This Halloween is finally the one where we all get to go out and host parties! Thanks to the vaccine, we can finally have those spooky movie nights or have the ultimate family movie trivia with some of the best and the scariest Halloween movies and shows of all time.
And not to worry about the collection, because we have it all sorted out for you. With our list of 75+ best Halloween movies and TV shows, you won’t need any other place to search for those movies, as these are the best of the lot and selected with a lot of consideration.
From the old early 90’s Dracula classics to modern-day sci-fi thrillers like Black Mirror, there is something for all of you streaming nerds. So without further wait, let’s get down to it!
Note: In the mentioned below list, there are some titles and streaming services that are not available in Canada due to streaming rights and content licensing policies. However, you can still access them by reading our following guides:
- How Canadians Can Watch HBO Max?
- Can Canadians Watch Hulu in Canada?
- How Canadians Can Watch Different Regions of Netflix?
Trick ‘r Treat
Starting off the list with the perfect choice and the ultimate theme of Halloween. Trick ‘r Treat isn’t a single movie but is a combination of 4 short movies, all combined with comedic roles and an alleged criminal disguised as the famous trick or treater in a small town on Halloween. The ultimate 80’s horror movie will definitely take you down memory lane for sure.
A Tim Burton masterpiece starring Michael Keaton, who plays the role of a crazy spirit, lending a helping hand to a deceased couple who are trying to stop a family from moving into their home. Beetlejuice is the comedic family movie you will definitely enjoy from all aspects, readily available for streaming on Syfy.
Halloween, small towns, high schools and curious teenagers. Scream is an iconic inclusion to the horror movies of Hollywood, and let’s not forget the evergreen scene with the phone call. Scream went on to become one of the best movies of all times, with 2 sequels under its belt after a few years only.
Sam, being the stupid boy in a new house, accidentaly brings back 300 years old witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) by lighting a cursed candle candle of Black Flame. The evil spawns are back, and their aim is to take revenge and turn their evil existence immortal. The movie is not entirely scary, but funny and entertaining.
Nothing is ever as it seems, and Coraline is the perfect example for that. Moving into her new house, she had great hopes and dreams, which turned into ‘reality’ when she found a gateway leading towards an ideal home. But soon after that she discovered the sinister motives of the inhabitants and began to see them for what they really are. but there is a bummer! To watch this special Halloween treat you need to access Amazon Prime UK.
The adaptation of Stephan King’s novel, The Shining is one of the classic movies of its time, with an iconic story, cast and the setting itself. When a writer takes a job at a remote hotel, and moves in with his family, he does not realize the horrors that awaits him in this hotel that inhibits more than just humans.
Aggie is a cool witch grandma to three adorable children, one of whom is a teenage witch herself. But she must teach her magic before her birthday, or else Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is more to Grandma Aggie’s visit in Halloweentown than just her grandchildren, a sinister force has taken over the town, and she must help untangle and defeat them before they take over forever.
The Addams Family
The anticipated animated version of the infamous Addams family is here, and it may seem like a repetition of the previous versions, but this one may be slightly different, as it revolves around the residential move the family takes to the boring and bland suburbs, unlike their taste. They soon become the talk of the town with their weird life and dressing.
A classic movie, which will probably make you fall in love with ghosts as it is. The story revolves around a teenage girl, who tries to create a life in a new house in a new town. BUt there is someone already living in the house, and it’s not just any ordinary creepy ghost, it’s Casper! Well, who is Casper? You gotta stream this one on Amazon to find that out.
Back in the days when parody movies were a thing, this one was amongst the lot which was actually the funniest of them all. A mixture of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. These movies are stupidly funny and still the best Halloween movies to watch in 2021, because they bring in a ton of nostalgia in them.
The latest adaptation of Stephan King’s It is the psychological thriller you all had been looking out for. A group of kids in Maine are constantly terrorized by the demonic and horrific joker, who makes his way into their lives and feeds on their fear. This one is not just for kids, and it’s not just any horror movie.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This theatrical show is one of the cult favourites of all time, the running show is about a young couple who get stranded out in a mansion that is filled with unearthly creatures of the lot. The theatre show is available for streaming on Amazon.
Remake of the 1977 classic movie of Dario Argento, starring the evergreen Dakota Johnson and also including Tilda Swinton. After Susie (Dakota) gets selected in an elite dance school she quickly takes the spot of a head dancer and makes her way to the top, just then weird disappearances and murders start happening, what seems to be the link? And why is this happening? You need to have a strong heart and start streaming this one on Amazon.
If you love high school horror films then this is the movie for you. The film stars Megan Fox who becomes demonically possessed after a satanic ritual and starts killing her male classmates in order to survive and stay alive. Her best friend must stop her before she kills any more people to feed herself.
