Getting spooky (ages 12–14)
Okay, "The Mummy" (1999) is technically about the classic Egyptian monster, but it’s basically a really fun, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-style action movie. Your kids will love Brendan Fraser at his superstar peak.
"The Village" (2004) is not the best M. Night Shyamalan flick, but it’s certainly the most Halloween-y with its Salem-esque setting. If you remember the ending, be sure to watch your kids’ faces for the big reveal. I recently watched my youngest’s first exposure to Darth Vader proclaiming “I am your father!” The kaleidoscope of emotions on her face was priceless.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a popular book series in the '80s. The movie, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" (2019) is a pastiche of these classic stories, so this one might pack some fun nostalgia for you.