The clock is ticking, kids! Halloween is now officially less than a week away, and one of my favorite October traditions is indulging in all sorts of Halloween-themed TV specials, both new and old. So, if you’re someone who enjoys all the seasonal offerings from the small screen, I’ve updated my annual list of Halloween TV specials and classic horror series that are currently streaming on a variety of platforms.

Happy Streaming, everyone!!


Halloween Baking Championship (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream the first four seasons currently on Hulu.

Halloween Wars (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream seasons 3 through 8 currently on Hulu.


Elvira’s Movie Macabre (Season 1)

You can stream season 1 on Peacock.

Tales From the Cryptkeeper (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream all three seasons currently on Tubi TV.

Chillers (Season 1)

You can currently stream season 1 on The Roku Channel.

Masters of Horror (Multiple Seasons)

Every episode from season 1 and season 2 are currently available on Tubi TV.

Dark Shadows (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream multiple seasons currently on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime.

Dark Shadows: The Beginning (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream multiple seasons currently on Tubi TV.

Bump in the Night (Season 1)

You can stream season 1 currently on Tubi TV.

The Twilight Zone (1959) (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream all five seasons currently on Hulu and the first four seasons on Netflix.

Thriller (1976) (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream multiple seasons currently on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime.

Monsters (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream multiple seasons currently on Amazon Prime.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream the first four seasons currently on Peacock.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream multiple seasons currently on Peacock.

The Outer Limits (1963) (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream both seasons currently on Hulu & Amazon Prime.

The Complete Hammer House of Horror (Season 1)

You can stream season 1 currently on Tubi TV.

The Munsters (Multiple Seasons)

You can stream season 1 and season 2 currently on Peacock.


Garfield and Friends (Season 1, Episode 12)

“Garfield’s Halloween Adventure”: Garfield's alter ego searches for missing Pooky; Jon decides he should grow his own food.

Available on: Tubi TV

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 & Amazon Prime

Punky Brewster (Season 2, Episodes 6 & 7)

“The Perils of Punky”: Camper Punky and her friends get lost in a cave.

“The Perils of Punky Pt. 2”: Punky is left along in a cave with a huge spider.

Available on: Peacock

Friends (Season 8, Episode 6)

“The One with the Halloween Party”: At Monica’s Halloween party, Phoebe becomes attracted to Eric, the friendly fiancé of her flighty twin, Ursula.

Available on: HBO Max

Growing Pains (Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8)

“Happy Halloween Part 1 & 2”: With Halloween rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.

Available on: The Roku Channel

Everybody Hates Chris (Season 1, Episode 6)

“Everybody Hates Halloween”: Chris’ mother insists he take his siblings trick-or-treating.

Available on: Peacock

Alf (Season 2, Episode 6) 

“Some Enchanted Evening”: ALF becomes the star attraction at the Tanners' Halloween party.  

Available on: Tubi TV & Vudu & The Roku Channel

Tiny Toon Adventures (Multiple Seasons)

“Night Ghoulery”: A framework that's more than slightly similar to Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" and several other tales of horror and hilarity with a typical Tiny Toons twist.

“Stuff that Goes Bump in the Night”: Buster’s poltergeist comes back to haunt Montana Max and Elmyra’s pet-of-the-month club delivers a vampire bat.

“The Acme Acres Zone”: A Twilight Zone spoof.

“Toons from the Crypt”: Buster Bunny hosts this three-cartoon episode dedicated to the macabre.

“The Horror of Slumber Party”: Elmyra hosts this ghoulish half-hour of hilarious horror.

Available on: Hulu

Stranger Things (Season 2, Episode 2)

“Trick or Treat, Freak”: After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.

Available on: Netflix

Hunter (Season 2, Episode 5)

“Killer in a Halloween Mask”: Hunter and McCall become involved in a string of bizarre murders when they're assigned as technical advisors for a television show.

 Available on: Tubi TV & Vudu 

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.

“The Wolf of Wharf Street”: Linda tries impressing the children on Halloween night by going off with them in search of an elusive wolf that has been scaring the town.

