Happy October, dear readers! The Halloween season officially kicks off today (for many of us, it is a year-round celebration), and to get you in the spirit and help you along as you start to make your movie-viewing plans for the month, I thought I’d go ahead and scour the extensive horror offerings on Tubi to find 31 movies that should get you ready for all things All Hallows’ Eve. For this list, I went ahead and focused on movies that were either centered around the Halloween holiday, feature October 31st in some fashion, or are films that are essential watches for me every Halloween season as they give off some supremely spooky vibes. And the best thing about these movies? They’re all free to stream on Tubi, which should help with your seasonal budgets.

Check out our rundown of these 31 killer horror titles below, and be sure to check back right here on Daily Dead throughout the month of October for all of our Halloween season coverage. 

Happy Streaming!

Gravy (Directed by James Roday)

On Halloween, a trio of misfits dresses in costumes and seizes a Mexican cantina, forcing the staff to engage in a warped night of depraved gluttony.

Bones (Directed by Ernest Dickerson)

20 years after his death, a local legend and benefactor returns as a ghost to avenge those who killed him and restore his neighborhood.

31 (Directed by Rob Zombie)

Sadistic maniacs, each with his or her own deadly expertise, torture and terrorize an unsuspecting group of friends who work at a local carnival.

The House of the Devil (Directed by Ti West)

A college student’s babysitting gig at a creepy family’s remote Victorian mansion during a full lunar eclipse becomes a night of unspeakable terror.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Directed by James Signorelli)

With dreams of performing on the Vegas strip, a buxom TV host tries to raise her own budget, but her outlandish methods get her into some trouble.

The Houses October Built (Directed by Bobby Roe)

A group of friends takes a Halloween road trip, looking for blood-curdling frights at haunted places, unaware that the frights are looking for them.

Hack-o-Lantern (Directed by Jag Mundhra)

A young man’s grandfather begins grooming him to be the successor to his murderous satanic cult that sacrifices its victims on Halloween.

Ginger Snaps (Directed by John Fawcett)

Although they’re obsessed with death, two sisters are not prepared to handle when one of them is bitten by a werewolf, in this coming-of-age drama.

House II: The Second Story (Directed by Ethan Wiley)

When a talented artist and his girlfriend move into a magnificent house, they discover its magical, and oftentimes, terrifying powers.

Vamp (Directed by Richard Wenk)

A group of fraternity pledges head for the seedy side of the city in search of strippers and discover a sinister spot called The After Dark Club. But when the bar’s luscious dancers turn out to be bloodthirsty vampires led by the kinky Katrina (Grace Jones), the evening takes on a freaky new twist. Can these guys survive a bizarre onslaught of vixens and vamps, or will the armies of the undead take the ultimate bite out of their night?

Tales of Halloween (Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, and more)

Every year on October 31, a town is tortured by ghosts, ghouls, and other wicked surprises, as told through these 10 chilling stories.

The Changeling (Directed by Peter Medak)

A Manhattan composer is consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret. Based on actual events.

May (Directed by Lucky McKee)

May is an awkward loner with a difficult past just looking for human connection, but after a series of botched relationships, her desire turns deadly.

Wishmaster (Directed by Robert Kurtzman)

A scientist inadvertently releases an evil creature imprisoned for centuries. Can she find a way to fix her mistake before the monster steals her soul and awakens its evil brethren?

Creepshow 2 (Directed by Michael Gornick)

Three gruesome tales of brutality, vengeance, and the uncanny are unveiled in this anthology horror movie based on the stories of Stephen King.

The Barn (Directed by Justin M. Seaman)

Two pals enjoying a late Halloween night during their senior year end up taking a detour to an empty barn where evil awakens to kill their posse.

Suspiria (1977) (Directed by Dario Argento)

A series of gruesome murders and inexplicable events lead a new student to suspect something evil is at play at a prestigious ballet academy.

Stan Helsing (Directed by Bo Zenga)

On Halloween night, a video store clerk related to Van Helsing and his motley crew must defeat the six greatest movie monsters of all time.

Waxwork (Directed by Anthony Hickox)

Several friends are invited to a wax museum after hours, where they discover that the wax figures are alive — and ready for them to join the exhibit.

Hell House LLC: The Director’s Cut (Directed by Stephen Cognetti)

An eerie tale of a documentary crew that returns to the scene of a Halloween scare house where 15 visitors and staff were killed on its opening night.

Hell Baby (Directed by Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant)

In this horror-comedy, an expectant couple calls the Vatican's exorcism team for help delivering an evil child after they move into a haunted house.

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Directed by Frank De Felitta)

Misguided townsfolk, mistakenly kill a mentally handicapped man after someone accuses him of harming a young girl, but he'll have his revenge...

House on Haunted Hill (1959) (Directed by William Castle)

A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Candyman (Directed by Bernard Rose)

The legend of a hooked serial killer who appears in the mirror when summoned five times becomes a tragic reality for a thoughtful grad student.

Sorority Row (2009) (Directed by Stewart Hendler)

Five sorority sisters take a prank too far, resulting in tragedy, but cover up the incident until it comes back to haunt them a year later.

Trick or Treats (Directed by Gary Graver)

A babysitter who is watching over a prank-happy child on Halloween night learns that the boy’s deranged father has escaped from an asylum.

Husk (Directed by Brett Simmons)

A flock of crows hit the windshield of a car, forcing the group of passengers to seek help at a cornfield where they’ll be supernaturally sacrificed.

Nightbreed: Director’s Cut (Directed by Clive Barker)

A distraught man’s psychiatrist frames him for murders that he thinks he has committed, which ultimately results in his death. But he comes back to life to seek revenge.

Tales from the Crypt (1972) (Directed by Freddie Francis) 

After five strangers get hopelessly lost in a crypt, they meet its mysterious Keeper, who describes to them how they will each die.

All Hallows’ Eve (Directed by Damien Leone)

A babysitter's Halloween descends into terror when she's tormented by a creepy clown from a mysterious tape the kids found trick-or-treating.

Transylvania 6-5000 (Directed by Rudy De Luca)

Two skeptical tabloid newsmen are forced to report from Transylvania, and land in a comical world of werewolves, mummies, monsters, and vampires.

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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.