When it comes to horror movies, I'm usually the first in the group of friends to chicken out. Simply because I don't believe in plaguing my mind with crawling ghosts from TV screens or physical manifestations of blood-thirsty spirits. I feed my adrenaline seeking mind with other forms of thrillers - the psychological sub genre. Check out these horrors for Halloween!
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto
Alright I’m cheating a bit here, but for all the emotional trauma it put me through, it deserves a spot on this list. Set in 1964 Massachusetts, Asylum is the second season of AHS that plays on our fear of the mentally insane in Briarcliff Mental Institution. It largely follows journalist Lana Winters who had the bad luck to be incarcerated on false accounts, and we see what happens in the asylum through her eyes. Multiple sub-plots and played out through the season as you get a serial killer, murderer, psychiatrist, scientist, and ratchet Sisters and a priest. Oh, and Adam Levine shows up for a bit this season.
It’s 13 episodes to sit through, but I promise it’ll be worth it (and there will be occasional what in the world? moments). By the end of the season, that eerie record player “Dominique-nique-nique” song will be stuck in your head.