The 15 scariest horror films we've ever seen to get you in the Halloween mood

The team at The National name the terrifying films that haunted them long after the end credits rolled

Who doesn't like settling down to a scary movie every once in a while? There's nothing quite like feeling a chill down your spine when a scene turns sinister, and the instant sense of relief you feel when you remember it's only a film.

And what better time to check out a classic horror than the week of Halloween? Whether it's a psychological thriller, a sci-fi horror or an all-out gore that scares you the most, there are dozens of truly horrifying films out there to get you into the Halloween spirit.

The National team have recalled some of the scariest films they've ever seen to lend you some inspiration for a weekend fright fest.

Scroll through the gallery above to see their choices