8 Spooktacular Halloween-Themed TV Episodes

Halloween is in just over a week! If you’re like me one of the most exciting parts of the week before Halloween has always been the Halloween-themed TV specials so if you’re looking to binge-watch some spooky specials here are 8 Spooktacular Halloween-Themed TV Episodes:

1. Roseanne – “BOO!” (Season 2, Episode 7)

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One could argue that Roseanne was the queen of the Halloween special. “Boo!” was the first ever halloween-themed episode of the series, and it’s my favourite of all the Halloween specials Roseanne had over the years. I love watching as Roseanne and Dan battle each other to see who can claim the title of being the spookiest.

2. Sabrina the Teenage Witch – “Good Will Haunting” (Season 3, Episode 6)

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Each year the one special I looked forward to more than any other was Sabrina and “Good Will Haunting” was one of the best, in my opinion. Sabrina throws a Halloween party and her and her guests end up tormented by a talking doll sent from the other realm.

3. Supernatural – “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester!” (Season 4, Episode 7)

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It’s only fitting that for Supernatural’s first Halloween episode we find Sam and Dean up against a witch (because they love witches!) who is sacrificing members of a small town in order to summon Sam Hain. Pretty much any episode of Supernatural is a Halloween episode, but I loved the Halloween mythology in this one.

4. Goosebumps – “The Haunted Mask Part 1 & 2” (Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2)

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If you’re a ’90s kid Goosebumps in general was a big deal but their Halloween special – The Haunted Mask was by far one of their best episodes. Join me on Halloween night, I’ll be watching and live-tweeting Part 1 & 2 of The Haunted Mask.

5. Freaks and Geeks – “Tricks and Treats” (Season 1, Episode 3)

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What do I even say about this? Every episode of Freaks and Geeks is great, so a Halloween-themed one is just that much better. This episode is worth watching for Bill’s costume alone.

6. Angel – “Life of the Party” (Season 5, Episode 5)

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One of my favourite things about Angel was Lorne and the fact that this entire episode pretty much revolves around him, makes it one of my favourites; Halloween-themed or not.

7. How I Met Your Mother – “Slutty Pumpkin” (Season 1, Episode 6)

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If you watch How I Met Your Mother this episode is one of its staples. You hear about the events of “Slutty Pumpkin” throughout the entire series, but like any Halloween episode of HIMYM it’s all about the costumes.

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – “Halloween” (Season 2, Episode 6)

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Buffy had some pretty great Halloween-themed episodes but this one remains my favourite. “Halloween” feels a lot like “The Haunted Mask” in that the Scoobies end up personifying their costumes. Some of the best episodes of Buffy are when Buffy herself is effected by the supernatural happenings and someone has to help snap her out of it (in this case Willow); not to mention there’s a Buffy and Spike fight and I’m totally team Spuffy!


What Halloween specials or Halloween-themed episodes are your favourites? Let me know in the comments!

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