49 Totally Terrifying Series & Movies To Stream This Halloween Season

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49 Totally Terrifying Series & Movies To Stream This Halloween Season

For a spooktacular Halloween marathon!

This year’s Halloween celebrations might have us more home-bound than usual, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a scary-fun time without leaving the comfort of your own couch. [Featured image: AMC/Fox/Warner Bros.]

So put on your best costume, grab that candy bowl and browse through our wide selection of some of the best horror series and movies to watch right now on Hulu, HBO and Amazon Prime. Happy streaming–or better yet scary streaming!

Words by: Maria Del Rosario Castro Díaz 

1. The Addams Family (1991)

Could there even be Halloween without history’s most famous creepy family? We think not. The Addams Family is a total classic when it comes to Halloween comedies and its the perfect movie to watch if you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season with a good laugh and not too many scares!

2. American Horror Story

No need for much introduction here. American Horror Story is an absolute go-to for many terror lovers and is possibly the best horror series since the X-files. You can stream all nine seasons on Hulu!

3. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Annabelle returns to reak havoc on the Warrens’ home after a friend of Judy’s accidentally sets her free.

4. Anna and The Apocalypse (2018)

Anna and her friend’s struggle to fight the undead in this strange, post-apocalyptic, musical Christmas land. Won’t chill you to the bone, but this teenage coming-of-age movie with candy canes used as bludgeoning weapons makes for quite an interesting Halloween watch.

5. A Quiet Place (2018)

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski struggle to keep their family alive in this ultra-quiet yet dangerous post-apocalyptic world. Will you manage to stay as quiet as them throughout the flick?

6. The Body (2018)

The first installment of Hulu’s Into The Dark series follows a hitman whose victim is confused for a prop of his Halloween ensemble. Pair it with the rest of the series episodes for the ultimate Hulu-ween experience.

7. Castle Rock (Seasons 1 & 2)

This Hulu Original is perfect for any Stephen King fan. Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, this psychological thriller brings King’s classic characters for the ultimate horror series. Just don’t look away for too long or you might miss King’s clever twists!

8. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Catch pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth, in this horror-comedy where everything that can go wrong in slasher movies does go wrong and even more so for a young group of friends out on vacation.

9-11. Child’s Play 1,2,3

A total classic of horror films, the Child’s Play trilogy recounts the chilling and slashing adventures of Chucky, the diabolical doll.

12. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Ed and Lorraine Warren return to help Peggy, a single mother of four, to help get rid of what’s lurking in the shadows of their London home.

13. Crawl (2019)

Father and daughter are trapped in a basement during a hurricane and alligators are out to get them. If you’re scared of what may lurk in deep, dark waters might want to skip out on this one.

14. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

The legendary ghost of La Llorona is lurking the streets of 1970s L.A.  out to get any child she can get her hands on.

15. The Devil’s Doorway (2018)

Two Vatican priests are dispatched to investigate reports of a Virgin Mary statue that weeps blood in an Irish convent–but the weeping statue will be the least of the problems in this creepy possession-horror film.

16. Depraved (2019)

Indie director Larry Fasseden’s modern retelling of Frankenstein. What happens when Adam develops a mind of its own?

17. The Exorcist (2016-2018)

Demonic possession and spinning heads are taken to a whole new level thanks to modern special effects in this reboot series of the 1973 classic.

18. Ghost Stories (2018)

Find out why and how scary things happen from the hand of a reluctant professor who sets out on a journey to uncover supernatural secrets.

19. Freakish (2016-2018)

This Hulu original featuring many of your favorite social media stars, follows a group of teens as they struggle against predatory mutants who have taken over their town after a chemical disaster. Not too scary but an interesting and light-hearted zombie slashing series nonetheless.

20. It: Chapter 2 (2019)

Find out what happens when the Losers Club gets back together to end Pennywise once and for all.

21. Pet Sematary (2019)

Burying their pet cat brings terrible consequences for the Creed family in this terrifying Stephen King classic.

22. The Shining (1980)

A total classic of the horror film genre! Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining follows a mother and her son as they try to survive the winter in an off-season hotel while the father, working as the hotel’s caretaker, is overtaken by the hotel’s paranormal forces.

23. The Terror

These anthology series tells the story of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror’s expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845, only to never return. In real life, Captain Sir John Franklin and his mean most likely got lost and succumbed to the cold, but what if there was something else that caused their demise?


24. Texas Chainsaw

The 7th installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and the direct sequel to the original 1974 hit, this movie follows the story of a young woman who inherits a Texas estate from the grandmother she never knew she had. But her new-found wealth will come at a price when she discovers the terrors that lurk in the mansion’s cellars.

