Top 10 Movies and Shows to Watch This Halloween

Top 10 Best Halloween Movies of All Time

Halloween is here and we couldn’t possibly leave you hanging without a list of movies that you can watch this Halloween! Everyone has different traditions they follow during the spooky season. Some people like carving pumpkins, some people like digging into their bowl full of candies, and others like to sit around and discuss ghost stories. However, the one thing everyone likes to do during Halloween is watch something scary. Even those who don’t watch anything all year round, dare to conquer their fears in the month of October.

This year, all streaming services and several creators were on top of their spook game. October was filled with new releases for all sorts of horror fans. Whether you like some mild fantasy or hardcore jump scares, there was something for everyone. So, we’re here to give you a list of some of the best releases this year, and you can spend the 31st of October binging all these works!


1. The School for Good and Evil

The battle between good and evil is one of a kind, but this movie has an interest twist on it. Have you ever heard of school for both good and evil? Isn’t school supposed to make everyone good? not in this case. Two childhood best friends are sent away to a school that trains them into either becoming a hero or a villain. Along with this intriguing plot, you can also see some fantastic talent in this movie, like Sophia Anne Caruso, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, and Sofia Wylie. So if you enjoy the fantasy genre and don’t want to get too spooked out, do check this movie out. You can find more details about this movie here.

The School for Good and Evil

2. Werewolf By Night

Marvel’s attempt at horror went on to become a raging success amongst the fandom and beyond. People from everywhere were keen to find out what was so good about this television special. The 54 minute special revolved around a gathering of monster hunters after the death of their leader. They are all given one task, but Jack Russell has other plans. Comic book fans are well aware of this character and have eagerly been waiting for his arrival on screen. This Halloween season was the perfect time to introduce him and a whole other side to Marvel. Fans were thrilled to see MCU do something different!

Werewolf By Night

3. Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

One of the most anticipated titles of 2022 arrived and took the horror genre by storm. Everyone had certain expectations for this anthology series but it was so different, while also being terrifying and gruesome. The concept of this series is to explore the curiosities of the human mind and all the dark thoughts that race in it every single day. There are a total of eight episodes in this series, and each episode has an independent story. The topics range from demonic monsters to a cream that peels your entire self off. Weird, right? You can learn more about this here and keep a lookout for some of your favorite actors and actresses.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

4. The Watcher

This series is for anyone who doesn’t want too many jumpscares but still wants to be creeped out. It is often hard to find that middle ground, but The Watcher does it perfectly. This series revolves around a family that has just moved into their dream home in the suburbs. Sounds like the start of every horror story, doesn’t it? However, this goes a little differently. The family receives threatening letters from someone claiming to be “the watcher” and hence ensues the madness. What makes this series even scarier is the fact that it is based on a true story. You can learn more about this series here.

The Watcher

5. Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3

The first two seasons of Unsolved Mysteries gave the audience some nightmares, and volume 3 is going to do just that, just a little extra. This series has a range of stories, you will witness true crime, crazy fictional episodes, and even some science fiction. This season has a total of nine episodes and some of the titles are as follows: Mystery at Mile Marker 45, Body in Bags, What Happened to Josh?, Death in a Vegas Motel, and more. Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 is for the true horror fans, someone who truly can handle jump scares and some nightmares. Learn more about Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 here.

Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3

6. The Midnight Club

Mike Flanagan is back again with another hit this Halloween, The Midnight Club. If you like gathering around with your friends and discussing ghost stories then this series is for you. The Midnight Club is based in a hospice where young teenagers are possibly living the last few days, weeks, or months of their lives. They come together every night and discuss stories of their past and other encounters that they have had. While you’re at it, we also recommend watching The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass, which have been some of Flanagan’s work this past Halloween. You can read more about this here.

The Midnight Club

7. The Curse of Bridge Hollow

The Curse of Bridge Hollow is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who is best known for his work in Truth or Dare (2018) and Fantasy Island (2020), so we know he is well-versed in this genre. The Curse of Bridge Hollow follows the story of a family who moves into a new town during the perfect time, Halloween. This movie is a mix of adventure, family, comedy, and horror. Can you imagine all your Halloween decorations coming to life and chasing your entire town around? Because that is exactly what happens in The Curse of Bridge Hollow. You can learn more about this film here and if you want a light-hearted horror, then this movie is for you!

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Although this movie was released earlier in 2022, it felt like Texas Chainsaw Massacre was preparing us for the spooky season this year. This franchise is classic and loyal fans were more than excited about this movie directed by David Blue Garcia. Texas Chainsaw Massacre revolves around youngsters who decide to take a break and venture into a small town all the way to Texas. However, their time to be peaceful and have a good time turns into a nightmare very quickly when they encounter Leatherface. It’s been 48 years of hiding for Leatherface and he’s back to terrorize people.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

9. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Although this is true crime and based on true events, it is scarier than most horror shows and movies. Jeffery Dahmer was a monster who killed several men, and most of his kills were racially motivated. Evan Peters portrays Jeffery Dahmer in this Netflix series and his acting is one of the best things about this show. Although Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was a part of a lot of controversies but it is definitely worth a watch. One of the creators of this show is Ryan Murphy who is a God of television horror. So, if you like true crime and want to be extremely creeped out, then this should be your Halloween watch today!

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

10. Fresh

Just like Texas Chainsaw Massacre released earlier in 2022, so did Fresh, but it is worth a watch this Halloween. Sebastian Stan is best known for his roles which range from a cop to the winter soldier, to his role in Fresh. There are some trigger warnings when it comes to this movie, just if you can get past them, then you would enjoy this movie while also possibly being scarred for life. Fresh has been one of the most underrated horror movies this year, and maybe that’s because a lot of people don’t have an appetite for the concept (if you get what we mean…). Nevertheless, this movie deserves a lot of attention and recognition and you must watch it this Halloween.



We have given you the perfect list for Halloween and now you can pick and choose, see what you like and make sure you stream it on the 31st of October. Do let us know in the comments which movie or series you watched this Halloween and whether or not you liked it.

Deepti Chadha
Deepti Chadha

Deepti is a prolific content writer for OpenMediaHub who specializes in movies, tv shows, and web series, along with occasional reviews. Her interests lie in watching different genres and reading comics books, although her main passion is writing for as long as she remembers.

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