The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix in October 2018

October is officially in full swing, and that means it’s time to resume our list of the best Halloween-themed movies currently streaming on Netflix this month.

While most scary movies tend to qualify by default as good viewing material for the Halloween season, each of these recommendations actually takes place on or right around the big day and embrace the most wonderful time of year.

Read on for our list of the 10 Best Halloween movies streaming on Netflix in October 2018!

Tales of Halloween

This epic anthology of 10 interconnected nine-minute shorts from a total of 11 different renowned horror directors, all set on Halloween night in the same town and starring many of your favorite genre actors and actresses, this atmospheric collection of Tales is must-see October viewing. (Read our review here.)


The most brutal killer clown of all time, Art from All Hallow’s Eve, is back in this gleefully gory, ultra-violent sequel set once again on Halloween, as Art stalks a pair of girl friends following a late night of partying. (Read our review here.)

Boys in the Trees

From Australia and set on Halloween night in 1997, this unique coming of age story is about two high school friends separated by popularity, who take one last walk home together through the woods.

Haunters: The Art of the Scare

This excellent to documentary (and 2018 Official Selection at the Halloween International Film Festival) traces the origins of haunts and the haunt industry and dives deep into the culture of those who love them, work them, and create them, including going inside the most extreme haunts in the world.

Murder Party

In this horror comedy from 2007, a lonely man attends a random Halloween party, only to learn that the sketchy art students hosting the bash intend to kill for grant money.

Donnie Darko

A trippy mindbending time-travelling cult classic, let Frank the demented bunny countdown the days until Halloween for you in this one of a kind exploration into what it means to be alive.

Pay the Ghost 

A happy couple loses their young son at a New York City Halloween carnival and become understandably unraveled over the next year, until they start seeing visions of the boy in the days leading up to the next Halloween night.


Stoners meet splatter when a serial killer’s son and his slacker stepbrother move to a rural town, but their evil legacy follows close behind in this comedy, starring Danny Trejo and Jason Mewes.

Monster Family

An animated comedy, a family’s festive Halloween plans take a spooky turn when an evil witch’s curse transforms the costumed clan into actual monsters.

Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

Animated fun from Marvel for the whole family, the Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange to battle monsters wreaking havoc in New York on Halloween night, eventually uncovering an evil plot by Nightmare, ruler of the Dream Dimension.

Which of these Halloween movies will be watching this month?

You can see what else is on TV this Halloween here.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.