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31 Nights of Spooktober | 100+ Halloween-Themed Movies To Watch In October

While trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and wearing costumes are exciting holiday traditions to experience in All Hallow’s Eve month, the one thing I look forward to the most during this festive season is the movies.

I have to thank ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween for this. Back when cable television was my primary source of entertainment and companionship as my parents were at work most of the time, the employees behind ABC Family enticed excitement when it came to Spooky Month. I always looked forward to watching their program lineup.

This year, I wanted to create my own Spooky lineup to ignite the Halloween spirit.

With streaming services being more of a household name, the movies below are ones that I was able to locate in the more popular streaming services available – Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Max, Peacock, Paramount+, AMC+, and Apple TV+.

Each day consists of four different movies, three of which correspond to different maturity ratings – G/PG, PG-13/TV-14, and R/NC-17/TV-MA. The fourth movies are spooky non-English/international movies.

The main goal of the list is to watch at least one movie each day, especially considering that not everyone will have access to multiple streaming services. If we want more of a challenge, we can always try watching all four per day or finish the entire list in however viewing schedule we choose.

A Bit of Halloween History

About 2,000 years ago, in areas that are now known as Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, there was a group of people known as the Celts who believed that on the night of October 31, the day before their new year (November 1), the border between the living and the dead became blurred and that the spirits of the dead roamed the earth.

As part of their beliefs, the Celts celebrated an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain on October 31, the day known as All Hallows Eve. To commemorate the event, the Celts would light huge sacred bonfires where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic gods. They also wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins. They would extinguish their fire sometime during the festival, and by the end of the festival, they would re-light it as it was believed to help protect them during the coming winter.

Halloween in the Americas was initially common in Maryland and the southern colonies. Eventually, as the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups and the American Indians meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The early celebrations of Halloween were to honor harvest season, and were known as “play parties,” and neighbors shared stories of the dead, told each other’s fortunes, danced, and sang.

In the second half of the 19th century, America was flooded with millions of Irish immigrants, which helped popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally. By the late 1800s, there was a move to make Halloween into a holiday that focused more on community and neighborly get-togethers than on ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft. At the turn of the century, Halloween became a household festivity that focused on games, foods, and costumes. Many themes of horror and grotesque were soon removed, thus Halloween began to lose most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the 20th century. Between 1920 and 1950, the practice of trick-or-treating was revived as it was a relatively inexpensive way for a community to celebrate Halloween.

Today, the day of the Samhain Festival is popularly known as Halloween and is celebrated annually on October 31. It is a day when people commonly go trick-or-treating, carve jack-o-lanterns, have festive gatherings, wear costumes, and eat treats. It is estimated that Americans spend about $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second-largest commercial holiday after Christmas.


A Bit of Maturity Ratings Explained


G: General audiences – All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

PG: Parental guidance suggested – Parents urged to give “parental guidance.” May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned – Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

R: Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

NC-17: Adults Only – No one 17 and under admitted. Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.


TV-Y – Programs aimed at a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6.

TV-Y7 – Programs most appropriate for children aged 7 and up.

TV-Y7-FV – Programming with fantasy violence that may be more intense or more combative than other programming in the TV-Y7 category.

TV-G – Programs suitable for all ages; these are not necessarily children’s shows.

TV-PG – Parental guidance is recommended; these programs may be unsuitable for younger children.

TV-14 – These shows may be unsuitable for children under 14.

TV-MA – These programs are intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17.

124 Movies To Stream For Halloween

Streaming service(s) might change from the time of writing this post due to the services’ contract with the movie/TV show networks.


The Haunted Mansion (2003) | PG | Stream On: Disney+

The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix

Halloween (1978) | R | Stream On: AMC+

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) | G | Stream On: Max


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) | PG | Stream On: Max

The Grudge (2004) | PG-13 | Stream On: Paramount+

Halloween II (1981) | R | Stream On: AMC+, Peacock TV

Re/Member (2022) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) | PG | Stream On: Max

Clue (1985) | PG-13 | Stream On: Paramount+

Friday The 13th (1980) | R | Stream On: Max

Don’t Listen (2020) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) | PG | Stream On: Max

Practical Magic (1998) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) | R | Stream On: Max

#Alive (2020) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Twitches (2005) | TV-PG | Stream On: Disney+

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

The Exorcist (1973) | R | Stream On: Max

The 8th Night (2021) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix


Twitches Two (2007) | TV-PG | Stream On: Disney+

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

The Shining (1980) | R | Stream On: Hulu

Incantation (2022) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Harry Potter And the Half-Blood Prince (2009) | PG | Stream On: Max

Beautiful Creatures (2013) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

It (2017) | R | Stream On: Max

Sabrina (2018) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) | TV-G | Stream On: Apple TV+

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1 (2010) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

It: Chapter Two (2019) | R | Stream On: Max

Tumbbad (2018) | R | Stream On: Prime Video


Monsters, Inc. (2001) | G | Stream On: Disney+

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (2011) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

