If you hadn’t already figured it out, ya girl is obsessed with Halloween and spooky season. We. Love. Creepy. Things. And there’s nothing better than watching creepy Halloween movies while snuggling up on your couch with your new Jack-O-Lantern fuzzy blanket.
But we don’t all have cable or some live tv streaming service and definitely don’t have money to rent Hocus Pocus for the fifth time. Soooo I put together a pretty comprehensive list of all the best Halloween movies (and tv shows) that you can stream now!
I’ve divvied them up into three categories, depending on which streaming platform they’re on. So if you (or your super cool aunt) have Netflix, Hulu, or HBO Max, you just found your next Halloween movie to stream.
Halloween Movies on Netflix
Fear Street Trilogy
These movies were released on Netflix back in July of this year and were all the rage. My best friend and I watched all three together and both agreed they got better and better with each movie. They just have that amazing vintage feel and perfect humor like all the best slashers.
Stream Fear Street on Netflix now.
The Little Vampire (2017)
A cartoon rendition of the original 2000 film, this cutie is perfect for kids and adults. The plotline is slightly different from the original, but the overall plot and villain are the same. I can’t wait to watch this one!
Stream The Little Vampire on Netflix now.
If you don’t consider this to be one of the classic Halloween movies, you are just wrong. Arguments are not accepted at this time. I mean c’mon? A house that comes to life? And it’s set in October? Perfection.
Stream Monster House on Netflix now.
One of Tim Burton’s less popular films, but one of three you can stream free. Another cartoon that’s perfect for the family, this film follows a misunderstood Norman who helps his whole town battle an evil curse that involves ghosts and zombies.
Stream Paranorman on Netflix now.
Scream (tv show)
I watched the first two seasons of this years ago and loved it. It’s perfect for any lover of the original Scream movies or anything slasher. It’s got all the tropes of the Scream movies, but in a high school setting with new characters.
Stream Scream the tv show on Netflix now.
Related: The Best Creepy Podcasts
The Haunting of Hill House
I absolutely fell in love with this tv show when it came out. It was inspired by the gothic classic published in 1959 by Shirley Jackson (the writer of Frankenstein). I was terrified and constantly checking dark corners in my bedroom while watching this. So maybe only watch it during the day?
Stream The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix now.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Due to the major success of Hill House, Netflix also produced a new show with the same feel but a very different storyline. This has all new characters, but some of the same actors, and is way less scary. Think of it more like a gothic romance.
Stream The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix now.
Goosebumps (tv show)
Anyone else read Goosebumps as a kid? Not gonna lie, some of the books used to scare the crap out of me. The tv show is based on the books and is still scary, but set for a younger audience so don’t expect anything too haunting here.
Stream the Goosebumps tv show on Netflix now.
Halloween Movies on Hulu
The Addams Family (2019)
Say hello to another cartoon rendition of one of the most classic Halloween movies. This has a completely different plot than any of the other Addams Family movies/shows but has all those characters we know and love: Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, and more.
Stream The Addams Family on Hulu now.
American Horror Story
You want the real-life creep factor? Gore and zombies and witches and vampires and white supremacists radicals? Here ya go. American Horror Story will leave you scared af and rethinking life.
Stream American Horror Story on Hulu now.
Bite Size Halloween
Another horror anthology on Hulu, but this one without relation between the episode. There are 30 different shorts in this collection, all by different filmmakers. Most are under five minutes so they are perfect for binging and those with ADHD like me.
Stream Bite Size Halloween on Hulu now.
This is a five-minute standalone Halloween short. This short follows a family who going pumpkin picking — specifically their son and his pumpkin choice. After carving his “ugly” pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern things start to get a bit spooky in their household.
Stream Carved on Hulu now.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Say hello to a lesser-known 80’s horror comedy. In this movie, Elivra, a horror hostess, inherits a rundown mansion in a small town. The kicker? They want to burn her at the stake.
