There are endless movie marathons on all of our favorite TV channels once fall officially begins. When I was younger, I remember counting down the days to tune into my favorite Halloween movies. No matter how many times I’ve seen the same movies, I enjoy them as much as I did the first time I saw them. Commercial-free viewing is easy to get used when we use streaming services so often. There’s no doubt that kids attention spans don’t last for very long, but nobody appreciates a commercial break when you’re trying to get into a movie with the whole family. Luckily there’s a solution to ensure a full night of laughs with the whole family! Here’s a list of movies you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, Starz, or Amazon Video this October.
Available on Netflix
Hocus Pocus: An evil curse brings 3 crazy witches back to life. Kids will love the characters and adult will enjoy the grown-up humor sprinkled in!
Goosebumps: When two young teenagers accidentally unleash all the monsters from the books, it’s a roller-coaster trying to get everything back to normal!
The Gremlins: When a father begins looking for a Christmas present for his son, he finds a pet who seems harmless. He soon learns he didn’t get just any kind of pet and has to follow a bunch of rules to minimize destruction. This is a classic you and your kids will love!
The Corpse Bride: After Victor and Victoria accept their arranged marriage situation, Victor finds himself in a distant place while trying to rehearse for his upcoming wedding. Full of surprises and warm moments, this movie is a must-see!
Coraline: Coraline is a child who is difficult but has qualities we can all relate to. She questions her connection to her family and looks elsewhere for answers. Throughout her journey, she teaches us all a very important lesson about life.
Dreamworks Spooky Stories: There’s no shame in turning something on for just the kids and getting a few minutes to yourself. In these stories, there’s a variety of your kiddos favorite DreamWorks characters who tell spooky stories perfect for some Halloween vibes!
Nightmare before Christmas: I’m pretty sure Jack Skellington is officially Halloween’s unofficial mascot. Full of singing and lovable characters, it’s lots of fun for everyone. Follow Jack on his mission to bring Christmas to his home!
Addams Family: The Addam’s family is a mysterious and creepy group just like any regular family. Except they definitely aren’t shy around gruesome and ghastly things, which may make them a little different. This classic is a Halloween staple!
Monster House: This movie has definitely does not shy away from being just scary enough for kids while still being a great option for the whole family. Depending on the audience, some scenes may need to be skipped for intensity.
Hotel Transylvania 2: This movie follows an inn owner who services traveling monsters who are still afraid of the general human population while dealing with a teenage daughter. There are tons of laughs throughout this movie that will keep you entertained!
Monsters Inc: In the world of Mike and Sully, they scare kids for a living. Long story short, screams are basically what powers their entire city. There are tons of goofy monsters that will fill your living room with laughter!
Available on Amazon Prime Video Rentals
Paranorman: Available to rent or buy, Paranorman is a must-see this Halloween. Norman is an 11-year old boy who can talk to the dead. His world is full of witches and zombies and is suitable for all ages.
Harry Potter Series: Harry Potter is a perfect movie for any day of the year, but I especially love to watch the entire series around Halloween. It’s full of magic and witches and makes us all wish we could go to Hogwarts!
Available on Starz
Ghostbusters: After some pretty crazy things start happening around the city, a pair of paranormal enthusiasts team up with an MTA worker and an engineer to save the city from whatever keeps haunting it. Both the original and the 2016 remake are great movies to get you excited about Halloween!
Enjoy no interruptions with a subscription to one of these streaming services! Make sure you get the flashlights out, the popcorn popped and a comfy place for everyone to huddle up together. These movies are guaranteed to provide chills and thrills and everything in between. What are some of your favorite Halloween movie traditions? Leave your comments below!