Perfect for a fun-size haunting: The best Halloween movies for kids
This is Halloween! That’s right folks. It’s time to celebrate spooky season. 🎃 We know 2020 has been one big scare, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find joy in the little things. By little things, we mean the little people in your life!
Children make holidays a lot more enjoyable and bring the magic during this season. While you’re out shopping for fun-size candy, why not enjoy some extra fun-size hauntings in your own home? Trick or treating may not be on the cards, but that just means you can eat all the candy you buy.
If you’re stuck on what to watch this Halloween – you’re in luck! Here are all the best Halloween movies to be enjoyed by your little terrors.
The Addams Family (1991)
Prepare for the world’s most dysfunctional yet entertaining family ever. This Halloween classic is guaranteed to bring fun to your festivities. Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. Eccentric is certainly one word for this whacky household.
The friendliest ghost you ever saw! An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits. What could be better than a young Christina Ricci falling in love with a ghost? 👻
Don’t sew buttons in our eyes. Coraline manages to send a shiver down everyone’s spine, no matter what the age. An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home – but it has sinister secrets.
Is there something strange in your neighborhood? Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Prepare for some classic Bill Murray action!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Bibbidi bobbidi boo turned dark. A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy always make Halloween much more fun.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
“I want to suck your blood! Blah, blah, blah.” This animated comedy is the perfect Halloween movie for all your little ghouls & gals. Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teenaged daughter.
The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
Tick tock – no, we don’t mean the app! A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Jack Black brings some haunted magic ✨ to your Halloween.
Monster Family (2017)
In an attempt to reconnect with her family, mom Emma plans a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they’re all turned into monsters. Could you think of anything worse than your whole family cursed?
Monster House (2006)
Talk about a nightmare neighbor. Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. 👹 This would be enough to warrant a change in zip code!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? 💀 Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. This go-to classic is the ideal animated film for the family.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
The love we have for Freddie Highmore knows no bounds. Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared & Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other fantastic creatures. Magic & mystery = the ideal cocktail of fun!
The Witches (1990)
Let’s end on an unusual, spooky, and creepy movie! This retelling of a Roald Dahl classic brings the magic of the book to the screen. A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them from harming children, even after he has been turned into a mouse.🐭
Which film will you be watching this spooky season? Let us know what your favorite Halloween movie is in the comments below!