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October 31st is a few weeks away, and its time to get in the mood for Halloween. So where can you find the best scary movies and TV shows on the streaming platforms to watch for a frightful Halloween night this year? Check out our list of 10 of the best scary horror streaming movies and TV shows on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more to watch this year, just in time for Halloween.

where can you find the best new horror streaming movies and TV shows for Halloween this year?

Is that a chill we feel in the air? It could be the cold weather, but it also could be… Halloween!

Where to find the best scary horror streaming movies and TV shows on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more, just in time for Halloween this year.

Where to find the best scary horror streaming movies and TV shows on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more, just in time for Halloween this year.

We are only weeks away from October 31st, and that means we’re ready for a fright.  And one of the best ways to scare ourselves silly?  With television and movies, of course. Luckily, in the age of the streaming service, there are plenty of tales that will make it harder for us to sleep at night (and even some Halloween options that are less scary – for those who are faint of heart).

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Here is a roundup of ten new scary movies and television shows – some recent favorites, and others that we can’t wait to watch later this month.

The 10 best streaming horror movies and tv shows to watch this Halloween

1. Nope

If you missed Nope, the best blockbuster of the summer, it’s now available to purchase on all your favorite streaming services. No one makes horror movies like Jordan Peele does, and if you want a scary movie that has a lot more substance than most, then this should be your Halloween pick. The fantastic Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya star as brother and sister, horse trainers who are attempting to capture an unusual – and deadly – event on camera. This movie gives you lots to think about, and lots to fear – the perfect horror movie.

2. Hocus Pocus 2

We can’t believe it: thirty years after the release of classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, the Sanderson sisters are back in Hocus Pocus 2. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles, this time joined by Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, Tony Hale, and Hannah Waddingham. Once again, the sisters are resurrected and brought to present-day Salem, where they want – what else? – revenge. But all does not go as planned (of course), and the sequel brings as much joy and camp as the original film.

3. Los Espookys

Los Espookys is not a new show, but its second season just premiered after a three-year hiatus. And we are delighted to say that it makes perfect entertainment for this time of year (and it’s funny rather than scary; perfect for those who can’t handle the horror).

Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen, the Spanish-language comedy is about a group of friends who are obsessed with all things horror; so obsessed, in fact, that they turn their love into a business, where they recreate horror movie scenarios for their customers. Bernardo Velasco stars as Renaldo, the man behind the group. There is no show in the world like Los Espookys, and we’re so glad to see it back in time for Halloween. Available to watch on Hulu and HBO Max.

4. Wendell & Wild

Another chance to see the work of Jordan Peele… and this time reunited with long-time comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key! Wendell & Wild is a stop-motion-animated horror comedy film comes to Netflix on October 21st, and it’s one of our most anticipated releases of the fall.

Key and Peele star as a pair of demon brothers who are desperately trying to return to the world of the living – for which they’re going to need the help of thirteen-year-old Kat (Lyric Ross). Angela Bassett, James Hong, and Tamara Smart also star. We’re so happy to see Key and Peele reunited, and we know this movie is going to be one of our favorites of the season.

5. Interview with the Vampire

In case you missed it, there is a fantastic new TV series in town: an adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. In this version, Jacob Anderson stars as Louis de Pointe du Lac, a Black man in early twentieth-century New Orleans, who finds himself accepting an offer from Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid). The offer? To become a vampire.

This is one of those rare adaptations that manages to improve on the source material, transforming the classic novel into something that feels new and exciting.  Available on AMC+.

6. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

One of the best horror movies to premiere since last Halloween, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair offers a different take on the genre. Directed by Jane Schoenbrun, the movie follows a teenage girl who is immersed in an online horror roleplaying game – and who develops an unusual friendship with a man she meets online. A much more surreal, cerebral film than whatever you may be imagining, and an excellent choice for this year’s Halloween watch parties. Now available on HBO Max.

7. The Midnight Club

From horror royalty Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong (The Haunting of Bly Manor), the new show The Midnight Club is an adaptation of the novel by Christopher Pike. Each night, eight young patients in a hospice gather to share scary stories; but when they make a promise to stay in communication after they die, strange things begin to happen. We love this new ensemble show, and you can watch it now on Netflix.

8. Hellraiser

You may have heard about Hellraiser. Just released on Hulu, David Bruckner’s adaptation of the Clive Barker story is being discussed as one of the best movies of the season. For those who are unfamiliar with the premise: a woman comes into contact with the mysterious puzzle box that caused her brother’s disappearance; and now she will have to face the sinister forces that lie inside. The perfect October film.

best scary tv shows and streaming movies for Halloween

Where to find the best scary horror streaming movies and TV shows on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more, just in time for Halloween this year.

9. Prey

Released earlier this year, Prey is the latest addition to the Predator series – a prequel that just so happens to be the best film in the franchise. Amber Midthunder stars as Naru, a Comanche Warrior who is forced to protect her tribe from a mysterious alien threat – otherwise known as, a predator. Though it’s also a science fiction story, Prey has plenty of horror elements that make it prime Halloween viewing.

10. Halloween Ends

It goes without saying that the actual Halloween movie franchise flicks are the best movies for the holiday. And on October 14th, the saga finally reaches its epic conclusion with Halloween Ends. At this point, the hatred between Laurie Strode and murderer Michael Myers has gone on for decades, scaring multiple generations of movie-goers. But all stories must come to an end. And if you don’t feel like leaving your comfy clothes to get to a theater, the Halloween film will also stream on Peacock.

best new streaming horror movies and tv shows to watch this Halloween

That’s where to find the best new horror movies and TV shows on the various streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+ and more. The scariest part? Finding the time to see them all . . . Happy Halloween, dear reader.

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum

Abbie Martin Greenbaum is a writer, reader, and pop culture connoisseur, who loves storytelling, coffee, and dessert. Her work has also appeared in Playbill.