Family Halloween Movies

Scary, Yet Safe: Top 12 Family Halloween Movies to Get Your Little Ones Excited This Year

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Halloween is a thrilling time for kids as well as families. It is a season where excitement and craziness are at their peak with so many customs candies and spooky fun around every corner there is also a feeling of adventure and hosting scary parties in the air. For many families, Halloween brings quality time opportunities to spend with your loved ones. In that respect, watching movies is one of the great ideas.

Indeed choosing a family movie that is suitable for all age groups is quite a daunting task, but during Halloween, one can go ahead with age-appropriate and safe movies. It is important to ensure that the content of the movie that children are exposed to is safe enough to make the right choice; you can explore below the sum of the movie options that we have mentioned in this article

 Certain criteria for selecting family-friendly Halloween movies are:

 Age-appropriate content of the movie:

When it comes to watching family Halloween movies, it is very important to choose films that are very suitable for children to watch these films should not have excessive violence or very terrifying scenes or may be scary scenes because this can have a very negative impact on any child’s brain. Hence we have ensured several collections of appropriate age-group movies so that you can have a memorable and fantastic Halloween.

There should be positive messages and values that movies should give:

In addition to being age-appropriate, the movies should give correct messages and values to young viewers. These movies still values like friendship, courage, kindness, being grateful, and so much more

Suitable scare level

A good Halloween movie should provide just the right amount of scariness or maybe horror for kids, including some sort of comedy so that kids don’t get very frightened, and it should not cause any kind of nightmare to them, even adults. Because Halloween is all about fun, and when you have comedy and horror poured together in content, it becomes even more comfortable for all age groups of people to enjoy the movies.

 Let’s take a look at 12 scary yet safe Halloween movies for kids:

 Casper 1995

This storyline of Casper tells the heart-forming story of a friendly ghost who becomes the best friend of a young girl and her father, and together they have covered several haunted mysteries. This movie was considered one of the great movies.

Parental guide rated


IMDb rating

6.1 out of 10

 Monster House 2006

This movie follows three little kids who discover that their neighbor’s house is not just haunted, but it is also alive, so they move ahead on an adventure to save their neighborhood from such scary circumstances

Parental guide rated


IMDb ratings

6.6 out of 10

 Hotel Transylvania 2012

 It is a tale of Dracula who does a hotel of four monsters, and he seeks to keep his daughter away from the humans, but the chaos arrives when a human stumbles upon the hotel and there is a lot of humor and comedy as well as horror in this so this is the mixture of complete entertainment.

 The parental guide was rated


IMDB ratings

7.1 out of 10

ParaNorman 2012

This movie is based on a young boy named Norman who can seek and speak to ghosts. He becomes the town’s unlikely hero, and he saves the town from the zombie’s attack.

The parental guide was rated


IMDb ratings

7 out of 10

Corpse bride 2005

 It is a visually stunning, stop-motion animated movie that shows a young man who accidentally proposes to a bride who is dead, and he does this while rehearsing his marriage vows in the woods. Then it becomes chaotic as well as suspense is there that how he overcomes all these things.

Parental guide rated


IMDB ratings

7.3 out of 10

Frankenweenie 2012

This story tells a story about a young boy who brings his loveable pet dog back to life through some sort of science experiment, which is comedic and also shows tough touching moments, so it is a sort of comedy as well as an emotional movie, and this is one of the best movies for kids as well as for adults who are in love with their pets.

Parental guide rated


IMDb rating

7.0 out of 10

 Hocus Pocus 1993

This is one of the most classic Halloween films that tells the story of a group of kids who accidentally restrict 3 witches from history, and these witches come to save their town from evil. This movie is one of the best movies, and it was also given several awards.

IMDB ratings worth

6.9 out of 10,

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 The Addams Family 1991

While talking about Halloween movies, the Adams Family is one of the movies that offers quirky comedy, and it also features the odd and lovable family of Adam, who deals with a corn artist who tried to steal their fortune. this movie is again a packet full of entertainment and is one of the best movies considered most enjoyable for the Halloween Festival.

Parental guide rated

PG13 for some sexual inundates in it.

IMDb ratings

6.8 out of 10

 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993

This is one of the darkest fantasy films that tells the story of Jack Skellington. He was basically the pumpkin king who tries to bring Christmas to this spooky world, and he is also very funny as well as quite a horror-full comedy is there in the movie.

The parental guide again rated


IMDB ratings

8 out of 10

Coraline 2009

This is indeed one of the most mesmerizing stop-motion movies It is about a young girl who has discovered a parallel world, and it is very much perfect but it also hides secrets and she is trying harder to reveal all these secrets and comes across each of them this movie is a mixture of comedy horror suspense it’s a complete entertainment movie.

 The parental guide is rated


IMDB rating

7.7 out of 10

The witches 1990

This is a very delightful movie about a young boy who stumbles upon a Coven of witches; this movie also shows there are several sinister plans of these witches and how this boy comes up, so basically, this movie is also recommended for watching on Halloween, and it has quite a low rating but indeed people would love to Watch this movie.

Parental guide rated



6.8 out of 10

 The Little Vampire 2000

It is about a boy who befriends a young vampire, and he helps him and his family to becomea human againn so this movie is a total compilation of entertainment as well as emotions it shows a bond between friendship and also it is a very good movie to watch when it comes to watching a movie altogether during Halloween New Year or Christmas.

Parental guide rated


IMDB ratings

5.7 out of 10


 Halloween movies can be both scary as well as entertaining for young viewers always in that aspect, young viewers and parents are advised to watch these movies together because they are worth watching along with family. It is also very important to select appropriate movies to ensure a positive experience, so the above-mentioned list of movies will give you a positive experience. The list above not only entertains but also gives a valuable life lesson at the end.

Happy Halloween!

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