5 Halloween-Themed TV Shows You Can Stream This Season

'Tis the season to be jumpy, because scary shows are officially in full swing. Sure, many fans of the fall season like to plan horror movie nights (complete with all kinds of Halloween candy, of course) — yet, those who can't live without a good television show can experience even more hours of killer content with their favorite characters.

Lucky for any Halloween lover, there are tons of terrifying television series available for all you witches and warlocks to watch this season. Even better news: All of them can easily be streamed from the comfort of your couch (while also hiding underneath a blanket during all those horrifying scenes).

Whether you're a fan of the adrenaline rush that comes with jump scares or would rather relax with loads of laughs, we have you covered with the best Halloween-themed series. Here are our five favorites that you can scream — er, we mean stream – this season.

Scream Queens

From the creator of "American Horror Story" comes "Scream Queens," a twist on the hazing and horror that can happen just within the walls of a sorority house. As rush week is in full swing, a strange series of murders begin to take place all across campus. However, the president of Kappa Kappa Tau isn't about to let something as silly as death stand in the way of her plan of becoming the most idolized sorority at her school.

As scary as this scripted series may sound, however, it shouldn't be taken all that seriously. Each episode is filled with loads of satire and jabs at why the stereotypical mean-girl mind works the way it does, including the real reason why Billie Lourd's character is always wearing earmuffs — even in warm weather.

The show is filled with a star-studded cast that is sure to keep you questioning which one of them is the serial killer. "The thing about this show is that each step of the way, you never really know who has the mean in them," Keke Palmer teased during an interview with TV Line. Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Lea Michelle, Abigail Breslin, Taylor Lautner, Jamie Lee Curtis, and John Stamos are also among the famous faces that make an appearance during its two season run.

Both seasons of the original Fox series are available to stream now on Hulu. 

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

If you're like Dr. Frankenstein and enjoy creating versus killing, then "The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell" could be your go-to show this season. Along with a few scary friends, Christine McConnell (also known as the Queen of Creepy Cookies) takes viewers step-by-step into creating the spookiest crafts and edible treats the world has ever seen.

Since the series' inception in 2018, many fans have even declared McConnell the Halloween version of Martha Stewart. Crazy enough, McConnell often referenced the iconic crafter while creating her own series. "Seeing all of the different crafts that she tackled and how inventive a lot of them were, I think that inspired me," McConnell told Daily Dead – even if her treats do happen to be a bit more terrifying than anything Stewart would ever whip up.

All episodes of "The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell" are available to stream on Netflix.


Everybody knows all about "The Addams Family" (snap, snap), but their daughter's origin story is one that will soon be exposed on our small screens. Tim Burton's "Wednesday" sets itself up to be one of the darkest stories of this girl's warped sense of humor after being expelled from eight different schools. Now, this teen is being forced to navigate her life in a new (and very normal) one.

While taking a "stab" at this spin-off, actress Jenna Ortega intended to portray a very unique interpretation of the iconic character. "She's already been played to perfection in the past, so there's nothing I can do to better her," she explained to Extra. "But, more so, just give a different take."

Fans of the original series can also expect to see another actress who has portrayed Wednesday appear amidst the Addams family. Actress Christina Ricci revealed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" that she will be joining the upcoming series in a top secret role. "The only thing I can tell you about my character is that I do not play Wednesday," she laughed.

"Wednesday" will become your new favorite day of the week when the series is released Wednesday, November 23 on Netflix. In the meantime, you can enjoy rewatching "The Addams Family" on Paramount+.

The Haunting of Hill House

You'll be questioning every bump in the night after binge-watching "The Haunting of Hill House." The chilling series, based on the novel by the same name, follows five siblings whose lives are continuing to unravel after growing up in a home that seemed to be cursed. Even though they did escape the house decades ago, these supernatural encounters still follow their every move into adulthood.

Throughout filming, some of the actors even had trouble telling the difference between reality and fantasy. As actress Shirley Crain performs an autopsy at the start of the season, the actress who played her couldn't believe what she was doing. "It didn't look or feel fake on-set," Elizabeth Reaser told Collider.

These aspects of production all but add to the allure of a truly incredible horror series. The show's creator has even gone on to write and direct Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep," so you know you're in for a terrifying turn of events in "The Haunting of Hill House."

The mini series is available to stream now on Netflix.


Not all spirits are scary — the ones from the CBS scripted series "Ghosts" will make you want to laugh instead. The show, based on the BBC series by the same name, follows a couple who have just inherited a mansion. Aside from an excess amount of dust, everything seems normal inside until a near death experience causes the wife to see spirits wandering the halls: a hippie who was killed by a bear, a Wall Street trader who perished without wearing any pants, and a boy scout whose group lesson wasn't quite on target, along with a few other eclectic characters.

Being able to portray a quirky character from a supernatural dimension was an exciting take for actress Sheila Carrasco. "When I read the part, I was like, 'I can't believe [it],'" she said during an exclusive interview with The List. "She is such a fun role and is such a gift for an actor to play."

The show has turned out to truly be a gift to the world as well, after being named the No. 1 comedy on CBS last season.

New episodes of the latest season of "Ghosts" are available to stream each week on Paramount+.