75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Five)

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Congratulations! You’ve made it this far in this ultra long list! Only one more part to go! In the meantime, check out these films from the 2010’s that are sure to be classics in the future. For the first four parts of the list go here:

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part One)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Two)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Three)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Four)

51. Insidious – 2010

Written by: Leigh Whannell.

Directed by: James Wan.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey.

Synopsis: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. – IMDB.

 

52. Tucker and Dale vs Evil – 2010

Written by: Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson.

Directed by: Eli Craig.

Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden and Jesse Moss.

Synopsis: Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. – Magnet.

 

53. The Cabin in The Woods – 2012

Written by: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.

Directed by: Drew Goddard.

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.

Synopsis: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. – IMDB.

 54. The Conjuring – 2013

Written by: Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes.

Directed by: James Wan.

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor.

Synopsis: Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. – Warner Bros..

 55. What We Do in the Shadows – 2014

Written and Directed by: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.

Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and Stu Rutherford.

Synopsis: A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too. – IMDB.

 

56. The Babadook – 2014

Written and Directed by: Jennifer Kent.

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis: A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. – IMDB.

 

57. It Follows – 2015

Written and Directed by: David Robert Mitchell.

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe.

Synopsis: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. – IMDB.

 

58. The Witch – 2016

Written and Directed by: Robert Eggers.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson.

Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. – IMDB.

 

59. Don’t Breathe – 2016

Written by: Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues.

Directed by: Fede Álvarez.

Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang.

Synopsis: A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. – Sony Pictures.

 

60. The Autopsy of Jane Done – 2016

Written by: Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.

Directed by: André Øvredal.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox and Olwen Catherine Kelly.

Synopsis: A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets. – IMDB.

 

61. Get Out – 2017

Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele.

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rel Howery, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener.

Synopsis: When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. – Universal Pictures Entertainment.

 

62. It – 2017

Written by: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman.

Directed by: Andy Muschietti.

Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton and Jackson Robert Scott.

Synopsis: When children start disappearing in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. – It Official Website.

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