The Day of Masks

By Levin Garbisch |

 

In this modern era, it’s easy to forget the true nature of Halloween. But don’t worry, because this playlist is here to reacquaint you with the original spirit of the holiday. We all wear masks on that night, but it is for you to decide whether that mask is who you wish you could be, or whether that mask is your true self…

Halloween lll: Season of the Witch (1982)

Begin your night with the overlooked and forgotten, Halloween lll: Season of the Witch (1982). This movie was panned for abandoning the original villain of Halloween (Michael Myers), and focusing more on ancient Witchcraft. But the film has since become a cult classic. You’ll laugh at the cheesiness of unexpected cyborgs, but when the credits roll, expect to have the song Happy Happy Halloween, Silver Shamrock! stuck in your head.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Add fuel to your night of horror with a dive into the quintessential Halloween film, Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat (2007). From packs of female werewolves preying on men, to urban myths of children killed in a bus accident, to a mysterious onlooker wearing a sack on his head, this film revels in the spectacle of the night. Remember all those scary stories you’d tell your friends? In this film, those stories are real.

Hush (2016)

And finally, embrace the simple fear of a masked intruder in Mike Falangan’s Hush (2016). Unlike the previous films, this one is played completely straight. Experience a very pure struggle for survival between a deaf woman and a deranged killer. You’ll end your night with the realization that while the Halloween traditions can seem silly or far-fetched, they all originate from the same emotion: terror.

And now it’s time to take off our masks and return home. Hopefully, we’ve taken you on an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. Be sure to check out our other Halloween playlists, and remember to like this page and share it with your friends!

Happy Halloween from all of us at HorrorRated.com!

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