The Wicker Man | R | Stream On: Apple TV+

The Oskars Fantasy (2023) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Nightbooks (2021) | TV-PG | Stream On: Netflix

The Woman in Black (2012) | PG-13 | Stream On Paramount+

Carrie (1976) | R | Stream On: Hulu

Kuntilanak (2018) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix (Last Day To Watch On Netflix: October 11)


The Book of Life (2014) | TV-PG | Stream On: Hulu

The Woman in Black 2: Angel Of Death (2014) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

Sleepy Hollow (1999) | R | Stream On: Max

Goodnight Mommy (2022) | R | Stream On: Prime Video


Hotel Transylvania (2012) | PG | Stream On: Hulu

Carved (2018) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

Barbarian (2022) | R | Stream On: Max

Veronica (2017) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Monster House (2006) | PG | Stream On: Hulu

We Have a Ghost (2023) | PG-13 | Stream On: Netflix

Trick ‘R Treat (2007) | R | Stream On: Max

The Bridge Curse (2020) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Ghostbusters (1984) | PG | Stream On: Peacock TV

Bewitched (2005) | PG-13 | Stream On: Prime Video

Blood Moon (2021) | TV-MA | Stream On: Hulu

Ghost Stories (2020) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Halloweentown (1998) | TV-PG | Stream On: Disney+

Ouija (2014) | PG-13 | Stream On: Netflix

Thir13en Ghosts (2001) | R | Stream On: Max

Pee Mak (2013) | PG-13 | Stream On: Apple TV+


Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001) | TV-G | Stream On: Disney+

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

Evil Dead Rise (2023) | R | Stream On: Max

Spirited (2022) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix


The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010) | TV-Y | Stream On: Netflix

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

The Craft (1996) | R | Stream On: Hulu

The Womb (2022) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) | TV-PG | Stream On: Netflix

Insidious (2010) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

Get Out (2017) | R | Stream On: Peacock TV

Homunculus (2021) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Goosebumps (2015) | PG | Stream On: Netflix

The Grudge 2 (2006) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu, Peacock TV

Uncanny Annie (2019) | TV-MA | Stream On: Hulu

Secrets In the Hot Spring (2018) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) | PG | Stream On: Disney+

Ouija: Origin Of Evil (2016) | PG-13 | Stream On: Netflix

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) | R | Stream On: Hulu

Spirited Away (2001) | PG | Stream On: Max


Casper (1995) | PG | Stream On: Netflix

You Are Not My Mother (2021) | PG-13 | Stream On: Hulu

Eli (2019) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix

The 3rd Eye (2018) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Frankenweenie (2012) | PG | Stream On: Max

Haunted Mansion (2023) | PG-13 | Stream On: Disney+

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) | R | Stream On: Max

The 3rd Eye 2 (2019) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Scooby-Doo (2002) | PG | Stream On: Max

Mama (2013) | PG-13 | Stream On: Prime Video

Ghost Ship (2002) | R | Stream On: Max

Eerie (2019) | TV-14 | Stream On: Netflix


Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) | PG | Stream On: Max

Umma (2022) | PG-13 | Stream On: Netflix

Crimson Peak (2015) | R | Stream On: Netflix

The Influence (2019) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Spooky Buddies (2011) | G | Stream On: Disney+

The Addams Family (1991) | PG-13 | Stream On: Paramount+

The Nun (2018) | R | Stream On: Max

Bulbbul (2020) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Paranorman (2012) | PG | Stream On: Hulu (Starz Add-On)

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

Annabelle Creation (2017) | R | Stream On: Max

Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Matilda (1996) | PG | Stream On: Netflix

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) | PG-13 | Stream On: Disney+

Annabelle (2014) | R | Stream On: Max, Hulu

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) | NR | Stream On: Peacock TV, Freevee


Beetlejuice (1988) | PG | Stream On: Max

Teen Witch (1989) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

The Conjuring (2013) | R | Stream On: Max

The Doll (2016) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Coraline (2009) | PG | Stream On: Max

Cruella (2021) | PG-13 | Stream On: Disney+

Annabelle Comes Home (2019) | R | Stream On: Max

The Doll 2 (2017) | TV-MA | Stream On: Netflix


Hocus Pocus (1993) | PG | Stream On: Disney+

Hubie Halloween (2020) | PG-13 | Stream On: Netflix

The Curse Of La Llorona (2019) | R | Stream On: Max

The Wailing (2016) | R | Stream On: Prime Video


Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) | PG | Stream On: Disney+

Edward Scissorhands (1990) | PG-13 | Stream On: Max

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) | R | Stream On: Max

Train To Busan (2016) | PG-13 | Stream On: Prime Video

I hope that these tales will awaken the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve within us.

Behind the tricks, treats, decorations, and costumes, I hope that many of us will allow our inner child to come through and enjoy the lightness that the holiday brings.

Let's Chat!

What Spooky tales are you looking forward to watching in October?

Keep being inspired and take care always,


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