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Halloween Films That Chill Every Spine

Since we can’t have Pumpkin Spice lattes all year round, here’s a list of the best Halloween films you can watch at literally any point in your life.

Looking to feel a whole lot more shook than normal (or just wanna feel those ghostly vibes)? This list of 31 truly epic Halloween films is the one for you. Goosebumps guaranteed.

In no particular order, let’s get creepy…

1st: Train to Busan (2016)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

It’s like if Snakes on a Plane had zombies. And was on a train. And Samuel L. Jackson spoke Korean.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

If not the bit where everyone is dying, maybe the bit where everybody is dying.

Chances of survival in this universe?

-1

Creepiest quote:

“Train bound for Busan is departing shortly.” (Yikes)

2nd: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The Boogeyman. A ghost dog. Arms that just come off for literally no reason.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Jack puts Santa Claus in jeopardy for his own selfish need. We all know who’s gonna end up on the naughty list.

Chances of survival in this universe?

100%, Jack would never let you get hurt.

Creepiest song:

3rd: A Quiet Place (2018)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

If you make a noise you’ll get eaten by an alien monster. At least, we kinda hope so… being eaten is better than whatever happened to the cast of The Exorcist.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

We all knew what was coming when that nail was sticking out… we just didn’t know how traumatising it would be.

Chances of survival in this universe?

If you can stay mute for long periods of time (like, the rest of your life), you’ve totally got this.

Creepiest quote:

“Who are we if we can’t protect them? We have to protect them.” (This definitely ends in disaster.)

4th: Hocus Pocus (1993)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

It’s not every day you see 3 witches get resurrected by a virgin lighting a candle. Defo never getting a Yankee again.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Imagine having magical powers and still having a hairdo like that.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Pretty decent chance, as long as you love cats.

Creepiest song:

5th: The Exorcist (1973)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

That 180 head twist, tho.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

The vomit. *shudder*

Chances of survival in this universe?

You already haven’t.

Creepiest quote:

“You’re going to die up there.”

6th: Let The Right One In (2008)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Somehow, little girls make everything creepier. Just looking at barefoot kids in old-timey dresses gives us the heebie jeebies.

Oh, and the whole vampire thing.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

That one bit where blood literally spills from her face. That’s just not okay.

Chances of survival in this universe?

We’re gonna go with a solid 25.5%

Creepiest song:

7th: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

You don’t have to be vegan to find this totally and completely wrong. Some things just aren’t meant to exist – and this guy is one of them.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

That teeth-sucky thing. Eugh.

Chances of survival in this universe?

50%. Either he eats you or he doesn’t. #Maths

Creepiest quote:

“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.”

8th: It (2017)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The bad guy is a clown. A CLOWN. A DEMON CLOWN THAT CAN TURN INTO THINGS OTHER THAN A CLOWN IF YOU’RE NOT SCARED OF CLOWNS.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Dunno, maybe the clown chilling in a sewer?!

Chances of survival in this universe?

None. just give up. It’s game over.

Creepiest song:

9th: The Shining (1980)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Extreme cabin fever…. really extreme. Celine Dion singing karaoke extreme.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Yeah, some of us look like a raisin when we come out of the bath, but have you seen the bathtub lady? Damn, girl needs some moisturizer.

Chances of survival in this universe?

0 – this gets a negative review on TripAdvisor. Worst hotel, we do not recommend it.

Creepiest quote:

“Hello, Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever… and ever… and ever.” (At which point we’re all screaming at Danny through the screen.)

10th: Scream (1996)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

We’re probably more freaked out by the fact that Billy is actually kinda hot. Apart from all the murder and stuff, obvs. We don’t make the rules.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

The bit with the garage door. Yeah. Eugh.

Chances of survival in this universe?

100%, if you’re a virgin, don’t drink, don’t do drugs, and don’t party.

Creepiest song:

Just for the whispering at the beginning, tbh. Don’t try it with headphones…

11th: Crimson Peak (2015)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Snow. A ghost or something. Guillermo del Toro, workin’ his magic. Benedict Cumberbatch (or Tom Hiddleston. We’re not really sure. Some British dude.)

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Something lurking above you while you sleep? Nope! Delete. Uninstall. Move to trash. Erase. Undo. Thanks, we hate it!

Chances of survival in this universe?

Even if you could, you probably don’t want to.

Creepiest quote:

“Edith… beware of Crimson Peak.” Actual chills.

12th: Insidious (2010)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

What is up with all the weird stuff trying to get us in our sleep? We can’t even get a moment of rest on this hell-planet called Earth.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

That one bit where the guy’s head is blocking the red mask, and then the camera pans to the side…

Chances of survival in this universe?

Apparently everyone is a demon hunter, so you should be fine.

Creepiest song:

That’s not even a question.

13th: Twilight (2008)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Idk…  maybe the guy you like wanting to suck the blood out of you? Maybe?! This a Halloween film and nobody can tell us otherwise. Hannibal is a better love story.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

When Edward sucked the venom out of Bella… did ya see his face…

Chances of survival in this universe?

100% – once you get bitten you’re living forever (as a vampire obvs…)

Creepiest quote:

“Ooh… get a whiff of that. Here comes the human.”

14th: Hush (2016)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The scariest part is that she chose to live in the middle of a forest, that’s totally safe right? Wrong. It’s not like a masked sadist is going to show up at your door or anything like that… literally horror film 101.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Being on a video call and casually seeing a man standing behind you? You won’t be catching us waiting around after that.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Find a house situated in the suburbs or, y’know, a place where normal people actually live and you’ll make it out alive.

Creepiest song:

15th: Child’s Play (1988)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Literally everyone saw this movie when they still had dolls in their room. If you didn’t spend every day trying to figure out if your toys were going to kill you, you didn’t live life to the max.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

This whole movie? Who even gave this a green light? It should’ve been stopped in post, tbh. For the sake of humanity.

