Looking for the best list of Halloween movies to watch this October? I’m sharing everything from classic scary movies, to family friendly cartoons, to the latest new horror movies, to the best kids halloween movies on Disney+.
You will love these thrillers, slashers, comedies, and animation Halloween films which you can stream on Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, or Hulu!
- The Ultimate List Of Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit
- Not-So-Scary List Halloween Movies On Netflix:
- Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies On Hulu:
- Not-So-Scary Halloweem Movies on Disney Plus
- Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit
- Scary Halloween Movies On Netflix
- Halloween Movies On Hulu:
- Scary Movies To Get You In the Halloween Spirit:
- FAQs about Halloween Movies
I do want to note, the no-so-scary halloween movie list does not mean they are all are for kids! While this is a list of the top 100 halloween movies for the family, it's also for friends and everyone! While some of the Halloween movies for kids are suitable for young children, others aren't. The not-so-scary Halloween movie list is exactly that: not-so-scary.
I can't believe I have to say this, but based on some of the messages I received: please use your best judgment, watch trailers, and make a choice appropriate to you or your child's level of scare! If you are looking for Halloween stuff for toddlers, check out this post on 100 Halloween Books For Kids [For Babies, Young and Older Children!] or Fun + Easy Halloween Activities For Toddlers!
Lastly, if you're looking for some fun Halloween DIY crafts to do while binging your favorite Halloween movies, check out this post on The BEST Dollar Tree Halloween DIYs To Try This Year!
The Ultimate List Of Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit
The very best list of Halloween movies to watch this year! Including the top 100 Halloween movies for the family, one's for the scaredy cat, and for adults who love gore! You'll find classics in the horror genre featuring Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger to some great suspenseful psychological thrillers, slasher movies, and so much more! Plus classic Halloween movies the whole family can enjoy this Halloween season!
Not-So-Scary List Halloween Movies On Netflix:
These are a mix of family halloween movies on netflix and halloween comedies on Netflix. So please watch the trailer if you plan to watch any of these halloween movies with kids!
All Hallow’s Eve
The Addams Family (original featuring Anjelica Huston)
Addams Family Values
Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask
Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask II
A Haunted House
A Haunted House 2
Hotel Transylvania (multiple – some on Netflix)
Spookley The Square Pumpkin
The Witches (1990)
When We First Met
Scooby Doo (Netflix)
Monster Family (Netflix)
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly (Netflix)
All Hallow's Eve (Netflix)
Little Monsters (Netflix)
Young Frankenstein (Netflix)
The Addams Family (Netflix)
Goosebumps 1 and 2 (Netflix)
Corpse Bride* (Netflix)
The Nightmare Before Christmas* Tim Burton's Halloween Town classic with Jack Skellington was my absolute favorite as a kid!
Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies On Hulu:
Madagascar: A Little Wild Fang-tastic Halloween
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Halloweentown (with Live tv only)
Addams Family (animated)
Double Double Toil And Trouble
The Little Ghost (Hulu)
Tiny Toons Adventures: Night Ghoulery (Hulu)
Tyler Perry's BOO 2! (Hulu)
The Monster Squad
Liar, Liar, Vampire (Hulu)
Party Monsters (Hulu)
Fun Size (Hulu)
Monsters at Large (Hulu)
Curious George: A Halloween BOO-fest (Hulu)
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman (Hulu)
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (Hulu)
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Hulu)
Not-So-Scary Halloweem Movies on Disney Plus
Hocus Pocus 2
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
Return to Halloweentown
Disney’s Halloween Treat
Girl vs Monster
Toy Story of TERROR!
Don't Look Under The Bed
Phantom of the Megaplex
Return to Oz
Nightmare Before Christmas
Donald Duck Trick or Treat
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
Into The Woods
Mom's Dating A Vampire
Escape To Witch Mountain
Return To Witch Mountain
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies To Get You In The Halloween Spirit
Some of these you can rent on Amazon Prime, some are on HBOGO or Showtime Anytime, others are on Disney+ and over the years they've been on Netflix/Hulu so check back on that!