“Nightmare on Ocean Avenue”: The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

“Pig Trouble in Little Tina”: Things Get Spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle ear wax.

Available on: Hulu

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 1, Episode 1)

“Chapter One: October Country”: While Greendale readies for a Halloween eclipse, Sabrina faces a crucial decision and Harvey makes an unexpected declaration.

Available on: Netflix

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 

The Goldbergs (Multiple Seasons)

“Who are You Going to Telephone”: Beverly is disappointed when the kids don’t want to celebrate Halloween with her.

“Family Takes Care of Beverly”: Pops is evicted after accidentally starting a fire in his apartment during a Halloween party.

“Couples Costume”: When Adam wants to spend time with Dana instead of his mother, Beverly decides to teach him a lesson.

“Stefan King”: Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing.

“Jackie Likes Star Trek”: Murray’s lesson over Halloween costumes backfires.

“Mr. Knifey-Hands”: Beverly faces off with Freddy Krueger.

“A 100% True Ghost Story”: Beverly scores a bargain on paintings.

Available on: Hulu

Superstore (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween Theft”: Dina threatens to derail everyone’s Halloween when she launches a storewide investigation into missing items that only an employee could have taken.

“Costume Competition”: Amy and Mateo play dirty to win the employee costume contest after learning first prize is a paid day off; Garrett is tormented by the store's repetitive Halloween music. 

“Trick-or-Treat”: Amy amps up the store's Halloween spirit to impress the new district manager - even setting up a haunted house that terrifies Glenn.

Available on: Hulu & Peacock

Hanging with Mr. Cooper (Multiple Seasons)

“Father Fairest”: When Earvin tells Mark that his greatest wish is to see his long-lost father, Mark locates Earvin's dad and invites him to the Halloween dance with nearly disastrous results.

“Mo Money”: When Earvin tells Mark that his greatest wish is to see his long-lost father, Mark locates Earvin's dad and invites him to the Halloween dance with nearly disastrous results.

“Halloween”: Nicole dares Tyler to stay all night in a haunted house on Halloween.

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.

“HalloVeen”: When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition.

“Cinco de Mayo”: In order to distract Terry from the stress of his upcoming lieutenant's exam, Jake, Holt and the squad decide to hold the annual Halloween Heist on a new date, Cinco de Mayo.

“Valloweaster”: The squad competes in an effort to determine who is the greatest human/genius.

Available on: Hulu & Peacock

Sister Sister (Season 3, Episode 7)

“Halloween”: When the twins go in search of a Halloween rave, Lisa and Ray attend a fancy party thrown by a prospective client.

Available on: Netflix

Sleepy Hollow (Season 3, Episode 5)

“Dead Men Tell No Tales”: In Part Two of the Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover event, Booth and Brennan from Bones are introduced to the supernatural.

Available on: Hulu

21 Jump Street (Season 4, Episode 6)

“Old Haunts in a New Age”: Hanson and Penhall go into a high school to investigate an arsonist.

Available on: Tubi TV & Vudu & Peacock

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.

“A 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: Amazon Prime

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

“Michael Jackson Halloween”: 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

Riverdale (Season 4, Episode 4)

“Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween”: A chilling mystery sweeps through Riverdale as the gang prepares for the mischief and mayhem of Halloween. Jughead gets caught in a sinister scheme.

Available on: Netflix

Family Matters (Multiple Seasons)

“Dog Day Halloween”: Carl must save Steve and Laura, who have been taken hostage during a Halloween robbery.

“Whose Kid Is It, Anyway?”: Eddie promises to take Richie trick-or-treating, but he leaves Richie with Waldo, who loses the boy.

“Best Friends”: Eddie hires his good friend Waldo to work at Mighty Weenie and then considers discharging Waldo because he's horrible at the job. Laura is embarrassed by her mother.

“Dark and Stormy Night”: In a ghost story that the Winslow family invents during a power outage on Halloween, Carl and Harriette play vampires living in a castle.

