If you're only going to watch one spooky film every year, you might as well watch it on Halloween. If you're watching a film on Halloween, you might as well watch one of these, hand-picked for you by the staff of BTSB! Interview with the Vampire (1994)
"Interview with the vampire is a classic Halloween movie for those of us who tend to get scared by real horror movies. Pretty vampires, good soundtrack and stylish imagery, what else do you need? Works really well if you want to forget Twilight ever happened, this is the real deal."
The Crow (1994)
"Its legacy surrounded by the tragedy of lead actor Brandon Lee's death, The Crow is the ultimate modern gothic vampire story around. The aesthetics of gloom and darkness are superbly executed and the flic simply delivers, being both imaginative and still taking what's best in the genre. Three thumbs up!"
Scream 4 (2011)
"The fourth and most probably last installment of the legendary Scream movies that have had audiences jumping in their seats since the 90s. In my opinion, it's also the most entertaining and cleverest in its meta aspect. If you haven't seen all or any of the first movies, don't worry, you've been taken into account. The experience is at its best if you know what's happened before but even without the context, Scream 4 still achieves its primary goal: it creates suspension and will certainly scare you once or twice. The actors are good, the director does his job well and the story works. Just don't forget to check your closet after you've watched this to avoid the 'Imagine if the killer was in there...' thought right after you've gone to bed."
Troll 2 (1990)
"Don't worry if you haven't seen the first Troll. This movie is an in-name-only sequel that had its name changed to Troll 2 mid-production to cash in on the meager success of Troll. Anyway, this movie is truly horrible. If you'd rather instead of scaring yourself stiff just have a good laugh this Halloween, you could do a lot worse than to watch Troll 2. Its combination of absurd plot, extremely unsympathetic characters and the best bad acting ever (featuring some of the most emotionless performances in the history of film while also managing to have some great examples of hammy overacting) makes it a movie that is so bad that it's like watching a trainwreck where all the passengers are clowns. Terrible, yes, but really funny in some perverse sense."
Stephen King's IT (1990)
"Simply put, this is the scariest movie I have ever watched in my life. It might have something to do with me being 5 years old and peeping from my room while my parents where watching it, but that clown left me traumatized for life. Even when I watched it at an older age, I still got the creeps from that ugly painted face. Good times."
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"One of the most successful independent films of all time, 'The Blair Witch Project' started a revolution in filmmaking by being the first film to be primarily marketed via the internet. In conjunction with its documentary style and the fact that the actors' real names were used in the movie, the marketing of the film was so successful that at the time of its release there was genuine widespread belief that 'The Blair Witch Project' was actually real. Also ranked highly on a list of the best cinematic endings of all time."