There has never been a better time to be a movie buff, especially around Halloween. While ditching the cable company can make you feel like you’re missing out on Halloween programming, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
But what services should you check out – if you don’t have them already – to maximize your Halloween content consumption and provide you with all of the scares, jumps, and bumps in the night that the season demands?
We have you covered.
For the Family
If you’re looking for great movies and TV shows that fit into the Halloween spirit but still are light enough to watch with the kids (or if you just want a fun watch and not have nightmares all month), services like Disney+ and Hulu are great options.
Both services provide family-friendly films that can get you into the Halloween zone. Hulu also offers some more intense horror films that may be of interest if you’re into that sort of thing.
One of the best things about Hulu is that every year they launch “Huluween,” which turns part of their platform into a Halloween extravaganza with movies of all different genres and rating levels. You can learn more about this year’s “Huluween” here.
As we mentioned previously, Freeform (which used to be ABC Family) hosts their 31 Nights of Halloween event all month, featuring many well-known and beloved Halloween movies and even some old classics like The Goonies, Matilda, Shrek and more.
It’s a great marathon with movies every night that are perfect for the season.
For the True Horror Fans
Stepping out of the family-friendly arena and into some truly scary territory, horror fanatics have a ton of options to watch the latest and greatest films.
There’s obviously the big three: Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. These services have their own original shows, such as Castle Rock on Hulu, which is based in the Stephen King Universe, or Netflix’s wildly successful Stranger Things.
For real horror lovers out there, a new player has recently entered the mix: Shudder.
Shudder is a streaming service solely dedicated to horror films. Their offering includes original films, shorts and shows, while also showcasing little-known films from indie creators and huge franchises like Friday the 13th and Halloween.
Shudder also has a wide range of documentaries that explore what goes on behind the scenes of classic horror movies to allow super fans the inside scoop.
Make Halloween Your Own
The best part of subscribing to streaming services is that you can create your own movie marathons. If you want them light and for the family, Disney+ and Hulu have great offerings. For people that really love their horror, it’s a great time to check out Shudder.
Of course, many people have these services already, and we think the best way to make a great Halloween movie-watching experience is to look at the offers of everything you have available and decide what looks good!