Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been a sucker for a Halloween-themed TV episode. They always felt like an event to me, a true signifying event of the season that gave me yet another reason to look forward to October each and every year.

These days, there are numerous ways to stream television shows, both new and old, so with that in mind, this writer put together a comprehensive rundown of well over 100 different Halloween specials (113, to be exact), and which streaming providers you can find them on. Happy viewing, and most of all, happy Halloween, readers!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween”: After renting Halloween costumes from an unusual shop, Buffy and her friends literally begin transforming into whatever costume they are wearing.

“Fear, Itself”: On Halloween, Buffy and her friends find themselves trapped inside a haunted frat house…complete with real-life bats, zombies and a terrifying demon from beyond.

“All the Way”: On Halloween, Dawn experiences her first kiss...only to discover that the object of her affection has a deadly secret; Xander announces his engagement to Anya; Tara worries about Willow’s reliance on magic.

Available on: Hulu

Roseanne (Multiple Seasons)

“Boo”: The first of the annual Halloween episodes finds Roseanne doing her best to scare Dan who is waiting to hear about an important business deal going through.

“Trick or Treat”: Gender bending abounds with the annual Conner fright-fest that finds Roseanne in drag and Dan worrying about DJ dressing up as a witch.

“Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down”: The annual Halloween Lanford event finds Roseanne following her neighbor Kathy Bowman, convinced she's planning a prank, and Jackie flirting with an unknown man in a moose costume.

“Halloween IV”: Roseanne is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, present and future when she can't get into the spirit of things like usual.

“Halloween V”: The Conners gear up for their favorite holiday, with their traditional flare for trying to out-prank one another. Roseanne, the queen of Halloween, falls for the various elaborate pranks pulled on her by her family, for a change. Nancy is upset because she is painfully aware that Dan doesn't like her, so Roseanne sets out to convince her she is wrong by insisting that Dan pull a prank on her.

“Skeleton in the Closet”: Roseanne's attempts to prank everybody at Leon's Halloween party at the diner fall flat when it's revealed to her that Fred is gay.

“Halloween – The Final Chapter”: Roseanne goes into labor on her favorite holiday (Halloween) and gives birth on a pain-medication-induced psychedelic trip.

“Satan, Darling”: After a night of drinking with the New York socialites, Roseanne has a strange dream about the future of Darlene and her baby.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Beverly Hills, 90210 (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween”: Brenda, Dylan, Steve, Donna and Kelly attend a Halloween party. Brandon stays home to hand out candy. David blows off the party and finds Scott hiding out in the bushes.

“Gypsies, Cramps and Fleas”: A fortune teller sets up shop at the Peach Pit for Halloween. In spite of her questionable credibility, her presence has an impact on many couples.

“Fearless”: Kenny orders Valerie to terminate her pregnancy. Steve is miffed when Clare chooses to go to the Halloween concert with egotistical Dick Harrison. Brandon and Tracy spend time together at the club.

Available on: Hulu

Chopped: Extreme Halloween (Season 16, Episode 4)

Halloween means very frightening surprises in the baskets for the chefs. In the first round, they encounter a very troublesome, bloody protein and a can of chips that's more than meets the eye.

Available on: Hulu

Bob’s Burgers (Multiple Seasons)

“Full Bars”: Halloween is a tricky treat.

“Fort Night”: Tricks and treats and lunatics abound.

“The Hauntening”: When Louise reveals that she has never been scared before, the family sets out to visit a spooky haunted house.

“Teen-A-Witch”: Magical mayhem ensues as Tina dabbles in witchcraft. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

Available on: Hulu

Key & Peele: Michael Jackson’s Halloween (Season 2, Episode 6)

Jordan and Keegan celebrate Halloween by fleeing racist zombies, the stars of "Human Centipede" have a scary reunion, and we visit a struggling public wizard school.

Available on: Hulu

Family Matters (Season 2, Episode 7)

Carl must save Steve and Laura, who have been taken hostage during a Halloween robbery.

Available on: Hulu

American Dad (Season 6, Episode 3) 

"Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls": Stan scares up a killer haunted house.

Available on: Hulu

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween”: Jake has 48 hours to crack his case.

“Halloween II”: The Peralta/Holt annual Halloween bet continues when Jake challenges the Captain that he can steal his watch before midnight.

