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11 Spooky Movies to Stream This Halloween

It's the most frightening time of the year

Halloween is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to gather your favorite sweets and hunker down for a scary movie marathon. Whether your tastes tend toward classics like The Addams Family or stomach-dropping horror like The Conjuring, there’s a Halloween movie streaming for every mood.

Grab a blanket and a cup of hot cider and check out our suggestions for a spook-tacular movie marathon below.

 

  • The Babadook (2014)

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    IFC Films

    The directorial debut from Jennifer Kent, about a sinister presence that torments a widow and her young son, received widespread critical acclaim and became the hit horror movie of 2014.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • The Awakening (2011)

    the-awakening
    StudioCanal UK

    A woman who works to debunk the existence of supernatural phenomena visits a haunted boarding school to investigate reported ghost sightings. While at first the sightings appear to be a hoax, her sense of reality soon begins to unravel.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

    a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night
    VICE Films

    In this genre-bending debut from writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour, a vampire is on the loose in Bad City, an Iranian town filled with death, loneliness and drugs.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • Hush (2016)

    hush
    Netflix

    A deaf writer who lives isolated in the woods must figure out how to save her own life once she realizes a masked killer is stalking her.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • Dark Skies (2013)

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    Dimension Films

    Keri Russell stars in this sci-fi horror film, in which a suburban family discovers, after an escalating series of terrifying events, that an otherworldly force is out to get them.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • Poltergeist (2015)

    In this modern remake of the 1982 classic, a family must rescue their youngest daughter after she is taken by evil forces haunting their house.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or HBO Go.

  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

    Rosemary's Baby
    Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images

    Mia Farrow stars in the classic Roman Polanski film about a pregnant woman who becomes increasingly paranoid about her unborn child when her husband beings spending time with their peculiar neighbors.

    Where to watch: Rent on iTunes or Amazon Video.

  • The Forest (2016)

    the-forest
    Gramercy Pictures

    Japan’s infamous “Suicide Forest” provides the ominous setting for a young woman, played by Natalie Dormer, whose search for her twin sister brings her to the ghost-filled wilderness.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or HBO Go.

  • The Addams Family (1991)

    The Addams Family
    Paramount Pictures

    If you need a break from bone-chilling movies, this lighter romp is perfect for a fall night. Based on the 1960s TV series, the movie has the comical and macabre Addams family coming together when they suspect the man pretending to be their long-lost uncle is a fraud.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • Children of the Corn (1984)

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    New World Pictures

    Based on the story by Stephen King, the movie follows a couple that arrives in a small Nebraska town to discover that it is populated by children who follow a cult leader, called “He Who Walks Behind The Rows,” who compels them to kill adults.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon or Netflix.

  • The Witch (2016)

    A horror movie made for the fainter of heart, The Witch combines the fervent religious beliefs of early American settlers with the presence of the occult, when the daughter of a family that lives in isolation is accused of witchcraft about 60 years ahead of the Salem witch trials.

    Where to watch: Stream on Amazon.

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