As the leaves turn crisp, the cold weather sets in, and
Starbucks starts pimping out their pumpkin spice latte once again it can only
mean one thing – the most wonderful time of the year will soon be upon us. No, not Christmas Day, but October 31st.
Halloween really is the perfect time of year to indulge in a horror
movie or two (at the very least), but surprisingly few horrors are actually set on the day itself - and good Halloween horrors are even harder to find. Maybe it’s because John
Carpenter kind of cornered the market early on, or perhaps filmmakers see it as
too cliched a backdrop for a horror movie, like setting a scary film on an
already scary occasion would feel too gimmicky or obvious.
But there are some quality Halloween horrors out there – movies
that revel in the tropes and traditions of the holiday all the while scaring our
collective pants off and providing plenty of gore – so read on for the very best
Halloween-set movies the horror genre has to offer. All treats, no tricks.