Boo! Halloween movies, the perfect spooky fun.
Ready for jack-o-lanterns, candy, costumes, and some spooky, kid friendly, family fun this Halloween? Us too!
Sadly, trick-or-treating is off limits for many kids this year (check with your local health authorities), but there is still lots of fun to be had!
Family friendly (i.e., not too scary) Halloween movies are a safe, affordable way to celebrate Halloween with your kids, making memories and spending spooktacular time together (safely).
Don’t know which Halloween movies are the best (not too scary, gory, or creepy) to watch with kids?
We’ve put together a list of the 35 best Halloween movies to watch with kids (plus a few TV series too) to help you celebrate this year (our top favourites, spooky animated, family friendly suspense, scarier classics, and everything in between).
So, grab the candy, make some Halloween popcorn (read on for how) and get in those costumes, because it’s time for a Halloween movie night!
WHAT’S BEST TO WATCH?
What’s too scary? It depends on the child. You know your child best. A movie that is too scary for one, is perfectly spooky fun for another. Keep age in mind. Gauge how your child is feeling as you watch. The right spooky movie is thrilling and enjoyed (i.e., positive), not worrying to your child.
With this in mind, here is our complete list of the 35 best Halloween movies to watch with kids. Enjoy one (or more) that is right for your family.
Ghostbusters (Movie Series, 1984)
Gremlins (Movie Series, 1984)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Stranger Things (TV Series, 2016 – )
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Monster House (2006)
Hotel Transylvania (Movie Series, 2012)
The Goonies (1985)
The Witches (1990; Remake, 2020)
The Addams Family (1991)
Harry Potter (Movie Series, 2001)
Supernatural (TV Series, 2005 – 2020)
Twilight (Movie Series, 2008)
The Hunger Games (Movie Series, 2012)
Goosebumps (Movie Series, 2015)
SCARIER CLASSICS (FOR OLDER KIDS & TEENS)
The Exorcist (1973; Remake, 2016)
Halloween (Movie Series, 1978; Remake, 2018)
Friday the 13th (Movie Series, 1980)
The Shining (1980)
Poltergeist (Movie Series, 1982)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Movie Series, 1984)
Child’s Play (1988; Remake, 2019)
Pet Sematary (1989; Remake, 2019)
IT (Movie Series, 1990; Remake, 2017)
Scream (Movie Series, 1996)
The Blair Witch Project (1999; Remake, 2016)
Ready for the perfect sweet and salty snack? Toss a handful (or two) of your favourite candy on top of a freshly popped bowl of popcorn. Give it a little mix. Enjoy!
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