We enjoy being afraid when viewing a horror film in principle. However, we were the ones who demanded that the lights at slumber parties be kept on. Even as adults, we believe we see faces in dark corners and hear strange noises from empty rooms after seeing a particularly disturbing film. Despite this, the best Halloween movies mania isn’t going away anytime soon. This is a list of horror films that aren’t very terrifying. Some of them are pure horror comedies, with plenty of thrills. And they’re all kind enough that even a scaredy cat like us can get a good night’s sleep after watching them.
1. Zombieland (2009)
Director- Ruben Fleischer
Columbus, one of the few zombie-apocalypse survivors, manages to live to fight another day while on his journey to Ohio to check in on his family. Despite America being plagued with hordes of decomposing zombies from end to end. Surrounded by chaos and ruin, Columbus teams up with Tallahassee, a no-nonsense pro survivalist, to continue the perilous journey through Armageddon. However, when the band of zombie hunters is joined by Wichita, one of the abandoned girls, and her younger sister, Little Rock, an unforeseen change of plans leads them to the final unspoiled location: Los Angeles’ Pacific Playland amusement park.
2. Scream (1996)
Director- Wes Craven
Following the murders of two high school lovers by an unknown assailant, a mysterious rise in terror and gossip occurs in a quiet Californian town. A serial killer begins murdering high school students. A young adolescent girl, an eccentric and dramatic cop, and a self-centered and ambitious reporter attempt to solve the case. A peculiar series of events begin to unfold in and around Woodsboro, involving a group of high school pals, an accused killer, a suspicious boyfriend, and, of course, the mysterious killer wearing a ghost face mask. Suspenseful, intelligent, and bloody.
3. Freaky (2020)
Director- Christopher Landon
Millie Kessler, seventeen, spends her days attempting to survive high school and the nasty behaviour of the popular crowd. But her senior year becomes the least of her concerns when she becomes the next victim of the Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer. When the Butcher’s mysterious knife enables him and Millie to miraculously switch bodies, the terrified girl realises she only has 24 hours to reclaim her identity before she is forever transformed into a middle-aged madman.
4. Happy Death Day (2017)
Director- Christopher Landon
Tree Gelbman, a self-centered college student and sorority sister, wakes up with a bad hangover on her birthday morning in the room of a guy whose name she can’t remember after a night of hard partying and heavy drinking. As Tree goes about her day, she has no idea that everything that has happened or will happen during the day is a warped déjà vu of a reality that repeats itself over and again until her gruesome murder by a masked lunatic at night. Tree gets a little closer to the identity of her mystery killer with each repetition—or, better yet, resurrection—but figuring out who he or she is always results in Tree’s death. Identify the assailant; die; repeat. Practicing makes perfect, after all.
5. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Director- George A. Romero
When Barbra and Johnny go to see their father’s grave in a remote cemetery, they are attacked by zombies. Barbra escapes and seeks sanctuary in what appears to be an abandoned farm house. Ben, who had stopped at the house for petrol, soon joined her. Ben tries to barricade the doors and windows despite being surrounded by the walking dead. However, the news reports are bleak, with monsters springing to life all over the place. When Barbra and Ben discover five individuals sheltering in the basement, they are taken aback: Harry, Helen, and Karen Cooper, as well as a young couple named Tom and Judy. Dissensions arise almost immediately, with Harry Cooper vying for the position of leader. Their odds of surviving the night are dwindling minute by minute as their predicament worsens.
6. The Invitation (2015)
Director- Karyn Kusama
Will and Eden decide to split up after being struck by tragedy. After a few years, Eden reappears in Will’s life, completely transformed, and as if that weren’t enough, she wants to make up for missed time with friends and family. Eden and her new husband, organise a spectacular dinner party in Will’s old Hollywood Hills mansion to make it happen. However, as the night goes, Will begins to feel uneasy, as he suspects that Eden and her companions are hiding something.
7. Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Director- Edgar Wright
Shaun, the lovelorn electronics store employee, is stuck in a state of constant unpredictability. Shaun is letting his love, Liz, slip away while wasting time playing video games and drinking pints at the local pub with Ed, his best friend and roommate. For the 1st time in a long time, he must rise to the occasion and risk his life to save Liz and his mother. He navigate through the town’s zombie-infested highways, and then hole up in the Winchester, the safest place he knows, until everything is sorted out.
Scaredy-cats unite! This Halloween season if you are looking for a good horror movie to watch, look no further. These Halloween movies were ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes scores and their IMDB ratings.