Best Halloween Movies
Optimum has compiled a list of some of the best Halloween movies just in time for October — the unofficial, official spooky month. Among these movie titles include some classics you may have already fallen in love with along with new stories to add to your favorites.
From unforgettable creepy, crawly scenes to eerie endings, this collection of films will have you jumping out of your seat. So, grab some candy, your coziest blanket, and something to hide behind (just in case). There’s no better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than a movie marathon.
32. Bodies Bodies Bodies (Showtime)
A group of 20-somethings get stuck at a remote family mansion during a hurricane, and a party game ends with a dead body on the ground and fingers pointed everywhere.
31. A Really Haunted Loud House (Nickelodeon)
Lincoln and his best friend, Clyde, struggle to decide whether to participate in the Loud family Spooktacular, attend their friend, Xander's, party, or go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
30. Secrets Beneath the Floorboards (Lifetime)
After the mysterious murder of her abusive husband, a troubled widow moves into her late grandmother's lake house, but upon discovering her husband's past and hidden fortune, she must risk her life to get back what is hers.
29. Monster High: The Movie 2 (Nickelodeon)
After embracing their “True Monster Hearts” and saving Monster High, Clawdeen, Draculaura, and Frankie now find themselves on a new journey. We find the trio at the start of Sophomore year where the power of three will be put to the test.
28. The Thing (AMC)
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
27. Fear (Starz)
A weekend vacation turns sinister when a group of friends must confront their worst fears one by one. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Fear © 2023 Social Distance LLC
26. Drink Slay Love (Lifetime)
Pearl (Cierra Ramirez, “The Fosters”) is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire. Fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl’s powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends — especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache — to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down. What’s a sun-loving vamp to do?
25. Army of Darkness (AMC)
A sardonic hardware store clerk is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must retrieve the Necronomicon and battle an army of the dead so he can return home.
24. It Comes At Night (Showtime)
A man reeling from the terror of an apocalypse faces a moral test when a desperate family turns up at his door. Feeling backed into a corner, the man allows the family to join his own, but the forced cohabitation rapidly gives way to paranoia and distrust.
23. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (VOD)
Join Drac, Mavis and all of your favorite monsters for fun and adventure on the high seas as they embark on a monster cruise vacation. Stars Adam Sandler & Andy Samberg.
22. Embrace of the Vampire (Lifetime)
A sheltered teen leaves an all-girls Catholic school for a new life at a co-ed university, where an ancient demon torments her with disturbing nightmares and threatens her soul.
21. The Blackening (STARZ)
Seven Black friends who go away for the weekend only to find themselves trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta. Will their street smarts and knowledge of horror movies help them stay alive? Probably not. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. The Blackening © 2023 MRC II Distribution Company, L.P.
20. Malignant (MAX)
Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
19. Psycho (AMC)
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
18. The Walls are Watching (Lifetime)
A young couple is terrorized by the former owner of the home they now occupy. Instead of a honeymoon, life becomes a cat and mouse game for these newlyweds as they try to survive being hunted by a man who knows every inch of the residence better than they do; and who has nothing left to lose.
17. Prey for the Devil (STARZ)
A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past. \Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Prey for the Devil © 2021 Lions Gate Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
16. Secrets at the Inn (Lifetime)
In this mysterious thriller with a surprise twist ending, a woman assumes responsibility for her niece after her estranged sister dies renovating a historic inn. As strange things begin to happen at the inn, she questions everyone around her–from her troubled niece to the handsome contractor to her niece’s mischievous boyfriend.
15. Zombieland: Double Tap 9 (STARZ)
Zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock square off against the newly evolved undead.Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Zombieland: Double Tap © 2019 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and 2.0 Entertainment Borrower, LLC.
14. X (Showtime)
A group of actors set out to make an adult film under the noses of an elderly couple. But when the couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives.
13. Scary Movie (MAX)
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
12. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Showtime)
Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp stars as a man who returns to London after escaping from 15 years of false imprisonment. He vows to kill the evil Judge Turpin and his henchman, who shipped him off to the other side of the world.
11. Addams Family 2019 (VOD)
Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.
10. Beetlejuice (MAX)
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
9. Jeepers Creepers (AMC)
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
8. Corpse Bride (MAX)
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
7. Nightmare on Elm Street (AMC)
Teenager Nancy Thompson must uncover the dark truth concealed by her parents after she and her friends become targets of the spirit of a serial killer with a bladed glove in their dreams, in which if they die, it kills them in real life.
6. The Shining (MAX)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
5. Pearl (Showtime)
Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life, Pearl's ambitions and repressions collide in this origin story of X's iconic villain.
4. It 2017 (MAX)
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
3. Halloween 1978 (AMC)
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
2. The Scream Collection (MAX)
The Scream films follow Sidney Prescott and her war against a succession of murderers who adopt the guise of Ghostface to stalk and torment their victims.
1. Hocus Pocus (VOD)
Three outlandishly wild witches return from the 17th Century Salem for a night of zany fun and comic chaos. The trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth.