Halloween is always a lot of fun. Not just for kids who are running around trick-or-treating the neighborhood. It’s the time for joy, fun, meeting friends, good food, nice music and… movies! With scary movies and horrors being an obvious choice, we would like to present a selection of movies which are worth your time either because they are everlasting classics or because they are plain good movies to watch.
Halloween all around the world
Originating probably from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, the celebration gained worldwide popularity and has become one of the centerpieces gathered around All Saints’ observance. With its unclear roots, Halloween itself, despite its name being of Christian origin, has become more of a fun event rather than religious celebration. A lot of people tend to think of Halloween as an American invention. Although it cannot be further from the truth as its roots are in old Irish and Scottish tales and the celebration was transplanted to North American soil as late as in the 19th century, its modern appearance and appeal is very much owned to American pop culture.
The list of Halloween and around-Halloween movies and shows is endless with the titles ranging from the horror movies like the Halloween franchise (with its latest reboot of the 1978 original) to comedies and family/children shows like Hocus Pocus or Casper. To make things easier for you, we decided to create a shortlist of movies which we recommend for streaming with Smart DNS Proxy.
1. Hocus Pocus (1993)
A classic Disney comedy fantasy with an unforgettable role of Bette Midler. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, it is still fresh and funny. Available to stream on Freeform supported by us.
2. Halloween (1978)
The original story behind the 2018 final battle of Jamie Lee Curtis with Michael Myers which is in theaters now. The Scream Queen herself in the classic movie celebrating 40th anniversary available on stream on Shudder platform supported by us.
3. Poltergeist (2015)
A recent take on the 1982 Steven Spielberg’s classic tale about the family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. Currently available on FXNow.
4. Ghostbusters (1984)
By far, the most famous and probably the most hilarious ghost story in the history of cinema. A bunch of losers led by Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd is everything a Halloween movie should be. An infinitely rewatchable classic available on Amazon Prime Video.
5. The Addams Family (1991)
An absolute Halloween must-watch classic with wonderful roles of Raúl Juliá and Anjelica Huston full of hilarious gags, witty dialogs and supremely weird adventures. Followed by Adams Family Values, stands out as the original story. Available on Freeform.
6. Beetlejuice (1988)
Another Halloween-mayhem Tim Burton’s story with a brilliant role of Michael Keaton supported by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin celebrating its 30th anniversary. One of rare examples of a movie without a sequel which would probably never rival the original anyway. Available for rent on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu or FXNow.
7. It (2017)
A very successful reboot of a classic Stephen King’s It from 1990. Probably one of the scariest movies in our list but also one of the best. A really hair-raising version of the previous demonic clown who has become an iconic movie monster. You can stream it on HBO NOW with Smart DNS Proxy.
8. The Conjuring (2013)
A creepy story of paranormal investigators in a haunted house that will sure make you jump. An inspiration behind other spine-chilling movies from The Conjuring Universe including Annabelle and The Nun. Stream it on Netflix once you unblock it with our smart DNS.
9. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Although not technically the first zombie movie ever, it is definitely the progenitor of all contemporary “zombie apocalypse” horror films which are so popular now. With the flood of contemporary spectacular productions of World War Z type, reach for the classic which started it all. Available on stream from Amazon Prime Video, STARZ, Shudder and a few other platforms.
10. Corpse Bride (2005)
This unusual stop-motion animation movie is a twisted feat for the imagination not only for Tim Burton’s oddly ingenious style fans. If you add creative talents of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter or Emily Watson which are behind the main characters, you will get an unforgettable journey to the underworld. Stream it with Smart DNS Proxy on HBO NOW.
How to stream without a hassle
As you are well aware, most of those streaming platforms are only available for certain locations (mostly in the United States) If you are accessing Amazon Prime Video, HBO NOW, STARZ or Netflix from outside the U.S., most of the above shows may not be available due to regional licensing restrictions. If you have already subscribed to those services, don’t worry. You can always use Smart DNS Proxy to get access to all content in those video libraries regardless of where you are.
Smart DNS Proxy can mask your real location and allow you to pretend to connect to American websites. When you do that, their full libraries of titles become available. It's a legal workaround to the frustrating problem of geo-blocking. Unlike free web proxies, Smart DNS Proxy is highly reliable and secure. It has encryption protocols akin to a VPN. You can also get Smart DNS Proxy on multiple devices.
You can also take a look at our short video guide of Halloween movies on Netflix that we recommend on our YouTube channel. You are welcome to subscribe and get the latest news on movies, technical issues, tips and tricks, setting instructions and many other useful things!
So, don't hesitate and spend this Halloween watching the movies we recommend or any other shows of your own choice. If you don’t have the account with us, subscribe with a 14-day free trial, connect to Smart DNS Proxy, and start watching!
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