19 Horror Films to Watch this Halloween

Best Pinoy Horror

There’s more to Pinoy horror than Shake, Rattle, & Roll.

Yanggaw (2008, dir. Richard Somes)

Feng Shui (2004, dir. Chito Roño)

Best Zombie Film

Beware of the (un)dead .

28 Days Later (2002, dir. Danny Boyle)

[REC] (2007, Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza)

Best Vampire Film

Vampire romances need not be sappy.

Let the Right One In (2008, dir. Tomas Alfredson)

Thirst (2009, dir. Park Chan-Wook)

Best Twist Ending

Spine-tingling reveal.

The Others (2001, dir. Alejandro Amenabar)

The Sixth Sense (1999, dir. M. Night Shymalan)

Best Foreign Horror

Imports from Japan and Spain .

Ju-On: The Grudge (2002, dir. Takashi Shimizu)

The Orphanage (2007, dir. Juan Antonio Bayona)

Best Torture Porn

Guts, blood, and gore.

Hostel (2005, dir. Eli Roth)

Saw (2004, dir. James Wan)

Best Slasher Flick

Run for your life.

Scream (1996, dir. Wes Craven)

Child’s Play (1988, dir. Tom Holland)

Best Genre-Benders

Horror-musical. Horror-comedy.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, dir. Jim Sharman)

Zombieland (2009, dir. Ruben Fleischer)

Best Classic

Scares as old as time.

The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin)

Best Remake

Better than the original.

The Ring (2002, dir. Gore Verbinski)

Obviously, I did not include films I haven’t seen. So please, do not complain why Mike de Leon’s Itim is not Best Pinoy Horror or why John Carpenter’s The Thing is not Best Classic. That also explains why Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, Alfred Hitchcock, George Romero, and the other masters of horror are missing the list. But don’t worry, JDownloader is working overtime so I could catch their films soon. Maybe, I’ll have another set of recommended films next year. Till next Halloween!

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Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Pyromania - Cascada

All Night Long - Alexandra Burke Ft. Pitbull

Mean - Pink

I Feel Better - Hot Chip

Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann

Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner

Everything You Wanted - Kele

Alive - Goldfrapp


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