10 spooky shows to watch on Netflix this Halloween

Teng Yong Ping
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Halloween falls on this Saturday and while you may not be able to have a big Halloween party because of restrictions on gathering sizes, you can still create a spooky atmosphere with the many movies and TV shows on Netflix commemorating this creepiest of holidays. Here are some scary and supernatural shows to stream as you celebrate this night of ghosts and monsters. Do note that the availability of some shows on this list may depend on the country that you’re in.

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.
Julie Bowen and Adam Sandler in Hubie Halloween. (Photo: Netflix)

Hubie Halloween

Adam Sandler stars in this creepy comedy-adventure as Hubie Dubois, resident killjoy of his hometown Salem, who thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the townsfolk celebrate safely and play by the rules. The unlikely hero has to convince the town that the monsters are real when people start disappearing this year, with an escaped criminal on the loose and a mysterious new neighbour.

(L-R) Tahirah Sharif as REBECCA JESSEL, VICTORIA PEDRETTI as DANI, AMELIE SMITH as FLORA, and AMELIA EVE as JAMIE in episode 106 of THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR Cr. EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX © 2020
The Haunting Of Bly Manor. (Photo: Eike Schroter/Netflix)

The Haunting of Bly Manor

It’s the sequel to the 2018 hit series, The Haunting Of Hill House, and the story centres this time on a different family in a different house. Set in 1980s England, a nanny is hired to care for two children at Bly Manor, but centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed.

(L-R) Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson, Ian Ho as Jacob Zellman, and Oona Laurence as Liz Lerue, in A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. (Photo: Justina Mintz/Netflix)
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. (Photo: Justina Mintz/Netflix)

A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting

This one is more of an action-adventure fantasy rather than a horror movie. High school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) is recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters. The story is based on Joe Ballarini's popular scary book series of the same name.

Set in 1965 Malaysia, Revenge Of The Pontianak by Glen Goei is about a spirit that terrorises a village after the man she was in love with in life gets married to another woman. (Photo: Netflix)
Revenge Of The Pontianak. (Photo: Netflix)

Revenge Of The Pontianak

For a Southeast Asian ghoul, look to this film by Singaporean director Glen Goei, set in 1965 Malaysia, about a spirit that terrorises a village after the man she was in love with in life gets married to another woman.

Vampires vs. The Bronx. (Photo:Netflix)
Vampires vs The Bronx. (Photo:Netflix)

Vampires vs The Bronx

Produced by Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live, this series follows three gutsy kids from the Bronx who fight to save their neighbourhood from a band of vampires.

A young man has to survive a zombie outbreak in South Korea while trapped in his apartment in #Alive or #Saraitda.
#Alive

#Alive

South Koreans can’t get enough of zombie thrillers, from Train To Busan to Kingdom. In this nail-biter of a movie, a young man in Seoul has to survive a zombie apocalypse while trapped alone in his high-rise apartment.

His House: Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù as Bol Majur. Cr. Aidan Monaghan/NETFLIX © 2020
His House. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/Netflix)

His House

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

In The Binding, while visiting her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.
The Binding.

The Binding

Netflix has invested in a lot of foreign content of various genres, including horror. In this Italian film, when a woman visits her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, she must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.

Based on the New York Times bestselling book series, The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious adventure filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters. (Still: Netflix)
The Last Kids on Earth. (Still: Netflix)

The Last Kids On Earth

If you’re into animated series, The Last Kids on Earth, based on the New York Times bestselling book series, follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who battle zombies in the aftermath of a monster apocalypse. Season 3 has just been released.

Cory, Chrissy and Freddie are on the hunt for king-sized candy bars this Halloween! But are all the treats worth the trek to the spooky side of town? (Photo: Netflix)
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween. (Photo: Netflix)

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween

If you really need to entertain your pre-school tots because you won’t let them go trick-or-treating during a pandemic, this Halloween-themed episode of Go! Go! Cory Carson follows the eponymous kid car as he and his friends, Chrissy and Freddie, get into a spooky adventure as they hunt for king-sized candy bars.