Hello again, boils and ghouls! While it may be Monday yet again, we’re just that much closer to the arrival of Halloween, and that’s ultimately a good thing for those of us who enjoy reveling in the joys of the month of October and all the festive frights that come along with it. For this latest installment of our “From Streams to Screams” series, we’re celebrating movie monsters and creatures of all shapes and sizes, including werewolves and zombies, so that you can create your very own Monster Mash Marathon this Halloween season.

So, here’s a look at 25 different monster-minded films streaming on a variety of platforms, including Shudder, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Tubi TV, that genre fans should enjoy watching over the next few weeks.

Late Phases (Streaming on Shudder & Amazon Prime)

Blind veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, STAKE LAND) has recently moved to Crescent Bay, a seemingly peaceful community on the outskirts of a dense forest. On his first night in his new home, McKinley hears his elderly neighbor attacked by something he’s convinced isn’t human. When the creature then kills his seeing eye dog, McKinley’s thirst for justice turns into a one-man vendetta against the monster that’s terrorizing his neighborhood.  

Ghoulies (Streaming on Vudu & Amazon Prime)

When a college student inherits an old mansion he finds he has also inherited its residents--a bunch of slimy, hairy, fanged creatures who'll do anything for him...even kill.  

Ghoulies II (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

The Ghoulies are back in this sequel in which they take over a traveling carnival giving a park full of teenagers a night they'll never forget.

Digging up the Marrow (Streaming on Hulu & Shudder)

Filmmaker Adam Green goes searching for creatures in this meta monster movie.

TerrorVision (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A bizarre cosmic accident has produced an oozing, tentacled creature which projects itself out of television sets and eats its viewers.  

Squirm (Streaming on Tubi TV)

A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals. 

Frogs (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A revenge-of-nature film along the lines of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' sees thousands of frogs, snakes, turtles and lizards attack a deep south plantation owner and his family on the owner's birthday.  

Deep Blue Sea (Streaming on Netflix)

After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives as the sharks hunt them down, one by one.  

The Being (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A mutated creature is wreaking havoc in a small town in Idaho. A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from its menace.

Wolfen (Streaming on Vudu)

Albert Finney, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos star in this eerie and seductive thriller. Finney plays a New York detective pitted against alien beasts of unnatural intelligence and power, terrorizing the city.

The Girl with all the Gifts (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

Six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in a post-apocalyptic story about a devastating disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating "hungries."  

It Stains the Sands Red (Streaming on Shudder)

In the throes of an apocalypse, Molly finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her trail.

The Company of Wolves (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.  

Hobgoblins (Streaming on Tubi TV, Amazon Prime & Vudu)

A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true.  

Grizzly (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

It's 18 feet tall, over 2000 pounds, and not content to forage through trash cans. When a killer grizzly terrorizes a state park rampaging for human prey, the ranger and his men must stop the ensuing slaughter. The most dangerous jaws on land, Grizzly was the highest-grossing independent film of 1976 and remains a cult favorite today.

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (Streaming on Tubi TV)

Actors led by Alan Ormsby go to a graveyard on a remote island to perform a Satanic Ritual. The ritual works and soon the dead are walking about and eating the flesh of their victims.  

Willard (2003) (Streaming on Vudu)

With a boss from hell, a dead end job, an overbearing, ill mother and no friends, life has become one big trap for Willard Stiles (Glover). Things start looking up when he is sent to dispose of rats that were found in his home and instead discovers that he begins to share a powerful bond with them.  

Relic (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

Come in-if you dare. The opening-night gala for a new exhibit at Chicago's natural history museum is under way. But be advised: something terrifying wants to make sure no one ever leaves.  

Splinter (Streaming on Hulu & Shudder)

A group of people are trapped in a gas station by a spikey parasite monster in this grisly creature feature.

47 Meters Down (Streaming on Netflix)

Two sisters, vacationing in Mexico, are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, with little oxygen and great white sharks circling nearby. 

Critters / Critters 2: The Main Course / Critters 3 / Critters 4 (Streaming on Vudu)

The battle began in a galaxy far away...but it's about to end in the Brown's backyard. When a band of hardened extraterrestrial criminals escape from a maximum-security prison asteroid and commanders an escape craft, the flesh-eating ETs unwittingly head to a small, unsuspecting planet--Earth--pursued by a pair of awesomely powerful, if unbelievably inept, bounty hunters.

The nasty little aliens with the voracious appetite for human flesh may have been defeated, but they left something behind...And when two men from a small town in Kansas find a bunch of exotic eggs, the critters soon hatch--unleashing a very hungry horde of ugly little monsters on the town. 

In the third film in the franchise, the fanged, furious fur balls viciously invade a Los Angeles apartment building and sink their teeth into the low-rent tenants. Josh (Leonardo DiCaprio) leads the battle to beat back the conniving critters and save the planet. The human race depends on him to destroy these terrifying alien hedgehogs once and for all.

The fourth installment in the Critters series picks up the action with Charlie about to destroy the last of the critter eggs.  

Zombie (1979) (Streaming on Shudder & Amazon Prime)

Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Al Cliver, and Richard Johnson star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci.  


Looking for more ways to get into the spooky spirit of the season? Check here to read all of our 2018 special features celebrating the Halloween season!

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.