31 Spooky Specials to Stream

Halloween movies and episodes available on Hoopla, Kanopy, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+

By Karen Hipson October 1, 2020

Most of the listings of Halloween TV specials are for cable or satellite TV, or list content not available in Canada.  But we've done the digging for you and made a list of 31 movies and shows that are available on Canadian streaming channels - whatever your preferred channel, we've got 31 shows lined up for your kids.   Links to reviews on Common Sense Media are added where available.


We feel like all of the ones rated Y, Y7, and G are safe for all kids to watch.

  1. Pocoyo Space Halloween (TV-Y, 39m) and Pocoyo Halloween (TV-Y, 21m) 
  2. Super Monsters (TV-Y, 24m per episode)
  3. Pac's Scary Halloween (TV-Y7, 44m) 
  4. Ghost Patrol (TV-Y7, 47m) 
  5. Monster Island (TV-Y7, 1h 20m) 
  6. Masha's Spooky Stories (TV-Y7, 22m per episode)
  7. Power Rangers Samurai Party Monsters Halloween Special (TV-Y7, 23m) 
  8. Goosebumps episodes (TV-G, 22m per episode) 
  9. October Kiss (TV-G, 1h 26m)
  10. All Hallows' Eve (TV-G, 1h 32m)
  11. The Worst Witch (TV-G, 29m per episode) 
  12. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (G, 47m) 
  13. Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (G, 1h 16m) 
  14. Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (G, 1h 18m) 
  15. Dreamworks Spooky Stories (TV-PG, 65m) and Spooky Stories Vol. 2 (TV-PG, 50m)
  16. Creeped Out (TV-PG, 24m per episode) 
  17. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (TV-PG, 22m per episode) 
  18. Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket (TV-PG, 1h 32m)
  19. Goosebumps movie (PG, 1h 43m) 
  20. Casper (PG, 1h 40m) 
  21. E.T. (PG, 1h 54m)
  22. Monster House (PG, 1h 30m) 
  23. Coraline (PG, 1h 40m) 
  24. Monster Family (PG, 1h 33m) 
  25. Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed (PG, 1h 32m) 
  26. Hotel Transylvania (PG, 1h 31m) 
  27. Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG, 1h 29m) 
  28. Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG, 1h 37m) 
  29. Open Season: Scared Silly (PG, 1h 24m) 
  30. Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (PG, 1h 15m) 
  31. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV-14, 55m per episode) 

Amazon Prime Video

We think these are okay for most kids, but we don't always agree with Amazon's "7+" rating and thing that some of those may be better as 13+.

  1. Halloween for Kids with Steve & Maggie (all ages, 5m per episode)
  2. Pinkfong Halloween Songs (all ages, 1-2 min each)
  3. Halloween Special with Steve & Maggie (all ages, 1h 1m)
  4. Teehee Town Halloween Mysteries (all ages, 21m)
  5. Halloween of Car City (all ages, 10-15m per episode)
  6. Halloween Non-Stop - Kids TV (all ages, 1h 2m)
  7. Pocoyo Halloween (all ages, 21m) 
  8. Oddbods Halloween Special (all ages, 32m) 
  9. If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin (all ages, 22m) 
  10. Schoolies Scary Nursery Rhymes (all ages, 60m)
  11. Little Rascals Scary Spooktacular (all ages, 1h 6m)
  12. Witches in Stitches (all ages, 23m)
  13. Room on the Broom (all ages, 26m) 
  14. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (7+, 1h 28m) 
  15. Just Add Magic (7+, 28m per episode) 
  16. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (7+, 23m per episode) 
  17. Corpse Bride (7+, 1h 17m) 
  18. Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost (7+, 1h 17m) 
  19. Casper (7+, 1h 40m) 
  20. Ghost Squad (NR, 1h 26m)
  21. Ghost Hunters: On Icy Trails (7+, 1h 39m) 
  22. The Ghost Club (7+, 1h 21m)
  23. Ghostbusters (7+, 1h 45m) 
  24. Beetlejuice (7+, 1h 32m) 
  25. Crazy Creatures (7+, 45m)
  26. Spooky Stakeout (7+, 1h 29m)
  27. A Dozen Summers (7+, 1h 21m)
  28. Little Monsters (7+, 1h 41m) 
  29. Sabrina the Animated Series (7+, 23 min per episode) 
  30. The Addams Family (13+, 1h 39m) 
  31. Addams Family Values (13+, 1h 34m) 


We feel pretty safe saying that all of these up to G rating are kid-safe.  For PG and up, parents and Disney+ may not always agree.

