Ah, Halloween: That time of year when society permits young women to let their hair down and dress up like a “slutty” Cookie Monster without judgment. However, if you’re anything like us–and you think that dressing up like sexy Darth Vader is absurd, then you’ve come to the right place. Because if you’re going to go to all the trouble of dressing up, you might as well be something badass. We’ve curated a pretty sweet list of horror movies from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s (complete with trailers or iconic scenes!) that should give you inspiration for the perfect costume, including thorough costume and beauty product recommendations. We’re talking classics like Blood and Lace, Happy Birthday To Me, and Black Christmas.
It’s not too late to pull together a killer (see what we did there?) costume. Click through for the best of the B-movie horror beauties.