Get ready to scream: Top Halloween movies to watch during October

09 October 2023

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, pumpkins are popping up on doorsteps, and the autumn air carries with it the promise of spooktacular fun. October is the month when ghouls, ghosts, and goblins come out to play, and what better way to celebrate than with a frightfully fantastic movie night?

Whether you’re a horror aficionado or looking for family-friendly fun, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top Halloween movies to watch this month, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and leave you screaming for more.

For the brave at heart

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Halloween (2018)

The latest instalment in the legendary Halloween franchise, the movie brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, who must face off against the infamous killer Michael Myers, who in turn is ready to terrorize the sleepy town of Haddonfield once again. Laurie, now a hardened survivor, must face her past and confront the relentless killer in a suspenseful showdown. With heart-pumping suspense and an intense plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, Halloween successfully captures the essence of the original and will certainly delight fans of the series.

Watch On Demand.

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Halloween Kills (2021)

The film seamlessly continues the narrative from its predecessor, thrusting Laurie and her family back into a life-and-death struggle against the relentless menace that is Michael Myers. Halloween Kills ramps up the tension and delivers an unprecedented level of horror, captivating viewers with its spine-tingling scares. As the community of Haddonfield unites to confront the evil that is Myers, director David Gordon Green skillfully weaves nostalgia with heart-pounding thrills, crafting an absolute must-see.

Watch On Demand.

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Halloween Ends (2022)

The saga of Michael Myers reaches its spine-chilling climax in Halloween Ends. This thrilling conclusion promises to tie loose ends and provide the ultimate showdown between good and evil. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to lead the charge against the masked menace in a movie with the same high-octane action and heart-stopping suspense that made the previous two such a success.

Watch on the 31st of October at 21:00 on GO Stars. Also available On Demand.

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The Conjuring – The Devil Made me Do it (2021)

From the creators of The Conjuring universe comes another supernatural thriller. Based on a true story, the movie follows Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate the murder of a young boy in which the defendant claims demonic possession as his defense. A case like no other, Ed and Lorraine are propelled into the darkest depths of the supernatural, making this movie a perfect blend of horror and mystery suitable for older children and adults.

Watch On Demand.

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Nope (2022)

Directed by Jordan Peele, featuring his signature storytelling and unique style, Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as horse-wrangling siblings attempting to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object in Agua Dulce, California. Visually stunning with some truly terrifying moments, the film is a thought-provoking one that explores themes such as spectacle, exploitation and the American dream.

Watch On Demand.

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The Nun (2018)

Set as a prelude to the events depicted in The Conjuring 2, this storyline delves into a group of priests embarking on an unsettling investigation within a haunted Romanian abbey. In addition, The Nun unravels the enigmatic origins of Valak, breathing bone-chilling life into one of horror’s most iconic antagonists. Offering a gripping atmosphere, genuine scares and a satisfyingly eerie setting, the movie is a great pick for teens and adults looking for a spooky thrill.

Watch On Demand.

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The Forever Purge (2021)

While not strictly a horror movie, this latest installment in The Purge series is still a great pick for horror lovers. Set in a dystopian America, the movie takes place after the events of the previous films, with a group of survivors fighting to stay alive during the annual Purge, where all crime is legal for 24 hours. It’s a thrilling and action-packed choice for those who prefer their scares with a side of social commentary.

Watch On Demand.

A group of monsters

The Munsters (2022)

The film follows the Munster family, a group of benevolent monsters who move from Transylvania to the United States in search of a better life, however, their arrival is met with suspicion and fear from the locals. Bringing both comedy and horror into the mix, The Munsters is a reboot of the 1960s sitcom of the same name, sure to please fans of the original, but it might disappoint those looking for a more serious horror experience.

Watch on the 30th of October at 11:50 on GO Stars.

For the whole family

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The House with a clock in its walls (2018)

Directed by Eli Rot and starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, this family-friendly fantasy film is a delightful blend of magic, mystery and a dash of spookiness that will entertain audiences of all ages. At the heart of this enchanting tale is ten-year-old Lewis who after suddenly becoming orphaned, is sent to live with his uncle Jonathan in a creaky and creepy old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls.

Watch on the 30th of October at 17:25 on GO Stars.

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Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)

Based on the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl, this adaptation is filled with magic, mischief and a touch of spookiness. The Witches is about a young boy who finds a new home with his kind-hearted grandmother in the quaint town of Demopolis. Their life takes an unexpected twist when they cross paths with witches, who may appear charming on the outside, but are truly evil at heart. Recognizing the danger, the wise grandma swiftly takes her grandson to the safety of a coastal resort, but their timing coincides with the assembly of the world’s most powerful witch – the Grand High Witch herself.

Watch on the 31st of October at 13:20 on GO Stars.

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The Addams Family (2019)

What’s Halloween without a visit from the spooky and kooky Addams family? This animated reboot of the classic TV show and movie series is perfect for younger kids who might be too scared by more intense horror movies. A true gem, it brings the beloved characters back to life in a hilarious and heartwarming way, featuring quirky humour and macabre charm in equal doses. With a star-studded cast that includes Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron, The Addams Family is a hit with parents and kids alike.

Watch on the 31st of October at 11:55 on GO Stars.

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

A colourful and lighthearted animated film that provides a fun-filled adventure for the whole family, the quirky characters, including Count Dracula and his monster pals, set sail on a cruise, leading to hilarious escapades and unexpected romances. In fact, the movie ingeniously flips the script of the original, with Dracula finding love in a human, adding a fresh twist to the beloved franchise. With an engaging storyline and a healthy dose of humour, it keeps audiences entertained throughout.

Watch on the 31st of October at 10:20 on GO Stars.

How to watch these horror movies on GO TV

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  • Choose the TV plan that best suits your needs. You may want to stream unlimited content on any device, wherever and whenever without having to change your internet provider or you may want to boost your Home Pack with our Movies & Series TV pass. And if you’re completely new to GO, how about Mix & Matching your Home Pack to your needs, including internet and optional TV and landline?
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  • We’ll then get in touch with you within 1-2 days to finalize your order.

So there you have it. Whether you’re looking to scream your lungs out or share some spooky fun with the family, these films have something for everyone. Grab your popcorn, turn off the lights, and get ready for a hauntingly good time. Happy Halloween!