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Polygon’s 31 days of Halloween

Spooky season is here and we’re all in

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It’s Halloween time and you need a distraction: movies to watch on Netflix, games to play on PC, or literally any conceivable respite from the most stressful month of the most stressful year in modern memory. Reader, we’re here to help.

Each day of October, we’ll publish stories highlighting our favorite Halloween-friendly hobbies. With all of us locked in our homes, now’s our chance to finally dig into the rich world of horror tabletop games. Why not learn how to carve your favorite video game mascots into hollowed pumpkins? Or maybe just heat up some apple cider, fill a bowl of candy, and gorge on classic Halloween TV specials.

We’ll introduce you to new Halloween delights, like Netflix’s modern adaptation of Turn of the Screw, dubbed The Haunting of Bly Manor, and their new Adam Sandler comedy, Hubie Halloween. And we’ll revisit lots of classics available across Criterion Channel, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and elsewhere with our Halloween month streaming calendar, updated daily. Finally, you’ll get a chance to watch not only Poltergeist, but also its sexy-space-vampire follow-up, Lifeforce.

So grab a handful of candy corn, turn off the lights, and enjoy this not-so-scary celebration of ghosts, goblins, gremlins, and every other gross ghoul.