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One of my favorite traditions is watching Halloween-themed TV specials and movies during the month of October. Not only does it get me into the holiday “Spirit”, but it’s also essential viewing during any Halloween party. Usually, when I host one of my epic Halloween shindigs, I have a dedicated room playing a continuous loop of spooky shows. During one party, I started the pilot episode of The X-Files on Netflix and let it autoplay through the whole first season. And when I threw a Halloween-themed bachelorette party, I prepared by making an entire Netflix profile labeled “Halloween” in order to easily organize all of my ghoulish party programming:
Side note: In case you’re wondering about that “Bad Movies” profile, that is where I save so-bad-they’re-good B-movies to watch with my BFF as part of our long-standing tradition, such as the time we watched The Gingerdead Man. But technically, that’s a Christmas-themed movie, so we’ll save that one for another holiday programming discussion. 😉
Although I made the Halloween profile for a bachelorette party, it was a fun, all-ages affair that included the bride-to-be’s grandchildren, so all of the TV shows and movies on the list are family-friendly:
- The Addams Family
- The Munsters
- Vampire Dog
- DreamWorks Spooky Stories
- DreamWorks Spooky Stories: Volume 2
- Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
- Spooky Buddies
One of the things I love about being a part of the Netflix Stream Team is getting a heads-up about all the latest titles to be added. This week they sent me a spooktacular round-up of the 2016 Halloween programming available on Netflix, and now I have even more things to add to my playlist! Corpse Bride is a perfect October movie. I played it during one of my Halloween parties around the time it came out on DVD – 2005 or 2007? – and it was a big hit.
Of course, I already had Power Rangers Samurai: Party Monsters Halloween Special on my list! And if you’re a fan of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers like myself, don’t forget to watch S1 E25, “Life’s a Masquerade”, which is also a Halloween episode! I’ve also used the Power Rangers as inspiration for one of my favorite costumes:
I went as Pink Ranger, because duh! If Power Rangers aren’t your thing, then check out some of these adorable DIY Netflix-inspired costume tutorials that my bloggy friends put together:
Since I like to make Halloween food, it should be no surprise that I’ve also whipped up some tantalizing TV-themed treats, such as The Walking Dead zombie cake that I created last year:
Click here to get the recipe!
For more Halloween inspiration, check out the full Stream & Scream Halloween Guide below:
So now that I’ve shared some of my favorite Halloween shows, I want to hear from you. What are your go-to spooky programs? Leave me suggestions in the comments!