Best (and Worst) Movies to Watch This Halloween

We have taken a look at the hundreds of reviews on MovieSnobs to determine what Halloween-type movies were the absolute best, and which ones were the absolute worst.

First, the best…

The only horror/thriller/remotely scary movie that received a five-star review was 1408, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. It was one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King work ever.

Our four-and-a-half-star scary movie reviews:

  • The Descent – one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen.
  • Saw II – the first sequel that launched the Saw franchise. It starred Donnie Wahlberg and Tobin Bell.
  • Saw III – An intimate look into the mind of Jigsaw and his accomplice Amanda.
  • Resident Evil: Extinction – the third in the Resident Evil series. Milla Jovovich kicks more zombie ass, this time with Ali Larter by her side.

Our four-star scary movie reviews:

  • Saw IV – The latest in the Saw series proved to be bloodier, more gruesome, and yet somehow gave us insight into one of the most fascinating fictional characters created. Granted, he’s a serial killer, but he’s still fascinating.
  • Resident Evil: ApocalypseThe second in the Resident Evil series was more of Milla Jovovich kicking zombie ass. That’s pretty much it.
  • Hostel II – A sequel to Eli Roth’s movie Hostel that launched the term “torture-porn.” Ewww.
  • Cursed – A weirdo werewolf flick starring Christina Ricci and Judy Greer.

The following movies were so bad they don’t even deserve explanation. Notice, however, that most of the bad horror movies are remakes…

Our one-star horror movie reviews:

Our half-star horror movie reviews:

Our zero-star horror movie reviews are:

Whatever you decide to watch this Halloween, enjoy lots of candy and remember that the boogeyman can’t get you if you cover your eyes.


  1. Katy on said:

    See. I just reminded myself of Carrie again.. Visualizing Sissy Spacek walking through the house with all the lighted candles, Piper Laurie with a big butcher knife, then full of kitchen tools. Hopefuly, I can get to sleep.

  2. Katy on said:

    The book is just as crazy! Still, Tim Curry doing Pennywise.. Not the kind of clown you want to entertain at your kids’ party.

  3. Christine on said:

    I think the horror movie I can watch over and over again is probably Stephen King’s It. It’s such a classic, and yet maintains its scariness viewing after viewing.

  4. Katy on said:

    I have never been a huge horror movie fan, but there are a few that I will watch and I’ll still get a shiver out of them..

    Carrie,and Psycho, for example. I have seen these umpteen times, but if I’m all alone, it’s nighttime, and the lights are out.. I still scare myself. I finally figured out what really does it. The music! Especially the ending of Carrie with the shocking ending! I’m getting creeped out just thinking about it!


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