Best Halloween Movies for Kids: Disney, Classic, Scary, Netflix

34 of the All-Time Best Halloween Movies for Kids

Scare up some excitement with these kid-friendly Halloween movies, deemed the best of the best by our Facebook and Twitter fans.
Addams Family Values (1993)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Bloody Bobby: The Fall Creek Valley Massacre (2015)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Idle Hands (1999)
Mean Girls (2004)
The Midnight Hour (1985)
Once Bitten (1985)
Son of the Mask (2005)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Scary Movie franchise[edit]
Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)

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Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
All Hallows’ Eve (2013)
Always from Darkness (2012)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Boo (2005)
Cemetery of Terror (aka Cementerio del terror) (1985)
The Changeling (1980)
The Clown Murders (1976)
Clownhouse (1989)
The Chilling (1989)
The Collection (2012)
The Collingswood Story (2006)
Creepshow (1982)
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Curious George: A Halloween Boofest (2013)

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For littles who love Curious George and the man in the yellow hat, this is the perfect full-length Halloween movie to keep their attention. More funny than scary, this film follows George to the local Boo Festival where he learns a lot about fall and fun.
Recommended Age: 3+
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Who doesn’t love Winnie-the-Pooh? It’s Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and everyone is excited to trick or treat. But Pooh eats all of the candy (oh, Pooh Bear!), so Roo and Lumpy set off on a quest to capture a scary Gobloon who will grant their wish for more. Sweet and not scary, this film is perfect for the pre-school set.
Recommended Age: 3+
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
What is a Halloween without the Great Pumpkin? Linus’ optimistic wait in the pumpkin patch is a staple of the season. Plus, there are other fun, festive antics like trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, and Snoopy taking his costume a little too seriously.
Recommended Age: 4+
Casper (1995)
The iconic cartoon character stars in this sweet film. Poor Casper has always struggled with being lonely and when he finally finds a friend, he tries to bring himself back to life. But things do not go according to plan. At its heart, this is a tender ghost-meets-girl story. And Casper whispering “can I keep you” never fails to make us tear up!
Recommended Age: 6+
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Dreamed up by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington—the “King of Halloween”—who, tired of staging Halloween festivities year after year, finds a door to Christmas Town and decides to try his hand at that holiday, instead. We dare you not to have the songs from this musical flick stuck in your head for days after watching. “This is Halloween” should be the unofficial theme song of October! Best of all, it also makes a great Christmas movie.
Recommended Age: 6+
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
This Disney classic is what Mary Poppins would be if it had witches, wizards, and magic bedknobs that make your bed fly. The theme involves World War II and Nazi invasions, but it is handled with kid gloves. Bonus points if your kiddo starts using “bedknobs” in regular conversation!
Recommended Age: 7+
The Black Cauldron (1985)
This coming-of-age film is perfect for young fantasy lovers. Taran, an assistant pig-farmer who yearns for adventure, must protect his magical pig from the evil Horned King who plans to use the animal to find a cauldron that can bring the dead to life. Though slightly darker than the standard Disney fare, parents might find Princess Eilonwy a welcome relief from the typical damsel in distress found in other animated films.
Recommended Age: 7+
Halloweentown (1998)
Marnie Piper has always been obsessed with Halloween, much to her mother’s despair. But it turns out there is something her mom is keeping from her—she’s a witch! When grandmother Aggie arrives for her annual Halloween visit, Marnie follows her to a strange place called Halloweentown. This installment is the first of a magical trilogy—so be sure and check out the sequels.
Recommended Age: 7+
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter is a year-round gem, but Halloween seems especially appropriate. There is something about Harry boarding the Hogwarts Express that really evokes that start-of-the-school-year, fall feeling. Oh, and there’s magic and witches, too! The first few movies are aimed at younger children while the later ones are better suited to their older, tween siblings.
Recommended Age: 7+
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
This animated movie and its two sequels (Hotel Transylvania 2 and 3) may not actually be about Halloween, but the story of Dracula and his daughter is fitting for the spooky season! With an all-star cast, including Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, this is one the whole family can enjoy.
Recommended Age: 7+
Labyrinth (1986)