25. Wounds (2019)

Strange and disturbing things begin to happen to a New Orleans bartender (Armie Hammer) after he brings home a phone that was left behind in his bar by a group of teenage kids.

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26. The Amityville Horror (1978)

In 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. murders six of his family members claiming the voices in his home pushed him to do it. A year later, a newly-wed couple moves into the same home, ignorant of what’s hidden within its walls. There are several installments of this franchise, but what makes this 1978 flick truly terrifying is the fact that it’s based on the original paranormal events that took place in this Amityville home in Long Island and continue to baffle audiences even nowadays.


27. Bates Motel

How does Norman Bates grow up to become Psycho’s famous serial killer? Witness the forging of a murderer in this thrilling modern prequel to one of history’s most famous horror films.

28. Better Watch Out (2016)

This babysitting-gone-wrong adventure is perhaps best described as a Christmas comedy with a sudden, dark (very dark) twist.

29. Child’s Play (2019)

Chuky, the slasher toy, comes back to haunt us in this 21-st century reboot of the classic horror film.

30. Children of the Corn ( 1984)

Yet another excellent Stephen King hit. In Children of the Corn, a couple of young adults accidentally drive into a town suspiciously devoid of adults where the children have gone into a murderous frenzy in the name of He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

31. Hereditary

A family of three tries to fend the ghosts of the past and their hereditary curse in a thrilling movie that will chill you to the bone.

32. High Life (2019)

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system in this wild dystopian adventure. They must now rely on each other to survive as they head straight towrds the oblivion of a black hole.

33. The Innkeepers (2012)

The Inkeepers follows two employees of a New England Inn who attempt to document the alleged supernatural activity in the building, before it closes down for good.

34. Midsommar (2019)

Four college friends and one of the group’s grieving girlfriends, attend an obscure Swedish summer solstice festival hidden deep in the Scandinavian forest. But things don’t go very well for them, in fact, they go horrifyingly wrong.

35. Preacher (2016-)

Based on the DC comic of the same name, Preacher follows Jesse Custer a troubled Texas priest as he tries to find God and save his town from the mysterious forces that haunt it with the help of an Irish vampire and his tough-as-nails ex girlfriend.

36. Salem (2014)

What if what fueled Salem’s Witch Trials was something more than human hysteria? Discover the dark truth behind the harrowing trials that set the whole village of Salem into a frenzy and marked it as a witch town forevermore.

37. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Our Halloween movie round up wouldn’t be complete without Hannibal Lecter and his friend Clarice. This early 90s masterpiece never gets old.

38. The Stepford Wives (1975)

A new bride suspects there’s something wrong with the women of Stepford, they’re too… perfect.

39. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

In this psychological thriller, a mother (Tilda Swinton) deals with the terrible aftermath of her psycopath’s son (Ezra Miller) heinous crime.


40. Alien (1979)

Since its debut in ’79, Alien has developed into an uber-successful science-fiction franchise. But there’s nothing quite its first installment to have you screaming non-stop during this Halloween season. Alien³ and Alien Resurrection are also available for watching on HBO if you can’t get enough of the terrifying extra-terrestrial beings.

41. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

In this cult classic,  two American friends, David and Jack, visit a local pub in Britain when they’re attacked by a werewolf. But when David tries to explain the attack, the locals deny any knowledge of the wolf.

42. Doctor Sleep (2019)

In this sequel to King and Kubrik’s The Shining, an adult Dany Torrance returns to protect a young girl with similar powers from a dark force that’s out to get her.

43. The Invisible Man (2020)

In The Invisible Man, Cecilia, an abused and gaslighted woman that barely found the will to escape will have to muster all that’s left of her strength to fend off her toxic and violent ex, the first man to achieve invisibility.

44-5 Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2

A brother and a sister drive through isolated countryside for Spring Break and encounter a terrifying creature in the middle of its eating spree. If you’re hungry for more, Jeepers Creepers 2 is also available on HBO!

47. Magic (1978)

As if ventriloquist dolls weren’t creepy enough already, Magic follows Corky (Anthony Hopkins) a down on his luck ventriloquist who believes his doll is actually alive and will make him act on his deepest and darkest impulses.

48. The Others (2001)

Grace (Nicole Kidman) and her two young kids move to a remote country estate in the aftermath of WWII only to find their lives disrupted by strange presences lurking around the house.

49. Ready or Not (2019)

A young bride fends off her less than amiable in-laws in this thrilling, horror blockbuster.

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