110 Spookiest Halloween Movies and TV Shows

110 Spookiest Halloween Movies and TV Shows

Welcome to a creepy collection of the spookiest, scariest, and most binge-worthy TV series and film franchises to get you in the mood for Halloween. 

 

These are the terrifying tales of ghostly hauntings, seductive vampires, shapeshifting werewolves, undead zombies, creature features, slasher flicks, and gore galore! 

 

Grab some ghoulish Halloween snacks and get ready for screams and laughs with the best in thriller, fantasy, horror, and my absolute favorite - horror comedy.

30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night 

 

Vampires plague an Alaskan town in a month of darkness. 

 

Stars Josh Hartnett, Melissa George

 

1408

1408

 

A horror writer gets trapped inside a hotel room.

 

Stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

 

The creepiest con artist neighbors ever.

 

Stars Angelica Houston, Christina Ricci

 

American Horror Story

American Horror Story

 

Anthology series with a different story each season.

 

Stars Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts

 

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

 

Horror film franchise about a haunted house.

 

Stars Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George

 

Annabelle

Annabelle 

 

Horror film franchise about a haunted doll.

 

Stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton 

 

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia 

 

A killer spider terrorizes a town.

 

Stars Jeff Daniels, John Goodman

The Awakening

The Awakening 

 

A hoax exposer encounters supernatural events.

 

Stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West

The Babadook

The Babadook

 

A creepy children’s book manifests a monster.

 

Stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman

The Babysitter

The Babysitter

 

Babysitting turns into a devilish nightmare.

 

Stars Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

 

Series that prequels the movie Psycho.

 

Stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice 

 

A couple hires a spirit to protect their home.

 

Stars Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton

Being Human

Being Human

A vampire, werewolf, and ghost all live together.

 

Stars Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

 

Anthology series in a creepy high-tech multiverse.

 

Stars Mackenzie Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard 

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

 
Horror film franchise about a haunted forest.

 

Stars Brandon Scott, James Allen McCune

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

 
College kids get terrorized in a remote cabin.

 

Stars Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

 

Stephen King’s characters and books all in one series.

 

Stars Bill Skarsgård, Lizzy Caplan 

Channel Zero

Channel Zero

 

Horror anthology series with a different story each season.

 

Stars Paul Schneider, Brandon Scott

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

 

Horror film franchise about paranormal investigators.

 

Stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 

Coraline

Coraline

 

A girl discovers a creepy parallel world.

 

Stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher 

Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

 

A living groom gets a ghost bride. 

 

Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

The Craft

The Craft


Misfit teenage witches cast spells against people.

 

Stars Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

 

A Guillermo Del Toro haunted house tale.

 

Stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

 

Tim Burton film where a vampire returns to his family home.

 

Stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green

Daybreakers

Daybreakers

 

A race of vampires struggles to survive.

 

Stars Ethan Hawks, Willem Dafoe

The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don’t Die

 

Jim Jarmusch comedy of zombies overrunning a small town.

 

Stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

 

Comedy about a coveted immortal portion. 

 

Stars Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep

Detention

Detention

 

Teens battle a time-traveling serial killer.

 

Stars Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook

Dexter

Dexter 

 

Series about a blood analyst that kills murderers.

 

Stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter

Dracula

Dracula

 

Bram Stoker’s original vampire love story.

 

Stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands


Tim Burton tale where a lonely man meets his neighbors.

 

Stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

Extraordinary Tales

Extraordinary Tales

 

Creepy, animated Edgar Allen Poe stories.

 

Stars Guillermo Del Toro, Christopher Lee

Final Destination

Final Destination

 

Horror franchise where death chases teens.

 

Stars Ali Larter, Mary Elizabeth Winstead 

The Final Girls

The Final Girls

 

Teens get stuck inside a horror movie battling a killer.

 

Stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

 
A boy tries to bring his dead dog back to life.

 

Stars Winona Ryder, Martin Short

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

 

Horror film franchise about a killer that won’t die.

 

Stars Ben Feldman, Willa Ford

Fright Night

Fright Night


Film franchise where a vampire moves in next door.

 

Stars Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

 

Comedy film franchise about ghost hunters.

 

Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd

Ghosted

Ghosted

 

Series about a cop and scientist investigating the paranormal. 

 

Stars Adam Scott, Craig Robinson

Gremlins

Gremlins

 

Cute pets turn scary in this film franchise.

 

Stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates

Grimm

Grimm


Series based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales in Portland.

 

Stars Russel Hornsby, David Giuntoli

Halloween

Halloween

 

Horror film franchise about a Halloween killer.

 

Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

 

Film franchise about magicians at a wizard school.

 

Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson

The Haunting in Connecticut

The Haunting in Connecticut


Based on the true story of the haunted house.

 

Stars Virginia Madsen, Elias Koteas

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

 

Series based on The Haunting movie and book.

 

Stars Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino

Haven

Haven 

 

Series about a supernatural phenomenon called the troubles.

 

Stars Emily Rose, Eric Balfour

Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

 

Series about shape-shifting werewolves and vampires.

 

Stars Bill Skarsgård, Famke Janssen

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

 

Classic comedy about Salem wishes brought back to life.

 

Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania


A comedy about a resort run by the supernatural.

 

Stars Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg

The House of the Devil

The House of the Devil

 

A babysitting job turns into a demonic nightmare.

 

Stars Greta Gerwig, Jocelin Donahue

 

 

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

 
A game to spend the night in a haunted hotel.

 

Stars Taye Diggs, Famke Janssen

Insidious

Insidious 

 

Horror franchise where people astral project to other realms.