Dealing with sibling rivalry? Labyrinth is a must-watch for anyone who has ever felt fed-up with a younger sib. When Sarah wishes that goblins would take her baby brother, the King of the Goblins comes and whisks the boy away to a Labyrinth. Sarah must venture inside and solve it within 13 hours to get her little brother back. Filled with fantastical Jim Henson puppets, this movie has magic enough to enchant the kiddos. Plus, David Bowie is perfect as the brooding, discontent Jareth.
Recommended Age: 8+
The Witches (1990)
While visiting the seaside with his grandmother, Luke stumbles upon a convention of witches who are hatching a plan to exterminate children. He must find a way to stop them—a task that seems infinitely harder once he is turned into a mouse. The witches are scary enough to give us a fright—especially when they peel off their human costumes.
Recommended Age: 8+
Beetlejuice (1988)
A newly dead husband and wife discover that a family of the living has moved into their house, so they hire a crude “bio-exorcist” to scare them off. The friendship between the deceased couple and Lydia—the epitome of a neglected and gloomy teenager—is heart-warming and the rockin’ ’80s styling will give you a good chuckle. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Do we need to say more?
Recommended Age: 9+
Coraline (2009)
Based on Neil Gaiman’s popular “children’s horror” novel, Coraline is in many ways similar to Alice in Wonderland—only creepier. Unhappy about relocating to a new house and leaving all her friends behind, the gutsy heroine discovers a door to an alternative world. There she finds attentive, doting versions of her real parents and other exciting wonders. But this new world is more dangerous than it seems and Coraline must find a way to rescue her family and herself.
Recommended Age: 9+
Frankenweenie (2012)
Another film from the master of all things creepy, Tim Burton, this spooky film follows Victor as he attempts to bring his beloved pet Sparky back to life. This film borders on scary without going too far, making it perfect for bigger kids.
Recommended Age: 9+
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins are the original Furbies. Thankfully, Furby never multiplied after getting wet or turned into a trouble-causing reptile. While the film doesn’t revolve around Halloween, watching these little monsters cause chaos is totally in the spirit of this trick-or-treating holiday. Recommended
Age: 9+
Corpse Bride (2005)
This is another gem from Tim Burton’s twisted imagination. Victor, a nervous and clumsy young man, accidentally marries a dead bride. He is taken to the Land of the Dead and must somehow escape in order to be reunited with his true fiancée in time for their wedding.
Recommended Age: 10+
Monster House (2006)
On Halloween night, three teenagers try to discover the secrets hidden in their neighbor’s spooky house and end up getting more than they bargained for. If you’re looking for a movie that’s as touching as it is terrifying, this is the one.
Recommended Age: 10+
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Mel Brooks directed this wacky comedy about Doctor Frankenstein’s grandson who follows in his mad scientist footsteps. The slapstick comedy and juvenile gags will draw kids in. The film is a fun parody of classic horror movies, so if your children are always begging to stay up and watch the scarier stuff with you—this is a good compromise.
Recommended Age: 10+
Hocus Pocus (1993)
A boy who is charged with keeping an eye on his nosy little sister on Halloween night accidentally unleashes the Sanderson Sisters—three witches from the Salem witch trials that suck the youth from little girls. Best part of the movie? The sisters performing “I Put a Spell on You” at a Halloween party, hands down!
Recommended Age: 11+
The Addams Family (1990)
Halloween is a great reason to introduce your older kids to this creepy classic. Moody tweens will love Wednesday and Pugsley, and parents will get to soak up screen legends like Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd in this witty comedy.
Recommended Age: 12+
Edward Scissorhands (1991)
At this point, it’s safe to say any Tim Burton movie will make for a fun family night this fall—and Edward Scissorhands is no exception. This spooky cult classic is endlessly entertaining and touches on family, young love, fitting in, and so many other topics that will resonate with teens.
Recommended Age: 13+
Creepy Campfire Stories (2015)
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Demonic Toys (1992)
The Exorcist (1973)
FleshEater (1988)
Flick (2008)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Hack O’Lantern (aka Halloween Night) (1988)
Halloween Night (2006)
Halloweenight (2009)
Hellbent (2004)
Hell Fire (2015)
The Hollow (2004)
Hollow Gate (1988)
House II: The Second Story (1987)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
House of Fears (2007)
Jack-O (1995)
Lady in White (1988)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
May (2002)
The Midnight Hour (1985)
Mischief Night (2013; Travis Baker)
Mischief Night (2013; Richard Schenkman)
Murder Party (2007)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Pet Sematary Two (1992)
Take October’s “EEEEK!” and “AHHHH!”–factor to new levels with 21 totally epic Halloween movies for kids! These scream-worthy selects are amazing for family movie nights, spooky sleepovers and yes—getting to watch your old favorites over and over again.

