Best New Halloween Movies and TV Shows to Watch in 2023

As Halloween creeps toward us, networks and streamers are launching their spooky programming to scare you. From new movies like the upcoming video-game adaptation “Five Nights at Freddy’s” to new reality series like the Kristen Stewart-narrated gay ghost-hunting show “Living for the Dead,” there’s something for every ghost and ghoul.

“A Really Haunted Loud House” – (Nickelodeon, Sept. 28)

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Based on the “Loud House” franchise, this new movie follows Lincoln Loud who, with the help of his sisters and best friend Clyde, must save Halloween when the Loud house is attacked by new kid Xander and his followers.

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

This animated family special follows Strawberry and her friends as they overcome their fears and try to save the carnival from the Beast of Berry Bog.

“Make Me Scream” – (Prime Video, Oct. 3)

In this Halloween special hosted by Tempestt Bledsoe and Darryl M. Bell, three celebrity teams — led by Jaleel White, Shoniqua Shandai and Lil Xan — will compete against each other as they try not to scream while facing a series of bone-chilling scare zones.

“Chucky” – (SYFY and USA Network, Oct. 4)

Built as an extension of its preceding “Child’s Play” film series, the third season of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” will see the infamous doll return — to the White House! — in October.

Monster High 2 – (Paramount+, Oct. 5)

The popular toy line is brought to the screen once again in this sequel to the live-action musical film.

“Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” – (Paramount+, Oct. 6)

Based on a never-before-told chapter from Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” this horror film serves as a prequel to the 2019 film adapted from the same novel.

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The Fall of the House of Usher

“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” Season Premiere (ABC, Oct. 8)

From the creators of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” the series follows four families building eye-popping home Halloween displays as they compete to win $50,000 and the Fright Fight trophy. The season premiere will feature the Britt, Dunahee, McCabe and Herman families facing off for judge Carter Oosterhouse. The episode will air at 10-11:00 p.m. ET.

“The Fall of the House of the Usher” – (Netflix, Oct. 12)

This new Netflix original takes Edgar Allen Poe’s 1839 poem of the same name and turns it into a Mike Flanagan special, starring Bruce Greenwood.

“Goosebumps” – (Disney+ and Hulu, Oct. 13)

The horror comedy series is based on R.L. Stine’s haunting book series and stars Justin Long, Ana Yi Puig and Miles McKenna.

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Shining Vale Season 2

“Shining Vale” Season 2 – (Starz, Oct. 13)

Courteney Cox’s Pat checks out of the psychiatric hospital after almost killing her family, only to find that her imagined alter-ego (played by Mira Sorvino) has returned in human form as her family’s new look-alike neighbor Ruth.

“John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams” – (Peacock, Oct. 13)

John Carpenter’s latest unscripted horror series recounts the dark, often hidden, stories of real-life people living in the seemingly perfect suburbs.

“Living for the Dead” – (Hulu, Oct. 18)

The Kristen Stewart-narrated reality series “Living for The Dead” follows five queer ghost hunters visiting haunted locations throughout the country, aiming to help the living by healing the deceased.

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WOLF LIKE ME -- "Episode 202" Episode 202-- Pictured: Isla Fisher as Mary-- (Photo by: Narelle Portanier/Peacock)

“Wolf Like Me” Season 2 – (Peacock, Oct. 19)

Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) grapple with one big question this season: Will their baby turn out to be a human or a wolf?

“Shape Island” Halloween Special — (Apple TV+, Oct. 20)

The stop motion kids’ and family series “Shape Island” will release a Halloween special, “Creepy Cave Crawl,” in which Circle and Square are pranked by Triangle and then celebrate the holiday on their own, “with all treats and no tricks.” The series is based on the “Shapes” picture books written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

“American Horror Stories” – (Hulu, Oct. 26)

The anthology series spinoff of “American Horror Story” features a new sinister plot every episode. In a special “Huluween” event, the first four installments of Season 3 will drop on Oct. 26.  Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna will star in an episode called “Tapeworm.”

Watch the teaser below.

“The Enfield Poltergeist” – (Apple TV+, Oct. 27)

The four-part docuseries will dive deeper into the 1977 story of a family in Enfield, London who was haunted by a poltergeist with real recordings, insight from a paranormal investigator and interviews of those affected by the events.

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five nights at freddy's movie

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” – (Peacock, Oct. 27)

Originally a video game franchise, players will come face to face with aggressive animatronic characters inside the infamous Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant. Notably, the film will be released in theaters and on Peacock.

“Curses!” — (Apple TV+, Oct. 27)

This animated kids’ comedy adventure series from DreamWorks Animation follows a family who must restore artifacts stolen by their ancestors’ to their original homes in order to lift a generational curse impacting the family’s patriarch, who has been turned to stone.

“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” Season Finale (ABC, Oct. 29)

The season finale follows the Gentry, Hoke, DeMatteo and Roa-St.Pierre families competing for their shot at the grand prize in front of judge Taniya Nayak. The episode will air at 10-11:00 p.m. ET.

“The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula” – (Shudder, Oct. 31)

Legendary drag duo the Boulet Brothers’ haunting drag competition “Dragula” will make its return for Season 5 on the most spooky day of the year: Halloween.

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