Horror Movies and Other Frightening Flicks Streaming on Showtime in October 2020

The Halloween season is here, which means it’s time to grab a bowl of candy corn and binge-watch some scary movies. Right now, there may be no better way to escape the horror-show of a year that is 2020 than by trading real-world terrors for some made-up frights. Fortunately, if you’re in the mood to be scared silly, Showtime has your back. The premium cable network had plenty of frightening flicks available to stream this month, from kid-friendly Halloween movies to horror classics. 

Showtime’s ‘spooktacular’ streaming lineup for October 2020

Freddie Prinze Jr And Jennifer Love Hewitt looking frightened
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer | Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

Showtime’s “Halloween Spooktacular” collection is sure to satisfy your spooky streaming needs. 

Horror movie buffs can cue up the 1990 remake of the classic zombie film Night of the Living Dead or catch original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1980 slasher Prom Night. Also streaming is Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, starring Mia Farrow as a young, pregnant wife who discovers her husband (John Cassavetes) has made a horrifying deal with their Satan-worshipping neighbors involving the couple’s unborn child. 

Those who enjoy their horror with a tinge of sci-fi will want to watch the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which stars Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum.  

You can also indulge in some ‘90s nostalgia by streaming I Know What You Did Last Summer and its two sequels, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.

The 2018 Jack Black flick The House With a Clock in Its Walls delivers kid-friendly scares. Older kids will enjoy the 2019 adaptation of the classic kids’ book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.   

Paranormal Activity, The Thing, The Witch, My Bloody Valentine, Re-Animator, and Tales From the Hood are all also streaming on Showtime this month. 

Every new movie streaming on Showtime in October 2020 

Mia Farrow looking through hole in Rosemary's Baby
Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby | John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

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In addition to a full lineup of horror flicks, a number of new movies are making their Showtime debut this month, including The Gentlemen, The Current War, and Citizen Bio. In addition, the new limited series The Good Lord Bird premiers Oct. 4. It stars Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown and Joshua Caleb Johnson as Onion, an enslaved boy who joins up with Brown. 

Here’s the complete list of movies coming to Showtime in October 2020. 

Available Oct. 1: 

3 Day Weekend

Alfie (2004)

All Styles

Angels & Demons


Bad Girls From Valley High

Big Daddy


Boiler Room


The Bridges of Madison County

Catch Me If You Can

The Chamber



The Cooler

Courage Under Fire


Deep Impact

The Deer Hunter

Do The Right Thing

Eight Crazy Nights

Event Horizon

Field of Dreams


Fletch Lives

Fried Green Tomatoes



Holly Day

Hood Rat

Howard the Duck

Inside Man

Julie & Julia


The Last Days of Disco

The Last Temptation of Christ

Layer Cake


Leave It to Beaver

Legally Blonde


Liberal Arts

Madea’s Family Reunion

McHale’s Navy

Mercury Rising

The Money Pit

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life


Muppets from Space

The Muppets Take Manhattan

My Bloody Valentine

An Officer and a Gentleman

One Crazy Christmas

The Other Boleyn Girl

Paranormal Activity

Passenger 57

Patriot Games

Planes, Trains and Automobiles



Rain Man

Righteous Kill

Rosemary’s Baby

Schindler’s List

Set It Off

Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer’s All Star Comedy Jam

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Sudden Death

Suspect Zero

Tales From The Hood

The Gentlemen 

The Thing

Thirteen Days

Top Gun

Urban Cowboy

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

Urban Legends: Final Cut

A Very Brady Sequel



Why Stop Now

Available Oct. 3: 

Agent Cody Banks  

Never Goin’ Back  

Available Oct. 6: 

A Prayer Before Dawn

Available Oct. 8: 


Available Oct. 15: 


Available Oct. 16: 


Bad Hombres 

Available Oct. 18: 


Available Oct. 23: 

Don Jon       

Available Oct. 24:

The Current War 

Available Oct. 25:

Run with the Hunted         

Available Oct. 30:

Citizen Bio