"Horror is a universal language; we're all afraid," John Carpenter said in a 2015 interview. The legendary director of Halloween clearly knows a thing or two about why we flock to films that unearth demonic, paranormal, killer and dark storytelling, and now is as perfect a time as ever to indulge. Whether you're looking for a hair-raising slasher or childhood favorite, see below for where to stream Halloween movies.
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) moves his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) to an isolated hotel in wintery Colorado. As he settles in to become the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, his son begins to have disturbing visions called the "Shine". Nervous for his family, Jack stumbles across the hotel's menacing secrets causing him to lose his mind. Watch to find out if this family can escape the fate of the Overlook or are forever stuck in the walls of this sinister hotel.
Victor (Johnny Depp) is set to marry Victoria (Emily Watson), and despite the marriage being arranged, the couple is more than excited about the wedding. However, on one fateful night, while practicing his lines for the ceremony in the forest, he gets dragged down into the land of the dead after unknowingly saying his vows to a murdered bride, Emily (Helena Bonham Carter). The song-filled movie by Tim Burton is a classic that the whole family will love.
A worried mother, Chris (Ellen Burstyn), seeks help for her daughter Regan (Linda Blair), who has been acting weird. After countless doctors find nothing wrong with the girl, a local priest believes she is possessed. The church sends expert exorcist Lankester (Max von Sydow) to perform an exorcism on Regan and rid her of an evil demon. Based on a true story, The Exorcist will keep you up at night.
The Deetz family has just bought a new home. However, they don't know that it is haunted by the spirits of recently deceased Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin), who are stuck at the residence. With no other options, Barbara and Adam summon Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), who vows to help scare the Deetz away. His outlandish actions prove dangerous for the Maitlands and their daughter Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder). Beetlejuice is a ghoulishly fun movie that is perfect to put you in the Halloween spirit.
While exploring a creepy abandoned house in their new hometown of Salem, siblings Max (Omri Katz) and Dani (Thora Birch), along with their new friend Allison (Vinessa Shaw), accidentally frees a coven of evil witches. Despite not believing in the supernatural beforehand, the group must work together with the help of a magic cat to steal back the witches' spell book. Can they stop the witches before it's too late or will the witches succeed and become immortal?
Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) has unlocked her family secret. After following her grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) through a secret portal, she transports to Halloweentown where she learns she comes from a long line of witches. Its also the only place where the supernatural can live free away from humans. But when the beloved haven is threatened, Marnie and her grandma work together to help save Halloweentown. The Disney Channel classic is a blast from the past and is the perfect nostalgic Halloween movie.
Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, has become tired of the same Halloween traditions. In an effort for something new, Jack stumbles across Christmas town where he plots to take over Christmas. With the help of his townspeople, he creates the perfect plan for a Halloween Christmas. Watch Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas the night before Halloween for a hauntingly festive time.
When on a much-needed family vacation, Jim (Eddie Murphy) and Sara (Marsha Thomason) decide to stop at an eerie mansion that Jim was offered to sell. Inside the estate, the family quickly realizes that the home is haunted and in desperate need of a makeover. The family gets into a spooky adventure to set Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker) and his servants free from their curse. The Haunted Mansion is a laugh-out-loud movie for the whole family.
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Terrifying tales of ghouls and spirits have been said to haunt the town of Mill Valley for decades. But when a group of unsuspecting teens stumble upon Sarah Bellow's (Kathleen Pollard) abandoned home, they realize these tales are true. Will Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti), Ramón (Michael Garza) and her friends be able to unwrite the sinister notebook of stories? Based on the beloved series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark brings these childhood books to life.
It's been 27 years and the shapeshifting bloodthirsty clown, Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), is back to haunt the children of Derry, Maine. The Losers' Club, a group of seven outcasts, is being terrorized by the clown who deals in the sewer. The children must face their fears and phobias to save Bill's (Jaeden Martell) younger brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) from It.
