It's officially Fall, which means it's time to dust off those scary movies and get to watching! Nothing helps to put you in the Halloween mood more than revisiting the most iconic, and scariest movies of your lifetime, or even before your lifetime. So which movies should be making your must-see list this fall? Let's take a look at the 10 most iconic films to watch this Fall.
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street. This ghoulish film is the perfect way to kick things off. It inspired many remakes and even a Freddy Vs. Jason story line, but nothing beats the original (for any horror flick).
9. The Blair Witch Project. This film has been met with a lot of criticism. But think about it's original release, it certainly shook things up a little bit. It was a new take on a classic horror tale. Delightfully out of date, it still has the power to spook you. Even if the characters grow increasingly annoying throughout. Hey, they are in danger after all.
8. The Night of The Living Dead. Yes, it's pretty old. But it's classic and it still freaks me out. Don't think that black and white movies lose their appeal, they can be even more terrifying sometimes.
7. The Exorcist. If you are looking for a good old-fashion take on horror, don't pass up The Exorcist. It has become a classic among horror buffs. There's nothing like an exorcism to freak you out thoroughly.
6. Carrie. Brian De Palma's original vision for Carrie is remarkable. Though it's from 1976 it will still make you scream, and definitely creep you out. If you don't have time to read the book before Halloween, check out the movie. Plus, you'll get to see John Travolta and Sissy Spacek in their youths.
5. The Omen. This is another classic with the ever-dazzling Gregory Peck. Nothing is more horrifying than finding out that your son is the anti-Christ.
4. The Silence of The Lambs. This film may be more psychological than 'horror,' but it certainly gets to you. Anthony Hopkins is absolutely haunting, and his hissing will give you nightmares.
3. Halloween. Of course! John Carpenter's original 1978 masterpiece cannot be passed up this season! It's the perfect film to watch right around the end of October. Nothing sends a chill through your spine like Mike Meyers creeping around Jamie Lee Curtis.
2. The Shining. This Kubrick film is modern enough to still get to you. There is nothing more iconic than Jack Nicholson chopping through the door with an ax and saying 'Here's Johnny!' Or Little Danny chanting RedRum.
1. Psycho. Hitchcock is the king of horror, and Psycho is one of his most feared films. If you haven't seen it before, now is the time. Don't be fooled by it's black and white image, it only makes the film scarier. Some of the most iconic horror scenes of all time are in this film. Check out what IMDB has to say about the infamous shower scene: http://www.imdb.com/list/1cQQoxR4piY/#2 And don't forget about that music, that will stay with you.
And there are so, so, so many more. If you breeze through these be sure to check out The Poltergeist, The Ring, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Friday The 13th, Silent Hill, Scream, The Sixth Sense, Etc.