Stream Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on Hulu now.
Friday the 13th Part III
This is obviously the third of the Jason movies, but it is the very first to feature his iconic hockey mask! This movie follows a teenage girl and her friends who stay at a house near Crystal Lake. Jason is wounded nearby from the previous movie but not enough to stay away from the teenagers.
Stream Friday the 13th Part III on Hulu now.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
This is the fourth movie in the Jason franchise. it follows Jason after he escapes from the morgue and once again terrorizes the people around Crystal Lake. You’ll first meet Jason archenemy, Tommy Jarvis, in the installment.
Stream Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on Hulu now.
This is an extremely short horror anthology series. Each episode is under 10 minutes long so it’s an easy one sitting watch and perfect for those with ADHD like me. It follows a haunted house built from the wood of the tree from the Garden of Eden throughout time.
Stream The House on Hulu now.
The Houses October Built
This is a found-footage style horror movie that seems to blend with real life as most of the actors are playing characters of the same name. The footage follows a group of friends visiting haunted house attractions and interviewing the actors who work at them. While doing so they find some quite disturbing practices in the business of haunted houses that might just cost them their lives.
Stream The Houses October Built on Hulu now.
The Houses October Built 2
Yes, it has a sequel! In this movie, the gang from the first one tries to deal with their PTSD from their last Halloween haunted house road trip but going on another one. There’s no third movie so no spoilers about if they make it home alive this time.
Stream The Houses October Built 2 on Hulu now.
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think about it
Who doesn’t love a good children’s horror written by the author of Goosebumps? This one stars the beloved Disney Channel actress Emily Osment playing a 13-year-old goth girl. The teen finds an old haunting book but fails to heed its warning.
Stream R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour on Hulu now.
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville
Starring newer Disney Channel star Dove Cameron, this R.L. Stine movie follows her and her friends as they visit a Hall of Horrors that pops up in their town. They soon discover the showman is trapping the souls of those who visit and work to stop the evil mastermind.
Stream R.L. Stine’s Monsterville on Hulu now.
R.L. Stine: Mostly Ghostly (1, 2, 3)
All three of the Mosty Ghostly movies are on Hulu! The first is about a young boy, Max, who strikes a deal with the ghosts who haunt his house to help him find his missing parents. The second movie follows Max on Halloween years later battling an evil ghost who threatens to make him miss his first date with the girl he likes. The third movie yet again follows Max who is now trying to keep an enchanted jewel from the same evil ghost in the previous installments.
Stream Mostly Ghostly on Hulu now.
Stream Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend on Hulu now.
Stream Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House on Hulu now.
What We Do in the Shadows
This is a horror-comedy tv series that follows three vampires living in Staten Island. It’s as wild as it sounds. Just imagine a 300-year-old vampire trying to figure out the modern world. Now that’s comedy gold.
Stream What We Do in the Shadows on Hulu now.
Halloween Movies on HBO Max
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and (2010)
Both the original and the remake of the classic Freddy Kreuger movies can be found on HBO max. So you can watch Freddy Kreuger invade the dreams of teenagers in Springville twice over for double the scare.
Stream A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) on HBO Max now.
Stream A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) on HBO Max now.
In addition to that… HBO Max also recently added every movie in the Freddy franchise!
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
A family moves into the same house from the first movie and their teenage son starts having dreams of Freddy. Nothing good can come from that, right?
Stream A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 on HBO Max now.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Set a year after the second movie, this third part follows a girl named Kristen who is being plagued by Freddy in her dreams. But Kristen has the ability to pull people into her dreams with her, and so using that power they hope to put an end to the evil entity stalking her dreams.
Stream a Nightmare on Elm Street 3 on HBO Max now.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Freddy has been resurrected and seeks revenge on the families that killed him in the previous movie. He then seeks to use Kristen’s best friend to continue his killing spree.