The Witches of Eastwick
Curious George Halloween BOOfest
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Ernest Scared Stupid* (HBO GO)
Casper Meets Wendy
Tower of Terror
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Don’t Look Under the Bed
The Witches (2020)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show*
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit*
The Little Shop Of Horrors
Sleepy Hollow (Netflix & Hulu)
Shaun of the Dead* (Showtime Anytime)
The Haunted Mansion
Scary Halloween Movies On Netflix
The Babysitter Killer Queen*
House At The End Of The Street
The Open House
Truth Or Dare
We Summon The Darkness
House of 1000 Corpses
House Of The Witch
Silence Of the Lambs
Things Heard And Seen
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
The 8th Night
Death Of Me
The Evil Dead
What Lies Below
In The Tall Grass
Scream (4 Movies – HBO GO has 2 & 3, Netflix has them all)
Truth or Dare (Netflix)
The Craft (Netflix)
Death Note (Netflix)
In The Shadow Of The Moon (Netflix)
The Babadook (Netflix)
The House On The Left
The Open House (Netflix)
The Haunting Of Hill House (Netflix)
Train to Busan* (Netflix)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre* (Netflix has 1 and Hulu has 2)
It Follows (Netflix)
The Sixth Sense (Netflix)
Saw* (8 Movies – Netflix)
7 Lost Girls
Halloween Movies On Hulu:
A Terror Of Hallow’s Eve
Books Of Blood
Boom Of Death
The Midnight Man
I Still See You
The Last House On The Left
My Blood Valentine
Snakes On A Plane
Interview With The Vampire
Stan Against Evil (Hulu)
The Evil Dead (Hulu)
House of Manson (Hulu)
Cabin Fever (Hulu & Showtime Anytime)
Scary Movies To Get You In the Halloween Spirit:
You can stream some of these on Hulu, some on Netflix, some on HBO GO, some on ShowTime, but you can also rent all of them from Amazon Prime!
Season of the Witch (Amazon Prime Video)
Night of the Living Dead
Halloween* (10 Movies – HBO GO has Resurrection & HULU has H20)
Friday the 13th* (11 Movies)
Freddy vs Jason (the crossover from the Friday the 13th films featuring Jason Voorhees in the Jason movies)
Chucky / Child's Play* (8 Movies – Netflix has two in the Chucky wheelhouse, Hulu has at least one)
Paranormal Activity (6 Movies – I've actually only ever watched the first half of one of these, and then things started happening in our house and I refuse to watch them ever again)
The Ring (HBO GO)
The Amityville Horror* (16 Movies – HBO GO has the one with Ryan Reynolds which is my favorite, Hulu has a couple)
Carrie (Netflix has the original, I recommend the newer version)
The Purge* (3 Movies – HBO GO has Election Year, but I would recommend skipping that one unless you are a huge Purge fan)
A Quiet Place (Hulu & Amazon Prime)
28 Days Later
Children Of The Corn (Amazon Prime)
Cabin In The Woods
The Conjuring* (HBO GO has 1 & 2, Netflix has 1)
Nightmare On Elm Street*
Freddy vs. Jason*
Jeepers Creepers* (3 Movies)
When A Stranger Calls
House of Wax*
The Blair Witch Project (HBO GO)
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Lights Out (HBO GO)
The Funhouse Massacre (Showtime Anytime)
Drag Me To Hell
FAQs about Halloween Movies
What are the best Halloween movies of all time?
The best Halloween movies of all time tend to feature a serial killer like in the Halloween films, Texas Chainsaw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th movies, and Scream.
The Shining starring Jack Nicholson, The Blair Witch Project, and Poltergeist are also in the top 100 Haloween movies consistnely.
What are the best classic Halloween movies for the whole family?
This largely depends on the age of the whole family, so please keep your child's age in mind with these recommendations:
Hocus Pocus featuring Kathy Najimi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Better Midler is another fan favorite for the family.
Harry Potter – while not an official Halloween movie it's great for getting into the magical spirit of the season without being too scary for little kids.
Practical Magic follows sisters played by Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock as they get a crash course in magic is rated PG-13.
What Halloween movies did Tim Burton Make?
Tim Burton has made some spooktacular films that always dance around Halloween and are often included on HAlloween lists even if they don't directly relate. Here's a list of the best Tim Burton Halloween movies:
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- BeetleJuice featuring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara
- Edward Scissorhands starring Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest
- Ed Wood featuring Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Landau, Bill Murray
- Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp as the infamous Ichabod Crane and also starring Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken
- Corpse Bride voiced by Emily Watson, Johnny Depp, and Christopher Lee
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring Johnny Depp and Harry Potter star's Alan Rickman, and Helena Bonham Carter
- Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer
- Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children
- Batman Returns
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Alice in Wonderland
- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
What is the best Michael Myers Halloween movie?
The original 1978 Halloween film directed by John Carpenter is probably the best Halloween movie. The independent horror film is a cult classic featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Nick Castel and Tony Moran.
What is the order of the Michael Myers movies?
List of the 13 Halloween films in chronological order:
- Halloween (1978)
- Halloween II (1981)
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
- Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
- Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
- Halloween (2018)
- Halloween Kills (2021)
- Halloween Ends (2022)
It's also noteworthy that Rob Zombie remade the first Halloween film in 2007, with a sequel in 2009 called Halloween II. Overall these are darker than the original films, but not as good.
What would you add to this halloween movie checklist for Spooky Season?
Halloween Activities For Toddlers
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Originally publish on 10/26/17