“Stevil”: Steve's ventriloquist dummy comes to life on Halloween, wreaking havoc in the Winslow household.

“Stevil II”: Last year on Halloween, Steve created a small, evil ventriloquist's dummy in his image that came to life and wreaked havoc.

Available on: Hulu

American Dad (Season 6, Episode 3)

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

Available on: Hulu

3rd Rock from the Sun (Season 3, Episode 5) 

“Scaredy Dick”: Dick arrives at the doctor's office to take his first physical but gets frightened and leaves before it starts. The other aliens get ready for Halloween festivities.  

Available on: Tubi TV & Vudu & Peacock & The Roku Channel

Family Guy (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween on Spooner Street”: Brian takes Stewie trick-or-treating.

“Peternormal Activity”: After watching a bad sequel to their favorite horror film, Maniac Pope, Peter and the guys decide they could write a better scary movie themselves.

Available on: Hulu

BoJack Horseman (Season 5, Episode 8)

“Mr. Peanutbutter Boos”: At BoJack’s 25th annual Halloween party, Pickles gets a crash course in Mr. Peanutbutter’s romantic history – and some advice from Diane.

Available on: Netflix

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 

Futurama (Season 3, Episode 1)

“The Honking”: When Bender inherits a castle from his deceased uncle, he finds himself being pursued by a terrifying, driverless car.

Available on: Hulu

Charmed (Multiple Episodes)

“All Halliwell’s Eve”: The sisters are sent back in time on Halloween to save a baby from being born in the clutches of evil.

“Kill Billie: Vol. 1”: Billie is determined to kill a particular demon, but she can’t when confronted with memories of when her sister was kidnapped on Halloween.

Available on: Peacock

Rugrats (Multiple Seasons)

“Candy Bar Creep Show/Monster in the Garage”: Stu and Didi build a haunted house and the Rugrats sneak in. The adults blame Spike for mysterious accidents in the garage, but Tommy believes his pet is innocent.

“Ghost Story/Chuckie’s Complaint”: Stu and Didi are having party and Angelica sets up camping grounds in the backyard for the babies. Chuckie – with some help from Angelica – writes Reptar a letter after he sees him steal cereal.

“Curse of the Werewuff”: Angelica convinces the babies to give her their candy or they’ll turn into whatever they dress up as. Chuckie finds his inner werewuff and stands up to Angelica.

Available on: Hulu 

Married… With Children (Season 8, Episode 7)

“Take My Wife, Please”: On Halloween, Al is left to face Death as Peggy and the kids are recruited to fill in for the Village People.

Available on: Hulu

The Venture Bros. (Season 5, Episode 1)

“Very Venture Halloween”: Halloween Special. What do you need, a roadmap?

Available on: Hulu

The Facts of Life (Season 5, Episode 6)

“The Halloween Show”: A customer mysteriously vanishes on Halloween.

Available on: The Roku Channel

The Beverly Hillbillies (Season 1, Episode 6)

“Trick or Treat”: The homesick Clampetts decide to go door-to-door meeting their Beverly Hills neighbors, not knowing it is Halloween.

Available on: Tubi TV & The Roku Channel

King of the Hill (Multiple Seasons)

“Hilloween”: Hank vows to teach Bobby “the true meaning of Halloween come hell or high water” after a new church member calls it a night for witches and Satanists and gets it cancelled.

“Pigmalion”: A local pork producer (Michael Keaton) is impressed by Luanne, who goes to his home for a job interview but comes away as his girlfriend.

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 & Amazon Prime

Living Single (Multiple Seasons)

“Trick or Trust”: Khadijah and the gang get in the Halloween spirit with outlandish costumes and scary tricks.

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”: Regine’s first clients as a wedding coordinator are a strange couple set on holding their ceremony in a graveyard.

Available on: Hulu

Doug (Season 4, Episode 4)

“Doug’s Halloween Adventure”: 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

Fresh Off the Boat (Multiple Seasons)

“Miracle on Dead Street”: It's the Huangs' first Halloween in the suburbs.

