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30 Totally Terrifying Series & Movies To Stream This Halloween Season

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz October 2, 2020

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!

Netflix

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

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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 Netflix!

3. 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?

4. 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.

5-7. Child’s Play 1,2,3

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

8. 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.

9-10. The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor

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A newcomer on the horror scene, the anthology series became a huge hit back in 2018 when it officially debuted and has acquired a cult following thanks to its jump scares and brilliantly spooky storytelling.

11. Ratched

The Queen of horror Sarah Paulson steps into the terrifying shoes of Mildred Ratched – who beneath it all is filled with a horrifying darkness that her patients won’t be able to escape.

12. The Conjuring

Based on a true story, The Conjuring is enough to frighten us in broad daylight. Follow Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple of paranormal investigators as they take on the most terrifying and haunting case of their careers.

13. Annabelle

Joining The Conjuring world is Annabelle – a terrifyingly creepy doll who is capable of unspeakable things. And for those brave enough to watch how it all began, Annabelle answers those questions.

14-16. Insidious Chapter 1,2 and 3

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Freaky horror franchise Insidious follows a family who has to fight to prevent evil spirits from taking (and keeping) their child in a haunting other realm, but they can fight it, or even keep them away?

17. Halloween (2018)

Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with her attempted killer, Michael Myers, 40 years after she evaded death at his hands.

Amazon Prime

18. Paranormal Activity

A young couple moves into their new, suburban home – but not all is as it seems as they discover paranormal activity and evil occurrences through hidden cameras.

19. Shaun of the Dead

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Prefer a pint in the Winchester over a creepy horror? Simon Pegg and Nick Frost join forces to tackle a zombie apocalypse in this hilarious comedy.

20. The Nun

Another one for fans of The Conjuring, The Nun explores the darkest chapter of the story so far – The Valak.

21. What We Do In The Shadows

Another work of comic relief, this time from filmmaker Taiki Waititi of Thor: Ragnorak fame – this hilarious mockumentary follows three vampires going about their day-to-day lives, but trouble ensues when their 8000-year-old flatmate turns a 20-year-old human into one of them.

22. Suspiria

A remake of the 70s classic, Dakota Johnson stars as dancer Susie, who finds herself immersed in a mysterious and murderous world of witchcraft as she climbs the ranks of the competitive school.

23. The Shining

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.

24. Dark Shadows

From acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton, Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas – a rich playboy who faces the wrath of witch Angelique when he breaks her heart in two. And back for revenge two centuries later is vampire Barnabas, who’s been buried alive for over 200 years.

25. Final Destination

Following a terrifying premonition of a plane crash, Alex and his friends un-board a plane to Paris after a fight breaks out. But when all the passengers remaining on the plane die in a mid-air explosion, Death must find a way to catch those who cheated it.

26. Midsommar

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.

NOW TV

27. IT Chapter 2

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

28. Us

Jordan Peele returns with the haunting Us, a horror which follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) years after suffering from an unexplainable trauma. And upon returning to her childhood home with her husband and children, the Wilson’s are faced with terrifying doppelgängers of themselves.

29. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Following the death of a young girl allegedly possessed by an evil spirit, a budding lawyer takes on the case in defence of the priest who is facing homicide charges.

30. Pet Semetary

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

Read more: Here’s Everything That’s Dropping On Netflix In October 2020

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