A folk horror film, Midsommar tells the story of a group of friends who travel to Sweden, on an adventure trip, for a festival that occurs after every 90 years. Soon their adventure trip starts to become a disaster after they realize that they have been lured into a Scandinavian pagan cult’s ritual.
It Comes at Night
Earth has been taken over by a highly contagious disease, a family has survived the pandemic for a long time by secludedly living in the woods, but soon another survivor family approaches them for help. They must decide whether to deny or help them and risk the disease. As of now, this title is available on Netflix Japan. If you really want to stream this movie on Halloween, read our guide on how to get Japanese Netflix in Canada and start watching right now!
A second adaptation to Stephen King’s novel by the same name, Pet Sematary is a supernatural horror film. After moving to a small town, the family discovers a mysterious graveyard behind their home that can resurrect dead things if buried there. But sometimes remaining dead is better.
After he gets to know that their baby is still born, Robert switches his baby with an orphaned infant whose mother dies at childbirth. But as the child enters childhood, a series of very disturbing and supernatural events starts to occur around the family.
The film that started the ‘Conjuring’ franchise. As the family shifts to their new farmhouse, they dream of a better life ahead of them. But soon paranormal events start to occur around the family because of which the family is forced to consult demonologists to help them get rid of the haunting.
Friday the 13th
The movie that started a horror franchise comprising 12 films, TV series, comic books, novels, video games, and merchandise, ‘Friday the 13th’ is a story about a group of teenage camp counselors that are murdered brutally one after another while attempting to reopen an abandoned summer camp.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
After people from her friend group start to die mysteriously and violently, a teenage girl realises that she must not sleep at all cost to avoid being killed in her sleep by a bladed gloved killer, which will kill her in real life too.
What We Do in the Shadows
Ever heard of a mockumentary comedy horror movie? Well now you have. ‘What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style film in which a camera crew follows a group of old vampires who are centuries old and how they struggle to adapt to the modern world.
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Hubie Dubois, a delicatessen employee, is disliked by the people of the town and is on the receiving end of many practical jokes. Day before Halloween he volunteers for the police, only to find himself investigating real murders.
After fleeing war torn South Sudan, the refugee couple dreams of a better life ahead. But thye soon find that the house they have been allotted is haunted and has an evil history. The couple must find a way to end the haunting in the face of being deported.
A stop-motion animated comedy horror movie, a town is haunted by a witch’s curse for the last 300 years. Norman, a 11 years old boy, who can speak to ghosts is tasked to save the town from the deadly curse. But there is a downer! this title is not available on Netflix in Canada but the USA. However, you can still stream this horror movie on Netflix in Canada by reading our American Netflix guide.
The Haunting of Hill House
One of Netflix’s top rated horror series of all time. As soon as it made the screens, people went crazy watching it because of the insanely good storyline about the scary sequences of a family’s traumatic childhood in the Hill house, and its consequences later in life.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Somewhat of a sequel to the Haunting of Hill House, because after the success of the first season, a similar show in the series was necessary, and while Bly Manor did not replace the first one, it still was a pretty good watch with a good storyline, a perfect binge watch on Halloween.
If you want to watch a chick-flick sort of movie, and still want to have that Halloween spirit, then this one is the perfect watch for you. Three witches in high school have the power to put a spell on those who piss them off if that isn’t the classic high school mean girl thing or what.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
In this attempt of Tim Burtons to combine two of the most popular holidays in a story, he clearly won. This one’s for Christmas and Halloween fans. When Jack Skellington takes his leave from Halloween Town and makes his way to Christmas Town, he is in awe, to the point where he actually plans to abduct Santa for himself.
Light as a Feather
This Hulu thriller series will make you want to quit playing board games on Halloween eve once and for all. A silly game which ends up killing all the people exactly how they are predicted, things get out of hand, and with little time left to figure out who is behind all this.
Tim Burton is back with his crazy mismatched combination that oddly pays off extremely well. And then there is Johnny Depp as well which makes altogether a huge difference to the storyline as well, making this one of the most classic iconic Halloween watches of all time.
Into the Dark
An American Horror Anthology series which consist of severe horror stories, and one thing’s common about them all, they all take place on an important holiday. For Halloween, it’s none other than the episode “Uncanny Annie” which is all about a bunch of girls getting trapped in a board game that feeds on their fears and insecurities. Humans are safe nowhere we tell you.
The Addams Family (1991)
The real Addams Family for 1991, this one barely needs an introduction because the Addams Family is like our family despite having one of the most horrific and uneasy lifestyles, with their own weird secrets, they still are the best family to watch with the most iconic characters and costumes.
Addams Family Values
The sequel to the 1991 movie, this one came out in 1993 with all the spotlight directly towards Wednesday (Christina Ricci) the daughter of the Addams Family, and her constant poker face. Now that she is off to summer camp, let’s see what crazy things are going to happen this time.