“Louisween”: Eddie is excited to party at Nicole's house.

“It’s a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang”: Eddie plots to crash a cool older girl's party.

“Working the ‘Ween’”: Jessica offers to baby-sit Maria.

“HAL-LOU-WEEN”: The boys want to find a group costume.

Available on: Hulu

Veronica Mars (Season 3, Episode 5)

“President Evil”: Veronica is robbed, and Dean O'Dell hires Keith to track down the biological father of his wife's son. Plus, Wallace struggles in school.

Available on: Hulu

The Bernie Mac Show (Season 5, Episode 6)

“Night of Terror”: While baby-sitting Bryana, Jordan watches a horror movie and scares himself into believing that zombies are trying to kill him and Bryana.

Available on: Hulu

Cougar Town (Season 2, Episode 6)

“You Don’t Know How it Feels”: Jules' father visits and hits it off with Grayson.

Available on: Hulu & Amazon Prime

Animaniacs (Multiple Seasons)

Draculee, Draculaa/Phranken-Runt”: In "Draculee Draculaa," the first cartoon in a special Halloween episode, the wacky Warner siblings spend the night at Dracula's castle in Transylvania.

“Scare Happy Slappy/Witch One/MacBeth”: A Halloween episode! Slappy and Skippy Squirrel go trick-or-treating at the homes of Slappy's former cartoon foes. Afterwards, Rita is accused of being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts.

Available on: Hulu 

The Brady Bunch (Season 4, Episode 6)

“Fright Night”: The Brady house is the place for horror when the boys decide to scare the girls with a slide-projected ghost.

Available on: Hulu 

The Mick (Season 2, Episode 4)

“Haunted House”: Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry.

Available on: Hulu

Pinky & The Brain (Season 3, Episode 17)

A Pinky and the Brain Halloween”: In a special Halloween episode, Pinky sells his soul so that The Brain can take over the world. The Brain challenges the devil to get Pinky's soul back.

Available on: Hulu

My Name is Earl (Season 4, Episode 8)

“Little Bad Voodoo Brother”: Earl has a chance to cross two items off his list by throwing Joy's boys a Halloween party, and getting Randy a "little brother"--Catalina's nephew. But both could fail because everyone thinks Catalina's nephew is possessed.

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.

"Here Comes Treble": It's Halloween in the office and Andy invites his college a cappella group to perform, which leads to a confrontation with his frenemy Broccoli Rob.

Available on: Netflix

The Lucy Show (Season 3, Episode 18)

“Lucy and the Monsters”: The boys are unfazed by the horror flicks they see at movies, but Lucy is scared stupid.

Available on: Hulu 

Invader Zim (Season 2, Episode 5)

“Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom”: Experimenting with alternate dimensions, Dib and ZIM get stuck in a nightmare world on Halloween.

Available on: Hulu

Ugly Betty (Season 1, Episode 5)

“The Lyin’, The Witch and the Wardrobe”: Betty has a series of frightful experiences on Halloween, including dealing with her growing attraction to Henry; Daniel visits his mom in rehab.

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 (Multiple Seasons)

“Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers”: One of the goth kids has been sent to a camp for troubled children. When she returns, her friends find her changed in a disturbing way.

“Sons A Witches”: This year at the traditional Halloween get together, a witch casts a spell that terrorizes the town and ruins Halloween for the boys.

“A Nightmare on Face Time”: The boys are all ready to dress up as their favorite foursome, the Avengers, for Halloween. After months of planning their costumes, at the last-minute Randy tells Stan he can’t go trick or treating with his friends.

“Spookyfish”: Aunt Flo comes to stay, but her goldfish she bought for Stan Marsh turns out to be evil. Also "Cartman" grows a beard and starts acting nice!  

“Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery”: Korn comes to South Park for a Halloween concert and helps the boys solve a spooky pirate ghost mystery.

“The Scoots”: This year, a revolution in mobility is changing Halloween for everyone. Chaos erupts as every kid is out to get more candy than they have ever gotten before.

