10 Horror Movies for a Labor Day Weekend

So, it is Labor Day weekend and some people are traveling for one last taste of summer.  If you think about it, Labor marks the end of the summer and begins the march to Halloween for us horror fans.  So this is a list of movies for those who decided to stay at home this weekend, rather than risk…well what happens in some of these movies.

Check out our 10 Travel Horror Movies for a long Labor Day weekend.  These are not ranked in any order, so please don’t get upset by the order.

Psycho (1960)

If you haven’t seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, what have you been doing, it has been out for 56 years and is a horror classic.  The movie begins with a young woman, stopping for a nights rest at the Bates Motel.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Please, if you are on the road and you see someone stranded, and they look questionable…let them go.  Otherwise some serious shit may happen, like what happens to these young people who were traveling across Texas one summer.

Hostel (2005)

Oh, lets go to Europe and stay at as many Hostels we can along the way.  Wait, use this movie as a warning of what can happen to an American in Europe looking for sex and drugs.

Wolf Creek (2006)

Want to go back pack through the Australian Outback?  May not be the best idea, beware of friendly strangers.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Back packing through Europe seems to be the thing to do, well don’t.  If you do, stick to the road.

The Human Centipede (2009)

Back packing…probably shouldn’t do it, seems to be pretty dangerous and this may not be the best way to spend a holiday weekend.

Friday the 13th (1980-2009)

Hell, were not going back packing anymore, nope were going to camp…or not.

The Ruins (2008)

You know, what?  We should just go explore some ancient Ruins in Mexico, no camps or back packing, just a little holiday weekend exploring.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977 and 2005)

Taking the family across country?  Seems safe, everyone together for one last vacation, what could go wrong?

The Descent  (2005)

One last ditch effort in having a final summer retreat…lets go cave diving…you know spelunking.  Get your old friends together to do something fun and exciting.  What could go wrong?

That is a list, we totally understand if you’d rather stay in this holiday weekend.  Enjoy the terror on the screen, rather than going on one last road trip  to keep summer alive.  Just sit back and enjoy some horror movies.  Halloween is coming.



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Who am I? I am a widower now, father of two amazing children. I co-created the website, Nightfall Unlimited with a good friend of mine. Nightfall Unlimited was a great learning experience for me and I learned a lot from so many great people. I had the chance to dip my toes into blogging and even social networking. Now, we are here, the Horror Syndicate is nearly a year old and we are having fun! There is so much more about me. I hate this phrase, but I am an aspiring comic book writer. Problems with finding artists and getting published have held me back. Writing comics has been a dream for, well as long as I can remember. Now I am writing with a great team, Apogee Comics and hopefully we will make some noise in the same way Image comics did in the 1990s. One day, Rage of Rayzor and the Horror Syndicate will lead me to my dream. Support me, by sharing this site, liking and sharing posts, even following me on twitter would help @Rayzor_33. But you want to know about the horror…right? I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. When my little brother was 2, I was 10, so were talking 1990. He was introduced to Halloween and I made him believe Haddonfield, IL was a real place. We lived in Illinois at the time and this terrified him. After the intial shock, he grew older and more interested in horror films. When he was 8, we went to the local video store and made our way to the horror section. We started with Alien and worked our way through the alphabet of horror. That day we basically started our course in horror. Since then, I have built a nice horror film collection of my own and started a Facebook Horror Group, The Horror Movie Massacre. I wrote for Nightfall and Rage of Rayzor, realized there is a lot of horror content I wanted to put out. So, I drafted some fellow horror fans to make a site, run by fans, for fans and here we are. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)