What To Watch This October

Looking for entertainment to watch this time of year to get you in the Halloween / fall spirit? In today’s Blogtober post, I am going to share with you my favorite movies & tv shows to watch in October. I don’t know if it’s the fact it gets darker earlier or the cold weather makes me want to hibernate, but it has become a nightly routine where I watch some spooky flick whether it’s a childhood classic or scary thriller.

Hocus Pocus

Are we even surprised I’ve included this classic to my list? I feel like the majority of society lives for the story of the Sanderson sisters, Max, Binxx & the whole crew. This is a movie I must watch at least a few times during the Halloween season. It’s a great choice for the whole family & one that truly showcases the magic of Halloween. The scenery of Salem in itself is beautful & I think you can even visit some of the spots from the movie in real life! Adding Salem, Massachusetts to my travel bucket list because I find all the witchy history surrounding this town so fascinating!

Venom : Let There Be Carnage

Over the weekend, we went to the movies (for the first time in a while) and saw Venom: Let There Be Carnage. This one is for all the Marvel fans & those who want to watch something that doesn’t necessarily scream Halloween season. This is such a great watch if you are a fan of psychological themes & fighting off alter egos that are disguised as aliens. So, I take it back..it does have spooky season vibes.


This miniseries on Netflix is a must watch! It follows the story of Nick Brewer, who seemingly has the picture perfect life. But after being kidnapped & filmed with a viral deathwish & eery confessions, his family & community aren’t quite sure. The show is filled with twists & turns & a who done it of sorts. You won’t believe the ending!

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

I don’t know if this is showing my age, but I grew up to love the entire Peanuts gang. This is another classic that honestly is one I put on in the background regularly if I don’t know what else to watch. This movie has a lot of nostalgia because I have lots of memories watching this with my family. 8 p.m. on a weeknight, we would head to the living room with a few snacks & watch it together during the month of October.

Midnight Mass

This miniseries on Netflix tells the story of a community of people on an isolated island that experiences supernatural events after the arrival of a mysterious priest. This is definitely a binge worthy series to check out this spooky season. The show is very Stephen Kingesque & poses the question of good vs. evil.

The Haunting of Bly Manor & Hill House

These series on Netflix are a must watch if you are into traditional ghost stories. I watched these both last October during quarantine & was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I did find Hill House a lot scarier than Bly Manor but both have really interesting storylines tied to it. I think I’d even re-watch these this year.

Stranger Things

I think I’m going to re-watch this show before the new season goes up this April. I feel like we’ve been waiting for this next season forever & I need a bit of a refresh. I love this show for its 80’s theme, character development & storyline of course. It is filled with so much suspense, scary demigorgons & even romance. Anyone else excited for season 4?

Friends Halloween Party Episode

I’m a sucker for watching holiday themed tv show episodes. Of course, if you’ve read about my blogging office tour, you’d know I’m a huge Friends fan. And the Halloween episode is no exception. What other sitcoms do you love watching that have Halloween episodes?

American Horror Story

If you are a fan of the FX series American Horror Story, you should check out their latest spin off series on Hulu. It showcases a lot of iconic characters & scenery such as Murder House from Season 1 & the masked figure. Personally, I feel like the show went downhill once Jessica Lang left the cast. They also released a new season called Double Feature that is super good! I love they finally did a season with vampires. The idea of a community who are struggling with their creative outlets can change all that with a little pill that turns people into blood suckers. . But I’m one who rewatches the older seasons during this time of year. My favorites seasons from the original show include Murder House, Asylum & Coven. Which are your favorites?

Sharp Objects

Amy Adams is brilliant in this psychological thriller miniseries / book rendition. Reporter, Camille Preaker returns to her hometown to cover a murder investigation story of two preteen girls. But does the story hit too close to home? If you also love psychological based shows / movies, I definitely recommend you check this series out this October.


This show follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who has an obsessive personality towards stalking certain women from their social media. Without giving too much a way, I’ll leave you with that poor synopsis. But I’m sure a lot of you watched this during quarantine last year & are excited for season 3 out now.

