October is a horror fanatic’s favourite time of the year. Why, you ask? Because a) all we have to do is turn on our televisions and we are basically guaranteed that a horror movie will be on and b) because most of our favourite television series come out with their own spooky Halloween horror specials! (I obviously love Halloween for more than just that, but you get the jist of it!)

Every October I would pull out the old blank VHSes and record as many Halloween specials as I possibly could. Since such technology doesn’t exist the same way today as it did back then, I have instead compiled a list of my favourite Halloween television specials for you to enjoy along with me!

In no particular order, these are my thirteen (picture-only, spoiler-free!) must-watch Halloween TV specials:

13) Community – Season 2: Episode 6 “Epidemiology”


Picture Source: NBC/Yahoo! (Community)

12) Supernatural – Season 4: Episode 7 “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester”


Picture Source: Warner Bros. Television (Supernatural)

11) Sabrina the Teenage Witch – Season 3: Episode 6 “Good Will Haunting”


Picture Source: ABC/The WB (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

10) Boy Meets World – Season 5: Episode 5 “The Witches of Pennbrook”


Picture Source: ABC (Boy Meets World)

9) Scream Queens – Season 1: Episode 4 “Haunted House”

Scream Queens

Picture Source: Fox Broadcasting Company (Scream Queens)

8) Garfield’s Halloween Adventure


Picture Source: CBS (Garfield’s Halloween Adventure)

7) It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Picture Source: CBS (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)

6) You Wish – Season 1: Episode 6 “Halloween”

You Wish

Picture Source: ABC (You Wish)

5) American Horror Story – Season 1: Episode 5 “Halloween Part 2”


Picture Source: FX (American Horror Story)

4) Elvira’s Halloween MTV Special


Picture Source: MTV (Elvira’s Halloween Special)

3) Goosebumps – Season 1, Episode 1 “The Haunted Mask”


Picture Source: YTV/Fox Kids (Goosebumps)

2) Grey’s Anatomy – Season 4: Episode 5 “Haunt You Every Day”

Grey's Anatomy

Picture Source: ABC (Grey’s Anatomy)

1) Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season 2: Episode 6 “Halloween” and Season 4: Episode 4 “Fear, Itself” (BONUS: This one’s a two for one!)



Stay tuned to The Game of Nerds for more Halloween and horror televispookiness!