All’s well in the world, until you are a school teacher and during a regular school day are hit by a sudden zombie apocalypse that trashes the world, but you are a good teacher, and you took a vow to protect the young ones, and that’s exactly what Miss Caroline is going to do.
The classic halloween vampire movie from back in the days when things were simpler, and everything was in black and white. This silent movie is a perfect one for those film nerds who are deeply into all this and enjoy the movies from the early 90s.
Every once in a while, monsters need vacations too, and the highly misunderstood creatures deserve to have the hospitality that humans do while on vacation. A highly appreciated animated movie starring Count Dracula and his daughter with voice over from Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez.
It’s the good versus the bad this Halloween, and this fight between the NewYork City ghosts and the unemployed scientists, we all know who is going to make it out alive. The OG Ghostbusters are the ultimate Halloween savior pack.
Halloween doesn’t always have to be about scary stuff, there can be humor in it,and honestly, nothing makes thriller issues more interesting then adding humor in it, and Zombieland is one of a kind, which incorporates humor and horror which turns out to be the perfect combination.
Any story that is written by Stephan King is bound to be a combination of horror, thriller and something that will keep you up at nights, but also get you hooked to the point where you won’t be able to stop… And Castle Rock is the perfect mixture of all the above, so with that, Goodluck.
After it’s first successful movie, Scream is back after a year with another scary story to look out for. This time, the crimes are heinous, the count is soaring high, and the target is Sidney and her pals Gale and Dewey.
The Scream team is back! This time they are all on a set of the movie depicting the events of the first ones, and as expected, things are never the way they are supposed to be. Bodies start dropping dead on the set, and Sidney and her friends are again the center of attention, trying to catch the killer.
One of the top trending series on Netflix, and the best ones in their history. If you have missed these series, then it’s high time you introduce yourselves to these powerful kids of the 80’s and of course the uber talented Milly Bobby Brown.
The latest HBO Max series has it all, from evil police to monsters and wizards. Based on the novel of the same name, this supernatural, sci-fi thriller is a serious watch that may get you hooked till the very last episode.
The Sixth Sense
One of the best and engaging movies of it’s time, with an IMDb rating of 8.1, starring Bruce Willis as a child psychologist who is treating Cole. But he is also his gateway to all the unhappy spirits that live in the world beyond this one. You will definitely enjoy this one on Halloween night for sure.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Do not watch this movie with food or after having food, because you may be likely to throw up. After getting convicted for a crime they did not commit, Sweeney Todd began murdering his clients with razors after opening up a barber shop. But unfortunately, this amazing Halloween treat is available only on Amazon Prime UK and not in Canada due to content distribution and streaming rights policies. So if you want to stream this movie, you can follow our guide on how to watch Amazon Prime UK in Canada
American Horror Story: Coven
Ryan Murphy’s 10 season long American Horror Story is filled with all the horrors of the world but if you want to watch something specifically from the Halloween collection, then season 3 Coven will be the best watch for you.
A Quiet Place
A quiet place is not exactly Halloween related, but it is one of the best thriller movies of all time. The world is under an alien apocalypse, and there is only one way of survival, utter silence! Because if you say a word, you’re dead.
A Quiet Place 2
After the death of her husband, Evelyn is on the hunt to find a secure spot to live after her home is destroyed by the aliens. She has a tough battle ahead of her, with 2 children and a newborn to look out for, and to keep them safe. However, this part of this movie is available on Paramount Plus American and not Canada. But you can still access the second part of this most terrifying movie in Canada by accessing Paramount Plus USA using a VPN.
Probably one of the scariest movies out there, not because of the actual story, but the fact that almost all the major actors from the movie died a few years after the film release due to unnamed causes. It may be a thrill to watch it,but we recommend you watch it at your own accord.
While on a trip to Thanksgiving dinner, the daughter gets injured by falling into an open construction site near the petrol pump. Waiting while the daughter gets treated the father falls asleep. When he wakes up and inquires about his family, he is told by the hospital staff that no record of his family exists. Which makes him suspicious as he tries to find his family.
Based on the horror book series by the same name authored by R.L.Stine, the movie revolves around Stine as he realizes that the monsters from his books have escaped to the real world and are wreaking havoc. Stine along with his daughter and friend must stop them before they are too late.
An anthology series, the show focuses on the near dystopian future where some individuals struggle with the hold that advanced technology has over their lives and behaviour of the society.
The Walking Dead
A post apocalyptic horror series follows the collapse of modern society after a zombie apocalypse. The survivors must not only save themselves from the zombies but also the rogue communities and factions that have evolved after the civilization collapsed.
A French series, the story follows a young horror novelist Emma, who is tricked back to her hometown. Soon she realizes that the characters she writes in her horror novels are wreaking havoc in real life.
The Haunting in Connecticut
To help their son recover from cancer, a family moves to upstate connecticut. The family soon finds out that their new house, a former mortuary, is haunted by violent supernatural beings.
