Halloween and scary movies don’t have to be all about blood, guts, and gore, right?
We need to leave some room for the kids to have a good time and get all creeped out this Halloween season, too. Well, we’re all in luck!
Here are 12 movies that are spooky, but not too spooky. They’re creepy, but not too creepy. You get my drift: they’re Halloween movies that are kid-friendly.
So before you send your kids out the door to trick or treat, they can enjoy these movies to get in the Halloween spirit.
Bonus: some of these are on Netflix so you don’t have to go very far!
1. A Witch’s Ball
It’s tough out there for a young witch, isn’t it? Beatrix’s chances of being inducted into the ranks of witches becomes jeopardized and she relies on her best friend, a rat, to help her out.
2. R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly
Is R.L. Stine the best, or what? If you’re familiar with his Goosebumps series, then you’ll love this movie.
3. All Hallows Eve
Eve is a teenage witch who just turned Sweet 16, and she accidentally summons an ancestor who might be up to no good. Uh oh!
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Goosebumps + Halloween + kids who need to save the day = a great recipe.
5. Mickey’s House of Villains
Our beloved Mickey faces off against a whole lot of Disney villains. Don’t mess with Mickey!
6. DreamWorks Spooky Stories
Four short stories that will definitely send chills up your spine (and definitely the kids’!).
7. DreamWorks Spooky Stories 2
Another set of stories that features characters from some of DreamWorks’ most iconic films, including Shrek and Megamind. Spooky and fun!
8. Little Monsters
We’re going all the way back to the 1980s with this one! A very young Fred Savage befriends the monster who lives under his bed. What an adventure!
9. Monster Family
Enjoy the family dynamic of a group of classic movie monsters, including characters similar to Frankenstein, a mummy, a werewolf, and a witch.
10. My Babysitter’s A Vampire
A kid who is a little too old to have a babysitter discovers that the one his parents hired to watch him might not exactly be human.
11. Spookley The Square Pumpkin
Spookley is a different kind of pumpkin…he’s square. But he doesn’t let that get him down and he shows all the other pumpkins that it’s okay to be different.
I’ve heard some parents say that Coraline is a little too creepy for the young ones, but give it a shot and see how the kiddos react. At least they’ll be interested because visually the film is so fascinating.
What are some of your top Halloween movies that you like to watch with your kids during October?
Share them in the comments below!