8 great horror classics for Halloween and where to stream them

MADRID, 31 Oct. (CulturaOcio) –

Halloween is coming and, like every year, many moviegoers celebrate it by tasting a good portion of horror movies, rescuing some of the genre’s most chilling and acclaimed basic classics. The films for such an important date range from the most excessive demonic terror to stories about macabre murders, including tender works of animation.

Scares for all tastes Since, thanks to streaming platforms, it is increasingly easier to find the perfect option for Halloween. Here is a list with 8 essential works of the genre to spread fear of quality from the sofa at home.


Alfred Hitchock peaked with one of the biggest horror movies of all time. In Psycho, the young Marion Crane commits the theft of a significant amount of money from her company and flees the city. To hide, he takes refuge in a small roadside motel. run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a boy who lives in the sinister house next door with his old mother. Terrible and unexpected events will stalk the energetic Marion.

Psychosis can be seen in streaming through filming.


In 1973 William Friedkin directed the adaptation of the novel by William Peter Blatty which, in turn, was inserted in a real case: a documented exorcism in Washington that took place in 1949. A seminal film in the history of the genre whose legacy was blurred by improvable sequels, some of which once again had Jason Miller as him unforgettable father Damien Karras.

The Exorcist is available on Prime Video Y HBO Max.


Two years before releasing Superman, the chameleonic director Richard Donner brought his first big movie to theaters. The prophecy tells how Robert (Gregory Peck) cheats on his wife by picking up an orphaned child to replace the dead son she just had. But when the child turns 5, misfortunes begin to happen. Suicides and deaths surround the boy, including his nanny and a priest trying to warn Robert of his danger.

The prophecy can be found in the catalog of Disney+.


Despite the rejection of Stephen King for moving away from his novel, The glowof the legendary stanley kubrick, he earned his position as one of the enduring classics of horror cinema. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) and his family move into the gigantic Overlook Hotel so that the protagonist works in the maintenance of the facilities during the cold winter. Despite the fact that his goal is to find peace and tranquility, sinister paranormal phenomena begin to occur in the lonely place that torment Jack’s head.

The Radiance is available in HBO Max and in Movistar+.


the count’s dracula is vampire story most famous ever told. And, with permission from Nosferatu, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, It is not the most faithful adaptation but it is the most recognized that has ever been made of it. In the year 1890, lawyer Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) travels to Transylvania to stay in an impressive castle. There he meets Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), who turns out to be a vampire who lost his great love 400 years ago. Seeing a photograph of Harker’s girlfriend (Winona Ryder), Dracula becomes obsessed with her and won’t stop until he finds her.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula can be enjoyed via Netflix.


The Spanish touch of the list is given by Alejandro Amenábar with the others, one of his most important films. Grace (Nicole Kidman) is a woman in 1945 who longs for the return of her husband from the war to the huge house where they have moved. Her children, who receive a severe religious education, suffer from a strange disease, they cannot receive sunlight. The new servants must conform to the strict rules imposed by Grace.. However, circumstances begin to arise in the house that are beyond his control.

The others can be seen at Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Disney+, FlixOlé Y Movistar+.


The Saw saga is today one of the best-known horror and gore film franchises that the seventh art has produced in the last 20 years. The first, directed by James Wan, features the kidnapping of Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Chained in a room, a sinister character immerses them in a macabre and bloody puzzle of improbable painful tests if they want to get out alive.

Saw is available at Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Movistar and in lionsgate+.


The last film on the list is the film that forever changed the zombie genre, one of the most acclaimed monsters in horror cinema. Directed by George A. Romero In the year 1968, it collects the classic story of an apocalypse in which, from one day to the next, the dead come back to life and attack humans to feed on them. The protagonists, Barbara and Ben must take refuge and try to defeat the threat that hangs over them, thirsty for blood and guts..

Night of the Living Dead can be seen at filming Y FlixOlé.

8 great horror classics for Halloween and where to stream them