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Boo! The best Halloween movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to change and there’s something eerie whispering through the crisp fall nights.

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about the best horror movies to watch on Halloween. But before you head to the store to pick up some Blu-ray titles, or head to Amazon to buy or rent, check out your favorite streaming services first.

Between all the major platforms, there’s a glut of excellent horror movies to lose yourself in — just in time for Halloween chills to wriggle their way into our hearts and homes. Check out our carefully-curated list below for a taste of what you can’t miss this Halloween:


One of the most ubiquitous streaming options available (Netflix) is home to a nice variety of different flicks to enjoy. From originals that’ll creep you out of your seat (“In The Tall Grass) to foreign films (“Train to Busan”) that you won’t soon forget, there’s a little something on Netflix for everyone.

Here are a few great suggestions to keep in mind:

  • “In The Tall Grass”
  • “The Sixth Sense”
  • “Scream”
  • “Candyman”
  • “Train to Busan”
  • “The Endless”
  • “Creep”
  • “The Witch”
  • “Shutter”
  • “The Conjuring”
  • “Carrie”
  • “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”
  • “Hush”
  • “The Perfection”


Hulu is home to several of our favorite binge-worthy network TV shows, but it also has several fantastic horror flicks you’ve got to catch, like off-beat and wholly disturbing “The Babadook.” You can also catch up on classics like “Hellraiser,” which is a spine-tingling hit that shouldn’t be missed, especially if you’re into body horror and the supernatural.

Don’t forget to also check out:

  • “The Babadook”
  • “Hellraiser”
  • “Blade”
  • “Shivers”
  • “Pumpkinhead”
  • “Paranormal Activity 2”
  • “Antiviral”
  • “The Haunting”
  • “Dracula 2000”

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is home to some of the harder-to-find scary movies you won’t want to miss. “A Quiet Place” is a tense, thrilling ride that’ll leave you too terrified to breathe. Meanwhile, the experimental “Suspiria” reboot is an exciting riff on the Dario Argento classic.

Add one of these to your Halloween watch list:

  • “A Quiet Place”
  • “It Comes at Night”
  • “Suspiria”
  • “Hereditary”
  • “The Woman in Black”
  • “The Innkeepers”


Starz is an excellent place to find some of the greatest horror films of all time. Never seen horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Jaws” or “The Thing?” This is your chance to give them all a whirl in one convenient place. Starz is accessible via Hulu subscription, if you have one, and you only have to pay a nominal fee per month.

For titles like these, it’s worth the extra cost:

  • “Rosemary’s Baby”
  • “Jaws”
  • “The Thing”
  • “Shaun of the Dead”
  • “The Others”
  • “28 Days Later”
  • “Night of the Living Dead”
  • “Let Me In”
  • “The Blair Witch Project”
  • “One Hour Photo”
  • “The Invisible Man”
  • “The Mothman Prophecies”

With all these great and scary options at your disposal, there’s no reason you should have to spend Halloween shuffling around like a zombie through TV channels.

Just one last thing: if you end up picking a spooky movie from our list of suggestions, you might want to leave the lights on. We wouldn’t want anyone getting irrationally terrified, after all.

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