Yep, another Halloween post! Sorry about it.
In case you’ve missed it, I’m a big Halloween fan. From the spooky candles to the creepy movies, it’s my favourite time of year. Each year, I always try and watch my favourite horror films and Halloween episodes to get me in the mood.
I thought I’d share some of the best Halloween-themed episodes of TV shows that you should seek out this month and watch. They’re not particularly scary, just fun!
Parks and Recreation: “Meet n Greet”
Parks and Rec is one of my all-time favourite shows, and if you’ve not seen it yet then you’re really missing out. It’s a Parks department version of The Office and it’s hilarious. Season four’s “Meet n Greet” is a great Halloween episode. April and Andy decide to throw a Halloween party at their house, but forget to inform their housemate Ben of the event.
Of course, no Halloween party is without its fair share of amazing costumes. You can catch this episode on Amazon Prime Video, so get watching.
The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror”
In its 29th season this year, The Simpsons has managed to make a yearly-tradition of its ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episodes. The 28th episode in the series will air this Halloween. I’ve listed the entire series here, as there are clearly plenty to get through and it’d make a fantastic evening of trying to watch them all if you fancied.
My particular highlights from the Treehouse series include “Bart Simpson’s Dracula” and “The Devil and Homer Simpson”. Basically, find a few episodes and grab the popcorn. I don’t think The Simpsons is available to stream in the UK, but it’s aired on Sky One and there are DVD boxsets available.
This season two episode of Community sees the Dean throw a Halloween-themed party. Of course, nothing goes right and a sickness bug takes over the party… Is it just the flu or is there something more spooky going on?
Community is such an underrated show, and it’s SO FUNNY. This episode pushes the boundaries to the show further, and features so many in-jokes and references to horror movies and subculture.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “Halloween”
Episode six of season two is a Halloween staple for me. The episode sees the gang transform into a real-like version of their Halloween costume, thanks to a mysterious costume seller. It’s quite similar to “Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” in its main story, but it’s oh so fun.
30 Rock: “Stone Mountain”
Ah, 30 Rock. My all-time favourite show. This episode sees the jerky writers try their luck at getting into “gay Halloween” with a bit of persuasion towards Jenna Maroney. It’s not necessarily billed as a Halloween episode, as the plot outline above is a subplot to the whole episode which also features Tracy worrying that he’ll be next after two celebrities die.
American Horror Story: Murder House: “Halloween”
This is a two-parter and it’s best watched in order otherwise you may get a bit confused. The first season of AHS wasn’t as confusing and meddling as later seasons, and these two episodes are some of the greatest from the entire show.
The episode is set at Halloween, which makes the frights amplified even more. I can’t really explain what happens without spoiling the show, as it all gears towards the main storyline. Check it out, it’s available on Netflix UK. Just bring a pillow to hide behind!
Modern Family: “Halloween”
I’ll be honest, I never stuck with Modern Family. I’ve only watched the first two seasons, but the “Halloween” episode in season two is an absolute riot.
The Dunphy family take Halloween seriously. Like, really serious – it’s a big event that the whole extended family have to get involved in and, of course, things don’t go as planned. There’s so much other stuff going on that makes it an absolutely rollercoaster of fun where you are just ready for it all to go wrong in the end.
Now it’s your turn! What are your go-to Halloween episodes? Let me know in the comments below, and hopefully I’ve provided you with some fun shows to check out!