All the spooky movies and shows to stream this Halloween

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·6-min read

It's almost Halloween, you know what that means right? It's time to scare yourself silly with a bunch of spooky movies and TV shows!

In case you're lost on where to find the best horror movies and shows, allow us to help...

The Lie - Amazon Prime

The Lie
The Lie is about two desperate parents who attempt to cover up their daughter’s horrific crime. Photo: Amazon Prime

Director Jason Blum has worked with Amazon Prime to bring not one, not two, but four horror films to the streaming service. The first of the four films is The Lie, a story about two desperate parents who attempt to cover up their daughter’s horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception.

Black Box - Amazon Prime

Black Box is about a single father, who loses his wife and his memory in a car accident, undergoes an agonising experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is.

Evil Eye - Amazon Prime

Evil Eye
Evil Eye sees a seemingly perfect romance turn into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past. Photo: Amazon Prime

Evil Eye sees a seemingly perfect romance turn into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.

Nocturne - Amazon Prime

Nocturne goes inside the halls of an elite arts academy, where a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister after discovering a mysterious notebook belonging to a deceased classmate.

Invisible Man - Amazon Prime

A tense thriller, Invisible Man sees Elizabeth Moss as Cecilia, who manages to escape her abusive ex, only for him to unexpectedly take his own life and leave her his fortune. However, Cecilia suspects his death was, in fact, a hoax and that he has managed to turn himself invisible and is tormenting her.

The Haunting of Bly Manor - Netflix

The Haunting of Bly Manor
The Haunting of Bly Manor is the next chapter in The Haunting series is set in 1980s England. All is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. Photo: Netflix

The next chapter in The Haunting series is set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness - Netflix

Season two of The Alienist sees Sara Howard call on her friends Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and journalist John Moore for assistance when she’s hired to find the Spanish ambassador’s kidnapped baby, leading to the discovery of a disturbing series of murders.

Hubie Halloween - Netflix

Hubie Halloween
Adam Sandler stars in Hubie Halloween as Hubie Dubois, who thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. Photo: Netflix

Want something you can watch with the kids? This could be right up your alley. Adam Sandler stars in Hubie Halloween as Hubie Dubois, who thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting - Netflix

This is another one for the kids to enjoy. When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson reluctantly agrees to babysit on Halloween, she is recruited into a secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters.

The Host - SBS On Demand

The Host
The Host sees a mutant creature emerges from the river that runs through Seoul and creates a path of destruction on the local residents. Photo: Showbox Entertainment

In Bong Joon-ho's (Parasite) riveting monster movie, a mutant creature emerges from the river that runs through Seoul and creates a path of destruction on the local residents. Gang-du, who operates a snack bar on the riverbank, witnesses his only daughter, Hyun-seo, taken away by the creature right before his eyes. Faced with the government's powerlessness, Gang-du and his family have no choice but to fight the monster themselves in a desperate attempt to rescue Hyun-seo.

Ghostwriter - Apple TV+

Another for the kids, Ghostwriter is about a ghost that haunts a neighbourhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world. Four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business. Armed with secret messages only they can see, the young heroes chase down the truth — and become friends in the process.

Scream 1-3 - Stan

Scream movie
If there was one series you were going to watch at Halloween, it's got to be the Scream franchise right? Photo: Dimension Films

If there was one series you were going to watch at Halloween, it's got to be the Scream franchise right? Scream is a meta horror franchise of slasher movies that make fun of the horror genre, while also being very clever with their plot twists. There's a reason these movies are the highest-grossing slasher movies in the world.

Halloween - Stan

Or, you could go for another classic franchise and watch Halloween this spooky season. Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers escapes his mental hospital and returns to his small town to kill again.

Hocus Pocus - Disney+

Hocus Pocus
One to share with the kids, Hocus Pocus is a Disney classic! Photo: Disney

Another great Halloween flick and one to share with the kids if they've never seen it before. Hocus Pocus sees three witches get accidentally resurrected after 300 years to exact revenge and begin a reign of terror after Max, a young boy who moves to Salem with his family, lights a cursed Candle of Black Flame.

I Know What You Did Last Summer - Binge

A classic slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer follows four high school teenagers, who try to cover up a hit-and-run case. A year later, they start receiving anonymous letters and each one is attacked by a mysterious man who knows their deep, dark secret. The sequel is also available on Binge.

The Walking Dead - Binge

If you're more keen for a slow burn, then maybe a TV show is for you. The Walking Dead has been running since 2010, so there's plenty of material for you. The show follows a group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes who travel in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse spreads across the USA.

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