Stream A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 on HBO Max now.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
This is claimed to be much darker than the other Freddy movies and is the technical second to last in the series. Alice is now pregnant and terrifyingly realizes Freddy is striking back through the mind of her unborn child.
Stream A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 on HBO Max now.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
This rendition of the classic monster Frankenstein is very loosely based on its novel. Oh, and it’s actually a British horror film! I was super surprised at how good this movie was so don’t judge it by its release date.
Stream The Curse of Frankenstein on HBO Max now.
Dracula has Risen from the Grave
Another old British horror film that follows a classic monster: Dracula. This is the fourth movie in the Dracula series and follows the creature after accidentally being resurrected during a priest’s exorcism of his castle.
Stream Dracula has Risen from the Grave on HBO Max now.
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
This is the sixth (and was supposed to be the final) installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It takes place years after the previous film and is set in a world where Freddy has returned and killed almost every kid in a town in Ohio.
Stream Freddy’s Dead on HBO Max now.
Freddy vs Jason
This is the seventh installment of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the 11th of the Friday the 13th movies, but the final of each before their reboots. The storyline of the movie is built upon Freddy bringing Jason back to life to facilitate his own return and ultimately pits the two against each other.
Stream Freddy vs Jason on HBO Max now.
Friday the 13th (2009)
While not the original, this is still a great rendition of the original Jason movie. Plus, if you watched Supernatural you’ll recognize one Jared Padalecki as a main character\
Stream Friday the 13th (2009) on HBO Max now.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Not to be confused with Haunting of Hill house – this supernatural horror film follows five guests who are trying to win $10,000 by staying at a “haunted house” for a whole night.
Stream House on Haunted Hill on HBO Max now.
Horror of Dracula
This is the first movie in the Dracula series I mentioned above. It doesn’t follow the book but instead portrays Jonathan Harker as a vampire hunter who has conned himself into Dracula’s castle to get close to the creature.
Stream Horror of Dracula on HBO Max now.
Bill discovers it was an evil shape-shifting clown that killed his little brother. He and his friends team up to end Pennywise’s reign in Derry, Maine, and to face their own worst nightmares. A great horror movie and coming-of-age story, It will always be one of the best Halloween movies.
Stream It (2017) on HBO max now.
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
This is the ninth movie in the Friday the 13th franchise. This installment follows Jason’s spirit possessing people to continue killing. He is trying to resurrect himself by possessed a member of his bloodline, but his bloodline also has the ability to kill him with a magical dagger. 90’s slasher films are wild.
Stream Jason Goes to Hell on HBO Max now.
This is the 10th movie in the Friday the 13th franchise. Except the cool bit about this one is it takes place in the year 2455 after Jason has been cryogenically frozen for 445 years.
Stream Jason X on HBO Max now.
The Mummy (1959)
This is actually a British horror film that takes bits from a few of the American Mummy movies. It follows British archaeologists who are cursed after defiling the tomb of an Egyptian princess.
Stream The Mummy on HBO Max now.
Scary Movie (1, 2, 3)
Fun parodies of the horror genre and Halloween movies in general, and more specifically the Scream movies and I Know What You Did Last Summer, these are fun horror movies for Halloween. Perfect for anyone looking for a good laugh instead of a scare.
Stream Scary Movie on HBO Max now.
Stream Scary Movie 2 on HBO Max now.
Stream Scary Movie 3 on HBO Max now.
Scream (1, 2, 3)
I only just recently watched the first Scream movie and I’m so mad at myself for not watching them sooner. Slasher movies are the best because they have all the gore and thrill, but add in so much comedy that you don’t go to sleep wondering if a masked man is inside your closet.
Stream Scream on HBO Max now.
Stream Scream 2 on HBO Max now.
Stream Scream 3 on HBO Max now.
Stephen King’s It
Ah, the movie that gave everyone a clown phobia. Originally made to be a two-part tv special, this movie sits at a long three hours and seven minutes. It follows the same plotline as the newer movies, just all in one movie.
