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October is here, and the countdown to Halloween is officially on! What better way to count things down than with some horror flicks? Whether you are a horror fan or hide behind the blanket, call up your roommates, and share the chills and thrills of ghostober! For those curious about where to start, here is our list of the best Halloween movies/series you can watch in your Upper Ivy Culver City apartments for rent.

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Upper Ivy’s Top Ten Halloween Movies

1.  The Shining (1980)

From the creepy twins to the rotting woman in the bathtub and the scribble of ‘REDRUM’ on the bedroom door, The Shining is a classic must-see! Get ready to dream with the taunting “Hereeeeeee’s Johnny!!!” phrase.

2.  Hereditary (2018)

Get ready to feel the shivers in every sense of the word. Hereditary centers around a grieving family that have lost their mother. They each begin to experience disturbing, supernatural encounters that intensify the more they discover the sinister and hellish fate they seem to have inherited. 

3.   The Wailing (2016)

A Japanese stranger who lives in a house near the mountain is rumored to be an evil spirit. This stranger has a mysterious disease that causes murder in the small village of Goksung in South Korea. This gruesome film will leave you horrified at the demon that is bringing sickness to this small village. 

4.   Rumah Dara (2010)

Rumah Dara is far from the typical stigma of Indonesian horror films. It takes fear to another level. Two newlyweds and their three best friends find themselves trapped and hunted down in a house of a stranger they picked up on the road. Make sure to grab your pillow for this one.

5.   The Haunting of Hill House – Netflix series (2018)

This Netflix original series is full of supernatural terror and horrors of the real world. The storyline jumps back and forth between two timelines, focusing on the Crain Family and five adult siblings whose experiences at Hill House continue to disturb their lives today. All of it leads up to a hair-raising night in 1992 when the Crain’s fled the mansion. The Haunting of Hill House is a spine-chilling series you cannot miss!  

6.   The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family is America’s legendary weirdo family, and we love them! The ghoulish family lives in a gothic mansion next to a graveyard. Sounds like spooky heaven! Amid weird and funny moments, you see how the plot shifts when the family attorney owes money to a loan shark while the loan shark’s son impersonates a long lost brother. 

7.   Hannibal – Netflix series (2013)

Hannibal is another gruesome Netflix series on our list, and it is to die for! Will Graham is a consultant with the FBI. Much like Spencer from Criminal Minds, Will has a special gift to empathize with any individual. This skill helps him solve vicious murders. Hannibal is a highly respected psychiatrist from whom the FBI seeks help. Will and Hannibal hit it off, and Will becomes a patient of Hannibal’s. Little does Will know that Hannibal might be the most wanted serial killer in the US. 

8.  1922 (2017)

Two words: Stephen King. 1922 is one of Stephen King’s adaptations released by Netflix. It tells the story of a farmer who, with the help of his 14-year-old son, decides to kill his wife for financial security. Shortly after, strange and supernatural occurrences begin to happen to both James and his farm. Is it just simple bad luck, or is it something much bigger?

9.  Apostle (2018)

If you are fascinated by paganism, cults, religion, or period pieces, you will love Apostle. The year is 1905, and Thomas Richardson travels to an island to rescue his sister after being kidnapped by a religious cult. It becomes clear that the cult will regret the day they kidnapped this woman and baited this man as he digs deeper into their secrets and lies.

10.  The Orphanage (2007)

Last up is the Orphanage. The story revolves around a woman who returns to the orphanage she grew up in with intentions of reopening it. Laura has an adopted son who begins to see invisible friends that Laura believes to be the fruit of his imagination. That is, of course, until she begins to feel a ghostly presence in the house. 

Upper Ivy’s Top Ten Halloween Movies

So there you have it! Our top ten Halloween movies to watch this spooky season. We hope you have fun! Stay in the loop on all things Upper Ivy by following us on Instagram @upperivy.