10 October 2022
7 Scary Movies for a Screaming Good Halloween

This list of Halloween movies has everything from jump scares to the queen of the Final Girls.

Watch your favorites return to face notorious evildoers Candy Man and Michael Myers. Plus, especially for the kids, Wednesday, Pugsley, Morticia and Gomez Addams star in a double creature feature. And what would All Hallows’ Eve be without a good scare from Stephen King? To round out the list, there’s a farmhouse with a chilling secret and, for the finale, a horror comedy starring Elijah Wood as a man who finally meets his father, and hopes he lives to regret it.

Check out the AFE blog to find out more about these Halloween movies, including how you can stream them for your own frightening film festival right at home.

CANDY MAN (2021)
Credit: Universal Pictures
Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video, Paramount Plus, Epix, and Vudu.

It’s been a long wait for this reboot-slash-sequel of the 1992 film with the same name, and it even has returning cast members Vanessa Estelle Williams and Tony Todd. The movie stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo. It is directed by Nia DaCosta, and written by DaCosta, Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

In the original, the Candyman was a Chicago urban legend who terrorized and killed anyone who said his name five times in a mirror. The new film is the story of an artist, kidnapped as a baby by the Candyman, who as an adult, uncovers the origins of the old legend. When he incorporates what he’s learned into his visual works, he unknowingly provokes a new beginning that puts him on the brink of madness and endangers everyone around him.

Credit: Miramax / Blumhouse Productions
Available to stream now on Hulu, HBOMax and Vudu.

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode leads the survivors of the malevolent Michael Myers in a vigilante mob to end the terror forever. Is this the end of Michael Myers, or is Laurie no longer the Final Girl?

Credit: MGM
Credit: MGM
Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video, also available on Vudu and Apple TV.

Creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and animated! Introduce your family to the Addams Family this Halloween for some fun together time you can all enjoy. Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, and Snoop Dogg!

Credit: Firefly Films
Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video, and on Vudu and Apple TV.

Elijah Wood stars as a privileged man-child who hasn’t seen his father in 30 years. When he arrives at the beautiful, remote cabin on the coast where his father lives, he abruptly learns just how unpleasant a man he is now dealing with, plus even more he didn’t bargain for. Directed by Ant Timpson and written by Toby Harvard.

Credit: Dark Sky Films 
Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, and Vudu and Apple TV.

The Sacchettis move to a house in the country. A small, New England town can’t have many secrets, can it? Paul and Anne will discover more than they ever wanted to know about their new (haunted) home.

Credit: New World Pictures
Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video, and on Vudu and Apple TV.

No Halloween is complete without a classic movie based on a story by the master of horror Stephen King. When you’re choosing snacks, maybe skip the popcorn for this one!

Settle in and enjoy the creepshow, even if you have to watch it from under your security blanket!

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