Available on: HBO Max

Glee (Season 2, Episode 5)

“The Rocky Horror Glee Show”: Will assigns the Glee Club to perform “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for the school musical after learning of Emma’s newfound love for the cult film.

Available on: Netflix 

Wings (Season 8, Episode 5)

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

Available on: Hulu 

Black-ish (Multiple Seasons)

“The Prank King”: Dre fears his holiday fun will be ruined when the older kids balk at the glorious Johnson Halloween tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.

“Jacked O’Lantern”: Ever since he was a kid, Dre has loved Halloween. Now that he lives in one of those “good candy neighborhoods,” kids come from all over the city to trick-or-treat, including Dre’s own nieces and nephews.

“Scarred for Life”: Dre and Bow make a haunted house.

“Everybody Blames Raymond”: The Johnsons don’t agree on a costume.

Available on: Hulu

Community (Season 2, Episode 6)

“Epidemiology”: Halloween at GCC is ripe for zombie-inspired nightmares.

Available on: Hulu

Gilmore Girls (Season 6, Episode 7)

“Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number”: 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

The Vampire Diaries (Multiple Seasons)

“Haunted”: Bonnie's abilities surprise Damon. Elena asks Jeremy not to see Vicki. Matt takes Vicki to the high school Halloween dance, but the night takes a terrifying turn.

“Masquerade”: Stefan and Damon decide on a new plan to deal with Katherine at the masquerade ball. Things take an ugly turn when Matt and Tyler start doing shots.

“Ghost World”: On the day of the Night of the Illumination in Mystic Falls, Mason ties Damon to a chair and the vampire believes that it is a prank of his brother Stephan. Later Mason tells that he is seeking redemption and wants to destroy Klaus to help Tyler. He goes with Damon to a cave with tunnels where it is supposed to have a weapon to destroy the Original Vampire.

“The Five”: At a fraternity costume party, Damon gives Elena a lesson in choosing a victim. Klaus reveals an encounter with a group of vampire hunters - flashing back to 12th century Italy.

“Monster’s Ball”: On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron. Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield, who has a disturbing message for her.

“The World Has Turned and Left Me Here”: Homecoming is around the corner! There is a party in a corn maze but a devastating accident turns things around quickly which makes things go from fun to bad in an instant.

“I Carry Your Heart With Me”: Just as Damon thinks he's gained the upper hand in his fight against Lily, an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for a plan B.

Available on: Netflix 

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

“Who Got Dee Pregnant”: 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

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: Peacock 

Boston Legal (Season 2, Episode 6)

“Witches of Mass Destruction”: Two groups of parents, one Christian and the other Wiccan, sue to cancel a school's Halloween pageant.

Available on: Hulu & Amazon Prime

Scream Queens (Multiple Seasons)

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

“Pumpkin Patch”: With Halloween just days away, Dean Munsch makes an announcement affecting the campus and, specifically, Chanel's plan to throw a pumpkin patch party in support of her Kappa Kappa Tau presidential election.

“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

Doogie Howser, M.D. (Season 2, Episode 8)

“Revenge of the Teenage Dead”: Vinnie is making a slasher film and Doogie is given the responsibility of deciding if a 13-year-old genius is a suitable candidate for medical school.

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.

“Tales from the Crypt”: Frasier plots revenge when Bulldog plays a Halloween prank on him.

Available on: Hulu & Peacock

Workaholics (Season 3, Episode 12)

“A TelAmerican Horror Story”: Things get spooky when the guys discover a former employee may be haunting the office.

Available on: Hulu & Amazon Prime

Supernatural (Multiple Seasons) 

“Monster Movie”: Dean and Sam investigate murders at Oktoberfest. Dean determines a shape-shifting demon is appearing as iconic monsters from Hollywood movies.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester”: The brothers deduce that a witch is sacrificing people to summon a dangerous demon.

“Mint Condition”: On Halloween, the Winchesters get back to basics by investigating an action figure at a comic store that comes to life.

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

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: HBO Max

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, they decide to resolve the argument with a race. But the competition becomes serious when Becky arrives to videotape the event.

