Netflix goes all out when it comes to Halloween, adding originals like the upcoming The Curse of Bridge Hollow to their streaming service each year. Some of those offerings are appropriately scary and dark (The Haunting of Hill House, Marianne), and others are more fun, with some even being family-friendly.
The newest Netflix Halloween-related original is the upcoming The Curse of Bridge Hollow, originally titled Boo!), which begins streaming on October 14. The film stars Marlon Wayans (A Haunted House) as a Dad who moves his family to Massachusetts.
Priah Ferguson plays his teenage daughter Sydney, and if you don’t think you know who she is, you are probably wrong; Priah plays the sassy Erica on Stranger Things.
Together, the father-daughter duo must team up to figure out why the Halloween decorations in town are suddenly coming to life. The Curse of Bridge Hollow also stars Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black) and Kelly Rowland (Freddy vs. Jason).
What other Halloween films has Netflix produced that are similar to The Curse of Bridge Hollow?
Hubie Halloween hit Netflix in October of 2020, and its complete silliness was exactly what I needed in the first year of COVID. With all of the usual Halloween events cancelled, the Adam Sandler flick both screamed Halloween and gave plenty of laughs.
Hubie (Sandler) is a bit of a laughing stock in town, but that doesn’t deter him from taking his self-appointed position as “Halloween Helper” very seriously. He just wants to make sure that everyone is having fun, but staying safe…a feat that is hard to accomplish when evil is afoot.
With a star-studded cast, Halloween decor and costumes aplenty, and lots of silly humor, Hubie Halloween is a fun watch.
In October of 2018, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell debuted its first (and sadly, only) season. With the gorgeous, spooky stylings of McConnell and a cast of gross, spooky puppet friends, the six-episode series was a mixture of cooking show, terrific Halloween decorations and silly storylines with a dash of just enough risque humor to keep adults entertained.
Both Hubie Halloween and The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell can (and should) still be seen on Netflix. Watch them now to get warmed up for the Halloween season, and keep your eyes and ears open for The Curse of Bridge Hollow to join them in October.
Do you like silly Halloween films as well as scary ones? Give us your short list of favorites in the comments section.