The best movies to watch for Halloween 2018

It's October, which means it's the perfect time to catch up on some scary movies in the month leading up to Halloween. Below, we've assembled a collection of some of the best spooky and scary movies to watch during the month.

Family business

Hereditary

After the death of its troubled matriarch, a family finds themselves beset by dark and powerful supernatural forces as they uncover secrets about their family history.

$20 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Think before summoning

Pyewacket

After a fight, teenaged Leah makes the rash decision to summon a demon to kill her mother. Having a change of heart, Leah does everything in her power to try and stop the demon, but worries that she might be too late.

$17 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

After school special

Tragedy Girls

High schoolers McKayla and Sadie are two best friends who are obsessed with two things: true crime and raising their social media status. Writing online as the Tragedy Girls, the pair will resort to anything to boost their profile, including, as it turns out, murdering people.

$15 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Bloody revenge

Mandy

When a doomsday cult kidnaps his girlfriend, logger Red Miller arms himself with a customized battle axe and sets out on a mission of bloody revenge filled with violence, hallucinations, and violent hallucinations.

$15 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Throwback horror

Summer of 84

In a town plagued by the same serial killer for over a decade, three teenagers band together to figure out who the killer is and stop them once and for all, with their investigation quickly taking a turn for the deadly.

$13 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Stay quiet

A Quiet Place

Following an invasion of the Earth by aliens that can't see but who hunt by sound, a family struggles to survive and stay quiet where even the smallest sound could mean the death of them all.

$19 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Parental advisory

Mom and Dad

After the broadcast of some mysterious static, parents around the world start trying to murder their kids in this pitch-black suburban horror-comedy.

$13 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

Into the (mutated) woods

Annihilation

A team of scientists is sent in to investigate the origin point of a mysterious field that is continually expanding and transforming the area inside its borders, including plants, animals, and disturbingly for the team, people.

$18 (Blu-ray) at Amazon

These are all great movies to watch this month for a little bit of a thrill or fright. While some of these films are more in the vein of outright horror than others, they're all in the spirit (poltergeist?) of the season, and are great for getting into the Halloween mood. If you really want your socks scared off, check out Hereditary, a particular favorite of many of us here at iMore.

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