8 Scary Halloween Movies for Kids

Welcome to the list of the 8 perfect and terrifying Halloween movies for children to enjoy with the family! Prepare the popcorn!!
8 Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
Elena Sanz Martín

Written and verified by the psychologist Elena Sanz Martín.

Last update: 11 October, 2022

Welcome to the scariest time of year! Do you want to discover some scary Halloween movies for children? If so, and you want to spend an afternoon or evening with your family, you can’t miss the following options to enjoy.

Halloween movies for kids

Get the popcorn and blankets ready and… Let the action begin! Witches, ghosts, monsters, zombies, and other creatures have come to your living room to stay.

1. Ghostbusters (1984)

This film was directed by Ivan Reitman and was nominated for the Oscar for the best special effects.

Drs Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler (Harold Ramis) settle into an old fire station and become the Ghostbusters, a team dedicated to catching pesky ghosts and poltergeists in exchange for money in New York City.

However, soon all the ghosts of the city will be on the loose and our heroes will face a supreme challenge in a demonic sanctuary on the rooftops of the city.

2. Casper (1995)

Casper is a ghost boy who lives in an abandoned house with his tyrant uncles Whip, Tufo, and Gordy.

He wants to know what the value of true friendship is and is likely to find it in the most chilling and difficult way: In the daughter of Dr. Harvey, the expert on paranormal phenomena.

This spooky yet endearing movie is not to be missed!

3. Mickey’s House of Villains (2002), one of the perfect Halloween movies for children to watch as a family

The Villains Club is a film created by The Walt Disney Company that stars these well-known characters:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Daisy Duck
  • And lots of other characters and villains from Disney productions

In it, Jafar (along with Captain Hook, Cruella devil, Ursula, Hades, and the other villains) take over the clubhouse and team up to drive out the “good guys”. Also, they want to change the name of this abode to Mickey’s House of Villains.

Will Mickey and his friends be able to get everything back to normal?

4. Corpse Bride (2005)

Directed by Tim Burton and nominated for Best Animated Film of 2005, Corpse Bride follows the romantic and dark tradition of this director’s classics: Edward Scissorhands or The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Set in a 19th-century European town, this film tells the story of Victor, a young man taken to hell and married to a mysterious corpse bride. Meanwhile, his royal girlfriend Victoria waits heartbroken in the land of the living.

5. Coraline (2009)

The director of The Nightmare Before Christmas brings us a world of lurid secrets and daring discoveries. In this case, the protagonist is a girl who discovers a secret door in her new house and enters an alternate reality. In this place, all your loved ones have buttons in their eyes.

6. ParaNorman (2012)

The terrified inhabitants of a town besieged by zombies can only ask for help from the misunderstood Norman, a young man who knows how to talk to the dead.

However, in addition to standing up to the living dead, he’ll  face ghosts, witches, and, what’s worse, some adults to save his people from an ancient curse.

7. Monsters, Inc. (2002)

Monsters, Inc is the largest scare company in the world and its main mission is to scare children while they sleep. Monsters trained for this enter the world of humans through their closets and terrify the little ones at night.

Sulley Sullivan, an imposing six-foot-tall character with blue skin and horns, holds the record for the most scares of children. However, everything will change with the arrival of Boo, a girl who’s not scared of anything and manages to win his heart.

8. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s luxurious five-stake hotel, where monsters and their families can live a great life and humans are barred from entering.

For a special weekend, Dracula has invited his best friends, Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Wolf family, and several more. It’s nothing less than the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter, Mavis.

For Dracula, entertaining all these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when a human finds the hotel.

Host a chilling marathon at home with these 8 scary Halloween movies for kids

There’s nothing better than spending Halloween night at home with the family while you wait for your little ones to knock on the door with their famous “trick or treat!”

We encourage you to host a creepy marathon at home with these 8 scary movies for children. Each one of them has its own personal terrifying touch and allows you to enjoy each scare and adventure.

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