10 Iconic Halloween Movies to Stream This Season — From Hocus Pocus to Practical Magic
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Start off your Halloween movie marathon with this 1993 classic. Centering on three witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, the trio are determined to capture a teenage virgin to remain youthful. Much like their characters, the film never gets old. Rent it on Amazon Prime and iTunes or watch it on Freeform.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Part campy musical, part horror film, this classic follows a couple stranded at a castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a storyline of murder and mayhem. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
This 1995 film follows a friendly young ghost named Casper as he makes a new friend in living girl Kat (Christina Ricci). While Casper falls in love with the teenage girl, their budding relationship is complicated by his transparent state and his mischievous ghostly uncles. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
Practical Magic (1998)
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are at their best playing polar opposite sisters (and witches) Sally and Gillian Owens. As they get entangled in hiding the death of Gillian's (Kidman) vicious boyfriend, Jimmy, the two unexpectedly give themselves a crash course in magic as his spirit comes back to haunt them. Stream it on HBO Go.
The Shining (1980)
Another adaptation of a Stephen King novel, Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who becomes a caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel during winter. Jack discovers the hotel's darkest secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal rage that threatens his family. Watch it on Netflix.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This 1993 classic follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin kin as he becomes bored of frightening people in the "real world." When he accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, he gets a new lease on life — and plots to bring Christmas under his control. Stream it on Hulu.
The Craft (1996)
The film follows high school student Sarah as her telekinetic gifts attract three girls at her new high school who happen to seek a fourth member for their wannabe witch rituals. Their powers combined lead to dangerous consequences as they grow obsessed with their ever-growing power. Stream it on Amazon.
The Addams Family (1991)
A supernatural black comedy centering on a bizarre, macabre and aristocratic family who reconnect with who they believe to be a long-lost relative, Fester Addams. Stream it on Amazon.