With Halloween just around the corner, chills and thrills lurk around every corner. While the horrible night can be a source of fun for many, life is scary enough and it can be difficult to join in without suffering heartbreak.
If you’re hoping to enjoy the festive holidays without nightmares, we’ve compiled a list of not-so-scary TV shows and movies to help set a spooky scene. Keep scrolling to find your binge watching schedule below.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Speaking of light-haired sorceress, the 21st-century remake of the ’90s classic stars a Gen Z version of teenage witch Sabrina. As she grows up, Sabrina also battles the dark side of the occult, and with a whopping four seasons, your Halloween night is sure to be filled with a bit of witchcraft and teenage melodrama.
Pretty little liars
One of the OG teenage murder mysteries, Pretty little liars offers just the right amount of chilling and mind-blowing twists and turns while delivering an equal amount of classic teen scandals as a reminder that high school holds the real horrors.
Nothing is scarier than the comic TV adaptation’s plot. Riverdale is filled with murder mysteries, ghosts, and interdimensional time travel. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang deviate from the sane comics and get up to mischief as they uncover serial killers and psychotic private school gangs. Not to mention – there’s even a crossover with TV-resident witch Sabrina.
No list of Halloween TV shows and movies would be complete without one stranger things because the popular series not only rekindled our collective love for the ’80s, but also reminded us how awful puberty can be. Over the course of the show’s four seasons, El, Mike, Lucas and Dustin battle monsters and shifting dimensions even scarier than those lurking under our beds.
the Vampire Diaries
Millennials will understand the stranglehold the Vampire Diaries On our evenings, the steamy CW show had fulfilled every raunchy fantasy dusk and Anne Rice had lovers. All eight seasons focus on the age-old love triangle between Elena Gilbert and vampiric brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore and make you wish you were mid-2000s Nina Dobrev. There’s enough blood and lewd smooches to evoke the good kind of screaming.
The Addams family
No Halloween binge watch session would be complete without one The Addams family. As we patiently await the premiere of Wednesday, we’ll be more than content to watch Angelica Houston slay the role of Morticia. As a major inspiration for what a loving and cool family looks like, The Addams family is a must on October 31st.
Starring Winona Ryder, who has been in many scary movies — girl interrupted and heather – the legendary actor steals the show as Lydia Deetz. Ryder isn’t the only Hollywood legend in this film Home alone and Schott’s Creek Catherine O’Hara, Michael Keaton and Alec Baldwin all appear in the classic film.
Don’t look under the bed
Don’t look under the bed is arguably the scariest movie on the list — and it’s a Disney Original film. A teenager challenges her former imaginary childhood friend to get rid of a bogeyman who blames her for her misdeeds. Chaos comes naturally in this 1999 film that is not to be missed.
Casper meets Wendy
The friendly ghost teams up with an adorable chubby Hilary Duff in this classic spooky film. the previous Lizzie McGuire Actor plays Wendy who is under the control of her three miserable witches. Finding friendship in the breezy arms of Casper, Wendy and the good spirit is sure to fill your Halloween night with butterflies instead of bats.
The 90’s classic is a must-see as it not only offers iconic, spooky and stylish moments, but also teaches viewers a lesson in the power and danger of dark magic. The Scream‘s Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich also perform.
We say it – the original is better. Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy play the Sanderson sisters who wreak havoc in the 1993 film.
The nightmare before Christmas
Tim Burton lovers will be delighted The nightmare before Christmas works twice as well as Halloween and Christmas movie. Starring Jack Skellington, the de facto Pumpkin King, the animated film delivers a positively captivating and compelling visual that celebrates all things dark and drab.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson play the unlucky lovers we know and love as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in this vampiric classic. The four film series and especially the first part take place in the rainy city of Forks Washington and ensure a good dose of autumn mood.