 

Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne

The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers

 

The final days of a haunted hotel.

 

Stars Sara Paxton, Lena Dunham

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

 

Film franchise based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.

 

Stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt

Into the Dark

Into the Dark

 

Horror anthology series based on monthly holidays.

 

Stars Dermot Mulroney, Jimmi Simpson

IT

IT

 

Horror franchise based on Stephen Kong’s novel.

 

Stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard

It Follows

It Follows


A deadly supernatural force is passed like an STD.

 

Stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

 

Chilling vampire love story between two kids.

 

Stars Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

Lights Out

Lights Out

 
A girl’s mother has a supernatural force attached to her.

 

Stars Maria Bello, Teresa Palmer

Little Evil

Little Evil

 

A man’s stepson may be the antichrist.

 

Stars Adam Scott, Bridget Everett

Little Monsters

Little Monsters

 

80’s comedy about a world of monsters under the bed.

 

Stars Fred Savage, Howie Mandel

Lore

Lore

 

Anthology series on Lore podcast nightmare mythologies.

 

Stars Adam Goldberg, Alicia Witt

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

 

80’s classic tale about a town of vampires.

 

Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

 

Magical children are hunted by supernatural monsters.

 

Stars Eva Green, Chris O’Dowd

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Tim Burton’s classic stop-motion holiday tale.

 

Stars Catherine O’Hara, Chris Sarandon

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

 

Horror film franchise about a killer who appears in sleep.

 

Stars Rooney Mara, Kellan Lutz

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive


Jim Jarmusch tale about an immortal vampire couple.

 

Stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston 

The Others

The Others

 

A family is haunted by another family in their house.

 

Stars Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan

Ouija

Ouija


An ancient spirit board awakens dark powers.

 

Stars Olivia Cooke, Lin Shaye 

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

 

Guillermo Del Toro’s dark tale of a mysterious labyrinth.

 

Stars Ivana Baquero, Sergi López

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity 

 

Horror film franchise about a nightly demonic presence.

 

Stars Katie Featherstone, Sprague Grayden

Paranorman

ParaNorman

 

A boy who see ghosts saves his town from a curse.

 

Stars Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

 

Series about a group battling supernatural threats.

 

Stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

 

Film franchise about a haunted house that captures a kid.

 

Stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

 

Witches fight a curse in order to find love.

 

Stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman

The Ring

The Ring

 

Film franchise about a movie that kills its viewers. 

 

Stars Naomi Watts, Johnny Galecki

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

A couple gets stranded at a house of aliens.

 

Stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon

Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet

 

Series about zombies living in suburbia.

 

Stars Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

Scary Movie

Scary Movie

 

Film franchise spoofing other horror films.

 

Stars Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

 

The classic books made into a movie of all the scary tales.

 

Stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza

Scream

Scream

 

Meta film franchise about a killer using horror movies. 

 

Stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox

Scream Queens

Scream Queens

 

Semi-anthology series of a killer stalking characters.

 

Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

Three orphaned children discover dark family secrets. 

 

Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead


A man’s life is disrupted by a zombie apocalypse.

 

Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

The Shining

The Shining

 

 A family encounters supernatural forces at a remote hotel.

 

Stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

Sinister

Sinister

 

A writer discovers murder videos inside his house. 

 

Stars Ethan Hawke, James Ransone

The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key

 

 A nurse encounters a house with a mysterious history.

 

Stars Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow


An investigator hunts a killer ghost.

 

Stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

Slice

Slice

 
Pizza shop employees fight ghosts, witches, and werewolves.

 

Stars Zazie Beetz, Chance the Rapper

Stan Against Evil

Stan Against Evil

 

Small town cops fight off demons.

 

Stars John C. McGinley, Janet Varney

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

 
A small town encounters supernatural forces.

 

Stars Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

 
Tim Burton’s tale of a killer barber out for revenge.

 

Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

Trick ‘r Treat

Trick ‘r Treat 


Interwoven scary stories on Halloween.

 

Stars Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb

True Blood

True Blood

 

Series based on the Charlaine Harris vampire novels. 

 

Stars Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

 
College kids think there are killers in the woods.

 

Stars Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden

Twilight

Twilight 

 

Film franchise of teen love with vampires and werewolves.

 

Stars Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

 

Classic Series, old and new, about extraordinary tales.

 

Stars Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani

Urban Legends

Urban Legend

 

Campy college slasher flick about urban legends.

 

Stars Alicia Witt, Jared Leto

Van Helsing

Van Helsing


A monster hunter fights vampires and werewolves.

 

Stars Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale

The Village

The Village

 

M. Night Shyamalan’s spooky tale of an isolated town.

 

Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver 

The Visit

The Visit

 

M. Night Shyamalan’s nightmarish visit to grandparents.

 

Stars Kathryn Hahn, Olivia DeJonge

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies

 
A zombie falls for a living girl.

 

Stars Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult 

Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines


M. Night Shyamalan’s series of a town among monsters.

 

Stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino 

Winchester

Winchester


Ghosts haunt the home of the Winchester firearm heiress.

 

Stars Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke

What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

 

Film and series franchise about vampires living together.

 

Stars Jermaine Clement, Taiki Waititi

The Witch

The Witch

 
A New England family battles witchcraft and black magic.

 

Stars Anna Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie

Wolf

Wolf

 

 A man tries to hide turning into a werewolf.

 

Stars Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer 

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

 

Movie series about a haunted mansion.

 

Stars Danielle Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein 


Mel Brooks’ tale of a scientist re-animating bodies.

 

Stars Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn

Zombieland

Zombieland 

 

Film franchise about the zombie apocalypse.

 

Stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg