Your Guide to Spooktacular Halloween Viewing on and the ABC App

Your Guide to Spooktacular Halloween Viewing on and the ABC App

The evenings are getting darker and there's an eerie chill in the air… That's right, it's officially spooky season! It's time for scarves, pumpkin spiced everything, and, of course, scary movies and TV shows. For Halloween 2022, take some time out from planning the perfect costume for trick-or-treating to watch the best Halloween movies and TV shows available on and the ABC app. Whether you love to be scared out of your skin by a horror movie or you prefer the sillier side of Halloween, there's something for everyone to get into the spirit of the spooktacular month ahead – from classic fun like "Ghostbusters (2016)" to spine-chilling movies like "Alien: Covenant." Plus, with Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween, you're guaranteed to get your Halloween movie fix every night of the month. You bring the candy corn, we'll bring the entertainment!


When it comes to the best Halloween movies, "Maleficent" is a great place to start. See a classic character in a whole new light when revenge drives the beautiful and powerful fairy Maleficent to cruelly place a curse on the human king's newborn daughter, Aurora. Follow that up with the 2016 remake of "Ghostbusters (2016)," where over 1,000 mischievous ghosts descend on Times Square – it's sure to have you laughing, with a healthy dose of Ectoplasm. Another family-friendly favorite available on and the ABC app is "Hotel Transylvania," in which monsters and their families live it up in Dracula's luxury five-stake resort. Better yet, once you're done you can enjoy "Hotel Transylvania 2!"

Freeform also has you covered if you're seeking a supernatural series. Check out "Shadowhunters" to delve deep into a world of demon-hunting when eighteen-year-old Clary Fray discovers she's from a long line of human-angel hybrids. If witchcraft is up your street, try "Motherland: Fort Salem." This thrilling series follows Raelle Collar (Taylor Hickson), Abigail Bellweather (Ashley Williams), and Tally Craven (Jessica Sutton) as they are conscripted into the U.S. military, where they join an army of witches to train in combat magic and counter dangerous terrorist threats. 


If you're looking for jump scares, gore, and more, you're in the right place. In "Alien: Covenant," a colony ship travelling through outer space follows a mysterious signal to a nearby planet that could be an unchartered paradise. However, everything is not what it seems when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a fierce fight for survival. If big, apocalyptic plots are what you're after, watch "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." In this movie, the human world is rife with civil unrest, economic collapse, and martial law, while genetically evolved apes have created a growing, harmonious nation. For a horror movie to really get the adrenaline pumping, watch "The Predator," in which the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before.

For lighter shows which provide a good laugh without skipping the macabre, don't miss "What We Do in the Shadows," a mockumentary following four vampires who have been roommates for hundreds of years, and their over-worked human familiar. Plus, if you're a cartoon-lover, you'll be totally charmed by "Little Demon." In this show, a mother and her Antichrist daughter find monstrous forces impeding on their lives, as Satan (played by Danny DeVito, no less) fights for custody of his daughter's soul.


If creepy crime dramas are more your style than witches, vampires and ghosts, get your gritty girl-power fix here. In "Body of Proof," watch Dana Delaney play Dr Megan Hunt, a medical examiner determined to discover the causes of death of victims in police investigations. While Dr Hunt analyzes bodies and solves cases in her professional life, she must also deal with the demands of her personal life as she tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter. In "Killer Women," Texas Ranger Molly Parker is committed to seeking the truth and seeing justice served. As a former beauty queen who has recently separated from her abusive State Senator husband, Molly won't let anyone stop her from rising to the top ranks of her male-dominated field. You can watch both of these series now on and the ABC app, no sign-in needed!

With all these spooky shows and movies to explore, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween season! You can find all this creepy content on and the ABC app.

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