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The scariest movies and TV shows streaming online now

Whether you want to have some serious nightmares this holiday or you just love horror films and thrillers, here's how you can stream your fix online this weekend.


Why not invite a serial killer or two to your home? On your TV, we mean.

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Halloween is a time for being frightened. And what better to put you on edge like a scary movie or TV show?

Lucky for you, there are a lot of scary things streaming online. The first movie that comes to mind when people think of Halloween is, well, "Halloween" with the unstoppable Michael Myers. While the original isn't available on the big three subscription services (Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix), the 2007 Rob Zombie remake is available on Amazon Prime.

For people who want to marathon through the weekend, there are a lot of options. Zombie fans, it's hard to beat five seasons of "The Walking Dead" streaming on Netflix. People who enjoy "Scream" will like the number of choices they have -- the new TV series is available now on Hulu while the first three movies are streaming on both Amazon Prime and Netflix. If you're looking for movies off the beaten path, check out "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" or "Housebound." Both are horror-comedies done well.

Check out the list below for Halloween ideas by streaming services or by category of scares.

What to watch where (Halloween edition)

Netflix Hulu Amazon Prime
American Horror Story (2011 series) seasons 1 thru 4 seasons 1 thru 4 and current episodes seasons 1 thru 4
American Psycho x x x
Babadook x
Children of the Corn x x
The Descent x
The Descent: Part 2
Hellraiser parts 1-8 parts 4-6, 8
Halloween (2007) x
Halloween VI: Curse of Michael Myers (1995) x
Halloween Resurrection x
Friday the 13th: The Series seasons 1 thru 3
Hannibal Rising x
House of the Devil x
Housebound x
The Human Centipede whole trilogy parts 1 & 2
Killer Klowns from Outer Space x x
The Omen (1976) x
The Outer Limits x
Rosemary's Baby x
Saw parts 1-5 parts 1-4 parts 1-5
Scream part 1 parts 1-3
Scream (2015 TV series) x
The Strain x
The Silence of the Lambs x
The Sixth Sense x
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil x
Twilight Zone x
The Walking Dead x
You're Next x x

Traditional Halloween Movies

  • "Children of the Corn" (Hulu and Netflix)
  • "Hellraiser" parts 1 through 8 (Netflix)
    • Parts 4 through 6, and 8 available on Amazon Prime
  • "Halloween" 2007 remake (Amazon Prime)
  • "Halloween VI: Curse of Michael Myers" (Amazon Prime)
  • "Halloween Resurrection" (Netflix)
  • "The Omen" 1976 original (Netflix)
  • "Rosemary's Baby" (Netflix)
  • "Saw" parts 1 through 5 (Amazon Prime; Netflix)
    • 1 though 4 on Hulu until early November
  • "Scream" 1 through 3 (Amazon Prime and Netflix)
    • The first is on Netflix until November 1

Scary TV shows

  • "American Horror Story," seasons 1 through 4 (Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix)
    • Season 5 is available on Hulu too, with a participating cable TV login
  • "Friday the 13th: The Series," seasons 1 through 3 (Amazon Prime)
  • "The Outer Limits" (Hulu)
  • "Scream: The TV Series" (Hulu)
  • "The Strain" (Hulu)
  • "Twilight Zone" (Hulu)
  • "The Walking Dead," seasons 1 through 5 (Netflix)

Underrated films

  • "Babadook" (Netflix)
  • "The Descent" (Hulu)
  • "The Descent: Part 2" (Hulu)
  • "House of the Devil" (Hulu)
  • "Housebound" (Netflix)
  • "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" (Netflix)
  • "You're Next" (Amazon Prime, Hulu)

Chilling, but not exactly Halloween-themed

  • "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (Amazon Prime, Hulu)
  • "American Psycho" (Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix)
  • "The Silence of the Lambs" (Netflix)
  • "The Sixth Sense" (Netflix)
  • "Hannibal Rising" (Amazon Prime)
  • "The Human Centipede" trilogy (Netflix)
    • Parts 1 and 2 on Hulu