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The streaming channel Peacock arrived in a free, ad-supported edition this summer, and it’s pretty much like having a full cable TV line-up for only the one-time price of an Amazon Fire Stick.  The Fire Stick is typically available here at Amazon for between $30 and $50, depending on the options you want, and it’s a great portal to a variety of streaming platforms, from Netflix to YouTube and Disney Plus to HBO Max, as well as all the series and movies on Amazon Prime and the streaming platforms already available via that service.  Named for NBC’s classic trademark logo, the Peacock channel is bigger than it sounds, incorporating the giant NBC network of historic programming, content from channels like Bravo, USA, Syfy, History, Nickelodeon, Fox, The CW, MSNBC, and more.  Even better, right now Peacock has a “Peacocktober” hub that has a stunning number of classic and recent horror TV series and movies, all easily searchable, highlighting Halloween episodes of your favorite TV shows, recommended double feature movies, and a slate of programs you won’t find anywhere else.

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Binge your favorite horror movie series, like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Chucky, Predator, Gremlins, Psycho (including the remake movie with Vince Vaughn, the originals, and the Bates Motel TV series), Phantasm, The Fly, Men in Black, Sharknado, Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Stepfather, Hellboy, Freddy vs Jason, Jason X, and more.  There are certified classics and odd films you may have forgotten, like American Werewolf in London, John Carpenter’s They Live, Village of the Damned, and Prince of Darkness, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, The Omen, Let Me In, Godzilla, Van Helsing, Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 1981’s The Fun House (starring Elizabeth Berridge before she starred in Amadeus), Videodrome, 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, Steven Spielberg’s beloved E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, It Came from Outer Space, Darkman, Nanny McPhee, A Series of Unfortunate Events, the original Munsters TV series, Day of the Dead, The Skeleton Key, Ouija, Rings, Prom Night, and a huge slate of dozens of vintage Universal Monster classics like Dracula with Bela Legosi.

Along with Dracula you’ll also find Universal’s biggest–and some obscure–classics like Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy’s Ghost, Werewolf of London, The Raven, The Creature Walks Among Us, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Invisible Man Returns, Dracula’s Daughter, Son of Frankenstein, Son of Dracula, The Invisible Woman, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Tomb, Man of a Thousand Faces, and The Mummy’s Curse.

Looking for TV series with special zombie episodes?  Peacock will show you some.  Halloween episodes featured include Psych, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live, Cheers, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, and more.  Love anthologies?  Need to re-watch or watch for the first time The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, or The Ray Bradbury Theater They’re now on Peacock.

So what will you watch first?

Catch Peacocktober for free with ads (or a small monthly fee without ads) on the streaming platform Peacock–now.  It has the most Halloween content you’ll find in one place this season.  If you need more, check out our Ultimate Guide to Halloween TV this month here.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg