5 Great Horror Universes to Get Into the Halloween Mood- Part 2/2

It’s that time of the year when we are all searching for a scare. Halloween and fall make us seek a darker type of movie and show to watch. These movies are some of the best horror universes that you can dive into and get you into a scary mood. 

1. The Conjuring

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The Conjuring Universe, based loosely off of real-life Loraine and Ed Warren, brings a horrifying series for you to dive into. While there is some debate about the order to watch, with the prequels and all, these are some amazing movies to make you sleep with the light on. The story follows Ed and Loraine Warren as they tackle their most memorable cases including possession of young children and the infamous dolly. The series includes hits like the Annabelle movies- a spin-off in the same universe, The Conjuring, and a few others. The following is a watch list of the movies, not in specific watch order. 

  • The Conjuring
  • The Conjuring II
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Coming 2021)
  • Annabelle
  • Annabelle: Creation
  • Annabell Comes Home
  • The Nun
  • The Crooked Man
  • The Curse of La Llorona

2. Insidious

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There are things that make you go bump in the night, and this movie brings out the nightmares that can haunt you. This series follows a family as they try to escape a vengeful spirit that will inhabit their bodies as they sleep. While he sleeps, the boy’s spirit adventures away from his body- leaving it vulnerable to be inhabited. Once this occurs, the monster comes in it becomes a race against the clock to get him back in his body before it is too late.

  • Insidious
  • Insidious Chapter 2
  • Insidious Chapter 3
  • Insidious: The Last Key

3. Sinister

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If you are into possessions and demons, then this movie is for you. When a novelist moves into a house in which the entire family was murdered and their daughter missing, the unsettling events begin to unfold and leave him questioning what really happened in that murder- and the discovery of several similar cases. While he uncovers the truth, it leaves you in horror as the realization of what happened comes to light.

  • Sinister
  • Sinister II

4. Alien and Predator

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While these may not come to mind right off the bat, these movies contain horror and suspense elements that can leave us uneasy as well. In a world where aliens were viewed as gods, where humans were sacrificed to allow them to grow and hatch into the world. With another race in the world, a race of hunters who kill only for sport and honor. When the two cross paths, it leaves you with a horrifying series that you can dive into. These are the movies in the series- not in order as there are prequels and separate movies at play (though some of the best involve both)

  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Aliens: Resurrection
  • Prometheus
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Predator
  • Predator 2
  • Predators
  • The Predator
  • Alien VS Predator
  • Alien VS Predator: Requiem

5. The Purge

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This horrifying series is based on the idea that humans can be set free for 1 night. There are no police, no fire department, emergency responders, and the laws do not apply. In doing this, the movie is based on people breaking free and killing, looting, and fulfilling their heart’s desires for one night a year. The universe claimed that this made the people the best citizens for the rest of the year. This movie series contains the best suspense, a darker side of human nature, and a way to make you lock the door at night.

  • The Purge
  • The Purge Anarchy
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • The First Purge
  • The Forever Purge

These are some of the best horror franchises/series/universes that you can dive into. While they are some, they are not all. Tell me down below what some of your favorite worlds are. Is there a movie that gives you the creeps or made you sleep with a light on? Comment down below!

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