Halloween is here. It is a time we let our horror fantasies go wild. What better way to do than watch a really good horror film with our family and friends. So, I thought of putting together a list of scary films that you can watch again and again without ever getting bored. There are classics and then there are favorites no matter the genre – some of most cherished films are usually both.
The contour of horror has always adapted to the fears of the time and place, but the best are oftentimes the result of filmmakers who don’t capitalize on transitory trends but take something silly seriously. A few spawns of the most berated genre – one nevertheless emerging out of necessity every decade – are popular because they suck. Certain films may not leave a momentary impression (or instead resonate with insane interest, like Get Out most recently) and still end up worth reacquainting ourselves with. Great horror leaves subtleties for numerous revisitations, long after the scares are fresh. With that said, here’s the list of top rewatchable Halloween films. You can watch several of these best family Halloween movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Witch
The Witch is the only horror film this decade that will without doubt become a modern classic, if it hasn’t already. Less than three years ago Robert Eggers – tapped to bring Nosferatu out of his coffin – designed one of the most impressive debuts of the decade irrespective of type. The production and costume detail, perfectionist cinematography, period-accurate dialogue and plausible performances congregate into an elegant historical film, devil goats and all. Add strands of feminism, fanaticism and coming-of-age and the painterly potency of The Witch is easily appointed to cinematic prestige.
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