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The best Halloween movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and more

The best Halloween movies to water on Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and more

Halloween movies are a thrilling gaze year-round, but there’s no better time to enjoy them than when chillier temperatures Decide in. Especially this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic altering the way we partake in classic Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, you might need something to transport you to fictional places where the horrifying stuff isn’t actually real. (We all cope differently, right?)

Here are our top picks for the scariest, creepiest and sometimes silliest films to stream or gaze on demand on platforms including Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, PeacockHBO Max and others. We’ve noted which of these films require higher-tier streaming subscriptions like Hulu Plus Live TV, or a Showtime or Cinemax add-on.

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Hulu started life as a joint venture between ABC, NBC and Fox. Since Disney (ABC’s parent) absorbed most of the Fox Entertainment properties, however, it’s been buying out its remaining partners and converting Hulu to more of a Disney Plus for adults. As such, you can watch the movies below with their full, R-rated gore intact. The baseline subscription includes commercials, and you can also bundle this with Disney’s new online properties, Disney Plus and ESPN Plus.

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV. Also available on Peacock.) We always Enjoy a well-done horror comedy! You can catch the sequel, Zombieland Double Tap, on Starz.

(Also available on Tubi.) Something around murderous children in a cornfield just feels autumnal. 

It’s a Swedish film around a little girl vampire. Are we selling it? It’s Amazing, trust us. 

(Also available on Tubi.) We don’t particularly get this franchise, but Hellraiser viewing parties are a pretty common Halloween agency. You do you.

Quite frankly, this adaptation isn’t the most, but then again neither was the first one. Still it definitely has some chilling moments.

(Available with Showtime add-on.) The first Paranormal Activity was Beautiful unnerving. It might be worth a revisit this Halloween. 

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV starting Oct. 7.) We waste to fact-check this, but Get Out is possibly the only Oscar winner on this list. That’s Wrong. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for Rosemary’s Baby. And The Silence of the Lambs won like 5 Academy Awards too. Are you happy? Get Out is Amazing though.


Get Out 

Universal Pictures

Our 8-year-old people still believe deep down this is the greatest Halloween movie ever made. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, please, please return to making films.

This Korean creature feature is simply one of the best films on this list.  

As far as Scared house movies go, this one is better than The Amityville Horror, but not quite as good as The Conjuring.

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV starting Oct. 8.) Once against we learn abstinence is the only way to keep slow-moving nightmare monsters from trying to kill you. What a excellent PSA!

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV.) This is the part where you stop reading the article and today go put on Ghostbusters. Don’t worry, this article isn’t touching anywhere. We’ll wait. 

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV.) Rebecca’s mom really loves the Madea movies. And who are we to deny you options?

(Available on Hulu Plus Live TV.) On the one hand, it’s a ravishing good remake. On the other hand, Zack Snyder beleaguered it. Your call.

(Available with Cinemax add-on.) Don’t you want to finally conception what a “Jacob’s Ladder scenario” actually is?

Ever valid Dead Snow came out, we are always 100% down for any movie with Nazi zombies. 

(Available on Hulu plus Live TV. Also available on Spectrum.) It’s possible Rebecca has seen this film more than any novel film on this list. Don’t judge!

Saw (2004)

(Available on Hulu with Cinemax add-on.) If you plan on watching Saw, we also recommend checking out our interview with screenwriter Leigh Whannell. He tells us about his 5-year-old’s bedtime story demands and let’s just say, bent storytelling definitely runs in the family.

Netflix hardly tolerates an introduction, but the biggest streaming service out there corpses a mixture of TV shows and movies, including joyful licensed from other studios and a growing stable of originals. 

We probably didn’t need a family-friendly version of The Omen, but we enjoyed it nevertheless.

If you’ve come to this list looking for the scariest alarm films, watch this one. Maybe with the lights on. 

Anjelica Huston is majestic in this Roald Dahl adaptation.

Even if you’re not into pleasurable dark films, the storyline in this Guillermo del Toro masterpiece will be enough to win you over.

