FWT: Guide to Scary Movies

What’s your favourite scary movie? The perfect question to ask someone this time of year.

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays beside Christmas of course – that’s a no brainer. It’s that time of the year were you can be whoever you want to be just for one night. There’s Trick or Treat which is the best if you ask me because hello… a little kid’s heaven. The decorations, and let’s not forget the movie marathon’s. Let’s drive right into my guide to watching scary movies.

  1. Setting the scene – How do you want to watch it?

I don’t know about you but if I want to watch a halloween movie it has to be in the dark. If I watch it in the light then you don’t get the same feeling you would if you watch it in the dark. It just sets the scene and already makes you start to feel a bit scared because you can’t see what’s going on.

2. Getting the best snacks

Now, the best thing to do before you watch a movie is always to get the best snacks. It might be different depending on where you live for what snack you usually have but for me it’s crisps and chocolate hands down. They just keep me going and if I start to feel scared I just eat my comfort food to help me chill out. The more the better. Even can be a good distraction if you want it to be, it gives you an excuse to look away from the TV or movie screen without making it obvious that your scared.

3. Choosing the right person to watch the movie with

Let me picture this for you, when your scared who do you want to be scared with? For me, I want to be scared with my best friend someone who won’t judge me and we can both be scared together. You just need to find your halloween soulmate. Find someone who will make fun of you for hiding behind a pillow ( deffo not based off a true story.)

4. Saving the best till last… Picking the right movie or tv show.

This can be very complicated. I say pick the movie that you now you won’t be traumatised by. Just to give you an indication of it, I only watched The Nightmare before Christmas last year all the way through because I got scared over the Oogie Boogie Man. I really want to watch American Psycho now, I don’t know why I haven’t watched it yet because it’s such an iconic movie but hopefully I will watch it this year.

Also would highly recommend Werewolf by Night if you have Disney+ because it really has a old school Hollywood vibe to it and it’s Marvel come on. The new Hocus Pocus 2 has come out and it was as good as the original. If you want more scary thriller recommendations I would say the new Hellraiser has came out just recently that would be worth the watch and if your more into your tv shows I would say American Horror Story is worth the watch, I still can’t get it into my head that the guy who made Glee made that show. Plus, I would use any excuse to watch Evan Peters play Tate Langdon any time of the week. The Watcher has just come out on Netflix and I can’t wait to watch it and see what the hype is all about. My favourite scary movie has to be Scream, what I love about it is how it makes fun of the horror genre whilst following the classic horror sterotypes.

My top tip for picking a halloween movie that best suits how scared you want to be. If you want to laugh, watch a family halloween movie (watch any Disney movies), if you want to be really scared watch any movie that’s over 18. Not that I am suggesting you to watch an over 18 movie and lie about your age. It just depends if you want to be scared to not.

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