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Our Favourite Horror Films for Halloween

Ok, so you think your too old for trick or treating and you’ve got big plans for watching some scary movies on Halloween? Let’s see just how brave you are when you’ve made your way through our favourite horrors! Grab a close friend (the type who won’t judge you if you scream like a little girl), a pillow to hide behind and an obscene amount of popcorn and work your way through our list...

David Swift – Graphic Designer – The Evil Dead 2 (1987)

The original cabin in the woods movie- the film is not only frightening but it also has a great sense of humour. The stand out scene for me was when Ash’s own hand tries to kill him in a great slap stick moment. Moral of the story is if your girlfriend gets possessed by some ancient demon then chopping her head off might not be an end to the situation.

Adele Mckie – SEO Manager – The Amityville Horror (2005)

The Amityville Horror isn’t the scariest film I’ve seen, but is one of the only ones I can watch without hiding behind my hands! The bit in the film that creeped me out the most was when the babysitter got locked in the cupboard – NOPE!

David Handling – Web Developer – The Conjuring (2013)

It was the last film to genuinely make me jump! I like most horrors that happen in houses as you always imaging them happening in your own house….apart from Paranormal Activity, they are just rubbish!

Will Arneil – Senior Graphic Designer – Sinister (2012)

The scariest bit is when he discovers the video of the sprit running over one of the adult's faces with a lawnmower, then in the end when he realises it was the kids that done it whilst possessed by a demon………. (sorry spoiler alert)!

Paddy McDonald – Assistant Menswear Buyer – Don’t Look Now (1973)

I like ‘Don’t Look Now’ with Donald Sutherland even if it’s just for the famous scene in which he approaches what he thinks is his missing daughter crying, facing into a corner. It’s a horrifying moment when the hooded character turns around and reveals herself to be a grotesque mad old woman.. who then stabs him to death!

Sarah Jay – Menswear Buyer’s Admin Assistant – Drag Me to Hell (2009)

I watched this film and then a scary old lady tried to sell my boyfriend a daisy wrapped in foil on Oxford Street. I made him buy it because I was scared of the fact that it looked like the woman out of the film and I was worried about the Drag Me to Hell curse!

Greg Rodgers – Online Image Editors – Monsters Inc (2001)

I don’t like Randall…..

Adrianne Calgie – Online Product Coordinator – The Shining (1980)

The Shining is one of those rare occurrences where I like the film as much as I do the book- probably because I saw it first! It starts off with one of the best opening shots ever, builds up its tension perfectly and throws in some properly scary shock moments when you least expect. I can probably also attribute this film to my fear of old fashioned elevators, hotel bathrooms and identical twin ghosts.

Think you can handle that toe curling list? Tweet us with any of your suggestions at @uscfashion! If you still need to get your costume sorted, check out our blog post on easy DIY costumes using items from your wardrobe...

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!