Wondering what Kid-friendly scary Halloween movies to watch?
Now that the month of October is almost through, Halloween is right around the corner. Trick-or-treating and costumes aren’t the only things to celebrate during Halloween.
You may want to watch a frightening film to get in the Halloween spirit. There are so many scary movies available to watch on various streaming services that it’s hard to know which ones are the best.
Having a hard time deciding which Halloween movies to watch on October 31st is completely natural, but don’t worry because I’m here to help.
Here are some Kid-friendly Scary Halloween movies that cover everything from Halloween parties to trick-or-treating.
This was a good movie for me. It’s one of my favorite kid-friendly scary Halloween movies. Enough scare to pique the interest of older children while being safe for smaller ones.
The plot, characters, and scenery made for a pleasurable viewing experience. Your children will be amazed by the plot’s originality and remain glued to the tv screen for the duration of the show.
Nightbooks is about Alex a kid lured into the house of a witch. In order to save his life, Alex, a little kid, is taken prisoner by a witch and persuades her to let him tell her a terrifying story each night.
Upon meeting the witch’s servant, Yazmin, the two must use their wits to escape her apartment, a magical labyrinth filled with various dangers, before the witch kills them both.
2. Charlie and the chocolate factory:
This was an excellent film. Sure, it’s weird and scary to most people, but I loved it. I adored the performers, the decorations, the setting, and the way flashbacks revealed Willy’s past.
Although it may irritate some viewers, I found it to be rather enjoyable. While it does place more emphasis on Willy, at least it remained true to the novel. It’s better to know that the children are safe (despite what happened to them on the cruise) and still breathing in this adaptation than we did in the original when we had no clue what happened to them.
This kid-friendly scary Halloween movie is about a child from an underprivileged neighborhood who is given the opportunity to visit Willy Wonka’s legendary Chocolate Factory, where he and his team of Oompa-Loompas learn how to make the world’s most famous chocolate bar.
Does Cruella pass the creepy vibe? Yup. It might not be about Halloween but it’ll be a great addition to your to-watch list. This is the coolest live-action Disney remake, in my view!
As the name implies, this film is a retelling of Cruella DeVil’s origins as the most well-known Disney villain of all time. It shows how she grew and learned to accept her darker side.
It begins with her as lovely Estella, with a flair for fashion design, but as the tale unfolds and we meet the Baroness, we notice that she has a darker side, one that seeks fame and vengeance for her wrongdoings.
4. The witches:
This is another one of the kid-friendly scary Halloween movies ever! The Witches was one of my all-time favorite films as a kid, and I’m sure I watched it a hundred times.
When an orphan encounters a witch, his grandmother takes him to a hotel in order to protect him. But in the same hotel, a group of witches is plotting to get rid of the children of the world.
5. Upside down of magic:
It’s hard to put into words how much delight we had watching this film as a family. You could say it’s magical. Kids adored it because of the diverse range of content, which included stunning computer graphics and emotional sentiments.
In the Upside-Down Magic program, Nory, who can change into strange hybrid creatures, is a top target for an evil force known as the Shadow Magic.
6. A babysitter’s guide to Monster Hunting:
Overall, I had a great time seeing this film and would highly suggest it to families with smaller children. The CGI does become rather realistic at points, but don’t be worried; it isn’t really frightening.
Despite its predictability, the story had its charms. Sure, the geeky girl who is bullied by the other popular child falls in love with the popular boy is a cliché. It’s undoubtedly a spooky Halloween movie for children.
When the kid she’s watching on Halloween is abducted by the Boogeyman and his monsters, a high school student is recruited by a hidden organization of babysitters to fight them.
7. The Addams Family:
This film is a personal favorite of mine! It’s so freaking hilarious and fabulous and much more captivating than the first one. Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the Addams family go on an exciting road trip in an ugly and enormous camper with the hope of getting closer as a family.
8.The house with a clock on its walls:
It has magic, humor, horror, and fantasy, as well as tension and surprise, turns. A fascinating story that has you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It’s rare that a plot twist completely takes me by surprise, but this one did.
When Lewis moved into an old creaking house with his eccentric uncle, a strange tick-tock sound is heard throughout the house.
