Best Family Shows and Movies to Stream in October

Get into the spooky spirit with these kid-friendly picks!

Hello, autumn! It’s the perfect time of year to get cozy on the couch with your loved ones. This month, the streaming services feature plenty of spooky entertainment, including some reboots of creepy classics. There’s also an action-packed superhero sequel and a Lego special to enjoy. Here are our picks for what to watch with your family this October. 

Mickey & Friends Trick or Treats

Streaming October 2, 2023

Where to watch: Disney+

An all new Halloween-themed Mickey special is hitting Disney+ to delight your little ones. The mischievous mouse and his crew stop by a mansion while trick-or-treating and get a spell placed on them by a witch. The witch’s potion turns the bunch into their costumes, leading to plenty of laughs. 

Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog

Streaming October 2, 2023

Where to watch: Netflix 

This “Strawberry Shortcake” special is a tame way for little ones to partake in Halloween content. In the midst of the Berry Scary Fright-Fall Carnival, an unknown force threatens to spoil the festivities for all. Strawberry Shortcake and her companions embark on a quest for clues, determined to unveil the mystery and ensure that everyone can enjoy the carnival. 

Haunted Mansion

Streaming October 4, 2023

Where to watch: Disney+

Inspired by the classic Disney ride, this silly supernatural comedy is a great choice for movie night with your tweens. The film follows the journey of a mother and her son as they assemble an eccentric team of self-proclaimed “spiritual experts” to reclaim their home from otherworldly intruders. 


Streaming October 13, 2023

Where to watch: Disney+ and Hulu

Nostalgia alert! Fans of R.L. Stine’s book and movie series from the 90’s will love this new take on five of his spine-tingling tales. In the reboot, a group of  high schooler pals investigate the death of a teen from thirty years before, and end up unleashing supernatural powers in the process. Five episodes of the ten-part series are debuting on Friday the 13th. 

I Woke Up a Vampire

Streaming October 17, 2023

Where to watch: Netflix

In this fun, new Netflix family series, main character Carmie wakes up on her 13th birthday to discover she suddenly has supernatural powers. As if middle school isn’t complicated enough, the teen and her best friend, Kev, figure out that Carmie is a vampling: a half human/half vampire creature. 

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Streaming October 23, 2023

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

This follow up to 2019’s “Shazam” is jam packed full of excitement. Teenager Billy Batson and his pals are juggling life as regular kids with their secret superhero alter egos. Their lives take a dramatic turn when a vengeful trio of ancient gods comes to Earth in pursuit of their long-lost stolen magic. 

Lego Marvel Avengers: Code Red

Streaming October 27, 2023

Where to watch: Disney+

Lego is known for making silly satires out of popular franchises, like “Batman.” Now a new, Avengers-themed special is coming to Disney+. Not many details are known about the project, but it’s sure to be just as entertaining as Lego’s other animated shorts.

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