The scariest films to see on the big screen

From slightly spooky to straight-up spine chilling

It’s that time of year: pumpkins, trick-or-treating…and scaring yourself silly with some horror on the big screen. There’s nothing better than jumping out of your skin with a room full of other people, and this year there’s loads to choose from — whether you’re after something silly to watch with the kids, or you want to be so spooked you have to sleep with the lights on for a week.

Family-friendly frights

For kids – and big kids at heart – to enjoy together
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Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy

That thing when you accidentally unleash an ancient spell endangering all your friends. Oh, Tad. Think an animated, more bumbling Indiana-Jones.
Scary? A family friendly adventure

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This stop motion fantasy-horror, about a boy who can talk to the dead and needs to save his town from a 300-year old curse (no pressure) bagged an Oscar nomination when it was released, and now it's back on the big screen.
Scary? Not for the very little ones, but older kids will love it.

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For the armchair detectives

More sinister than straight out scary, these mysteries will get those minds ticking
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Bodies Bodies Bodies

You’re at a party at a house in the middle of nowhere and the Wifi goes out. Doesn't bear thinking about, right? Especially when it coincides with people getting their throats slashed.
Scary? Jumpy but fun. It’s been described as Mean Girls meets Scream.

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See How They Run

Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan are the detective duo you never knew you needed in this twisty, turny, A-list packed homage to Agatha Christie.
Scary? A joyful crime caper

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Don’t Worry Darling

Suburbia…that’s a nice safe place to live, right? Tell that to Florence Pugh, whose perfect life in the perfect house with the perfect husband (Harry Styles, FYI) is about to explode.
Scary? Think sense of impending doom rather than jump scares

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Horror with LOLs

Because sometimes you want a little comedy with the creepiness
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The Lost Boys

Vampires, roller coasters, an 80s soundtrack and Kiefer Sutherland looking like Billy Idol….there’s a reason this is a cult classic.
Scary? More camp and comical than straight out spine-chilling

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Hocus Pocus

Double, double, toil and trouble…Bette Midler, SJP and Kathy Najimy AKA the Sanderson Sisters have awoken after 300 years, ready to cause chaos
Scary? Ghosts, black cats, witches…this checks all the spooky boxes

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Iconic monsters

Legends only on the big screen with this lot
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Halloween Ends

After 44 years, it’s the final outing for one of the big screen’s most iconic – and spine-chilling – monsters. Admit it, you’re going to miss the fella, aren’t you?
Scary? Mike Myers won’t be going quietly, that’s scary enough for us

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Prey For The Devil

A nun realises she has a hidden talent…what’s so scary about that? Clue: it’s performing exorcisms. Ahhh.
Scary? if the trailer is anything to go by…off the scale

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola directing Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman? Halloween doesn't get classier than this
Scary? Lots of blood and gore…but stylish blood and gore

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Only the brave..

You’re going to need the extra large popcorn to hide behind
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The Thing

The definition of sheer terror? A monster that has the ability to morph into any living creature i.e it could be anyone, anything, anywhere.
Scary? Monsters from outer space are on another level

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The film that's so spooky it even managed to make us scared of TVs and trees is 40 this year. If you’ve never seen it on the big screen, you’re in for a (terrifying) treat.
Scary? There’s not enough ???? emojis in the world

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Smile and the world smiles with you. Or….smile and it means you’re under a curse and about to meet your untimely end.
Scary? You’ll never look at a friendly stranger in the same way

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Trick R' Treat

This film is so scary that we can't even begin to describe it, this movie is four twisted and dark stories intertwines into one, you're gonna need to grip the arm-rest for this one.
Scary? You bet!

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