Disney+ celebrates the Halloween season with a spooktacular Hallowestream 2023 schedule

From Haunted Mansion to Goosebumps, there's plenty of scares to be had on Disney+
Haunted Mansion, in cinemas July 28, 2023.
Haunted Mansion, in cinemas July 28, 2023. /

With Summer ending this weekend, I'm in full-blown pumpkin spice mode. I'm ready for the leaves to change colors and to be hit in the face by a cool, fall breeze.

Okay, so I live in Florida, and it's a blistering 100 degrees here. There's no such thing as seasons here, but I still like to pretend there is.

At the very least, I like to sit down with my pumpkin spice latte and watch a Halloween movie. This year, Disney+ is celebrating the spooky season with Hallowstream, a clever branding for its upcoming slate of Halloween-themed movies and shows hitting the streaming service.

Disney+ is already home to numerous Halloween movies and shows, but even more new ones are set to arrive in the coming weeks.

It begins on October 4 with the arrival of Haunted Mansion. This summer's blockbuster flop finally hits the streaming service, just in time for Halloween, which is when I thought it actually should've been released in theaters. It never stood a chance against Barbie and Oppenheimer.

A little over a week later, we're getting Goosebumps. For those of you old enough to remember, this is a brand new, five-episode series inspired by R.L. Stine's best-selling books. The series will debut on Friday, October 13 with new episodes streaming weekly on both Disney+ and Hulu.

On October 20, Marvel Studios' Werewolf by Night in Color will be released on Disney+. This was a television special that first debuted on Disney+ last year, following a secret group of monster hunters as they compete for a powerful relic. The special was notable for its tone and black-and-white color palette which, at the time, producer Brian Gay explained made it something "really different." Now that it's in color, it will be interesting to see how the viewing experience changes.

And finally, on October 31, we have a special Halloween episode of Dancing with the Stars.

In addition to these new movies and shows, there's also plenty of other previously released Halloween hits on Disney+ that you can watch. Between Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, Halloweentown, and Muppets Haunted Mansion, there's plenty of spooks to be had this year.