Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Spooky, Scary And Supernatural Movies To Watch This Halloween

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, flip down your hockey mask and pull the starting cord on your chainsaw — these are the best Halloween-themed TV shows and movies streaming online right now.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Stan: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Conjuring

Stan: Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

Watch it now on Stan.

Dead Snow

Stan: WARNING: FEATURES HIGH IMPACT VIOLENCE. Students going for a weekend in a cabin in snowy Norway, discover a history lesson of the local area when they uncover some old Nazi gold. Cue an army of Nazi zombies waking up in order to get their gold back!

Watch it now on Stan.

Let The Right One In

Stan: Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is an outsider; bullied, struggling to fit in at school and left alone to fend for himself at home while his mother works nights. One evening he meets the mysterious Eli, a pale young girl, who has moved in next door.

Watch it now on Stan.

Child's Play

Stan: When serial killer Charles Lee Ray is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, he uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a "Good Guys" doll. Young Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift, and Chucky soon resumes his killing spree.

Watch it now on Stan.


It Follows

Netflix: After a sexual tryst, Jay learns that her date has passed on a lethal curse that can only be shed by sleeping with another unsuspecting partner.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Tunnel

Netflix: After the government abandons plans to revamp old railway tunnels, a journalist and her crew discover that something menacing is haunting the depths.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: In this creepy thriller, Earth faces a plague that's transforming everyone into vampires and draining the world of its most precious resource: blood.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: Hoping to leave their haunted house behind, a suburban family moves to a new place, only to learn the home wasn't haunted... but their eldest son is.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: Trapped in a quarantined building with a horde of ravenous zombies, a television reporter and her cameraman record the brutal events that transpire.

Watch it now on Netflix.


The Babadook

Presto: After the violent death of her husband, Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence in the house, slowly dawning on her that the monster her son has been warning her about may be real.

Watch it now on Presto.

You're Next

Presto: In this unique take on the cabin-in-the-woods genre, the hunters become the hunted when one of the family members they're trying to kill reveals her handy survival skills.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Strangers

Presto: Inspired by disturbingly true events, a couple targeted by three dangerous masked strangers find they will go to any lengths to survive.

Watch it now on Presto.

Paranormal Activity

Presto: When things begin to go bump in the night a married couple rig up a video recorder to capture what happens while they sleep. A deliciously scary flick that lingers with you long after the end credits.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: In Wes Craven's award-winning send-up that stays scary from beginning to end, Neve Campbell stars as a freaked-out teen whose friends think that horror is a hoot but the last laugh is on them.

Watch it now on Presto.

Event Horizon

Presto: A rescue mission to an abandoned spaceship turns out to be a close encounter of the most evil kind.

Watch it now on Presto.

From Dusk Til Dawn

Presto: Two notorious brothers kidnap a family to get into Mexico, only to find evil beyond anything they could imagine.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Evil Dead

Presto: Witless college students travel to a remote cabin in the mountains for the weekend; little do they know what they would unleash. One by one they get possessed by the Evil in the woods.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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