Earlier this week, during one of our all-hands team meetings, we started discussing scary movies. We thought it would make for a nice change of pace on Fourword to share our scary movie recommendations for Halloween weekend.

Flight of the Navigator

“There was a great article recently on Polygon about how ‘Flight of the Navigator’ is a horror film, from the parents perspective.”
Chris Ruppel

Silence of the Lambs

“Not really a scary movie in the traditional sense, but scary to watch right before bed.”
Patrick Coffey

Event Horizon

“I rented this as a child from Blockbuster and ended up being really scary. My mom yelled at the clerks for it. I watched it recently on Netflix and it’s not scary anymore.”
Matt Grill

“One of the coolest phenomena in science, but now the title is tarnished by Morpheus and the Alan guy from Jurassic Park.”
Chris Ruppel

Short Circuit

“Short Circuit is a movie that terrified me as a child. I think it is the precursor to Terminator.”
Chris Devidal

Nightmare on Elm Street

“Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my favorite horror films, especially Dream Warriors. I always have very vivid dreams, so I think I could fight off Freddy.”
Paul Benjamin

Mirage Men

“Going with unconventional scary movie, this documentary is about conspiracy theories involving aliens. Scary to think some people really believe this stuff. Add it to your Netflix queue!”
Cecy Correa

Let the Right One In

“Based on a Swedish novel of the same name, this film is not flashy or typically vampy. By far my favorite in the vampire genre. Be prepared for subtitles and don’t bother with the US remake.”
Elia Albarran

Star Wars Holiday Special

“Because nothing is more frightening than that film, I couldn’t even get 15 minutes into it before crying and running out of the room.”
Ian Carrico


“James Woods is fantastic and the scene where his character’s hand morphs into a fleshy, pulpy, meat gun is really cool.”
Jeff Tomlinson

Honorable mentions

  • Killer Clowns from Outer Space
  • Phantasm
  • The Cabin in the Woods