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With the help of our ranked list, which covers age-appropriateness too, you’ll be able to make the right pick(s) for your crew. Enjoy classics like Ghostbusters (original), The Nightmare Before Christmas and Poltergeist plus flicks like Monster House and Coraline for the younger set. If you’re sharing the couch with particularly small folks, explore less creepy crowd pleasers like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Looking for even more movies for kids? You’ll want to browse our favorite new disney movies, cool family movies on Netflix and even these Christmas movies for kids.
Poltergeist (1982)
Primal Rage (1988)
The Pumpkin Karver (2006)
The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
Satan’s Little Helper (2005)
Scary Movie (1989/1991)
Silver Bullet (1985)
Sinister (2012)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Slugs (1988)
Tales of Halloween (2015)
Trick or Treat (1986)
Trick or Treats (1982)
Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
All Hallows Eve: October 30th (2015)
Halloween Hell (2014)
V/H/S (segment 10/31/98) (2012)
American Horror House (2012)
All Hallows Evil: Lord of the Harvest (2012)
Total Skull Halloween (2011)
Halloween franchise[edit]
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II (2009)
Night of the Demons franchise[edit]
Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
Night of the Demons 3 (1997)
Night of the Demons (2009)
Saw franchise[edit]
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Saw VI (2009)
Saw 3D (2010)
Jigsaw (2017)
A-Haunting We Will Go (1966)
The Addams Family (1991)
Addams Family Values (1993)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (2014)
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)
Bewitched (2005)
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996)
The Book of Life (2014)
Bouncing Babies (1929)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)
Broom-Stick Bunny (1956)
Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween Special (1978)
Casper (1995)

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Less scary, more fun: Our round-up of the best kids’ Halloween movies guarantees a great night in when the trick-or-treating is done.
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Casper’s Halloween Special (1979)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Corn on the Cop (1965)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
Dear Dracula (2012)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting (1998)
Disney’s Halloween Treat (1982)
The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977)
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (1979)
Frankenstein and Me (1996)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Fright to the Finish (1954)
Fun Size (2012)
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985)
Ghost Squad (2015)
Girl vs. Monster (2012)
Goosebumps (2015)
Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013)
Halloween (1931)
Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)
The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t (1979)
The Halloween Tree (1993)
Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)

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Halloweentown (1998)
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
Halloweentown High (2004)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
I Downloaded a Ghost (2004)
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Kenny & Company (1976)
The Little Vampire (2000)
Matilda (1996)
Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)
Halloween movie marathons take over many television channels once Fall officially hits, but the major downfall to watching all of your favorite movies on TV with your little ones? The commercials. (Not to mention having to either DVR the movie or get your whole family in front of the TV and settled with blankets and snacks before the movie starts — godspeed.) There’s a reason kids’ shows don’t have commercials in the middle of them — younger kids’ attention spans aren’t very long — but more than that, there’s no bigger buzzkill than ad breaks when you’re trying to have a cozy movie marathon with your family.
Our solution? Netflix, baby. Avoid ruining the illusion during a spooky family flick with the following movies that you can stream with your kids on Netflix this October (and beyond!).

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Monster House (2006)
Monster Night (2006)
The Monster Squad (1987)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Monsters University (2013)
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
Mostly Ghostly (2008)
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014)
Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)
Night of the Living Carrots (2011)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
ParaNorman (2012)
Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007, 2011)
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2003)
Return to Halloweentown (2006)
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville The Cabinet Of Souls (2015)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
Room on the Broom (2012)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Scared Shrekless (2010)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow (2013)
Scruff’s Halloween (2009)
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013)
Song of the Sea (2014)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)
Spooky Buddies (2011)
Tom & Jerry Halloween Special (1987)
Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
Trick or Treat (1952)
Twitches (2005)
Twitches Too (2007)
Under Wraps (1997)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)
The Worst Witch (1986)

Halloween Toys 2017 for Toddlers, Babies & to Give Out

Halloween Toys 

Halloween is a great festival which celebrated every year on October 31st with the huge fanfare and pomp in many countries. The occasion of ghosts and goblins is usually celebrated with family, friends, relatives’ and co-workers. But the eventful day of Halloween is most-awaited and famous festivity among kids as they get an opportunity to wear eerie costumes, go for trick-or-treating and take part in the fun-filled activities and games. And thus, to widen up your little ones Halloween celebration here we have brought some awesome and lovely Halloween toys for toddlers, and babies.

Halloween Toys 2017

Halloween is among-est the most anticipated holidays of the year, especially by kids. This Halloween, let your children indulge themselves into a variety of playful games and have a gala time while celebrating this ghostliest festival in pleasurable manner. Here we have gathered a bunch of beautiful and cool Halloween Toys that will not only make your kids Halloween jollification even more amusing and special, but also bring a cute smile on his/her face. Given these classy and traditional Halloween Toys 2017 will definitely bring up a great entertainment and enjoyment for your adorable child.

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