Halloween is this Saturday! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic there are many folks choosing to stay home instead of going out. With that in mind, many are choosing to watch scary movies with their families.

Over the years there have been many horror movies that will make it hard to go to sleep at night or are still frightning no matter how many times you watch. I have narrowed it down to 5 of my personal must-see horror classics to watch this Halloween.

1. The Town That Dreaded Sundown

You can't go wrong with this cult classic and a true story about the notorious Phantom Killer, a serial killer who stalked the streets of Texarkana in 1946 wearing a hooded mask. Most of the movie was filmed around Texarkana featuring several local people for some of the gut-wrenching scenes you'll see. My claim to fame is that I was able to be cast as an extra in this movie and you can get a glimpse of me dancing in the prom scene. You can actually pause the movie in the scene I was in and see me really good. To this day, I can't remember who was my dance partner. The main stars in this movie were actors Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, and Gillighan's Island, Dawn Wells. This fact-based movie still remains an unsolved mystery today. Who was the Phantom killer? The question still remains today.

2. Halloween

Halloween just wouldn't be complete without watching this classic, 1978 movie that starred Jamie Lee Curtis being stalked by a knife-wielding masked man known as Michael Myers. His white mask was molded from William Shatner's face and after watching this movie, Halloween was never the same. The Halloween music has become iconic in this movie.

3. Nightmare on Elm Street

Turn off the lights but beware -- don't go to sleep, you could get attacked by the hideous Freddy Krueger with those razor sharped claws. He's what nightmares are all about. Sleeping will never be the same after watching this classic!

4. "It"

As far back as I can remember, I never liked clowns, there was just something creepy about them that I didn' like. After watching the original movie "It," and the new version that featured the clown Pennywise it just confirmed why I don't like, clowns. Now whenever I see a clown, I can't help but think about Pennywise, the razor sharped teeth clown who's out to devour you. Don't get too close!

5. Annabelle: Creation

When the movie Chucky came out kids never looked at their dolls the same. I always thought there was some kind of creepy factor with dolls anyway and the movie Annabelle just reaffirmed that. If I ever see a doll that remotely looks anything like Annabelle, I'm outta there!

Do you have a scary movie you like to watch?

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