Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

5 Scary Movies to Put You in the Halloween Mood #HopswithHeart

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Hello and welcome to my stop on the Paranormal Romance Howloween Blog Hop! Stay tuned for details about two gift card giveaways! But first, I’m going to tell you about something I LOVE! Scary movies!!! Here’s my top five scary movies that are sure to put you in the candy-giving, thrill-seeking, goose bump-covered Halloween mood!


5. The Blair Witch Project

Before the movie cam out, I saw a documentary on television about this documentary film (confused yet?), and I became convinced the whole thing was real. Yeah, maybe I’m a tad gullible, but the whole idea of the Blair Witch creeped me out. This movie expertly weaved in the fear of the unknown, which in my mind, is terrifying.



4. The Exorcist

This is the movie that started my love affair with all things horror. My mom sat me down at the tender age of ten and made me watch it. *twitches* And see how well I turned out? Seriously though, after seeing this movie, attics will never be my friend (further evidence of this is in my book What Gifts She Carried), and I’ll never look at a crucifix the same again.



3. The Silence of the Lambs

One of the few horror movies that has won Academy Awards, this film definitely made an impression. I was about twelve or thirteen when I went to see this movie with my parents, and I remember vividly not being able to breathe during the last third of it. But breathing’s overrated, especially during scary movies.


2. The Shining

I’m referring to the Stanley Kubrick movie, not the drawn-out mini-series. Part of why I love this movie is Jack Nicholson and his brilliant, albeit over-the-top, performance, the imaginative use of everyday sounds including silence, and the long, empty (though not always) hallways.



1. The Ring

I saw this movie by myself, at night, when I was out of town for a work-related thing. When I tried to go to sleep in my hotel room, I imagined Samara standing at the foot of my bed and her long, black hair slithering over the covers. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night. For giggly fun, I like to shake all my hair in my face and walk in a herky, jerky fashion toward my boyfriend. He LOVES it! /sarcasm




So there you have it! My top 5 scary movies, though if I had time, I could go on and on about my other favorites, including some Alfred Hitchcock classics I didn’t mention. But I know you’re anxious to hear about the giveaways!


I’ll give a $5 Amazon gift card to a random commenter if you answer this question: What’s your favorite scary movie? Don’t forget to leave your email address!


For giveaway number two, click the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!!!

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Don’t forget to hop around the other Howloween hops for even more chances to win great prizes!


And also, check out Jane Wakely’s blog: She is the brain child behind this blog hop! Thanks, Jane!


  1. No movie has ever really scared me, but my fave classic is Halloween. I was 2 when it came out, so I grew up watching it. I also love NOTLD the original, but the remake is better because Barbara isn’t such a whiny b*tch!

  2. i am not a real halloween movie lover. too scary for me lol

  3. My favorite is Fright Night with William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowell because it’s not too gory or scary.

  4. I think you can’t go wrong with Stephen King’s IT

  5. My favorite scary movie is the shinning! Thank you Happy Halloween

  6. My favorite scary movie was Cat’s Eye….It scared me terrible when I was a kid. I’d make my cat sleep with me under the covers so that thing couldn’t steal my soul!

  7. Scary movie for me has always been The Shining. Happy Halloween!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. Poltergeist! Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Halloween

    cammminbookland AT gmail DOT com

  9. The Exorcist freaked me out . Her makeup was awesome and so real like.

  10. One of my favorites is House of 1000 Corpses.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Halloween!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  11. I like SHALLOW GRAVE because of Ewan McGregor!


  12. I’m usually too wussy for scary movies but I really liked The Conjuring!! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂 prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com

  13. Jeanette Jackson

    October 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    My favorite is John Carpenter’s The Thing
    lindahl at rogers dot com

  14. Jennifer McCambridge

    October 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I would have to say Body Snatchers. The old black and white one. That was my first and it stuck with me.

  15. Friday the 13th

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  16. Halloween H20, Scream, I know what you did last summer,… I liked those lol.

    Take care & I hope you have a great halloween! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  17. friday the 13th!

  18. I love scary movies. The one that scares me the most is The Changeling with George C. Scott. I love The Ring too. I will pretty much watch any scary movie.

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  19. Theresa Ann Fischer

    October 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I don’t like scary movies, I am a big chicken at heart! Lol

  20. one of my favs is shaun of the dead

  21. Poltergeist has always been my favorite. I also love The Conjuring.

  22. I don’t care for scary movies, they tend to give me nightmares.

  23. Mama is very freaky, as is The Conjuring. Those are the two most recent ones. Not sure if freaky is the same as scary, but not really scared of movies. I think years ago, Carrie might have been one of the freakiest. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Halloween! 🙂

  24. I don’t exactly know of scary movies. Texas chainsaw massacre?

  25. Great list, they´re all scary IMO *shudders* If I had to re-watch one, I´d pick Scream. It´s scary but still entertaining enough for a Halloween party LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Halloween!

  26. I don’t really like them… they give me nightmares 🙂

  27. It takes a lot to scare me – more when I am lost in reading and something happens. LOL I loved Stephen King’s It. I was working in a nursing home and one of the residents never had company or anything. Well, the one night while we were watching the movie on breaks, this resident had a room full of balloons. I used to try to be nice and use the courtesy lights, but that night, all the lights were on as I went down the hallway – LOL
    janicecrespo at gmail dot com

  28. Mine is House of 1000 Corpses.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  29. My favorite scary movie and book is The Shining. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  30. My favorite scary movie is ‘Misery’.


  31. My scary movie was ‘The Lady in White”.

  32. My favorite “scary” movie is a toss-up between Ghostbusters and The Mummy.

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