110 Spookiest Halloween Movies and TV Shows

Best Halloween Entertainment: 101 Spookiest TV & Movies

A collection of the spookiest, scariest, 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 popcorn and get ready for screams and laughs with the best in thriller, fantasy, horror, and my 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

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

 

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

 

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: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

 
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 and Dale Vs Evil

Tucker and 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 vvitch

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