Stream Stephen King’s It on HBO Max now.
Trick r’ Treat
I found this movie last spooky season and immediately fell in love with little Sam. This is absolutely a new Halloween classic I will be watching every year. This movie is a sort of anthology horror-comedy that all have spooky little Sam in common. Plus, they all take place on the same Halloween night.
Stream Trick r’ Treat on HBO Max now.
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
This is a meta slasher film from the creator of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street movie. This is standalone and you don’t need to have watched the other 6 Freddy movies to know what’s up. The meta-ness of this movie comes into play as Freddy Krueger, a fictional movie villain, invades the real world and haunts the cast and crew of the movies he’s being portrayed in. How spooky-ookie.
Stream Wes Craven’s New Nightmare on HBO Max now.
The Witches of Eastwick
First off, this movie stars the infamous Cher. So there’s that. That aside, this is a Halloweeny comedy movie from the 80’s about three women who form a coven kind of unknowingly.
Stream The Witches of Eastwick on HBO Max now.
Halloween Movies on Disney Plus
An adorable family movie, Coco has more Day of the Dead vibes, but since that’s close chronically to Halloween I decided to include it. This follows a young boy who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead and meets his ancestors.
Stream Coco on Disney Plus now.
FrankenWeenie (1984) and (2012)
While the 1984 version is just a small featurette, it was still directed by Tim Burton and is a parody of Frankenstein. It follows a much different plot than the 2012 stop-motion film so both are worth a watch!
Stream Frankenweenie (1984) on Disney Plus now.
Stream Frankenweenie (2012) on Dinsey Plus now.
Discover the wonderful world of Halloweentown in this Halloween classic. On her 13th birthday, Marnie discovers she is a witch and tags along with her Grandma Aggie to see Halloweentown. But while there, they learn something evil is trying to take over the spooky little town.
Stream Halloweentown on Disney Plus now.
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
Halloweentown is losing its magic! To figure out why Grandma Aggie brings Marnie and Sophie back to help her only to discover someone is seeking revenge on the Cromwells.
Stream Halloweentown II on Disney Plus now.
Marnie bargains her magic powers to get some Halloweentown teenagers transferred to her own high school to show them the mortal world. But things start to go wrong with the Knight of The Iron Dagger shows up and wants to destroy every magical thing like ever.
Stream Halloweentown High on Disney Plus now.
Don’t worry, of course, Disney has this classic Halloween movie on its streaming service! Nothing like some good on Sanderson sisters and Thackery Binx to bring some Halloween spirit. Am I right? I would definitely call this my favorite classic Halloween movie ever and watch it every year.
Stream Hocus Pocus on Disney Plus now.
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
After a brother and sister get grounded, they set their mom up on a date to get out of the house… only to realize the date they found their mom is actually a vampire. The mom is played by the same actress who played Aunt Hilda in Sabrina the Teenage Witch so it’s a hoot!
Stream Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire on Disney Plus now.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This might just be the most famous Tim Burton Halloween movie of them all. Say hello to the town of Halloween where it’s Halloween every day! (What a dream.) But the Pumpkin King Jack Skeleton wishes for more than just Halloween over and over. So he decides to steal Christmas and make it his own holiday.
Stream The Nightmare Before Christmas on Disney Plus now.
Return to Halloweentown
In this last installment of the Halloweentown movies, Marnie goes to witch college! Yes, that’s a thing. While there she learns about an ancient prophecy that only she can unravel.
Stream Return to Halloweentown on Disney Plus now.
Twitches (1 and 2)
Twin witches? Sign me up! Watch along as Alex and Camryn discover they’re witches on their 21st birthday, and soon have to work together to ward off evil.
Stream Twitches on Disney Plus now.
Stream Twitches Two on Disney Plus now.
What’s your favorite Halloween movie?