10 Best Halloween Movies for Kids

To paraphrase the Addams Family, these top picks are creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky, but that's what makes Halloween films so much fun!
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10 Best Halloween Movies for Kids

To paraphrase the Addams Family, these top picks are creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky, but that’s what makes Halloween films so much fun!

-Neil Turitz

Monsters, Inc.

Last week we featured the 10 best Halloween films for adults, and today, we’re looking at the top fright night movies for kids. While some of these are more suited to older kids, we think our list offers something for everyone — even grownups.

10. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The standard-bearer, really. We feel rather strongly that no list of kids’ movies or TV shows should be without at least one Peanuts reference. Since this may be the very best from a list of wonderful shows and movies, it’s a no-brainer.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

9. The Corpse Bride. The first of Tim Burton’s animated masterpieces to appear here (not to mention one live-action classic), it’s a more obvious pick. But, excellent as it is, it still doesn’t hold a candle to the other choice, which, incidentally, tops this list.

The Corpse Bride

8. Monster House. One of Robert Zemeckis’ motion-capture animated projects, it’s partly scary, mostly fun. Good, old fashioned, seat of the pants fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?

Monster House

7. Something Wicked This Way Comes. A cultish pick, perhaps, but when’s the last time you saw this lesser-known ’80s gem? Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce headline a film we have always described using only two words: “Creep City.”

Something Wicked This Way Comes


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0 thoughts on “10 Best Halloween Movies for Kids

  1. FBNYC says:

    Gremlins?! I was scarred for life when I saw that movie when I was little!

  2. violetgal says:

    Great list, although ‘Hocus Pocus’ totally belongs on it!

  3. sugarandspice says:

    Monster’s Inc and nightmare before christmas…

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