Have you watched any of these yet? What have you been watching this October?

Catch up on yesterday’s self care blogtober post here.

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49 thoughts on “What To Watch This October

  1. Thanks for the recommendations!! I love Hocus Pocus (OF COURSE!), Stranger Things, Charlie Brown🖤🖤🖤, and Sharp Objects(SO GOOD). I can’t wait to see Venom!! Last night I watched the original Halloween when Jamie Lee Curtis was like 16!! Great Post😄

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  2. There are so many great movies & series on this list! I love Hocus Pocus & Stranger Things as well as The Haunting of Hill House, AHS & You!
    I want to watch Midnight Mass as it sounds really interesting.

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  3. Love The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor! Also a fan of Hocus Pocus. Curious about You, but my husband hates the premise so we haven’t watched it. He might go for Clickbait, but he’s super picky about his viewing selections so I might have to watch a few of these on my own. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I’m dying to watch midnight mass. I loved Hill House and enjoyed Bly, so I have quite high hopes. I’ve heard so many people talking about Clickbait too, I need to catch up with that one soon x

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  5. Great post! These are very interesting and varied suggestions. Except for Friends, all the movies and series suggested here are new to me. To be honest, I’m not a fan of anything scary. To answer the question about Halloween episodes of sitcoms, for me it’s The Simpsons. I really love the marathons of these episodes!

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    1. thanks! i totally get it – scary isn’t for everyone. and honestly idk why i put myself through some shows. lol i have to sleep with the light on sometimes. oh i’ll have to check out the simpsons episode. i love a good funny Halloween show.

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  6. Oh wow! I wasn’t thinking of movies to watch this Halloween but I definitely want to watch these movies. I was watching stranger things last December but I didn’t finish it. This is a reminder to get back to it. I think I have heard of hocus pocus before but I haven’t watched it. Thanks for this list. Halloween’s about to get exciting!

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  7. This is such a great list. I saw a preview for Clickbait and I thought it looked good so I definitely need to check it out. I also loved Bly Manor and You as well. Can’t wait for season three to come out!

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  8. A nice variety here – October will always be horror movie season for us but it’s always good to branch out! Really enjoyed Clickbait and the Haunting of series, as terrifying as they were! Very pleased the Halloween series of movies have found their way onto Netflix but there’s just so much to watch at the moment! Going to go back through Stranger Things from the very start before S4 comes on.

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  9. I’ve just finished watching Midnight Mass and it was freaking amazing! It’s so insidiously creepy with an incredible atmosphere — I’m so glad it’s on this list! Thanks for the other suggestions as I’ve been looking for some other binge worthy movies and tv shows!

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  10. These are great recommendations!! I really want to watch Clickbait and Midnight Mass. I’m also curious about the 1984 AHS season. Happy October 🙂

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  11. Great recommendations! Omg click bait was so good I couldn’t help but BINGE it all. I am still waiting to see venom let there be carnage and was there in sf when they were filming it so I can’t wait to see Tom hardy on screen❤️ hill house and bly also kept me glued to the tv 📺 I am so bad when I find something I enjoy watching cause I’ll finish it and then idk what to do with my life after🤣

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  12. Do you know, in all my life – I am ashamed to say that I have never watched Hocus Pocus… C (from T.B.C) has but the T and B haven’t. I think you may have just sorted out a evening for us next week. Thanks xx

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  13. I love a cosy night at home in Autumn in front of the TV. Clickbait is on our Netflix watch list, and now I am intrigued about the ending.

    I’ve watched The Haunting of Bly Manor, and it is really good, and we loved how it built suspense. I haven’t seen Hill House, and I’ve just told my partner about it, and he said we have to watch it now. 😊

    Stranger Things is great, and I get you; it feels like we have been waiting forever for a new season.

    I am so excited for the new season of YOU! It is so close now.

    Thank you for sharing these suggestions. 😊

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