40 Days of spooky movies and shows

Happy Autumnal Equinox! 40 days till Halloween, here’s a list of 40 days worth of spooky viewing suggestions. Naturally I had more than 40 movies so there are some double features in here. Keep in mind I said *spooky* not scary. Lots of gateway horror on here and things that personally conjure up Halloween vibes. This is not a deep cuts list, and I tried to stick to movies you could find readily available for streaming. Enjoy!

  1. Eerie Indiana

2. The Love Witch

3. The Burbs

4. Return to Oz

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer + What We Do In The Shadows

6. Clue

7. Psycho + The Birds

8. Re-Animator + Return of the Living Dead

9. Hocus Pocus – If you’ve followed along from day one, this puts us at October 1st and what better way to get into the mood than with the Sanderson Sisters?

10. The Addams Family

11. The Monster Squad

12. Over The Garden Wall

13. Are You Afraid of the Dark 2019 mini series + original episodes

14. Death Becomes Her

15. Frankenweenie + Young Frankenstein

16. Tucker and Dale Vs Evil

17. Ghostbusters

18. The Witches + The Worst Witch

19. Paranorman + Coraline

20. Little Shop of Horrors + Rocky Horror Picture Show

21. Scare Package + Creepshow

22. Ernest Scared Stupid + Casper

23. The Mortuary Collection

24. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

25. Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School

26. Teen Witch + Teen Wolf

27. The Lost Boys + The Craft

28. Beetlejuice

29. Double Double Toil and Trouble

30. Mr Boogedy + Bride of Boogedy

31. House On Haunted Hill

32. Practical Magic + The Witches of Eastwick

33. Corpse Bride + The Nightmare Before Christmas

34. An American Werewolf in London + Ginger Snaps

35. HOST + It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Ok this is my one exception to “I said ‘spooky’ not ‘scary'”. HOST is pee-your-pants scary which is why I coupled it with a palate cleanser. You’ve been warned. Proceed.

36. Mad Monster Party

37. Sleepy Hollow the Disney featurette + The Tim Burton live action

38. HalloweenTown Series

39. The Halloween Tree + Something Wicked This Way Comes

A Bradbury double dose because he knows what it is to be Autumn people

40. Trick R Treat + Halloween III

And if you want to carry it over into November or have time for more movies in your day…

Little Monsters, Transylvania 6-5000, Treehouse of Horror

The entire classic Universal Monsters collection, including Abbot + Costello meet the monsters series

Hammer Horror…

All of the Halloween episodes from The Office, Disney shorts Trick Or Treat and Lonesome Ghosts. Vintage Halloween specials are my absolute favorite but I tried to stick to easy to find for this list.

Here are some of my annual watc traditions: The Worst Witch, The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t, Raggedy Ann and Andy and The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile

Happy viddy’ing, ya spooky shits ❤


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