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Best Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween (And Where To Stream Them)

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It is that time of the year again, so here are the best horror movies to watch this Halloween, and the streaming services they can be watched on. Before delving into the list of scary movies, some caveats should probably be made. After all, is this really a list of the very best movies to watch this Halloween?

Well, the movies listed below were specifically chosen as they are available to stream right now. More importantly, they are available to stream without having to be signed up to a live TV service or spending money on a rental fee. Of course, a subscription will still be needed to watch most of these movies, but this list has been intentionally created to avoid additional costs where possible.

As many of the services listed below offer a free trial, it might be possible to sign up and watch many of these horror movies for free.

Best new horror movies to watch this Halloween

Below are the best new (released in 2023) horror movies you can stream right now with a subscription.

Appendage (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 34m | Starring: Hadley Robinson, Emily Hampshire, Rachel Sennott, Brandon Mychal Smith, Deborah Rennard

Hannah is a young fashion designer who secretly struggles with self-doubt and suddenly finds her inner thoughts physicalize into a monstrous creature.

The Boogeyman (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 38m | Starring: Sophie Thatcher, David Dastmalchian, Chris Messina, Madison Hu

Following the death of their mother, a high school student and her younger sister have to deal with a supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.

Brooklyn 45 (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 32m | Anne Ramsay, Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Holm, Kristina Klebe, Ezra Buzzington

When five military veterans gather in the parlour of a Brooklyn brownstone, an impromptu séance takes place, setting the stage for ghosts from the past to resurface again.

The Blackening (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 37m | Grace Byers, Melvin Gregg, Sinqua Walls, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Yvonne Orji

After a group of Black friends reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway at a remote cabin, they quickly realize that they are trapped with a twisted killer.

Evil Dead Rise (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 36m | Morgan Davies, Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Bruce Campbell

The latest installment in the popular Evil Dead franchise tells the story of a single mother who, along with her family in an L.A. apartment building, suddenly have to take on bloodthirsty demons.

Haunted Mansion (2023)

  • Runtime: 2h 3m | Starring Jared Leto, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito

After buying a mansion in New Orleans, the buyer quickly finds out the price was so low due to mansion being haunted. Enter a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help clean the home of supernatural squatters.

No One Will Save You (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 33m | Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Zack Duhame, Geraldine Singer

Home is usually where most people feel the safest, and that’s also true for Brynn. However, that all changes after waking up to find something is in the house with her.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 24m | Starring Natalie Alyn Lind, Jackson White, David Duchovny, Henry Thomas, Pam Grier

Part of the series based on Stephen King’s novel, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines tells the story of a young Jud Crandall who, with the help of his childhood friends, confronts an ancient evil that has gripped his hometown.

Scream VI (2023)

  • Runtime: 2h 2m | Starring Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Hayden Panettiere, Samara Weaving, Courteney Cox

Scream returned earlier this year, and in this latest installment, things have moved to New York City where four Woodsboro survivors now live, along with Ghostface.

Sister Death (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 30m | Starring: Aria Bedmar, Maru Valdivielso, Luisa Merelas

Available to stream on Netflix from Oct. 27, Sister Death tells the story of a young nun with supernatural powers who has to try and unravel the secrets that surround the convent she recently joined as a teacher.

Totally Killer (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 45m | Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Liana Liberato, Julie Bowen, Charlie Gillespie

It has been 35 years since the Sweet Sixteen Killer’s first murder spree, and it now looks like the infamous killer has returned to claim more victims, and on Halloween night.

V/H/S/85 (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 50m | James Ransone, Freddy Rodriguez, Jordan Belfi, Marcio Moreno

The latest installment in the popular V/H/S series unleashes five new tales of terror, all of which are set in the 1980s.

When Evil Lurks (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 39m | Starring Ezequiel Rodríguez, Luis Ziembrowski, Emilio Vodanovich, Demián Salomón, Federico Liss

Fresh from the movie theaters, When Evil Lurks is available to stream on Shudder from Oct. 27. The residents of a small rural town have to deal with the knowledge that a demon is about to be born among them.

Horror classics (and where to stream them)

While the movies listed above were all released this year, there are plenty of certified horror royalty movies from past years available to stream.

The list below includes classic horror movies that are available to watch right now without a live TV subscription or a rental.

Best horror movies by streaming service

For those interesting in watching horror movies available with a specific streaming service, the following guides might be worth checking out.

If none of the movies in this guide work, it may be worth considering signing up for a subscription to a service like Shudder or Screambox. Both of these streaming services are loaded with an extensive catalog of horror and supernatural-themed movies and shows, making them great options to try this Halloween.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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