PLANTastic Halloween Movies

By Claire Shaha

As Halloween approaches, fans of both plants and spooky movies can unite! From monster plants to scientific flower mutations, there is a movie out there for all Plant-O-Ween lovers. Here is a list of top 5 spooky plant movies.

1. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

For those that grow fruits or vegetables and might even have problems with insects, this Disney classic is a wonderful choice. James, a young Orphan living with his two arrogant aunts, eats a magical giant peach, only to find life-size insects inside that later become some of his closest friends. Full of adventure, comedy, fear, and mystery, this giant peach is destined to give you the spooky, unique feeling that we all love about Halloween.

Stream on: Disney+, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV (with subscriptions)

2. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

If you are into musical comedies and freaky plants, this is the movie for you! An unusual plant is placed in a flower shop in hopes of gaining more business for the owner, Seymour, and his coworker, Audrey. The plant grows into something you can’t even imagine; a green, horrendous monster. Little Shop of Horrors has it all with music, comedy, romance, and horror.

Stream on: Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Apple TV (with subscriptions)

3. Little Joe (2019)

If you like a little bit of science, drama, thrill, and suspense all in one, Little Joe is right on point for you. A plant breeder in a lab works to create new types of flowers. In an attempt to create a flower that makes its owners feel happy, it ends up doing the exact opposite. Watch this strange science fiction thriller and watch how it all unravels, all thanks to one single flower.

Stream on: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Vudu (with subscriptions)

4. Creepshow (1982)

Love cult films, plants, horror, and fantasy? Creepshow is the one for you! This movie is a compilation of 5 short, peculiar, and frightening stories. A few are classic Halloween spook-shows, while others are oriented around aliens and bugs and weeds that grow all over. It is the perfect combination of thrill and laughter.

Stream on: Fubo, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu (with subscriptions)

5. Trees (2000)

Big fan of trees, hiking, camping, and mystery? Well, Trees could be the perfect match for your Halloween movie craving. A small town in Vermont struggles with multiple random deaths of campers and hikers, until a clever botanist realizes it might have something to do with a specific tree in the area. This movie is sure to chill your spine with some outdoorsy schematics.

Stream on: Amazon Prime (with subscriptions)

We hope you love these planty, spooky movies! Do you have any others that you love and think should make the list? Comment and let us know.
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