Zombies, ghosts and ghouls – I’m afraid of them all. I was that kid who insisted on sleeping with the light on at sleepovers and having a friend with me during that seemingly long midnight walk to the bathroom.
With Halloween just around the corner, the time for a scary movie marathon is upon us. But if you’re like me and can’t handle the constant jump scenes, grotesque costumes and gore-filled massacres resulting in a stream of sleepless nights, here’s a list of 13 spooktacular films that won’t give you nightmares.
Believe me, these are tried and tested by a self-confessed scaredy-cat.
1. Goosebumps (2015)
R.L. Stine’s novels brought to life.
2. Feeding Frenzy (2010)
A mysterious hardware owner tries to resurrect his dead wife.
3. Daybreakers (2009)
Humans are a dying breed in this vampire-populated world.
4. Teeth (2007)
A high school student discovers she has teeth in her … ahem …
5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.
6. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Elvis Presley fights a Egyptian Mummy in his retirement home.
7. Hocus Focus (1993)
Three witches are resurrected on Halloween night.
8. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
Alien clowns terrorise a small town (sometimes with fairy floss guns)
9. Pumpkinhead (1988)
A man conjures up a demon to seek revenge on a group of teenagers.
10. The Gate (1987)
Two kids accidentally release demons from a hole in their backyard.
11. Critters (1986)
Alien bounty hunters search for escaped fugitives on Earth.
12. From Beyond (1986)
A group of scientists are able to see other dimensional beings.
13. Re-Animator (1985)
A medical student experiments on the re-animation of dead tissue.