Chances of survival in this universe?

… That depends on how unlucky you are.

Creepiest quote:

“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?” (YEET)

16th: Saw (2004)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Lil guy with some creepy mask on a bike. Bit self-explanatory tbh

Which scene will keep me up at night?

You know when you wanna look but don’t wanna look? That reverse bear trap was the worst.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Either way you die…

Creepiest song:

17th: The Others (2001)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

You can’t watch this without checking if someone’s behind you… or putting your feet up. Just in case some demon is going to grab you. (Sidenote: Nicole Kidman is a babe)

Which scene will keep me up at night?

When the little girl looks up at her mother and is a 90-year-old. We know the feel. It’s all 25-year-olds with 80-year-old back pains.

Chances of survival in this universe?

If you like living alongside ghosts, probs got a good chance.

Creepiest quote:

“Are you mad? I am your daughter.”

18th: Get Out (2017)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Errthang! (Mostly how weirdly realistic it is, tho…)

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Uhh… the bit where we discover her grandparents brains have been put into her ex partners bodies, maybe?!

Chances of survival in this universe?

Probs 10%. Just make sure you do research about your partner’s family. Please.

Creepiest song:

19th: Poltergeist (1982)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

We’re not sure what’s worse – the ghosts, or all the nice furniture that got destroyed. Imagine, all those hours of decorating, wasted!

Which scene will keep me up at night?

The mother crying for her child. For real. Ouch.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Congrats! You survived the ghosts. Now suffer from trauma.

Creepiest quote:

“This house has many hearts.”

20th: The Omen (1976)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

He has the numbers ‘666’. On his head. What more do you need to know? (Who even lets these kids be in these films?!)

Which scene will keep me up at night?

The body bursting out of a window? The numerous deaths? The weird dodgy unexplained shit? The bike?! That’s one creepy kid.

Chances of survival in this universe?

As long as you stay out of politics you’re good, boo.

Creepiest song:

The whole thing makes us want to cry, but…

21st: Mama (2013)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Is it just us or does every house in a horror film have poor lighting? Like, maybe you’d feel safer if you added a few fairy lights or something.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Did you see the part where the little girl ate the moth?! (She didn’t even look like she enjoyed it, tbh.)

Chances of survival in this universe?

You’ve got a good 75% chance, just don’t let your relatives be raised by soulless entities.

Creepiest quote:

“A ghost is an emotion bent out of shape, condemned to repeat itself, time and time again until it rights the wrong that was done.” That’s deep.

22nd: The Conjuring (2013)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The doll. If you’ve got any family members with dolls, throw them all out. NOW! (The dolls, not the family members)

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Don’t sleep after you watch this. You might wake up to a ghost chilling over you. Just saying.

Chances of survival in this universe?

3/10 – once you’re possessed you’re gone, homie.

Creepiest song:

Everyone knows the one…

23rd: Split (2016)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The change up from a Patricia to a Hedwig real quick.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

When the  final personality comes out into existence, and you regret ever wanting to find out what it was.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Like, no chance. C’mon. You’re dealing with like 50 people here…

Creepiest quote:

“He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you”

24th: The Ring (2002)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

She’s wet everywhere but her dress is dry. That’s true black magic right there.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Any scene involving that hair. Someone teach her how to rinse and repeat, thanks.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Yeah, just angle the TV out the window or something.

Creepiest song:

25th: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

That manicure!

Which scene will keep me up at night?

RIP Tina Gray. Gone but definitely never forgotten.

Chances of survival in this universe?

-100. Sleep is too important, soz.

Creepiest quote:

“One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again…”

26th: Paranormal Activity (2007 – 2015)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The jump scares…. we’d suggest not holding any drinks or snacks, ‘cause you’re not gonna have a nice time cleaning that up.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

That weird shadow thingy you imagine in the corner of your room? It’s actually there. Sweet dreams x

Chances of survival in this universe?

Haha… survival… yeah… right…

Creepiest song:

We couldn’t find one, but here’s a completely unrelated real banger:

27th: The Sixth Sense (1999)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Dude… we see dead people. And more children. And a whole bunch of other stuff we wish we could unsee.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

“Oh my Gawd, you can see her?!” Yes. “Where is she?” Standing next to my window.

Chances of survival in this universe?

Who would want to?

Creepiest quote:

“I want to tell you my secret now.”

28th: Possession (1981)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

The possessed love affair with the alien/octopus hybrid. Sexy.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Horror films have shown deaths and crimes in all different forms, but a meat carver? Really?

Chances of survival in this universe?

If you really wanna live try not having affairs with things that aren’t human? We’re looking at you, Shape of Water.

Creepiest song:

29th: A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

If you think you know, you don’t know. You can’t trust anything or anyone or anywhere, so just don’t even try.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Sinks. You now have a new fear of sinks.

Chances of survival in this universe?

… 200

Creepiest Quote:

“There’s something strange in this house.”

30th: Halloween (1978)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Michael Myers is the embodiment of evil, what’s not spooky about this?!.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

He creepspt into the house and usesd a kitchen knife to kill Judith the baby- sitter. We can already hear Gordon Ramsay shouting. would not be happy about that.

Chances of survival in this universe?

80%. Just be sure to lock all your doors and hide all sharp objects. Just in case before a psycho turns up at your doorstep. (It happens.)

Creepiest song:

31st: The Grudge (2004)

What makes this so spook-tastic?

Even if you haven’t seen this, you’ve been scarred for life by it.

Which scene will keep me up at night?

Any with sound.

Chances of survival in this universe?

4%.

Creepiest quote:

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Good luck sleeping tonight.

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