If you haven't already fired up the horror movies for some Halloween fun, you just might have that on your list of things to do this weekend. Where do you even get started? Luckily for you, I watch a lot of horror movies. In my search for the great ones, I've come across a bunch of stinkers. That being said, I decided to save you some time and misery and present to you "9 Horror Movies You Should Watch For Halloween That You Probably Haven't Seen".

Now, before we get started, there are a few things we should cover;

First, none of these listed below are suitable for a family movie night, so you'll want to wait until kiddos go to bed.

Second, I'm weird. My taste can be a little left of center sometimes. I like these movies because they're different from your run-of-the-mill horror blockbusters. So, know going in that you'll want an open mind because while I think these are pretty great, they might not be what you look for in a good horror movie.

1) THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

You wouldn't know it by the title, but this a zombie apocalypse movie. Oh, and it stars six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close. Those two factors alone had me like "OK, I've got to watch this". Now, I love zombie movies, even the terrible ones, but this is definitely not terrible. It's actually a very good, fresh and original take on the genre. It's set in the future, post zombie apocalypse, and there's one girl named Melanie who is part of a group of "zombie" children. These kids crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. If you're looking for different, but good, this one might be for you.

 

2) THE GREEN INFERNO

WARNING - This might be the most disturbing movie I've ever seen. You could possibly get ill watching this. I'm not kidding. If you're squeamish, you may not want to tangle with this one. This movie is incredibly graphic and can be very uncomfortable to watch at times. This is an ultimate "Wait until the kids are asleep to watch" kind of deal. A group of college students travel to the Amazon to save the rain forest, and very quickly learn they have made the worst mistake of what's left their lives. I'm actually having flashbacks as I'm typing this. What makes this movie so disturbing is that you find any movie monsters, ghosts, pumpkin killers or anything like that. It's horrifying because it's a story that could absolutely really happen in real life. No good dead will go unpunished...Remember, I warned you!

 

3) DEAD SET

Dead Set is an interesting one. The movie takes place during a UK season of the t.v. show Big Brother. While the contestants are shut off from the rest of world, a zombie outbreak happens. The contestants have no clue in the beginning, but eventually find out the hard way. The good thing for the contestants is that the Big Brother house is fan proof, and therefore somewhat zombie proof. I liked this one because once again, it's a different take on the genre. It had good acting, great special effects, and provides some seriously frighting moments.

 

4) TRICK 'R TREAT

This is a movie that I don't understand why it's never been a bigger deal. It has some well-known actors and it's very well written. The movie features four different story lines happening in the same town that all come together at the end. The movie also features a fantastic Halloween villain named "Sam" you might even recognize. Now, be advised there is another movie called "Trick Or Treat" from the 80's. It's a fun movie if you like 80's metal nostalgia horror...if that's even a real thing.

 

5) IT FOLLOWS

This one is a real thinker. What is really going on here? Is the movie a social commentary about promiscuity? Also, what year is this movie supposed to be taking place? You'll notice in one scene one of the characters has what appears to be a cell phone, but it looks like a package of birth control. I'm not sure, but I definitely enjoyed it. It's an extremely clever twist on the horror genre.

 

6) SLASHER

This one is actually a t.v. series, but it plays out like a movie. It's a horror "Who Done It?" sort of show. A woman and her husband move back to her hometown where when she was a girl, her mother and father were brutally murdered on Halloween night by "The Executioner". I won't tell you too much more so I don't spoil it for you. It's a fun little watch, I think. Not too deep, but enough of a decent plot and horror to keep you watching. The 2nd season is rumored to start October 17th, 2017.

 

7) PONTYPOOL

If you're a zombie movie fan and haven't seen this movie, leave work right now and watch it. I guess you can call it a zombie movie, but it's unlike any zombie movie you've seen. It takes place in a radio station where they discover the people in town are somehow contracting a sickness that makes them attack other people. What is it that's making people sick? I won't spoil it for you, but it's an extremely original idea.

 

8) NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

In 1990, George Romero's "Night Of The Living Dead" got a remake, and I love it. When it comes to remakes of classics, it can be a little dicey but I really enjoy this version. Romero's right-hand man Tom Savini is the main reason why this remake came out so good. The movie stays extremely close to the original, almost frame by frame in some scenes. If you haven't seen it, definitely give it a try.

 

9) SLITHER

"Slither" stars Michael Rooker, aka Merle Dixon from "The Walking Dead". I had been seeing this movie pop up for years, but only watched it a couple of years ago and loved it. It's fun, over the top horror. A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. If you're a Merle fan, you gotta see this one.