Netflix, HBO Max and Disney+ are the best places to stream Halloween movies and shows.We have the answer to your question: Which streaming service offers the most scary films this Halloween season? Here's where you can find the top horror movies on Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, and HBO Max.
It's rare to find holidays that are centered on watching tons of movies. This is one reason Halloween is so special. We as a society decide to go all out and eat candy while watching horror movies. This is exactly why this site was created.
You don't want to waste time looking for horror movies this Halloween. You are a busy person. There are pumpkin ales to enjoy and costume plans to make. We decided to take the hard work out of this Halloween season. We've analyzed the most popular streaming platforms and determined the King of Halloween.
The criteria for our king are very strict. It must be accessible to everyone, and be easy to use. You should find a balance between lighthearted horror and scary tales that will make you laugh, and then relax with a comedy. It must have at least two or three movies that are so great you feel inspired to see them on the screen. From Huluween to — lord — Peacocktober, consider this your guide to which streaming service is best for your Halloween.
Navigation: Although there is technically an exclusive hub for Disney+ Halloween content, you will need to look for it. This is the hub that includes everything.
The Movies You Will See: Halloween is a day for two types of films. There are two options: you can either watch family friendly silliness, or dive into the dark world of blood and gore. When it comes to truly scary streaming services, Disney+ ranks last. It's not so great for the joy side of this holiday, which is surprising.
What Disney+ offers is — as always — exclusivity. The only place to find classics such as Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown is Disney+. The streaming service also features under wraps, the 2021 Disney Channel Original Movie remake; creepy and kid-friendly Star against the Forces of Evil as well as Gravity Fall (both on Hulu); along with a few great Halloween-related movies. You could make the case that Coco and Monsters, Inc. are seasonal enough, even though they're about Día de Muertos and monster businessmen, respectively.
This is the end of this list. Disney+ has a limited collection of Halloween-worthy content. It includes seven films, three Disney Channel short-lived shows and 32 episodes of the Simpsons. None of these shows or movies is actually frightening.
The bottom line: Disney’s classics aren’t as popular as Hulu and so they rank last.
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Navigation: It's a bit of digging, but you can find a Prime Video Halloween hub. Blumhouse is coming soon!
The Content You Are Getting: Classic and predictable horror movies are full of predictable jump scares, plot twists, and other predictable elements. Then there is the realm of cinematic horror that's highbrow. Do you want to see a film that not only makes your body sick but also questions the brutal physical abuse women endure for entertainment? Prime Video might be for you.
Prime Video has some amazing and interesting movies that you won't find anywhere else. The streaming site is home to Midsommar and Suspiria as well as The Taking of Deborah Logan and The Lighthouse. There are also We Have to Talk About Kevin and Them.
However, its collection of classic creepy horror movies is very limited. Hellraiser, Last Summer can be good but only for so many years. The streaming service can be used as a supplementary alternative to Halloween terrors. However, if this is your only horror outlet, you will be disappointed. You will not be satisfied if you rely on this as your No.
Summary: Prime Video contains some interesting subversive thrillers but is not a streamer of real interest in the war of the boos.
Navigability: Terrible. Netflix doesn't have a Halloween hub like other streaming services. Worse, the Netflix Halloween Favorites search doesn't contain some of the most popular horror films, such as Creep or Veronica.
The Content You Are Getting: Netflix's vast collection of horror films is now a sad sight. The most well-known non-Netflix movies are Goosebumps and The Strangers. It's not great. Netflix's original content is where it shines.
It's the only streaming service that offers this level of content. Netflix is the streaming platform that has produced more horror movies and shows than any other. The Mike Flanagan Universe of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor is available. Midnight Mass,, and Gerald's Game are also available. The real thrillers include you, Squid Game and Ratched. Even a section of humor is available. This list contains Hubie Halloween and The Curious Creations Of Christine McConnell. The Fear Street trilogy, The Babysitter films, and Little Evil. This is a lot of Halloween content, and it was done in such a short time. Five of these projects have just been released.
This is the point where Netflix is shooting itself in its own face, as impressive though it may be. Netflix has made it a habit of allowing its subscribers to watch all new content immediately after its release. There's a high likelihood that viewers have seen the majority of these movies or shows in recent times. This is not the Halloween you are looking for. Either you're looking for classics that you can watch again and again, or something fresh. Some deeply disturbing indie treasures are hidden by the streaming giant. Hush and It Comes At Night are just a few of the many excellent services that you can find on the site. It feels like Netflix is missing the mark this October.
The bottom line: We've already covered that Netflix has released some of its most disturbing originals way too soon. Although there are some scary frights in Netflix's library, they are too difficult to locate.
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Navigation: Hulu's Halloween collection is one of the easiest-to-browse of any streaming service. Hulu breaks down its content by scare type and includes links to episodes. This is the great news. Unfortunately, you will need to search the internet for "Huluween" to locate it. It's not intuitive.
What you're getting: Hulu was once synonymous with Halloween. Huluween is a term I'm sure you have heard. You just have to get along. Hulu seems to have traded in frights this year for laughter. This is a part of the holiday. However, we cannot in good conscience consider Hulu to be the chief of Hallow's Eve.
