The Best Spooky Movies and Shows on Disney Plus
Wondering what to watch this Halloween? We’ve got the (pumpkin) scoop.
This year, Disney’s branding its Halloween content as #Hallowstream, offering a wide variety of shows, movies, and the odd sing-along special. We’ve compiled some highlights to help you decide how you want to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.
Spooky movies on Disney Plus
Muppets Haunted Mansion
In this musical comedy, the Muppets take on their spookiest challenge yet: staying a full night in the Haunted Mansion from the Disney Parks ride of the same name. This one is good for those Disney superfans who love easter eggs and references.
Muppets Haunted Mansion has a star-studded cast, including Darren Criss, Will Arnett, Taraji P. Henson, and Yvette Nicole Brown. Of course, all your favorite muppets make an appearance, including Gonzo, Pepe, Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear.
Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Bash
Once you’ve finished Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, relive your favorite songs and more with the Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Bash. Originally a part of Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, this 2018 concert features many of the original cast and some former Disney Channel stars like Vanessa Hudgens, Dove Cameron, and Jordan Fisher.
Werewolf By Night
For Marvel fans or those looking for a movie with some bite, we recommend Werewolf By Night. With gruesome deaths, practical effects, and almost complete black-and-white stylization, it’s unlike most Marvel Studios features you’ve seen.
The plot follows a gathering of monster hunters as they compete to win the mantle of their deceased leader. Of course, there’s a big complication: a monster lurks among them.
Spooky shows on Disney Plus
The Owl House
The Owl House is a spooky show about a human girl in training to be a witch in a magical dimension. This show airs year-round, but its witchy sensibilities and enthusiasm for the weird and revolting make it perfect for spooky season. Its tone is pretty on par with Gravity Falls.
If you’re already caught up on The Owl House, you can look forward to the first episode of season three premiering October 15 on the Disney Channel. It is currently unclear when the season will be added to Disney+.
The Ghost and Molly McGee
The Ghost and Molly McGee is a lot like Beetlejuice—if Lydia Deetz was a peppy optimist instead of a sullen goth. Voiced by Ashly Burch, Molly McGee befriends the ghost living in her family’s new home.
Whereas The Owl House focuses on long-term mysteries and worldbuilding, The Ghost and Molly McGee is a fun romp about the day-to-day life of Molly and her new otherworldly pal as they navigate the horrors of middle school. It’s pretty low on the spooky scale, but the songs are so catchy.
Like his books have done for kids over the past few decades, R. L. Stine’s Just Beyond serves as a tween’s introduction to horror. It delves into the psychological horror you might be familiar with from The Twilight Zone, although mostly from the perspective of high school students.
This show is an anthology series, so it covers many spooky topics, from witches and ghosts to aliens and alternate dimensions.