Everyone loves a good scare every now and then. A story that makes you jump out of your bones and forget to breathe. Luckily, with Halloween just days away, streaming services across the board are offering plenty of movies and TV shows to get into the Halloween spirit and get a good scare. Here’s the best spooky streaming has to offer.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark | Netflix
This 2019 occult film is based on a children’s book of the same name. The story follows a trio of friends who find a sinister book of stories on Halloween 1968. The discovery slowly leads to the unravelling of their lives.
Halloween Kills | Crave
A sequel to the 2018 slasher film Halloween, Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courtney. Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) escapes continuing his hunt for blood, terrorizing Laurie (Curtis) and everyone in his path.
The Haunting of Hill House | Netflix
Alternating between the past and present, the Haunting of Hill House, based on a 1959 movie of the same name, revolves around the Crain family. The family is forced to relive and confront the events of the summer of 1992 when they spent a few short months renovating an old mansion known as Hill House. The confrontation will unravel unspoken and painful horrors.
Rocky Horror Picture Show | Disney+
It wouldn’t be Halloween without this cult classic musical comedy horror is on Disney+ for viewers to enjoy this Halloween. Filmed in 1979, the film is about a couple (played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) who discover an eerie mansion after being stranded by a flat tire. As the story unfolds, the couple is introduced to a cast of creepy and unsettling characters at the mansion. This is Tim Curry at his best and features the singer Meatloaf.
American Horror Story | Disney+
For eleven seasons, American Horror Story has consistently delivered all kinds of horror stories to its audiences. Each season is a miniseries with its own theme and conclusion. For example, one season takes place in a haunted mansion, one in an asylum, one centres around a coven of witches, while another follows a struggling freak show.
The Conjuring Universe
A horror hit franchise, the conjuring is based on the real-life cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators. The series has eight films and a number of short films, and potential sequels in the making. Its stories centre around dolls, haunted mansions, and possessed individuals, with each one as chilling as the last.
- The Conjuring – Netflix
- The Curse of La Llorona – Tubi
Available to rent on Youtube, Google Play or Prime Video
- The Conjuring 2
- Annabelle: Creation
- The Nun
- Annabelle Comes Home
Hereditary | Netflix
After the death of her mother, Annie Graham (Toni Collette) and her family experience a series of disturbing and occult incidents. As a result, the movie has been called “one of the most disturbing movies ever made.” According to an article by mirror.co.uk, it left viewers crying and unable to sleep.
The Ring | Prime Video
The Ring is another cult classic horror flick based on a Japanese horror film. The story revolves around a bizarre videotape that causes its viewers to be inexplicably haunted after its viewing.
Evil Dead | Netflix
Another horror genre favorite, Evil Dead, is a film franchise with four movies and a television show. The franchise focuses on the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, an ancient Sumerian text that uproots the lives of a group of individuals in Tennessee.
The Blair Witch Project | Netflix
As it is the season of ghouls, ghosts, and witches, we can’t forget the supernatural horror movie The Blair Witch Project. This fictional story revolves around three student filmmakers who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland, in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappear, but their equipment and footage are discovered a year later. The “recovered footage” is the film the viewer sees.