James (James Allen McCune) discovered a video that he believes captures the disappearance of his sister Heather. In an attempt to track her down, he and a group of his friends head to the Black Hill Forest to uncover the mystery from 17 years earlier. The hopeful group quickly realizes that the forest's legend of Blair Witch is all too real as they encounter unimaginable darkness. With some filming done on a handheld, camera viewers feel as if they are with the group as they unearth the sinister truth of Blair Witch.
Jay (Maika Monroe) has finally slept with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), and finds out she has received a fatal curse passed on through sex. As Jay tries to find a way to survive, her friends begin to worry about her paranoia until they see the curse too. With death imminent, Jay and her friends stop at nothing to help her survive.
Modern online dating can be tricky, but when Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) meets Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store, she takes a chance and gives him her number in hopes of a real connection. After hitting it off, Noa decides to go all in and accepts an invitation for a romantic getaway with Steve. While away, Noa quickly realizes that Steve has an appetite for the sinister. Fresh has audiences rooting for Noa and her concerned loveable best friend, Mollie (Jojo T. Gibbs).
It's the first time Grace (Riley Keough) meets her soon-to-be stepchildren, so she wants everything to go perfectly. When her fiance leaves the trio behind at the cabin, they have no choice but to get along. Snowed in and with no way to leave, Aiden (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) connect with Grace as frightening events occur, exposing her dark past. The Lodge will have you on the edge of your seat in suspense!
Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) is the mastermind behind Hotel Transylvania, a resort for monsters to escape in peace away from the human world. Celebrating his daughter Mavis' (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday, Dracula invites all of his closest friends. All Mavis wants for her birthday is to explore the world, but Dracula has other plans. However, when Jonathan (Andy Samberg), a human backpacker, unknowingly stumbles across the hotel, he shakes up Dracula's plans and shows Mavis how humans really are. The whole family will love this laugh-out-loud movie about old monsters stuck in their ways.
Egon (Harold Ramis), Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Ray (Dan Aykroyd) have all lost their jobs at a university in New York City. With nothing to do, the team of scientists band together and form The Ghostbusters, a group that captures supernatural entities for money. While on a routine job, the crew accidentally crosses paths with a doorway to another dimension that threatens to release unknown evils into the city. The Ghostbusters have no choice but to work together to save New York.
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With nowhere to go after their car gets a flat tire during a storm, Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) stumble across Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Tim Curry) mansion. The couple's understanding of reality changes as they meet the household of wild characters and Frank-N-Furter's new creation. Filled with song and dance, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic that you can't help but sing along to.
As Frank (Sean Chapman) tinkers with a puzzle box he bought abroad, he unknowingly opens a portal to hell, tearing his body apart. Julia (Clare Higgins) and her husband, Frank's brother, move into the home where Frank lies in wait. Once lovers, Frank convinces Julia to bring men back to the house and kill them so he can use their blood to put his body back together.
Clarice (Jodie Foster) is top of her class at the FBI's training academy and hopes to join the Behavioral Analysis Unit one day. But when Jack (Scott Glenn), her senior, gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she can't help but jump at the chance. Clarice's mission is to interview brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who is now behind bars for murder and cannibalism. Jack hopes that Clarice can lure helpful information out of Dr. Lecter to help solve the Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) case. The Silence of The Lambs is full of twists and turns– it is a must-watch if you love horror and crime.
Couple Burt (Peter Horton) and Vicky (Linda Hamilton) are road-tripping across the Midwest to his new job. Things go array when they suddenly encounter a murdered boy in the middle of the road. As the couple tries to seek help, they enter a small town populated only by children who will stop at nothing to sacrifice their bodies to a demon. Children of The Corn puts a new sinister definition to child's play.
A scientist has finally done the unthinkable and created an animated human being. However, when he dies before finishing his work, Edward (Johnny Depp) is left with a nightmarish appearance and scissors for his hands. Lost and confused, Edward is found by a loving saleswoman who brings him home. Just as quickly as Edward makes a name for himself for his artistic abilities and haircutting skills, he becomes an outcast framed for murder. Edward Scissorhands is a classic and part of why Tim Burton is the king of Halloween!
Grab some of your favorite candies and snacks because it's time to get into a spooky spirit with your favorite Halloween time movies.