Ranking The 31 Best Horror Movies For Halloween

31. The Ring (2002)

The most effective horror movies are the ones that stick with you far past the first viewing. Try looking at a television screen filled with static the same way after watching this English-language remake of a popular Japanese film. The Ring follows a journalist trying to investigate the mysterious, sudden death of her sister. At the heart of the issue is a video tape said to kill anybody that watches it. The tape itself is eerily put together with imagery that’s abstract, bizarre, and down-right frightening. The movie’s main antagonist — a deceased child named Samara — is one of the most memorable movie ‘monsters’ of the last 25 years.

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30. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers follows a similar script of countless alien-invasion flicks. A race of lifeforms abandon their dying planet in search of a new land, and happen upon a clueless Earth. The aliens begin assimilating themselves to the world. After the aliens are discovered by a San Francisco scientist, various townspeople start behaving in a peculiar manner. It’s discovered that the aliens are replacing humans with exact replicas — except the alien-versions are devoid of any emotions. It’s left up to a star-studded cast (Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum) to stop the invasion — and thus restore balance on their planet.

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