Noovie's 2020 "Hallow-Streaming" Guide

Has 2020 been scary enough for ya? C'mon it's Halloween! Keep the thrills and chills going with the perfect scary movie.

By Matt Lissauer

Lupita Nyong'o in "Us."

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We've scoured the interwebs and binged through all the major platforms to find the best picks for Halloween. So, turn off the lights and grab some popcorn as we help you find the 10 best scary movies to stream this Halloween on all the major platforms.


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Netflix and thrill with the streamer's host of horror hits, including Adam Sandler's recently launched Halloween comedy, "Hubie Halloween." Also look for their teen slasher romps, "The Babysitter" and "The Babysitter: Killer Queen." Other scary originals worth your while include "Vampires vs. The Bronx" and last year's "Rattlesnake." And, if those don't chill you enough, sink your teeth into the following picks.

  1. The Evil Dead (1981)
  2. Poltergeist (1982)
  3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  4. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  5. Train to Busan (2016)
  6. Green Room (2016)
  7. ParaNorman (2012)
  8. The Platform (2019)
  9. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  10. As Above, So Below (2014)


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This year Prime Video and Blumhouse combined forces with a collection of four original fright fests: "The Lie," "Black Box," "Evil Eye," and "Nocturne." If those are not enough to boil your blood, then take in these recent scary gems and classics.

  1. Hereditary (2018)
  2. Midsommar (2019)
  3. The Lighthouse (2019)
  4. 30 Days of Night (2007)
  5. Fright Night (1985)
  6. Vivarium (2019)
  7. The Amityville Horror (2005)
  8. Resident Evil (2002)
  9. Pet Sematary (2019)
  10. The Addams Family (2019)

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The streamer's recent original "Books of Blood" might not have won critics over, but along with some classic Rob Zombie and, yes, even the entire "Twilight" saga, there's a lot of great scary (and scary-ish) gems to be found. Not to mention the political doc, "Totally Under Control," which is all sorts of scary for entirely different reasons. Here are more great picks:

  1. Bad Hair (2020)
  2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  3. Hellraiser (1987)
  4. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  5. Wrinkles the Clown (2019)
  6. Hostel (2006)
  7. The Lodge (2020)
  8. Oculus (2014)
  9. Blade (1998)
  10. 31 (2016)

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Those looking for some nostalgia don't need to look far on HBO. For starters, the streamer recently launched their remake/reimagining of the 1990 kids creep-tacular "The Witches." There's also WB's modern update of the popular '70s mystery-solving troupe "Scoob!" For the older folk, settle in for chills with both chapters of Stephen King's "It" and "It: Chapter Two," or the entire "Jaws" franchise. And, if that doesn't quite do it for you, here are some more creepy picks.

  1. Us (2019)
  2. Alien (1979)
  3. Eraserhead (1977)
  4. Scanners (1981)
  5. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  6. The Invisible Man (2020)
  7. Devil (2010)
  8. Doctor Sleep (2019)
  9. Constantine (2005)
  10. Ready or Not (2019)

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Of course, if you're really looking for some of horror's deeper cuts, then look no further than the streaming service dedicated to the genre. Here you'll find some great Shudder originals and exclusives, including "Revenge," "Color Out of Space," "The Room" (no, not that "Room"), and "Spiral." The gory selection continues with these picks:

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  3. Heathers (1989)
  4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
  5. 3 From Hell (2019)
  6. The Void (2017)
  7. Summer of 84 (2018)
  8. Re-Animator (1985)
  9. Ring (Ringu) (1998)
  10. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

About the Author

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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