3. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)
This movie will play with your head more than anything you've experienced before. Before the bad remake that came out in 2010, Freddy -- the movie's villain -- was considered one of the most twisted monsters unleashed into the public since Michael in "Halloween" (which I will get to in a moment). Once you finish this movie, if you are not already crying, wait until you try and go to sleep.
4. "Halloween" (1978)
Michael, with his long kitchen knife and altered, white, Captain Kirk mask, will do exactly what director John Carpenter wanted him to do in this movie -- scare the living daylights out of the audience. Michael goes off and butchers horny teenagers whilst looking for his long-lost sister (Jamie Lee Curtis). Trust me when I tell you this: if you find yourself in a horror movie situation, the virgin always lives. Plain and simple. It is the most important rule in any horror movie.
5. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)
This movie tells the story of a group of people trapped in a farmhouse as zombies, brought back to life from the radiation of a fallen satellite, try to eat them. Much like "The Exorcist," this movie gave birth to a new genre: the zombie one. Movies like "Zombieland" and "Shaun of the Dead" as well as the show "The Walking Dead" never would have come to be if this movie had not hit the big screen. It has stood the test of time, especially with the shocking surprise ending -- which you'll have to learn all about by watching this classic.
So grab some popcorn and Halloween candy, gather your friends, sit back and enjoy the show. You won't regret it.