2023’s Must-Watch Halloween Movies and TV Shows for a Whole Family

Get ready to be spooked! Here’s your ultimate guide to the best Halloween movies and TV shows of 2023. 

Dive into new scares with movies like "Five Nights at Freddy’s" and shows like "Living for the Dead."
Family-friendly options are also available, such as "A Really Haunted Loud House" and "Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog."
Tune in on specific dates in October to catch these spooky specials.

New Movies and Shows That’ll Give You Chills

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” — A Scary Good Time (Peacock, Oct. 27)

Based on the popular video game, this new movie brings you face-to-face with creepy animatronic characters. Want the best part? You can watch it in theaters or stream it on Peacock.

“Living for the Dead” — Ghost-Hunting with a Twist (Hulu, Oct. 18)

Narrated by Kristen Stewart, this unique reality show follows a team of queer ghost hunters as they explore haunted spots. They aim to help not just the living but also the spirits.

Family-Friendly Frights: “A Really Haunted Loud House” (Nickelodeon, Sept. 28)

Lincoln Loud and his gang have a mission: save Halloween from new kid Xander and his crew. It’s a fun ride for the whole family.

“Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog” — A Sweet Scare (Netflix, Oct. 2)

Strawberry and her pals are out to save a carnival from a scary beast. It’s an animated special perfect for kids and families.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping with These Reality Shows

“Make Me Scream” — Can You Hold Your Nerve? (Prime Video, Oct. 3)

Hosted by Tempestt Bledsoe and Darryl M. Bell, this Halloween special has celebrity teams trying not to scream while they go through scary zones. It’s a fun competition you won’t want to miss.

“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” — A Battle for the Best Decor (ABC, Oct. 8 & 29)

Who can create the best Halloween display? Four families compete for a $50,000 prize and the Fright Fight trophy. Watch and pick your favorite!

Sequels, Spinoffs, and Anthologies to Look Out For

“Chucky” Returns — Now in the White House? (SYFY and USA Network, Oct. 4)

Yep, that creepy doll Chucky is back. This time, he’s causing trouble in the White House. Tune in to see what happens.

“American Horror Stories” — New Tales of Terror (Hulu, Oct. 26)

This anthology series brings a new creepy story every episode. The first four episodes drop on Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween.

“Monster High 2” — Toys Come to Life Again (Paramount+, Oct. 5)

The popular toy line returns in this musical film sequel. Get ready for another round of fun and scares.

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