Movie marathon: Halloween essentials and where to find them

Grab some popcorn and maybe a flashlight!

“scary movie” by mario m krce is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Pumpkins, crisp fall air, and Halloween movies! Is there anything better?

No, the answer is no.

Grab your friends. Gather the family. Get under some blankets. Here’s our guide to finding the best movies and shows for the perfect Halloween movie marathon.

Visit the Library

EVPL and many other libraries in the Tri-State have a vast selection of classic movies that you can rent. There’s many options to watch when you choose the library from renting a real copy to streaming off their streaming services. Find classics like…

  • Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Children of the Corn
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hocus Pocus
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

Get a library card for the library in your county for free access to great movies and books they offer.



Hulu has made a section just for Halloween themed movies and shows called Huluween and we’re all about it. The streaming service especially great options for the whole family! They break down the type of Halloween content you want in categories like ‘Essentials’, ‘For the Family’, ‘Hauntings and Supernatural’, and more.

You can find these classics on Hulu, too, just to name a few…

  • The Amityville Horror 1979 & 2005
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Anna 2017
  • Blade
  • Blade II
  • Child’s Play
  • Children of the Corn
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Haunting
  • The Haunting in Connecticut
  • Hellraiser
  • Jigsaw
  • A Quiet Place


Netflix and Chills

This list wouldn’t be complete without this streaming monster. Netflix has great options for the whole family, too.

  • Cabin Fever
  • The Witch
  • Candyman
  • Scream
  • Carrie
  • House of the Witch

Amazon Prime

Take advantage of that Amazon Prime membership. There are tons of great scary movies just waiting for you. Here’s some we love…

  • The Strangers Prey at Night
  • Hostile
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • Children of the Corn
  • I, Frankenstein
  • A Quiet Place
  • Annihilation
  • Tales of Halloween