Halloween Week Must-Watch List:
It is incredibly sad that we could not save Halloween and we are all stuck indoors for the last week of spooky season. But fear not, I have compiled a list of all my favourite spooky scary shows and movies on Netflix and Disney+ to keep you occupied and feeling ghostly!
Disclaimer: I have never watched an actual scary movie before, I am a big scaredy cat and I am easing myself into the spooks with TV shows and kids movies.
Netflix is killing it at the moment. There have been so many new releases recently and some are just so perfect for spooky season.
The Haunting Of Bly Manor: The unrelated sequel to The Haunting Of Hill House. I'm really enjoying this show, I definitely preferred The Haunting Of Hill House and highly recommend giving that a watch too! These shows are both quite creepy and have a few jump scares, perfect for Halloween week!
The Addams Family (2019): This cute cartoon film is super if you're a fan of the original Addams family. It's super light hearted and suitable for children while still remaining spooky and festive.
American Horror Story: There are seven seasons of American Horror Story available on Netflix and if you have not already seen them I HIGHLY recommend you stop everything and go watch them all right now. This show has become one of my favourite TV shows of all time. Some seasons are scary with a lot of jump scares, others are very realistic which makes them super creepy, others are funny and gorey. Just thinking about it makes me want to rewatch the whole thing.
4. The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: This show is a little far fetched and totally aimed at teenagers, but nethertheless, I really enjoyed it. I love all things witchy, so this was a must-watch for me. Very cute fashion also makes this show a winner for me.
5. The Corpse Bride: A classic if you ask me. Anything Tim Burton and I am so there. I also love an animation with depth. This film is not so scary but lovely and creepy and perfect for spooky season if you're into the cute spooks!
6. Stranger Things: I'm not sure I would class this as spooky, or even Halloween, but it is such a good show I had to give it a mention. It is more Sci-fi, with aliens and a cool 80s vibe, but definitely has some jump scares.
Speaking of cute spooks, Disney is and will always be the master of spooky season. The Disney+ App even has a lovely little section dedicated to Halloween.
Hocus Pocus: Is it even Halloween if you're not watching Hocus Pocus? No, no it is not. this is the best Halloween film of all time. Fight me.
The Haunted Mansion: A highly underrated Disney film in my opinion. This is another magical creation that was actually based on the Disney Parks attraction (not the other way around). If you're a fan of the parks you've probably seen this film, but it is definitely worth the watch for getting into the spooky spirit!
Halloweetown: The entire collection of Halloweentown films is what I grew up on and they hold a sacred place in my heart. They are cheesy and predictable and I love them so very very much.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: I must admit, this is not my favourite Tim Burton film, but it is a ritual that it must be watched at least once in October and again in December. It's a classic.
The Simpsons Halloween Specials: Disney+ has nicely compiled all the Halloween episodes of The Simpsons for your ghostly gazing.
There are of course a few favourites that do not appear on Netflix or Disney+. These can either be found on Sky or DVD, I know I'm old.
Beetlejuice: One of my all time favourite films, not just at Halloween but all year round, its my favourite Tim Burton film and is just such a classic featuring Geena Davis, One of the Baldwins, Winona Ryder and of course, Catherine O'Hara.
The Twilight Zone: The early 2000's version. This show is so hard to find but it is so good. I watched this a few years ago and I found it so scary. Super creepy and realistic.
Sweeney Todd: Another Tim Burton Favourite of mine, but this one happens to be a musical, so if you're not into gorey musicals, maybe steer clear of this one.
Coraline: This film is one of the creepiest animations ever. It is a film that I thought was Tim Burton but actually isn't. It is based on a Neil Gaiman novel which I find so interesting.
I hope you all enjoy a Halloween bingewatch, please let me know in the comments what scary movies I should ease myself in with, I don't know where to start!!