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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 older kids

Monster High 2

This new Halloween movie just made its debut on Paramount+. If your kids are fans of the first, they'll love the sequel that brings back Clawdeen, Draculaura and Frankie as they deal with new powers, new friends and more world-changing challenges than any teen should have to face.

Watch it on: Paramount+


Written by master horror writer Neil Gaiman, “Coraline” is delightfully creepy, with deep underlying lessons of courage and appreciating what you have. Henry Selick, the same animation director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” delivers stunning but chilling visuals. 

Watch it on: Max

Corpse Bride

If your tweens love the creepy-weird vision of Tim Burton, “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” make the perfect double feature. “Corpse Bride” isn’t scary beyond the fact that the characters are dead — expect to see a lot of skeletons, decay and eyeballs that pop out. As with many Tim Burton films, the cast includes the voices of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. 

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

Hocus Pocus

Is it even Halloween without at least one viewing of “Hocus Pocus”? It might be more “silly” than “spooky” (with plot holes and predictability), but “Hocus Pocus” is pure Halloween-themed entertainment. Recommended for tweens, teens and adults alike. And when you're done with the first, head straight into a "Hocus Pocus 2" family watch party; part of the new Halloween movie repertoire for families.

Watch it on: Disney+

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in October 2020, and updated in October 2023.

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