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“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?” For those who want a good scare, the answer to that chilling question should be yes. In this 1988 slasher film, starring 7th Heaven’s Catherine Hicks, a talking, red-headed doll goes on a murderous rampage after a serial killer transfers his soul into the chubby-cheeked toy. Amazingly, the movie spawned six sequels over the following three decades.
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Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) has a secret. When he’s not dining in the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan with other vapid finance bros, the investment banker spends his nights brutally murdering people. Jared Leto and Chloë Sevigny also star in this 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s gruesome, 1980s-set satire.
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The Blair Witch Project
Three filmmakers investigating a small-town legend venture deep into the woods, where they are terrorized by the spirit of a witch. Their handheld camcorders capture the atmosphere of dread, but the true horror is left to the imagination. The result is a chilling faux documentary that became a hit upon its release in 1999.
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What at first seems like a classic haunted-house film jolts viewers with a major twist. Nicole Kidman stars as a woman confined to an isolated English manor with her light-sensitive children (James Bentley and Alakina Mann) in the aftermath of World War II. Strange things begin to happen when three new servants arrive, leading the mistress of the house to suspect they maybe supernatural intruders.
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More silly than scary, this 1985 movie has everything you’d expect from a Reagan-era horror-comedy, including a raunchy premise and cheesy special effects. The immortal Countess (Lauren Hutton) arrives in L.A. on the hunt for virgin blood. Can she seduce high schooler Mark (Jim Carrey) into joining her in the eternal night before he, um, becomes a man?
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The Nightmare Before Christmas
The creepy denizens of Halloween Town unleash holiday havoc when their existentially angsty leader, Jack Skellington, decides to usurp good ol’ Saint Nick’s gift-giving duties. But the scariest part of Tim Burton’s 1993 musical stop-motion classic is that it now seems totally normal to see Christmas decorations on store shelves in mid-October.
October 31 is swiftly approaching. So that means it's time for binge-watching your favorite dark and twisted movies before Halloween.
'Sweeney Todd' and more join 'Hocus Pocus' in the schedule for the first time.
Click through the gallery above to find out what the editors of TV Guide Magazine think are some of the scariest selections.