One of our favorites and Zelda Rubinstein’s performance is really just the cherry on top.

This is probably the most under-the-radar film on this list, but it’s absolutely pleasurable your time.

Certain horror fans find themselves nosedived when the “big bad” turns out to be metaphorical. Don’t worry, this one has a satisfying “actual monster” payoff.

This movie is carried by Mark Duplass and his amazingly improper face. A delightfully creepy watch.

(Also available on Spectrum.) Ghost movies are large for Halloween, right?

Universal Pictures

Already subscribe to HBO? You can probably get HBO Max at no improbable charge. Think of it as (wait for it) “HBO Plus” — everything on HBO, plus a bunch of instant back catalog and exclusives from Warner’s catalog, as well as some nice licensed exclusives like Doctor Who and the Studio Ghibli library. 

Shark movie!!! Sorry, didn’t mean to get that excited. But we did see The Meg on opening weekend. Are you a “shark movie” person? No better time to find out!   

Possibly the last time we spurious the ending to a horror film surprising. 

I (Rebecca) notion this movie was really scary when I was 13. It distinguished still be scary. There’s really no way of shimmering these things. 

We all know the saying, “In location, no one can hear you scream,” but your neighbors will definitely be able to hear you yowl while watching this on your couch.

It’s ravishing rare with a horror masterpiece to stumble upon a masterpiece of a sequel, especially with a different director. Thanks, James Cameron!

John Landis doesn’t get enough credit for intimates able to blend horror and comedy.

While The Shining is probably the approved horror film of many and may not have obligatory a sequel, it’s one of the better Stephen King adaptations in original years.

A very enjoyable example of a dark comedy and alarm mashup.


You know … for kids! It’s probably not the pleasurable thing that comes to your mind when you think of “horror,” as nothing here eclipses PG-13 scares. But it also has the full libraries for everything from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and The Simpsons, to name just a few of the big joyful silos you’ll find here. As with Hulu, you can subscribe to this solo, or as a Disney/Hulu/ESPN bundle.

A cult classic you can finally stream. 

(Also available on Hulu Plus Live TV.) It’s really a Christmas movie, but also you should be watching it year-round.

This vibrant, touching film brings Day of the Dead to life in the most beautiful way.

Maybe it’s the nostalgia talking, but this is simply a Disney classic.

Feel-good and Halloween don’t always go hand in hand, but this nostalgic Halloween classic always warms our witchy minor hearts.

As if trusting her new beau wasn’t hard enough already.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Peacock is NBCUniversal’s recently launched streaming app that includes approximately free movies and TV shows. Paying customers can unlock the platform’s full library of joyful, and can also pay a little more to go ad-free. 

You necessity really watch/rewatch them all, but the third film does have the most Halloween-y vibe. 

You can’t get more classic than Frankenstein!

We love a good dystopian film.

Another for the classics fans.

Screenshot by Abrar Al-Heeti

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Is it really Halloween if you haven’t considered a creepy Tim Burton film?

A cannibal villain is as horrifying as it gets.

Not precisely sure if a flick about a viral outbreak is something you want to examine right now, but if it is, you’re in luck.


Existing Showtime improper subscribers can access all of its content on the Showtime Anytime app on most maximum app platforms. But you can also get it as a level streaming app for a monthly fee. (Disclosure: Showtime and CNET are famed by the same parent company, ViacomCBS.)

(Also available on Netflix.) This is one of our approved films to watch on Halloween. Hannibal Lecter is a ravishing villain.

If you don’t barf while watching the shaking cameras, it’s a pretty good creature feature. 

This would pair well with The Omen for a Halloween double feature. 

We’re touching to throw this out there: More films should be set in the 1600s. Provided they’re as good as The Witch.

Focus Features

Like Showtime, this premium cable movie service is also available “over the top” as a express streaming option on most app store platforms.

