Barry Dodds' 10 Favourite Supernatural Movies For Halloween

October 15, 2020 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalMoviesThe ParaPodHalloween

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Barry Dodds' 10 Favourite Horror Movies
Having become the star of his own supernatural movie this year, we asked paranormal investigator Barry Dodds which ghostly horror films he'll be watching this Halloween.

Barry is one half of the comedy-paranormal podcast 'The ParaPod'. Together with his podcast co-host, Ian Boldsworth, they've this year released a feature length spinoff film called 'The ParaPod Movie' based on their podcast.

If you're curious about which supernatural movies a real ghost hunter watches to get in the mood for Halloween, then check out Barry's top ten below and read why each of these classic horror films give him the creeps.

10. The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

So it might be considered a bit hack these days but I still think it's a good film and I really didn't see the plot twist coming. Plenty of shock moments too.

9. Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

I saw this when there wasn't much hype about it, the slow burn build up and excellent acting draw you inside a terrifying story.

8. The Ring

The Ring

I'd say that I prefer the US remake over the original, a powerful classic, expertly directed, the horse scene on the ferry is heart-poundingly dramatic.

7. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

Made by a Christian director, this is far more scary than it has any right to be. Watch this then go on YouTube for the real life photos and audio this is based on. Then never sleep properly again.

6. Sinister


While Hollywood was churning our big budget “quiet quiet BANG" movies, this little gem came and took everyone by surprise, an excellent mix of found footage and real scares.

5. The Entity

The Entity

Another movie based on a true story movie but one that continues to shock to this day due to the sexual violence and pounding soundtrack - just avoid the nonsense ending.

4. The Beyond

The Beyond

Lucio Fulci working at his peak. Ghosts, check. Zombies, check. Uber amounts of gore, check. Plot, nope.

3. The Eye

The Eye

Not the remake but the Pang Brothers original, this is the only film that has ever ever made me jump then continue to be scared to the point of switching the film off. Why are you sitting in my seat?

2. The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

A lot of people seeking high octane terror missed the point of this but it really does feel like you are watching a piece of evidence in the disappearance of three filmmakers, with an understated ending that remains the most frightening thing I've ever seen on the silver screen.

1. The Exorcist

The Exorcist

A classic good vs evil story that has lost none of its power despite the parodies and copycat films. An expertly written and directed movie.


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