It’s OK, Pisces, you can open your eyes now.
For film enthusiasts who love all things Halloween, October means candy, costumes and, most importantly, horror flicks. But with all the terrifying features out there, where should you start your spooky movie binge?
According to celebrity astrologer Michele Knight, the Zodiac (the calendar, not the killer) can give you a clue. A horror fan herself, Knight is a psychic and astrologer whose celebrity clientele includes Russell Brand, Leona Lewis and Sharon Osbourne. She says your astrological birth chart encompasses “a map of the soul” – and your deepest fears.
“There are certain things that will scare the bejesus out of certain signs,” Knight says. For instance, “Cancerians are all about the family. If they’re watching a horror film about the family, oh, my God, it’s going to freak them out.”Though she advises against watching horror frequently, Knight says the desire for the occasional scare “is in our primal DNA.”
“Halloween is very important. It allows us to face our fear of death and face our fears of being out of control,” she says. But a caveat: “Don’t do it all the time. Do it as like a once-a-year thing to cleanse yourself of your fear, to indulge in your fear, to indulge in your shadow.” Knight outlines what, in her professional opinion, the scariest movies are for each sign. Read on, if you dare.
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According to Knight, this fire sign loves to be the hero, which makes survival films like 2012’s “The Cabin in the Woods” a prime choice. If any kind of movie satisfies an Aries, it’s one that shows characters determined to survive and that have a clear winner.
The classic 1979 sci-fi thriller “Alien,” for instance, which follows Sigourney Weaver in a fight for her life against a monster from outer space, is another great Aries choice.
Also try: 2009’s “Drag Me to Hell,” about a loan officer who becomes cursed after evicting an old woman from her home. “An Aries often gets in trouble for their big mouth,” Knight says, “but they will fight like hell to survive.”
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These earth signs love a good throwback. Knight recommends horror classics like 1996’s “Scream” or 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
“Taurus are naturally attached to retro horror and films they loved when they were young,” she advises.
Also try: When it comes to relationships, meeting the family “is also a big deal” for a Taurus, Knight adds. Check out films that give this situation a terrifying twist, like 2017’s “Get Out.”
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Gemini may be the sign of the twins, but duos can seriously freak them out.
Also try: This air sign is also known for its multiple personalities, Knight notes, so 2017’s “Split” is another frightful choice.
“Home is where the heart is for Cancer,” Knight says. So horror films involving families, like “Hereditary,” will definitely make waves with this emotionally intuitive water sign.
Also try: Movies that show kids in danger or put a sadistic spin on a mother relationship will also upset “sensitive souls” like the nurturing Cancers. Think 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” 2019’s “Ma” and 1960’s “Psycho.”
Which scary movies pair best with the sign of the lion? The 1982 film “Cat People” is “the ideal horror because it involves felines, is sexy as hell and a cool ’80s classic,” says Knight.
Knight also recommends Hitchcock’s 1963 film “The Birds,” “where the birds bite back – no lion is happy with that!”
Also try: Because the fire sign is known for confidence, Knight also suggests 2015’s “It Follows,” in which the only way to stop a supernatural force from killing you is by passing it on to someone else through sex. (Yes, you read that correctly. It’s basically about a demonic STD.)
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Can’t leave the house without hand sanitizer? You’re probably a Virgo.
Since this tidy, detail-oriented earth sign is known for being germophobic, Knight recommends “any virus movie,” such as 2011’s “Contagion.”
Also try: Brad Pitt’s “World War Z,” where Virgos “can relate to a hero saving the world from disease,” is another terrifying option, Knight says.
This air sign is all about keeping the peace, so Knight says movies about chaos will drive Libras insane.
“Libras love harmony and balance, so are freaked out and adore movies like (1990’s) ‘Misery,’ where to survive they have to try to calm an out-of-control bad guy,” she says.
Also try: Additionally, because of their affinity for harmony, a movie like 2014’s “No Good Deed” where “nice personalities are not rewards” will also set Libras on edge.
This water sign is arguably “the queen of Halloween,” Knight says. After all, the spooky holiday lands right in Scorpio season! A “Halloween” series binge session, anyone?
“Scorpios are the biggest horror fans in the world, because they live in the underworld,” Knight says. “They’re happy with the shadow.” Anything supernatural like 2013’s “The Conjuring” or 1982’s “Poltergeist” will keep the intense Scorpios intrigued, she says.
Also try: Zombie movies are also strongly encouraged.
People born under this fire sign are independent-minded explorers who march to the beat of their own drum. According to Knight, however, Sagittarius’ affinity for travel makes them susceptible to particular frights.
Sagittarius “love to hate” films that give trips a dark twist, like 2005’s “Wolf Creek” and 2003’s “Wrong Turn,” she says.
Also try: 1977’s “The Hills Have Eyes” and 2006’s “Hostel.”
Known for their efficiency and drive, people born under this earth sign take great pride in their work.
For Capricorns, Knight recommends horror “connected to work or career” – where your “colleague could be a serial killer” or when “a work away day goes hideously wrong.” Think 2000’s “American Psycho” and 2007’s “Severance.”
Also try: 2015’s “The Voices” starring Ryan Reynolds.
People born under this intellectual air sign go for the intelligent slasher pic or thriller, according to Knight.
“Scary psychological thrillers and science-fiction horror grab these air signs,” says Knight, suggesting 2003’s “Gothika,” 1992’s “The Lawnmower Man” and 2002’s “Resident Evil.”
Honestly, the sensitive Pisces probably shouldn’t be watching horror films at all.
“They don’t like horror,” Knight says of the creative water sign. “They cannot do it. They should not.”
However, if a Pisces does decide to endure a scary movie, one should opt for “gentle horror” where the thrills are more emotional. These movies include 2016’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and recent best-picture Oscar winner “The Shape of Water.”
“You can talk to any Pisces,” Knight says. “They don’t want to watch scary horror, because it traumatizes them. They like nice, romantic horror.”
Also try:“Twilight.” (It may not technically be a horror film, but a supernatural romance with high stakes feels plenty scary for a Pisces.)
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