After a while, he finds out that Uncle Jonathan and his sassy next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman, are masters of the magical arts. Suddenly, the peaceful town’s facade comes to life as a dark and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and curses are revealed as Lewis unintentionally raises the dead.
9. A witch’s ball:
Excellent film for children. There is no bloodshed, and the ‘adult themes’ are limited to the barest minimum. Think of it as a Pony Sitters Club Halloween, but with a more compelling storyline.
In this movie, Witches come from all around the world to celebrate their sacred eve on Halloween every year. Beatrix makes her debut as a full-fledged witch this year.
It’s a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Monsters from R. L. Stine’s stories come to life and wreak havoc in Delaware, shocking R. L. Stine, the author of Goosebumps. Later, he makes an effort to rectify the wrong with the help of his daughter Hannah and her friend Zach.
11. Fun Size:
Although fun size is a kid-friendly Halloween movie, rated PG-13. Fun Size has a comedy theme. It’s about a teenager who is given a task to babysit her brother during tricks and treating only to lose him in a crowd of kids.
12. Corpse Bride:
Despite its storyline, The Corpse Bride is an enjoyable and engrossing film. I loved it when I saw it in cinemas, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again on Halloween. It’s difficult to convey the beauty of the graphics unless you watch the film for yourself.
The actors are absolutely gorgeous, and the film introduces so many interesting new characters that you’ll find yourself captivated to the screen the entire time. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson all provide their voices to the film, and their performances are top-notch in every way.
When Victor is practicing his wedding vows in the woods, he accidentally gets married to a skeleton-like creature called Emily who whisks him off to the land of the dead.
13. The haunted mansion:
I think the haunted mansion is an overlooked treasure because it’s just the right mix of goofy and charming while yet having some very creepy elements to it. It’s a fantastic Halloween movie for kids.
This film has so much potential to be a cult classic in the future; I honestly believe it will. This will appeal to fans of Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town.
It’s a good family film with intrigue, wit, and a little bit of gore in it. The characters are memorable and entertaining, plus the soundtrack and ambiance make this one of my favorite Halloween movies.
The haunted mansion is about a couple who decides to visit a mansion that Edward Gracey wants to sell. However, they soon discover that the property is haunted by evil spirits.
14. The Nightmare Before Christmas:
It has an interesting moral on teaching people that it’s okay to be yourself by being proud of what you do that’s right. I enjoyed the narrative and the original concepts. Songs like This is Halloween, What This?
Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween Town, finds Christmas Town and is instantly enchanted. The situation becomes riveting when his obsession with Christmas leads him to abduct Santa Claus.
Okay, this one is a Christmas movie but it still works for Halloween because it is spooky and creepy.
15. Miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children:
The actors and actresses were outstanding, as was the production quality. Of course, Tim Burton did an incredible job on the filming.
The plot revolves around a little kid named Jake who discovers Miss Peregrine’s House, which is home to a group of kids who possess magical abilities. To help defend their house from terrible creatures known as Hollowgasts, he’ll have to pitch in soon.
This movie is perfect for kids and there’s enough charm to make it easy to watch for adults too.
When James arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he comes along with his teenage daughter, Kat. The moment has passed Casper has fallen in love with her but the budding relationship is complicated not only because of his transparent state but also by his mysterious antics.
17. Monster House
Three friends share a secret about a building that is a living creature but no one believes them. As Halloween is fast approaching these three kids try to find a way to stop this living creature from killing trick and treaters.
This is another kid-friendly Halloween movie with a vivid stop motion animation combined with Neil Gaiman’s imaginative story. Coraline is a film that is visually outstanding and entertaining.
19. Alice in the wonderland:
A 19-year-old English noblewoman named Alice has been engaged to a dimwit. She slips down a garden hole after observing an odd rabbit at her engagement party and flees the gathering to think about whether she should go through with the marriage.
Arriving in “Underland,” she finds herself in a realm reminiscent of her childhood nightmares, complete with talking animals, a wicked queen, and knights in shining armor.
To defeat the dreadful Jabberwocky and bring back the rightful queen, Alice understands why she’s there. This is the ideal kid-friendly scary Halloween movie.
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land.
Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora.
As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.