D.I.Y. at-home Halloween movie marathon for all to watch


Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributer

October has officially settled in, which means it’s also time to settle in for all those Halloween movie marathons. We are already a week into Syfy’s Thirty-One Days of Halloween, and Freeform promises all the Hocus Pocus a heart could want, so it’s pretty easy to creep it real. For those who can’t get enough of the Halloween spirit (or just don’t have cable), making your own movie marathon at home couldn’t be easier.

This list of movies, all available on Netflix, starts scary and eases down to family-friendly.


  1. Train To Busan, directed by Yeon Sang-Ho, is the scariest movie on the list! Don’t let the unfamiliar location or the subtitles put you off, as this is the most refreshing take on a zombie apocalypse scenario today. The story follows a recently divorced father and his daughter as they head south to visit his ex-wife by taking the train to Busan. However, unknown to them, a zombie outbreak is occurring simultaneously. This movie is one of highest-grossing Korean films and has received significant international praise. Fair warning: Expect more tears than fears.
  2. Little Evil is new to Netflix’s this year. Directed by Eli Craig and starring Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly, the story follows Adam Scott’s character after he marries the woman of his dreams and struggles to connect with his new stepson. This movie provides an interesting take on the classically used anti-Christ trope made famous by “The Omen” in 1976 while maintaining a great balance between comedy, horror and family bonding. It rightfully earns its spot in any scary movie marathon.
  3. Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton, is a classic Halloween movie starring Johnny Depp as the infamous Ichabod Crane from Washington Irving’s original legend. While the tale of the Headless Horseman has appeared in numerous incarnations, from the TV show on Fox to guest appearance on kids’ cartoons, it should definitely take a place in any Halloween marathon.
  4. The Addams Family, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, demonstrates that the family who scares together stays together. From its early days as a comic strip in The New Yorker to the classic movie, the unconventional but loving family and their macabre lifestyle has always touched people.. All this can only solidify its spot in a Halloween marathon.
  5. Invisible Sister is a Disney Channel original movie directed by Paul Hoen that tells the story of a young girl accidently turning her older sister invisible during a house party. No list is truly complete without at least one Disney movie. Sadly, while none of the Halloweentown movies are available on Netflix, Invisible Sister fills this role perfectly. This movie takes on more of a sci-fi tone then the rest of the movies listed, but it brings all the good-natured spookiness associated with the Disney brand. As a bonus, the film is set in New Orleans providing a very familiar setting.


These suggestions help you get into the Halloween mood without visiting a graveyard. While this list only has five suggestions, there is no wrong way to get into the spirit. Whether the film is as scary as Train to Busan or as spooky as a Disney movie, the fear will be real. Be sure to let us know your personal Halloween faves on twitter by tagging our account @UNODriftwood with #PrivateerPics.