Available on: Hulu

Bones (Multiple Seasons)

“Mummy in the Maze”: On Halloween, Booth and Brennan must solve a case involving the mummified corpses of two teenaged girls before the killer strikes again.

“The Resurrection in the Remains”: Bones and Sleepy Hollow crossover episode event.

Available on: Hulu & Amazon Prime

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 & Amazon Prime & Peacock

Malcolm in the Middle (Multiple Seasons)

“Halloween Approximately”: Francis visits the week after Halloween and helps his brothers in a trick that involves a giant slingshot with icky ammo.

“Halloween”: On Halloween, Hal freaks out when he learns that the family’s house was once the site of a murder-suicide.

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)

“Life of the Party”: Lorne throws the ultimate Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart, where guests start behaving in strange ways.

Available on: Hulu & Amazon Prime

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

Desperate Housewives (Multiple Seasons)

“Now I Know, Don’t Be Scared”: An unexpected delivery at a Halloween party surprises the neighborhood.

“Witch’s Lament”: Gaby, Lynette and Bree must try and move the body of Gaby’s stepfather.

Available on: Hulu

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)

“My Big Brother”: 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 

ER (Multiple Seasons)

“Ghosts”: On a stormy Halloween night, Hathaway and Ross ride in a health mobile dispensing free medical care in poor neighborhoods.

“Masquerade”: Carter places Lucy in charge of the Halloween party at the dormitory so he can do research for his presentation.

“A Hopeless Wound”: A suspicious fire on Halloween fills the emergency room with many costumed victims – some of whom offend Pratt.

“Haunted”: It’s Halloween in the ER and there are all sorts of tricks and treats in store.

Available on: Hulu

How I Met Your Mother (Multiple Seasons)

“The Slutty Pumpkin”: Halloween hijinks 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.

“The Slutty Pumpkin Returns”: Ted finally meets his mystery girl in the Slutty Pumpkin costume.

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)

“How to Succeed in Bass-ness”: 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 & Peacock

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Season 4, Episode 2) 

“Ghost of A. Chantz”: Rob, Laura, Sally, and Buddy spend a frightening night in a haunted cabin at a mountain resort.

Available on: Tubi TV, Hulu & Amazon Prime & The Roku Channel

Reba (Multiple Seasons)

“The Ghost and Mrs. Hart”: Barbra Jean needs Reba to help "cleanse" the house of ghosts.

“Best Li’l Haunted House in Texas”: Reba is disappointed when Halloween plans fall through.

Available on: Hulu

Saved by the Bell (Season 4, Episode 26) 

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

Available on: Hulu & Peacock

Teen Wolf (Season 3, Episode 16)

“Illuminated”: 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)

“Let’s Give the Boy a Hand”: 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

Andy Griffith Show (Season 4, Episode 2)

“The Haunted House”: Andy, Barney and Gomer are a trio of laughs as they tread the boards of a haunted house.

Available on: Tubi TV & Amazon Prime 

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse (Season 1, Episode 9) 

“Monster in the Playhouse”: A giant monster scares everyone in the playhouse, but once Pee-Wee offers it a snack, the gang realizes they’ve found a new friend.

Available on: Netflix

Psych (Season 6, Episode 3)

“This Episode Sucks”: Lassiter is approached by a beautiful woman who seems interested in him, and then she disappears. Shawn and Gus investigate a string of murders, which appear to have been committed by a vampire. Lassy's new girlfriend seems mysterious.

Available on: Amazon Prime & Peacock

Will & Grace (Multiple Seasons)

“Boo! Humbug”: Jack and Karen (Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally) head out to party, while Will and Grace (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing) go trick-or-treating with Harlan's (Gary Grubbs) kids.

“It’s the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”: Leo (guest star Harry Connick Jr.) drags Grace on a scary cycling trip in the autumn countryside.

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 Conner’s 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 & Peacock


Check out Heather Wixson's annual Halloween Horrors TV Viewing Guide for more scares to watch on screen this October!

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    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.