror movie Blu-ray/DVD disc, re-launch Leawo Blu-ray Copy, and then drag created ISO file into this app. The program would show you an "Add iso file" windows. Insert a blank writable disc into the disc recorder drive and select it as target under the "Copy to" box. Set "Disc Label". After that, click the "Burn" button on the "Add iso file" window to start copying Halloween horror movie ISO file to blank Blu-ray/DVD disc.