“Halloween III’: The third installment of Captain Holt and Jake's Halloween heist culminates with a tie-breaking competition to claim the title of "amazing detective slash genius." 

“Halloween IV”: It’s Halloween in the Nine-Nine, which can only mean one thing: heist time.

Available on: Hulu

Sabrina: The Teenage Witch (Multiple Seasons)

“A Halloween Story”: Sabrina faces a frightful dilemma when she must be in two places at once for Halloween.

“A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It”: Halloween is a scary night indeed when Sabrina and her aunts try to throw a "normal" party.

“Good Will Haunting”: Halloween turns truly frightful when a demented doll takes charge of the festivities.

“The Phantom Menace”: It’s Halloween, and Sabrina is having a ghoulish time adjusting to her new job at the coffee house.

“The Halloween Scene”: When Sabrina can’t find anyone to share her enthusiasm for Halloween she decides to throw her own haunted holiday bash and it turns into the party of the year.

“Murder on the Halloween Express”: Hilda and Zelda are invited to attend a murder mystery party on the Halloween Mystery Train, which makes a stop in Boston.

Available on: Hulu

Family Guy (Season 9, Episode 4)

Brian takes Stewie trick-or-treating.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

The Addams Family (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween with the Addams Family”: The Addams family are all busy preparing for their favorite holiday: Halloween! Their celebration is bolstered by a pair of bank robbers who they welcomed as trick-or-treaters.

“Halloween, Addams Style”: Gomez and Morticia are outraged when Wednesday comes home from trick-or-treating in tears after a neighbor tells her witches don't really exist.

Available on: Hulu

The Venture Bros. (Season 5, Episode 1)

Halloween Special. What do you need, a roadmap?

Available on: Hulu

American Horror Story (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween, Part One”: Some of the house's former residents help the Harmons decorate for Halloween as the ghosts within become even stronger.

“Halloween, Part Two”: The line between the living and the dead blurs on Halloween. Two of the house’s previous residents give the Harmons decorating advice.

“Tricks and Treats”: Lana plans an escape from Briarcliff, and enlists Grace's help. Meanwhile, Kit's court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Oliver Thredson, arrives and finds himself involved in an exorcism that goes terribly wrong.

“Fearful Pranks Ensue”: Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.

“Edward Mordrake, Part One”: The Freaks refuse to perform on Halloween due to an old carny superstition. Jimmy is smitten by a woman claiming to be a fortuneteller. Ethel receives life-changing news.

“Edward Mordrake, Part Two”: Edward Mordrake continues his search for a Freak to add to his ghostly coterie. Elsa tells the grisly story of her days in Germany. Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with the Twisted Clown.

“Devil’s Night”: John receives an invitation to attend an exclusive Devil's Night Soiree. Alex tries to diagnose Holden's strange condition.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Doug (Season 4, Episode 4)

When a new spooky amusement ride opens at Funkytown on Halloween night, Skeeter wants to abandon the usual "Trick or Treat" and check it out. When the park closes before their turn comes up, Roger convinces them to jump the ropes and take a ride anyway.

Available on: Hulu

Hunter (Season 2, Episode 5)

Hunter and McCall become involved in a string of bizarre murders when they're assigned as technical advisers for a television show.

Available on: Hulu

The Office (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween:” As he watches his employees prepare for the office’s annual Halloween party, Michael agonizes over which of them he’ll fire.

“Employee Transfer”: Pam is the only one wearing a costume on Halloween. Holly and Michael take the long trip to Nashua after they get some shocking news from corporate.

“Koi Pond”: Michael gets teased by everyone at the office after he takes an embarrassing fall at a meeting. Pam and Andy go on a sales call together.

“Costume Contest”: When Darryl takes an idea to corporate over his head, Michael freaks out. Everyone gets competitive as the Halloween costume contest gets underway.

“Spooked”: Erin struggles to pull off the ultimate Halloween party, juggling the expectations of Robert California, Andy and the staff.

Available on: Netflix

Invader Zim (Season 2, Episode 5)

Experimenting with alternate dimensions, Dib and ZIM get stuck in a nightmare world on Halloween.

Available on: Hulu

Chopped: A Chopped Halloween (Season 26, Episode 2)

Chefs are spooked by ingredients like fake eyeballs and real blood in the first round. The second round surprises with a coffin-shaped seafood creation and the frightful dessert basket delivers chocolate creepy crawlies.

