As the days get shorter and the nights colder, TV heats up as the virtual fireplace to keep families safe and warm. But the small screen dominance of late fall through New Year's is aided by two distinct holidays, the spooky season of Halloween and the feel-good of Christmas. The latter does plenty of creeping up the schedule. But Halloween still dominates the month of October, and as more streaming services get in on the act, the more horror movies there are to watch. The new Halloween movies for 2020 are proof of that.
Most of this year's bounty come courtesy of Netflix, which is getting in on the Halloween action the same way it has with the Christmas spirit. But there are a few refugees from the big screen, redirected to online rentals or streaming services, as theaters remain mostly shuttered around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. All this to say, there are several kinds of films for viewers to choose from, from the typical screaming teens to Get Out-style racism-as-horror parables. There are also stories for all ages, from adaptations of kids' books to remakes of old classics.
Here's a rundown of the 15 biggest scares coming to the small screen this Halloween season.