Ten Hot Retro Halloween Movies

1. The Birds | 1963 | Peacock

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. Perhaps one of Hitchcock’s most iconic movies, The Birds is a classic that is sure to thrill you this Halloween.

2. Alien | 1979 | Hulu

The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounter a deadly lifeform after investigating an unknown transmission. At the time of its release, it was deemed the scariest movie ever created. Although critics initially found it wanting, it has since become a classic horror movie that can’t be missed if you call yourself a horror movie buff. 

3. Scream | 1996 | Paramount Plus

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

4. The Blob | 1958 | Max

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. Even though this movie is over 65 years old, it doesn’t fail to deliver the thrill that you expect from a Halloween thriller. Although critics were initially not a fan, it was a favorite among moviegoers in the 50s.

5. The Blair Witch Project | 1999 | Plex, Freevee

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. The first film to use viral internet marketing to gain attention for the film’s release, it never fails to leave you guessing at the end, is this actually real?

6. I Know What You Did Last Summer | 1997 | Hulu

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town. This is a classic horror movie that no matter how many times you have seen it, it will re-hook you and keep you thrilled til the dead end. 

7. The Fly | 1986 | Max

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. Not only is this movie not for the squeamish at heart, the special effects of this film are so realistic for when it was made that it will keep you up at night!

8. An American Werewolf in London | 1981 | Tubi

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

9. Misery | 1990 | Paramount +, Roku, fubo TV

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. If you like movies that keep you on edge and get you yelling at the screen, then this movie should take a slice of your Halloween night!

10.  What Lies Beneath | 2000 | Max

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost — or that she is losing her mind. If you like scary movies that keep you guessing with twists and turns, then this movie is for you! Packed with jump scares and a general eeriness, this will make the perfect Halloween night movie pick! 

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