Available on: Hulu

New Girl (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween”: Jess gets hired as a zombie at a haunted house. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s and Cece’s Halloween costumes match, but Winston’s and Shelby’s don’t.

“Keaton”: Jess hosts a Halloween party, and the gang tries to cheer up Schmidt by posing online as his childhood hero, actor Michael Keaton.

Available on: Netflix

South Park (Season 3, Episode 10)

Korn comes to South Park for a Halloween concert and helps the boys solve a spooky pirate ghost mystery.

Available on: Hulu

Home Improvement (Multiple Seasons)

“The Haunting of Taylor House”: Brad and Jennifer plan to dress like Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy.

“Crazy for You”: Jill's retaliation for Tim's past Halloween pranks has him spooked.

“Borland Ambition”: Harry offers to sell Tim 20 percent of his hardware store.

“Let Them Eat Cake”: Brad throws a Halloween party for his new friends at school.

“I Was a Teenage Taylor”: Halloween turns the whole family into a bunch of ghoulish pranksters.

“A Night to Dismember”: Jill is worried that Mark will be left to mope around the house.

“Bewitched”: At a Halloween party, Tim encourages Wilson to break up with his girlfriend.

Available on: Hulu

That ’70s Show (Season 2, Episode 5)

Grade school records reveal long-lost secrets.

Available on: Netflix

Community (Season 2, Episode 6)

Halloween at GCC is ripe for zombie-inspired nightmares.

Available on: Hulu

Gilmore Girls (Season 6, Episode 7)

Both Lorelai and Rory are saddened that their estrangement will keep them from spending Rory’s 21st birthday the way they always planned.

Available on: Netflix

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 6, Episode 7)

The gang gets a real 'scare' after Dee reveals she's pregnant, forcing the guys to recall their last hazy Halloween Party to determine if one of them might be the father.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Step by Step (Multiple Seasons)

“Something Wild”: Mark gets in trouble when he gets involved with a wild girl from school. Frank and Carol host a Halloween party. Cody makes the Guinness Book of World Records with the help of a pumpkin.

“Dream Lover”: JT and Sam break up on Halloween.

Available on: Hulu

Parks and Recreation (Multiple Seasons)

“Meet ‘N’ Greet”: April and Andy throw a Halloween party while Tom hijacks an event intended to promote Leslie's campaign.

“Halloween Surprise”: A new job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplate their future. Meanwhile, Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating, and Tom searches for a new business idea.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Scream Queens (Multiple Seasons)

“Haunted House”: As Halloween approaches, Chanel creates a devious plan after Zayday makes a shocking announcement.

“Halloween Blues”: Chanel celebrates a different kind of Chanel-O-Ween and attempts to make contact with the killer’s latest victim from beyond the grave.

Available on: Hulu

Frasier (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween”: Niles' Halloween costume party becomes a comedy of errors when he mistakenly thinks that Daphne is pregnant -- and Frasier's the father!

“Room Full of Heroes”: Frasier throws a Halloween Hero Worshipping party.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Dinosaurs (Season 3, Episode 5)

Robbie tells Baby a terrifying story about being attacked by a Wereman.

Available on: Hulu

Supernatural (Season 4, Episode 7)

The brothers deduce that a witch is sacrificing people to summon a dangerous demon.

Available on: Netflix

The Cleveland Show (Multiple Seasons)

“It’s the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown”: Cleveland scrambles to help Junior enjoy Halloween.

“A Nightmare on Grace Street”: Cleveland's new friend goes on a murderous rampage.

“Escape from Goochland”: Cleveland reignites a high school rivalry.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

True Blood (Season 4, Episode 12)

"And When I Die" It's Samhain, Wicca's high holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie some valuable allies to combat Marnie's newest incarnation. Later, the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Full House (Multiple Seasons)

“It’s Not My Job”: Jesse disappoints his father when he decides that he no longer wants to remain in the family exterminating business.

“Divorce Court”: When the men argue over who is the best athlete in the house, the decide to resolve the argument with a race. But the competition becomes serious when Becky arrives to videotape the event.

Available on: Hulu

30 Rock (Multiple Seasons)

“Jack Gets in the Game”: Jack sets out to compete with an old nemesis when he gets wind of Don Geiss's possible retirement. (Also known as the “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” episode)

“Stone Mountain”: Jack and Liz travel to Stone Mountain, Georgia in search of a comedian to appeal to Middle America, and Tracy fears for his life back in New York.

