If you’re hoping to get spooked this October but don’t want to pay a scary cable bill, movie rental or subscription fee, keep reading. We’ve rounded up some of the best options for Halloween, and the best part is they’re totally free to watch.
Get into the Halloween spirit with IMDb TV this October! Amazon’s free streaming service brings new shows and movie titles every month and has half the ads of network TV, making it a great option for Cord Cutters. IMDb TV is available in in the U.S. on the IMDb website and as a free Channel within the Prime Video and IMDb apps across hundreds of devices. Their list of Halloween movies is pretty impressive this October, with titles like Clue, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Silent Hill, and The Following.
If you’re looking to get in the Halloween mood, Pluto TV has just what you need with their 31 Nights of Horror. You can watch a different scary movie every night at 10 pm ET during October on the Pluto TV Horror Channel 68. From classics like Day of the Dead to more recent titles including You’re Next, Pluto TV will have you spooked in no time.
Tubi is the largest dedicated, ad-supported VOD service with over 15,000 movies and television shows with more than 20 million monthly active users. This month, you can find horror favorites like Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, All Hallows Eve, and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.
Back in November 2018, YouTube quietly added about 100 hours of movies to its platform. These movies are 100% free with ads and include a mix of well-known movies and some that are more obscure. Now YouTube has tripled the number of movies it is offering for free. There are some scary movies mixed in that are worth watching this Halloween, including It Waits, The Crater Lake Monster, and Vanishing on 7th Street.
XUMO is a free streaming service with over 160 channels that include music, news, sports, and entertainment. It’s is completely free to watch and stream from any device. The service is ad-supported and works on Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and Roku. Some of the channels include The Killer Channel 273 where you will find 24/7 slashers like The Little Shop of Horrors, and Thriller & Horror Channel 271 where you can get ready for Halloween with a collection of movies and TV shows like Army of Frankensteins and Deadtime Stories.
With Vudu you can instantly watch over 150,000 movies and TV shows, anytime, anywhere without a subscription. They have a library of free movies (with ads) in addition to new releases and favorites available for for purchase. You pay only for what you choose to rent or buy. Some of their free scary movies this month include 30 Days of Night, Bewitched, The Devil Inside, and Resident Evil.
This is just a short list of the free Halloween movies available out there. Whichever streaming service you choose, you’re guaranteed to find something hauntingly appropriate for a spooky October. Happy screaming, er… streaming!
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