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5 classic horror films to watch as a flat this Halloween


Halloween is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than to do a round-up of the best horror films to watch as a flat?

I hate gory films so I won’t be including films such as the Saw franchise on this list. In my opinion, the best horror films are psychologically creepy and will result in you not being able to sleep for the next couple of months!

If you want to scare yourself silly, then watch one of these. Just make sure that you’re not alone and you have the lights on.

The Woman in Black

This was the first horror film I ever watched, and it left me afraid to go upstairs in my own house. The suspense is absolutely brilliant, it’s packed full of jump scares, and Daniel Radcliffe’s acting is particularly impressive. There’s even a seequel, although I don’t think it’s quite as nerve-wracking as the first.

The Exorcist

This is a cult-classic horror film. Don’t be fooled by thinking that it’s not scary as other modern films as it was made in 1973 - it’s still absolutely terrifying and probably up there with some of the scariest films I’ve ever watched.

The Shining

I read the book by Stephen King on holiday, and it scared me senseless. The next logical move, therefore, was to watch the film - a move which I almost regret because it disturbed me so much. Nevertheless, it’s a great film about the gradual descent into madness. It will leave you absolutely hooked and a bit traumatised.

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Both the 1990 and 2017 versions are equally good and pretty creepy. I’d say that the new version is probably a little more chilling but the old version is definitely worth a watch, too. Based on Stephen King’s novel, this will leave you very afraid of clowns (if you’re not already).

Shutter Island

Many argue that this isn’t a horror, but more a psychological thriller. It may be packed full of action, but it’s certainly injected with a healthy dose of horror. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the film is gritty, disturbing and well worth the watch.


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