Available on: Hulu

Goosebumps (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2)

“The Haunted Mask: Part One & Two”: Carly Beth will terrify everyone with the amazingly life-like horror mask she got from the creepy man at the novelty store.

Available on: Netflix

Angel (Season 5, Episode 5)

Lorne throws the ultimate Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart, where guests start behaving in strange ways.

Available on: Hulu

Scream: The TV Series (Multiple Seasons)

“The Dance”: Doubting that the real killer has been caught, Emma teams up with Piper to find answers at the big Halloween dance.

“Halloween Special”: The Lakewood survivors take refuge on a remote island with an infamous past and end up in a bloody standoff. Is it an old legend coming back to life?

Available on: Netflix

Perfect Strangers (Multiple Seasons)

“Aliens”: Larry watches a horror movie marathon on Halloween and the next morning he thinks that Balki has turned into an alien.

“Fright Night”: Balki and Larry battle a ghost who has taken up residence in their house.

Available on: Hulu

Scrubs (Season 2, Episode 6)

J.D.'s brother is in town. He came all the way from their hometown.

Available on: Hulu

Dawson’s Creek (Multiple Seasons)

The Scare: While Dawson is preparing to celebrate Friday the 13th, a serial killer is rumored to be headed to Capeside.

“Escape from Witch Island”: Dawson enlists his friends to make a documentary about a local witch legend.

“Living Dead Girl”: Already worried that a ghost is haunting the set, Dawson suspects Todd and Natasha of rekindling their affair.

Available on: Hulu

How I Met Your Mother (Multiple Seasons)

“The Slutty Pumpkin”: Halloween hijinx are afoot as Ted makes his annual trek to the same lame party in search of a girl he met there years ago, while Robin joins Marshall and Lily for a double date.

“Canning Randy”: Ted loses control of his students after Zoey enrolls in his class.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Wings (Season 8, Episode 6)

When a passenger leaves a cooler containing “The Gift of Life” in the terminal, the gang feels responsible to return it.

Available on: Hulu

Raising Hope (Multiple Seasons)

“Happy Halloween”: Jimmy and Sabrina celebrate Halloween.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do”: Jimmy and Burt go clubbing.

Available on: Hulu

Gossip Girl (Season 3, Episode 7)

Serena helps Chuck open his club, but Blair feels left out. Dan is unnerved watching one of Olivia’s sex scenes with a former co-star.

Available on: Netflix

Cheers (Multiple Seasons)

“Fairy Tales Can Come True”: Frasier asks Sam to escort Diane to an event while he is out of town.

“Diane’s Nightmare”: Diane is convinced the crazed actor from her past is out to get her.

“House of Horrors With Formal Dining and Used Brick”: Cliff stays the night when Carla gets spooked in her new house.

“Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment”: Sam’s convinced that the death of his rival is just a silly one of his pranks.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix

Saved by the Bell (Season 4, Episode 26) 

The gang travels to a Murder Mystery Weekend in an old mansion. Suddenly strange things start happening and people start disappearing. 

Available on: Hulu

Teen Wolf (Season 3, Episode 16)

With Beacon Hills under curfew due to the power outage, the teens decide to throw a black light Halloween party while Scott tries to get Kira to trust him in the midst of an attack by a strange new threat.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Smallville (Multiple Seasons)

“Spell”: After Lana reads from a book written in the 1600s containing magical spells, she, Lois (recurring guest star ERICA DURANCE) and Chloe become possessed by witches who had been burned at the stake.

“Thirst”: Lana enrolls at Metropolis University at the last minute and is forced to join a sorority in order to get housing at such a late date.

Available on: Hulu

Dexter (Season 1, Episode 4)

Body parts from the Ice Truck Killer’s latest victim begin appearing all over Miami in locations Dexter realizes are related to his own childhood.

Available on: Netflix

Party of Five (Multiple Seasons)

“Personal Demons”: As Claudia turns to supernatural to help the family, Bailey has a sexual encounter with Callie, and Charlie hires a drifter at the restaurant.

“A Mid-Semester’s Night Dream”: As Julia struggles to keep some distance between herself and Ned, Daphne is confined to bed for the duration of her pregnancy.

“Wrestling Demons”: As Kirsten decides to try and get pregnant, Bailey is surprised by Will's return home from college.

Available on: Hulu, Netflix


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Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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