After a failed field trip the students of local high school realize that all the adults from the town have disappeared and a thick forest has grown around their town that has rendered their telephone and internet facility down. The kids must learn to survive with the limited resources they have left.
Army of the Dead
After Las Vegas becomes infected with zombies, the government decides to drop a nuclear bomb on the city to neutralize any threat. A casino owner tasks a group of mercenaries to recover millions of dollars from his casino before the bomb is dropped.
A psychological horror film inspired by real events, the story follows a couple that decides to spend their vacation in their retreat home. But a knock at their door at the wee hours of morning changes everything.
The fourth film in the Candyman series, the story revolves around a young artist who is facing artist’s blockade. Desperate, he stumbles upon the macabre history of ‘Candyman’ and decides to explore the story. But his indulgence causes the ghosts from his past to resurface.
Ann FBI agent assisted with the local sheriff is called to investigate the murder of homecoming queen in the town of Twin Peaks. Investigating into the case reveals the murder to be the work of a serial killer that might be living in Twin Peaks. But sadly this series is limited to only a few Netflix countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, and Mexico.
A supernatural horror film and adapted from Stephen King’s novel by the same name, the movie focuses on Carrie, a teenage girl who is constantly bullied at school. At prom, Carrie realizes that she has telekinesis powers and loses control when a prank is played to humiliate her.
The Fear Street Trilogy
A horror film series that explores different genres of horror, the series is based on the book series by R.L.Stine by the same name. The central story revolves around a bunch of teenagers that are determined to break the curse that has been haunting their town for centuries.
Will and his girlfriend are invited by Will’s ex-wife and her new husband to dinner with friends. But as the night progresses, Will starts to realize that something sinister is planned for them by their hosts.
A New York book store manager falls in love with an aspiring writer. But soon this love takes the shape of an extreme toxic obsession. He would use every tool at his disposal to get close to her, even if it means removing people that stand in his way.
A supernatural horror movie, the movie focuses on the Graham family, whose grandmother has passed away. After her death the family starts to unravel terrifying secrets about their ancestry as they try to outrun their inherited fate.
Haunted is an anthology series in which a person tells a group of people a first person account of the horror events that had happened to them. Which range from being supernatural, peculiar and unexplainable events.
A psychological crime thriller, the series is based on a true crime book by the same name. The series explores the FBI’s behavioural science unit in the late 70’s as they began to interview killers in order to criminally profile serial killers.
A post-apocalyptic adventure series based on a comic book series, Daybreak follows Josh Wheeler, a teenage outcast who goes on an adventure trip to find his missing girlfriend while surviving in hordes of Mad Max-styled gangs.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When a factory owner decides to give five children a lifetime chance to win free sweets for life, Charlie, a poor paperboy, finds himself as one of the five candidates. But complete adherence to rules is extremely important, non-compliance can lead to disaster.
A psychological horror movie, the story revolves around a group of friends that befriend a lonely middle-aged woman, Sue Ann, who helps them buy alcohol and lets them a party in her basement. But soon the group starts to realize Sue Ann’s reality.
A comedy fantasy horror movie, Dark Shadows is based on a gothic themed soap opera by the same name. Being cursed as a vampire and buried alive, Barnabas Collins is freed after centuries. He immediately reconnects with his descendant family and restores the family’s canning company to its former glory. But, the witch who cursed him is still alive and runs the rival canning company.
2 years after their split, each member of Mystery Inc. is called separately to investigate peculiar happenings at a horror themed tropical island known as Spooky Island. The gang reunites as they investigate what really is happening on the island.
Watching Halloween on Halloween itself is the most epic thing, but this one has nothing to do with kids asking for trick-or-treat. Here the kid is the one getting locked up for murder, and even after all these years, nothing has changed.
Life is never good when you are a prodigy, that too a musical prodigy, which messes you up big time. And God forbid there is someone as good as you, replacing you in your position, that will be the end of it all, because in the end, you are a perfectionist after all.
A Netflix original. Beyond all the magical and fantasy horror flicks that are created, there resides a monster far greater than anyone of us has anticipated. Unsolved Mysteries is a combination of all the true horror stories that are unheard of. Definitely an interesting watch.
Chucky! Every child’s nightmare that they can never get rid off. Chucky was an iconic symbol for all the scary dolls and actually made us not buy one for a long time. If you think this is going to be a silly one, then tune into Amazon and stream Chucky on Halloween night.
Speaking of scary dolls, Anabelle is based on a true story, branching out from the uber scary The Conjuring series. The murderous doll is the main character of the movie, and it is nothing like Chucky, it’s 10 times more evil and scary.
Just your old school monster apocalypse that had engulfed the busy NewYork City while a group of friends are there with each other trying to help their friend escape from her apartment, yeah, same old.