The next film on our list of Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movies is Signs, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin. Signs is the perfect pick for your next outdoor movie, and would be great at your community Halloween celebration, or annual party with friends. It is probably not a good picture to show to small children, as it is probably too scary, but Signs strikes a good balance between being scary, and not being overly violent or over the top. Here’s a theatrical release trailer for the film:
Signs is set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) lives with his children Morgan (Rory Culkin), who suffers from asthma, and Bo (Abigail Breslin), and his younger brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix). Their lives are fairly normal, until suddenly one day crop circles show up in their corn fields. Graham dismisses the event as a scam, until he and Merrill apprehend a figure on the roof of their barn, and it mysteriously evades them into the cornfield. They decide to get a baby monitor in order to communicate, and hear strange clicking noises as they listen. Then, Graham hears the clicking noises outside, and sees a green leg poking out of the cornfields.
The situation turns really intense when aliens are spotted in Brazil, and lights are seen hovering over Mexico City. As many locals are going to the lake as there is belief that the aliens are afraid of water, the Hess family decide to stay in their boarded up house. Signs is a scary movie that will bring the spirit of Halloween to any party. Signs is a fun film that is appropriate for a variety of ages, and so could be screened as an outdoor-movie for your entire community.
Why not screen the film near your local cornfield? It would certainly heighten the scare-factor. Or if you are planning on a screening for you and your friends, you could screen it in the middle of the cornfield, and have other friends planted in the corn making noises during appropriate moments in the film. You would definitely create one of the scariest cinema moments that your friends have ever experienced!
If anyone has screened Signs as an outdoor movie, post your story to the comments section below! We’d love to hear and see how the event went. Happy haunting!