31 Super Spooky Halloween Shows and Movies to Watch In October

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Maddie here! Halloween time is hands down my favorite time of year, so much so that I've put together a list of 31 super spooky shows and movies that you need to watch this October! Now that the nights are cool, we spend many nights together as a family in October watching as many of these as possible with a big bowl of popcorn and mugs of hot chocolate. 

Here are our favorite Halloween Shows and Movies to get you all excited for Halloween:

1. The Addams Family 

2. Addams Family Values

I love all iterations of the Addams Family, especially these two movies!

3. Monsters Inc.

4. Monsters University

5. Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated

6. Scooby Doo on Zombie Island

7. Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost

Emily and I love all things Scooby Doo, but especially these! Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and The Witch's Ghost are also some of the only movies that include real monsters!

8. Paranorman

9. Hocus Pocus 

10. The Corpse Bride

 11. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors, so you can tell how much I love the Corpse Bride and the Nightmare Before Christmas! 

12. Halloweentown

13. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

14. Halloweentown High

15. Return to Halloweentown

The Halloweentown movies are classics in our family! We watch them every year, usually on the Disney Channel.

16. Death Becomes Her 

17. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is hilarious, and definitely one of my all time favorite movies! 

18. Dawn of the Dead 

19. Night of the Living Dead

20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably my favorite show of all time, and it's perfect for Halloween!

21. Stranger Things

The Stranger Things trend has been sweeping the world, and for good reason! 

22. The X-Files

The X-Files is another one of my favorite shows!

23. Ghost Hunters 

24. Ghost Adventures

25. Paranormal Witness

Regardless of their legitimacy, ghost hunting shows are super fun to watch! 

26. The Munsters 

27. Harry Potter

I'm probably the biggest Harry Potter fan ever, so I watch these year-round! 

28. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

We have a tradition wherein every year we all watch this movie together!

29. Travel Channel or Food Network Halloween Specials

These are great for getting you in the Halloween spirit, and for decorating and baking ideas!

30. Jaws

31. The Sharknado Series

Do you have a favorite Halloween movie?


  1. My favorite Halloween series to watch with the kids is Halloween Town. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. I watch it all year long.

  2. This is an awesome Halloween movie list! Now that our kids are getting a bit older, we have been dabbling in some films that are a bit more scary, such as Poltergeist and the Child’s Play series.

  3. Lots of great suggestions here. I love all of the Charlie Brown holiday movies but It’s the “Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” is one of my favorite.

  4. Halloween movies are definitely something that I enjoy about this time of year. I need to watch some on this list I have never seen before.

  5. We are in the process of watching all of the Harry Potter films. First we read it and then we have a viewing party with the kids. Can’t wait for the next celebration.

  6. One for every day! My husband and I love holiday movies, but have a horrible habit of starting them too early and running out of options. Loving your list.

  7. Halloween is such a fun period of the year and these are some wonderful shows and movies to make the best of it. We have few DVDs already and would few more this year!

  8. Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Nightmare Before Christmas are my favs every year. i might also add the Goosebumps movie to our tradition.

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