From 'The Shining' to 'Get Out': 10 Spooky Movies and TV Shows to Stream This Halloween

1:20 PM 10/30/2018

by Natalya Jaime

Trick-or-scare. October is here, which means an abundant amount of candy to devour at your leisure, pumpkin-spice-flavored everything, and binging on scary movies and/or TV series.

'The Shining' (left) and 'Get Out'
'The Shining' (left) and 'Get Out'
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From classics like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining to new shows like the adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, there's something eerie for everyone on this list of content available to stream.

So for those who prefer to stay in and binge on Halloween, The Hollywood Reporter has created a fright fest guide of new and classic content to check out.

  • The Shining

    Netflix

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    Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film about a man and his family who move into the Overlook hotel for the winter has finally arrived on the streaming service. The film, a loose adaptation of Stephen King's novel, stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. The scary movie follows Jack Torrance — a writer whose sanity begins to deteriorate — his wife and son, who possesses "the shining," as a series of ominous events occur inside the haunted hotel. Serving up plenty of scares, thrills and what-just-happened moments, this is considered a must-see Halloween film.

  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Netflix

    Courtesy of Netflix

    For the Riverdale fans. Netflix's newest series is based on the original Archie Comics of the same name and differs a lot on the spooky scale from the Melissa Joan Hart '90s version, Sabrina. Sabrina Spellman returns — this time in a more creepy manner — on the brink of her 16th birthday as she must figure out how to manage her dual life as a half-witch and half-mortal. The show stars Kiernan Shipka in the title role, Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle and Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis as Aunts Zelda and Hilda Spellman. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is available to stream now .

  • Creeped Out

    Netflix

    Courtesy of Netflix

    Black Mirror, but for the kiddies. The Canadian anthology series' first season premiered on Netflix on Oct. 4. In each episode, Creeped Out features a new story and characters narrated by "The Curious," a masked mysterious story collector. Each tale centers on dark magic, features supernatural encounters and delves into the scary world of technology. The first season is currently available to stream.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Netflix

    Netflix

    Based on the 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Netflix's latest series takes place in the present and follows the Crain family as they move into the infamous haunted mansion, Hill House, and move out only to return again 26 years later. The book has been adapted into two plays and two films, including the 1999 version, The Haunting, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson. The supernatural horror series is also currently available to stream on Netflix. 

  • Carrie

    Amazon Prime

    Photofest

    It wouldn't be a real fright fest without another Stephen King adaptation. The 1976 film starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie as daughter and mother in the first-ever novel by King to be adapted for the big screen. The movie follows Carrie a high school outcast with telekinetic powers, who after a prank, decides to go on a killing spree of her classmates. The movie is currently available to stream for Amazon Prime members.

  • Slice

    Amazon Prime

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    Chance the Rapper makes his feature film debut in this comedy horror film. The rapper portrays Dax Lycander, a known werewolf. Two survivors embark on a mission to solve the case of who is causing the killings of the "Perfect Pizza Base" deliverymen in this Austin Vesely-directed debut murder mystery. The film is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.

  • Lore

    Amazon Prime

    Courtesy of Julie Vrabelova

    Lore is back for more scares. Part of the podcast-to-scripted television trend, the show from creator Aaron Mahnke is an anthology series that tells a new story in every episode. All episodes are based on true life events, providing a history lesson to its audience while exploring subjects such as werewolves, lobotomies and medicine. Season 1 and 2 are now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

  • Halloween

    For rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video

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    Michael Myers is as synonymous with Halloween as Frosty the Snowman is with Christmas. The original slasher film about a masked murder who is released from prison after killing his older sister, only to reek more havoc on Halloween night, is a staple for the month of October. The horror movie stars the Queen of Horror, Jamie Lee Curtis (in her feature film debut) and Nick Castle and is directed by John Carpenter. Before going to see the sequel of the same name, rent or purchase the 1978 version on Amazon. 

  • Get Out

    For rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video

    Courtesy of Universal Pictures

    Meeting the parents becomes a nightmare in this Jordan Peele film. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams and Bradley Whitford, this horror production centers on an African-American photographer who discovers a chilling secret about his girlfriend's white family after meeting them. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won one Oscar for best original screenplay for Peele. The movie is available on the streaming site to rent or purchase.

  • Hocus Pocus

    For rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video

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    Twenty-five years later and the Sanderson sisters are still casting a spell on audiences. Although not considered to be a horror film, Hocus Pocus does have the elements that make for a spooky film — witches, spells and black cats. The fantasy film follows teenager Max, his little sister Dani and their friend Allison, who accidentally awaken three sister witches after being executed in the 17th century in Salem, Mass. It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy and can either be rented or purchased on Amazon Prime.