Best scary Halloween date movies

Halloween is fast approaching, which means plenty of opportunities to hunker down with your honey for a movie night. Scary movies are always ideal to watch around this time of year, especially if you want an excuse to get closer to your guy. With the huge amount of thriller and horror movies that have been released over the years, very few escape the realm of cheesy and are actually worth your time. If you're looking for some scary movies that are going to instill a bit of fright and make you jump into your guy's arms, there are several to consider renting for Halloween.

"The Shining"

It's one of my favorite movies and arguably one of the most scary and creepy movies of all time. "The Shining" never fails to freak me out a bit every time I watch it and I've seen it at least once a year. Jack Nicholson does a phenomenal job of playing a writer who moves his family to the Overlook Hotel and eventually becomes a victim of the house.

"The Omen"

If you've ever been freaked out by creepy children in horror movies, "The Omen" is for you. The premise of the movie is that an American diplomat and his wife find out that their son is the Antichrist. As if the creepiness factor of the movie wasn't enough, there were reportedly a slew of bad happenings that occurred around the filming of the movie as well.

"The Descent"

A group of women go cave exploring and end up dealing with a lot more than they expected - namely a creature who wants to terrify them. "The Descent" screws with your mind as much as it freaks you out. Considering the concept, you likely wouldn't think it would give you a good scare, but Director Neil Marshall changes that thought process rather quickly.


It's one of those movies that's almost impossible not to watch every year around Halloween. The cult classic features Michael Myers with his creepy emotionless mask as he goes on a psychotic murdering rampage. This movie still makes me shriek regardless of how many times I see it and know what's about to happen.

"28 Days Later"

For those of you who are fans of "The Walking Dead," this 2003 flick is perfect for you. It's gritty and gory and shows plenty of flesh eating monsters. You'll alternate between being exhilarated, feeling squeamish and staring wide-eyed at the screen.


The movie is over 50 years old and can still freak viewers out. Even if you haven't seen the movie yet, you're likely well aware of the shower scene featuring Janet Leigh and her blood curdling scream. It's certainly a movie that's going to make you want to grab your guy's hand and hold on tight.

Let's hear it! What are your favorite scary movies?