It's not too early to get into the Halloween spirit. Here is a selection of spine-chilling picks for the perfect fright night.

1. Psycho

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Directed by the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, this beloved classic made Anthony Perkins a horror film icon, the Bates Motel the scariest roadside stop ever, and taking a shower a veritable nightmare. 

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#Alive offers an interesting take on the zombie apocalypse genre by focusing on the action on a lone PC game forced to barricade himself in his apartment after a mysterious virus turned humans into flesh-eating monsters. 

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3. IT Chapter One

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Director Andy Muschietti's cinematic adaptation of the renowned Stephen King novel is a chilling account of seven children fighting an evil clown called Pennywise. 

4. Shutter

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This hair-raising Thai horror film directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom unravels the haunting repercussions of photographer Tun and his girlfriend Jane after a hit-and-run incident.

5. The Shining

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Stanley Kubrick's brilliant The Shining revolves around the malignant forces shadowing the isolated and historic Overlook Hotel. Aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance accepts the job as its off-season caretaker and moves in with his unsuspecting family. 

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6. Don't Breathe

Tables are turned when three delinquents find themselves having to battle a bloodthirsty blind war veteran after breaking into his home. It's a pretty smart take on the slasher flick by director Fede Álvarez. 

7. Satan's Slave

Satan's Slave (the Indonesian title is Pengabdi Setan) is a remake of a 1980 Indonesian cult classic directed by Joko Anwar. A critical and commercial success, it tells the story of a family encountering strange happenings after the death of their mother who was bedridden from a mysterious illness for years. 

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