So, in all fairness, not all of these are movies per se, and they might not all be strictly ‘horror’. But they’re my go-tos for Spooktober goddammit, so here you go. I won’t even include descriptions, just spooky shots. A.k.a. Master shots.
Honorable Mention: The Cabin in the Woods, dir. by Drew Goddard. It’s technically a comedy, not really spooky, but I always rewatch it for Spooktober.
10: The Conjuring, dir. by James Wan
9: Midnight Mass, dir. by Mike Flanagan
8: Misery, dir. by Rob Reiner
7: Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared, dir. by Joseph Pelling and Becky Sloan
6: Society, dir. by Brian Yuzna. Also technically a comedy, but it features some of the most balls-to-the-walls body grotesquerie I’ve seen in anything ever, so it made the list.
5: Hereditary, dir. by Ari Aster
4: Eraserhead, dir. by David Lynch
3: The Killing of a Sacred Deer, dir. by Yorgos Lanthimos
2: Midsommar, dir. by Ari Aster
1: A Cure for Wellness, dir. by Gore Verbinski