Pumpkins are carved, candy is bought and costumes are chosen. If this means anything to you, then you know Halloween is here.

One past-time used year after year to get in the Halloween spirit is watching movies. “Hocus Pocus,” “The Addams Family” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” are just a few that come to mind.

In an age of streaming services, finding a fun or terrifying movie to watch is very simple.

Horror movies have always been popular. This year, you can find multiple scary movies on every streaming service.

If you have Netflix, get comfy and scream over “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2006), “The Conjuring” (2013), “Scream 4” (2011), “The Shining” (1980) and “Teeth” (2007).

“Hush” (2016), “Stephen King’s Children of the Corn” (1984), “Murder Party” (2007) and “Clown” (2014) are also among the horror films available on Netflix.

Amazon Prime Video also has several horror movies.

“Rings” (2017), “American Psycho” (2000), “Paranormal Activity” (2009), “Poltergeist 2: The Other Side” (1986) and “Pumpkinhead” (1989) are just a few among the wide array of horror movies on Prime Video.

Also on this streaming service is “The Ninth Gate” (2000), “The Devil Inside” (2012),”Carrie” (1976) and “What We Do In The Shadows” (2015).

HBO Go hosts Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” (2005), “Omen” (1976) and “It” (2017) while Starz hosts “Saw” (2004), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) and “Scream” (1996).

“Jigsaw” (2017) can be found on Hulu, “Frankenstein” (1931) can be watched on Movie Plex and Cinemax hosts two favorites: “Get Out” (2017) and “Dawn of the Dead” (2004). Lastly, scary movies such as “Fright Night” (1985), “Halloween” (1978) and “Jeepers Creepers” (2001) reside on AMC Premiere.

While scary movies are popular in the month of October, Halloween family movies are watched just as often.

Many streaming services have at least a few family favorites available to watch.

Netflix carries “Coraline” (2009), “Little Monsters” (1989) and the live action “Scooby-Doo” (2002) along with “Spooky Buddies” (2011) and “The Flintstones” (1994).

Starz has “Young Frankenstein” (1974), while Amazon Prime Video carries “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (2016).

Movie Plex offers everyone’s favorite friendly ghost, “Casper” (1995) and Hulu offers a Mary-Kate and Ashley classic, “Double Double, Toil & Trouble” (1993). Hulu also carries everyone’s favorite holiday crossover, “Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993).

As for other Halloween favorites such as “Monster House” (2006), “The Addams Family” (1991), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and Hotel Transylvania (2012), Freeform will be airing them multiple times throughout the month of October.

In fact, among the most beloved films of this genre, “Hocus Pocus” (1993) will be airing back-to-back-to-back all afternoon on Halloween, only on Freeform.

If you haven’t already, carve a pumpkin, buy some candy and choose a costume. Make some popcorn, brew some hot apple cider and enjoy a good film. There’s nothing like it to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Elizabeth Lemieux
Elizabeth Lemieux is majoring in Communication at Southern New Hampshire. She enjoys reading and writing and loves getting involved at SNHU.

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