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13 Spooky (But Not Too Scary) Halloween Movies to Watch Now

Get in the Halloween spirit with these festive movies for kids and tweens

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Published on: October 26, 2022

13 Spooky (But Not Too Scary) Halloween Movies to Watch Now

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Halloween movies for young kids

Hotel Transylvania

The “Hotel Transylvania” movies are great, but the first will always be the best kids Halloween movie in the series. In this 2012 debut, high-end resort owner Dracula becomes overprotective of his daughter when a boy discovers the resort and begins falling for Dracula’s daughter. When you finish this one, you've got three more to watch.

Watch it on: Hulu

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

With homages to the classic horror movies “Wolfman” and “Frankenstein,” this claymation classic follows Wallace and Gromit on their quest to stop the Were-Rabbit from wreaking havoc on the town. With plenty of gag humor and age-appropriate scares, your kids will be sure to love this stop-motion kids Halloween movie. Note: Sensitive kids might find some sequences scary.

Watch it on: Netflix

The Nightmare Before Christmas

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a great pick for families with older kids and teens. The film’s startles involve spooky creatures that might scare kids — it is Tim Burton, after all. While teens won’t find it scary, they will appreciate this nostalgic, entertaining classic.

Watch it on: Disney+


Add some cultural resonance to your Halloween movie night with “Coco,” Disney Pixar’s vibrant tale that explores Day of the Dead traditions and the meaning of family. True to most Pixar films, “Coco” has sad and poignant moments, but the themes are powerful and uplifting. 

Watch it on: Disney+


“Casper” is a goofy and entertaining classic Halloween movie with some “iffy language,” according to some parents. Still, with lessons of selflessness and a great cast, “Casper” makes for a fun Halloween movie for kids who don't mind a few scares.

Watch it on: Netflix

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