  1. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "Mickey's Treat" S1E17 (TV-Y, 26m)
  2. Quack Pack "The Boy Who Cried Ghost" S1E27 (TV-Y, 24m)
  3. Mater and the Ghost Light (TV-Y7, 7m)
  4. Mickey's Monster Musical, Parts 1 & 2 (TV-Y, 26m each) 
  5. Goof Troop "Hallow-Weenies" S1E29 (TV-Y7, 24m) 
  6. Recess "Terrifying Tales of Recess" S3E24 (TV-Y7, 24m) 
  7. Shake it Up "Haunt it Up" S3E25 (TV-G, 24m) 
  8. Lilo & Stitch "Spooky" S1E5 (TV-G, 25m) 
  9. Wizards of Waverly Place (TV-G, 24m per episode) 
  10. Toy Story of Terror (TV-G, 21m) 
  11. Liv and Maddie "Haunt-a-Rooney" S3E5 (TV-G, 25m) 
  12. Jessie "The Whining" S2E1 (TV-G, 24m) 
  13. Good Luck Charlie "Scary Had a Little Lamb" S2E25 (TV-G, 24m) 
  14. Kim Possible "October 31st" S2E14 (TV-G, 25m) 
  15. Spooky Buddies (G, 1h 32m) 
  16. Monsters, Inc. (G, 1h 32m) 
  17. Monsters University (G, 1h 43m) 
  18. Blackbeard's Ghost (G, 1h 47m)  
  19. HalloweenTown (TV-PG, 1h 24m) 
  20. HalloweenTown II (TV-PG, 1h 21m) 
  21. HalloweenTown High (TV-PG, 1h 22m) 
  22. Return to HalloweenTown (TV-PG, 1h 28m) 
  23. The Scream Team (TV-PG, 1h 28m) 
  24. Twitches (TV-PG, 1h 27m) 
  25. Twiches Too (TV-PG, 1h 23m) 
  26. Hocus Pocus (PG, 1h 36m) 
  27. The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG, 1h 17m) 
  28. Girl vs Monster (TV-PG, 1h 29m) 
  29. Mr. Boogedy (TV-PG, 45m) 
  30. Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" S2E3 (PG, 24m) 
  31. The Haunted Mansion (PG, 1h 29m) 


Hoopla's "NR" rating applies equally to toddler cartoons and "unrated director's cuts" of horror films, so it can't be relied on for age-appropriateness!  We've put these roughly in age order, starting with picture book videos for little ones and ending at teen movies.

  1. Click, Clack, Boo! (NR, 4m)
  2. Pumpkin Time (NR, 5m)
  3. How to Catch a Monster (NR, 6m)
  4. Is There a Monster in My Closet? (NR, 6m)
  5. Haunted House, Haunted Mouse (NR, 8m)
  6. Halloween Is... (NR, 8m)
  7. Gustavo, the Shy Ghost (NR, 9m)
  8. The Halloween Tree (NR, 10m)
  9. All About Halloween (ages 6-9, 16m)
  10. Mona the Vampire (TV-Y7, 30m per episode)
  11. Bump in the Night (TV-Y7, 30m per episode)
  12. Archie's Weird Mysteries (TV-Y7, 30m per episode) 
  13. Funny Bones (NR, 24m)
  14. Ghoulia (NR, 29m)
  15. Highlights Fall Fun (NR, 25m)
  16. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (NR, 47m) 
  17. Moshi Monsters: The Movie (NR, 1h 21m)
  18. Ruby Gloom (TV-G, 23m per episodes) 
  19. The Little Ghost (NR, 1h 32m) 
  20. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (NR, 1h 30m) 
  21. Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (NR, 1h 20m)
  22. Monster Mash (NR, 1h)
  23. Mail Order Monster (NR, 1h 29m) 
  24. Sabrina: Friends Forever (NR, 1h 30)
  25. Little Ghost (NR, 1h 30m)
  26. Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts Of Nantucket (TV-PG, 1h 31m)
  27. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (TV-PG, 23m per episode) 
  28. Monster Island (PG, 1h 27m) 
  29. Spooky Stakeout (NR, 1h 30m)
  30. The Addams Family Halloween Special (NR, 2h)
  31. Transylvania TV Halloween Special (14+, 42m)

Kanopy Kids

All of these are kid-friendly and suitable for all ages.

  1. The Day Henry Met A Cauldron (6m)
  2. A Very Brave Witch (8m)
  3. Joe & Jack - Monster Sale (8m)
  4. Los Gatos Black on Halloween (10m)
  5. Hoopla Doopla - The Magic Pumpkin (12m)
  6. Space Case (15m)
  7. Dem Bones (10m)
  8. Creepy Carrots (10m)
  9. The Ghost and Katie Domigan (11m)
  10. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (12m)
  11. Babar - "Boo-Nanas" (23m) 
  12. Babar - "The Phantom" (24m) 
  13. Babar - "The Brave Guy" (23m) 
  14. Franklin - "Franklin's Halloween" (23m)
  15. Franklin & Friends - "It's Halloween, Franklin" (24m)
  16. Franklin & Friends - "Franklin and the Creepy Clock" (24m)
  17. Little Lunch - "The Halloween Horror Story" (23m) 
  18. Little Bear - "Goblin" (25m) 
  19. Little Bear - "Falling Leaves" (25m) 
  20. Max & Ruby - "Max's Halloween" (24m)
  21. Max & Ruby - "Ghost Bunny" (24m)
  22. Wapos Bay - "Tricks n Treats" (25m) 
  23. Jacob Two-Two and the Ghost (24m) 
  24. Jacob Two-Two vs the Hooded Fang (24m) 
  25. Dinosaur Train - Spooky Tree (27m) 
  26. Seven Little Monsters (27m per episode)
  27. Science Max - Pumpkin Drop (22m)
  28. Science Max - Slime (22m)
  29. The Longhouse Tales - "The Big Scare" (26m)
  30. Eckhart - "Mouse Mask" (24m)
  31. Kaboodle - "The Girl and the Pumpkin" (11m)

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