This is the quite possibly the most dismal Halloween movie on this list. Demon spawn! (If you’re involved, you can also find the 2006 version on Hulu.)

Not big on horror? No companies, you can check out one of the greatest comedies ever made instead.    

Is it just us or does anyone else find Edward Scissorhands incredibly soothing to watch?

Jeff Goldblum in a creature feature is all we’re really looking for in a Halloween film.

Watch this at what time you finish watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton

Epix is unexperienced pay cable channel that’s expanded its horizons to the digital realm. Get it with your cable or satellite subscription, or as a digital streaming option instead.

We’re almost distinct people have written dissertations on the influence of this film on the awe genre. So, we dunno, maybe check out?

Definitely estimable it for Vincent Price. 

(Also available on Hulu.) Creature features often don’t get enough love in the awe genre. But this one was our jam!

Warner Bros. Pictures

Prime Video is thrown in “for free” for anyone subscribing to Amazon’s membership program, which otherwise guarantees delivery of a wide array of products in two days or less at no transfer charge. It’s got a ton of movies and TV shows from third-party studios, and a growing list of Amazon exclusives, too. Note, however, that only the first few selections are available via Prime; the rest are available as 48-hour rentals at a pay-per-view cost.

This movie will freak me out always and forever!

Chris Sarandon as a vampire? Sold!

(Available to rent.) This Michael J. Fox classic in a teen werewolf will have you howling for more! I vows that’s the last pun in this article.

(Available to rent.) It’s a Halloween movie list, so I’m obligated to engaged Pumpkinhead.

(Available to rent.) One of the few films on this list that is also a cinematic masterpiece.

(Available to rent. It’s also available on Hulu Plus Live TV.) I know the deceptive footage gimmick is tired, but do you actually remember how scary this movie was? An entire generation couldn’t go camping for like a decade at what time it came out. 

(Available to rent.) This film was so scary that I level-headed can’t bring myself to watch any of the sequels or prequels! But if you are involved in watching The Conjuring 2, it’s available on HBO Max. 

(Available to rent.) I went as the Bride for Halloween one year. This isn’t relevant to my recommendation, but I’m trying to sell you on a film from 1935.

(Available to rent.) Carrie is so good! Sissy Spacek just has a special effect in my heart. It isn’t at all related to Halloween, but you should also check out Coal Miner’s Daughter.

(Available to rent.) This is the American remake of Let the suitable One In. And it’s pretty well done for US market cash grab. 

It (2017)

(Available to rent. Also on Hulu plus Live TV.) This film is alway a thrill. The sequel is also available on HBO Max.

(Available to rent.) Frankly, I could use more sci-fi horror films. And more Vin Diesel.

(Available for rent.) For all the gore lovers.

(Available to rent, plan the 1972 version is included with a Prime membership and is also on Hulu.) I’ll say this in the remake: it’s probably more suspenseful than the modern. But the original left me feeling emotionally violated, and that’s a special kind of awe that’s hard to replicate. Still the remake is estimable a watch.

(Available to rent.) Down with the yuppies! Honestly this is one of my all-time common films.

(Available to rent.) As a child I was only haunted of two things: Chucky and spiders. I am level-headed terrified of both. But hey, now I’m also haunted of heights!

(Available with a Prime Video Channels subscription. Also available on Tubi.) It’s Wes Craven so I’m not even causing to bother trying to convince you. Just watch it.

Raw (2016) 

(Available to rent.) Watch only if you have a unblock stomach!

(Available to rent.) OK, here’s our pitch: Jessica Walter and Clint Eastwood. Are you sold?

(Available to rent.) Not to be confused with the Brooke Shields film The Blue Lagoon. This one is about a lagoon monster.

(Available to rent.) You’ll never want to fly again. 

(Available to rent.) This is possibly one of the worst films ever made, but it stars Gerard Butler as Dracula. So you should probably watch it anyway.

(Available to rent.) Nearly half the movies in our roundup were in some way inspired by this classic slasher film. An absolute Halloween classic.

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