Halloween is upon us, as we enter the SCARIEST weekend of the year.
In order to maximize those impeccable holiday vibes, check out our Community Horror Watchlist! We held various polls throughout the week to help decide which horror films were our community's favorites! Enjoy!
The Shining (80%) vs Halloween (20%)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) is about a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winter, where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
In Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978), fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (7%) vs Hereditary (93%)
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (Spike Lee, 2014) tells the story of an anthropologist awaking with a thirst for blood after an assistant stabs him with a cursed dagger.
Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018) follows a grieving family that is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.
Get Out (73%) vs The Lighthouse (27%)
Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) is about a young African-American visiting his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, 2019) tracks two lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Suspiria (72%) vs Thelma (28%)
In Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977), an American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
Thelma (Joachim Trier, 2017) is about a confused religious girl denying her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (63%) vs Death Becomes Her (37%)
In cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), a newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992) is a film about how when a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
The Silence of the Lambs (100%) vs RAW
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) follows a young female F.B.I. cadet that must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
RAW (Julia Ducournau, 2016) is about when a young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.
The Halloweentown Saga (82%) vs The Love Witch (18%)
Halloweentown (Duwayne Dunham, 1998) follows a young girl living with her secret witch mother, when she learns that she too is a witch and she must help her witch grandmother save Halloweentown from evil forces.
In The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016), a modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.
The Sixth Sense (70%) vs House (30%)
The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999) is about how a frightened, withdrawn Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
House (Steve Miner, 1985) follows a troubled writer who moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.
Twitches (33%) vs Us (67%)
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives, in Twitches (Stuart Gillard, 2005).
Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) follows a family's serene beach vacation, which turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
The Ring (20%) vs Psycho (80%)
The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002) is about a journalist who must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
In Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960), a Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Jennifer's Body (40%) vs House of the Devil (60%)
In Jennifer's Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009), a newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates.
House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009) Desperate to make some money so she can move into a new apartment, college student Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) takes a mysterious babysitting job. When she arrives at the house, Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan) mentions a full lunar eclipse and explains there is no child, but that Samantha will be watching his mother instead. After exploring the sinister-seeming house, Samantha soon comes to realize that her employers are hiding a horrifying secret and have plans to use her, dead or alive.
What We Do in the Shadows (41%) vs Shaun of the Dead (59%)
What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; 2014) takes a look into vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
In Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004), the uneventful, aimless lives of a London electronics salesman and his layabout roommate are disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.