Hulu has some really good horror films this October. Hulu is the streaming site with Signs and Parasite. The only streamer that has American Horror Story Double Feature. American Horror Stories. These are not funny, and Parasite is the worst. This is where the truly scary exclusives stop. Hulu is a great source for sitcom terrors.
Hulu even has a whole section dedicated to halloween-themed TV episodes. You want something that is family-friendly? You can find episodes of Bob's Burgers and Black-ish as well as M alcoms in the Middle right at your disposal. You might also enjoy the most hilarious seasonal episodes. You'll find a selection of episodes from Scrubs and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as well as 30 rock. There's even a subsection devoted to Halloween episodes of animated comedies from King of the Hill to Rick and Morty. Also, Hulu is currently the lone home of What We Do in the Shadows, Over the Garden Wall, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, three cult projects that are a guaranteed good time, while also streaming Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Gravity Falls.
The bottom line: Hulu will make you laugh this Halloween. This holiday is not about frivolity, but fear. Sorry, Huluween. We do not consider you to be among the top three.
Navigation:Paramount+’s Halloween Hub is all you need in a great seasonal collection. This hub is easy to use, simple to navigate, and can point you in the right direction to hidden gems that you might not have known about. Anyone for Boo-kini Bottom? It's solid, but it's still not the best.
What you're getting: If we had to give a guideline for what a great Halloween streaming lineup should look like, Paramount + would get a solid A. Paramount + has a great balance between classics and new horrors. It also offers some light-hearted movies that the entire family will enjoy.
If you're looking for classics older than the modern age, there's Night of the Living Dead and Child's Play. Solid. You may also find a decent selection of horror movies on the streaming service. Both A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place II are available to stream as are mother!, the gator drama Crawl, and CBS' underrated Evil.
Paramount+ has a collection of family-friendly content that rounds out the list. It includes curated episodes Cheers, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and almost every Nickelodeon Halloween Special ever aired. Hello, iCarly pumpkin shenanigans. This is all excellent. Paramount+ is behind the curve because it faces stiff competition.
Conclusion:Paramount+ has strong competition. The King of Halloween cannot be this second runner up.
Navigation:Peacock’s Halloween hub might be the most popular. It's highly advertised, unlike Disney+ or Hulu. It seems vast and complete, unlike Netflix's. Excellent work.
What you're getting: Everyone laughed at Peacocktober. We couldn't help but laugh at Peacocktober. This combination of letters can be confusing for the eyes. Peacock, despite its absurd name, is an important contender for this holiday season.
Peacock has a big advantage: You can now watch many horror movies for free. That list includes every Friday the 13th movie (with the exception of Freddy vs. Jason), all eight Saw movies including Jigsaw but excluding Spiral, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Gremlins and Gremlins 2, The Sixth Sense, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, E.T., and Night of the Living Dead. There are even some more modern staples like It Follows; sitcom musts like Halloween episodes of The Office and Parks and Recreation; and some truly old-school hits. T the Bride of Frankenstein and 1932’s The Mummy,, and 1933’s The Invisible Man all have free access. Peacock Premium gives you even more choices. That upgrade gives you access to Dracula, the new Halloween movie, Halloween Kills, and every single Harry Potter movie. That's a stacked list.
Peacock could very well be king. There is one streaming service, however that offers a better mixture of modern classics and new releases.
The Bottom Line: Peacocktober really is awesome, and it is the first runner up for King of Halloween.
Navigation: You'll need to look around a little on the homepage, but HBO Max offers a Halloween hub. It's an excellent one. It includes a list of scary episodes from TV, collections that are based on horror movie types, as well as a series of recommendations videos, divided into Not Scary At all, Scary and Very Scary. All around, A+
What you're getting: If this is the month that scares you, there's only one choice. HBO Max is the only option.
The streaming site doesn't currently have any horror originals. There are Lovecraft Country and The Outsider. True Blood is also available. You can also find thrillers that are so chilling they might be considered horror on the streaming site. There's T the Night Of, True Detective and Sharp objects. You're not searching for Halloween on your streaming site. Instead, you're looking for something that will scare you. This is exactly what HBO Max does best.
Are you looking for classics that are timeless? Say hello to The Evil Dead, Gremlins, every A Nightmare on Elm Street movie ever made, all the Final Destinations, Poltergeist, both Conjuring movies, 28 Days Later as well as 28 Weeks Later, the Godzilla collection, King Kong, the Jurassic Park trilogy, and the whole Blade trilogy. Missed the hype train on a recent horror hit? It Chapters 1 and 2, The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Ouija: Origin of Evil are all waiting for you. You can also find some lighter thrillers. Witches of Eastwick, Freaky Little Shop of Horrors and Wellington Paranormal are just a few of the many horrors that HBO Max has to offer. This streaming service is a great choice for one movie. HBO Max is the only one to have The Shining.
The bottom line: HBO Max was able to complete the task. You will find genre gems and underrated gems as well as funny seasonal films all in one location. Your new King of Halloween is here!