21 Classic Halloween Movies to Watch this October

21 Classic Halloween Movies to Watch this October

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Whether you like a good scare or prefer to watch classics like Harry Potter, Halloween is the perfect season to treat your inner child with some nostalgic flicks. So grab the popcorn and wear your comfiest loungewear for the perfect eerie evening at home.


The Addams Family

The Addamses are a peculiar family, but they are thrilled when a long-lost brother suddenly reappears. However, they soon grow suspicious of the legitimacy of his claims. Available on Netflix, Stan, Binge, Prime Video and Paramount+.



A newly deceased couple attempts to scare off the family moving into their beloved home. After some failed trials, they enrol the help of a manic spirit who has a plan of his own.



Young ghost Casper attempts to befriend the teenage daughter of a paranormal therapist, all the while fighting off the greedy owner of the manor they live in. Available on Binge.


The Curse of Bridgehollow

When Sidney releases a mischievous spirit in her spooky new house, she recruits her Halloween-hating dad to help her save their small town. Featuring big names like Marlon Wayans, Kelly Rowland and Stranger Things' sass queen, Priah Ferguson, it's a comedy you don't want to miss. Available on Netflix.


Edward Scissorhands

 The creation of Edward – a kind-hearted humanoid – is interrupted by the untimely death of his inventor. After years of a lonely existence, he is taken in by a suburban lady and her daughter. Available on Disney+.


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Ten-year-old Elliot befriends an alien lost on Earth. The duo stands against Government agents as they try to help E.T. return home. Available on Stan, Binge and Prime Video.



A cellist hires an eccentric team of parapsychology professors to eliminate a demonic dog-like creature haunting her apartment. Available on Stan.


Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When the Spengler family move to the small and mysterious town of Summerville, Oklahoma, they have no idea that their new home has ties to the original Ghostbusters gang. Oh, and a poltergeist. Along with the original cast reprising their roles, we're also treated to the talent of Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard. Available on Binge and Prime Video.


Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

A remake of the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, features an all-female paranormal team. Available on Netflix.


The Goonies

To save their homes from foreclosure, a group of misfit children discover a long-lost treasure map that will take them on a wild adventure. Available on Stan and Binge.



The creator of the Goosebumps franchise must prevent the monsters featured in his manuscripts from invading his hometown with a bit of help from his daughter and a teenage neighbour. Available on Stan.



The citizens of Halloweentown have been inexplicably disappearing. It is up to 13-year-old witch Marnie and her family to solve the mystery. Available on Disney+.


The Haunted Mansion

A workaholic real estate agent and his family get summoned to a mysterious mansion. But there is more than meets the eye to the master of the house and his butler. Available on Disney+.


Hocus Pocus

New-kid-in-town Max accidentally brings a trio of witches back to life. Now, it is up to him, his sister, and his crush to stop them from becoming immortal. Available on Disney+.


Hocus Pocus 2

Now that filmmakers know how to do a sequel properly, we're confident to recommend this follow-up to the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus. This time around, the Sanderson Sisters have been let loose in modern-day Salem by Becca and Whitney, who must now stop them in their tracks. Available on Disney+. 


Hotel Transylvania

Count Dracula rules over a “human-free” hotel where monsters of all kinds can relax in style. But everything changes as the Count throws a big party in honour of his beloved daughter’s 118th birthday. Available on Stan, Binge, Prime Video and Paramount+.


Monster House

Is the house across the street haunted? DJ and his friends certainly think so and will stop at nothing – including stepping inside the property – to figure out what is happening. Available on Binge.


Nanny McPhee

Set in Victorian England, Nanny McPhee tells the tale of a mysterious nanny who transforms the life of seven rambunctious children – and their father – with some discipline and a good dose of magic. Available on Binge.


The Nightmare Before Christmas

What happens when the king of Halloween Town stumbles upon the magic of Christmas Town and decides to put his own twist on the holiday? Things are bound to get confusing for all involved. Available on Disney+.


Scooby-Doo: The Movie

The gang reunites after being invited to a mysterious horror-themed tropical resort. However, not everything is as it seems.


The Witches

A young boy finds himself in the middle of a witch convention and overhears their evil plan: getting rid of children all over England. He will stop at nothing to stop them in their track, even if it means getting turned into a rodent.