October wouldn't feel right without spooktacular Halloween movies! For warm family nights filled with candy and caramel popcorn, these classic Halloween movies for kids will deliver plenty of chills and thrills (even for mom and dad). Just don't be surprised if there's a sleepover party in your bed afterwards. Here are our top 8 Halloween movies for the family:
Newly released last year, this movie is so lovable for its magical animation, catchy music, and theme. Laughs, tears, and love come together in this feel-good film about the celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). It centers around a boy’s love of music and the importance of staying true to yourself as well as following your passions.
With cool stop motion animation, this movie is one of the best halloween movies that kids love. A story about a girl named Coraline, who moves to an dilapidated house with her parents. Feeling bored and neglected, she finds a door that leads to a parallel universe where she has everything she wants from her parallel parents, but of course it's not as good as it seems... A fairy-tale adventure that's great for the whole family to watch together.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1999)
Another super cool, creepy, and classic stop motion animation movie by Tim Burton. This story explains how Jack the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown wants to create something different instead of the same old scary celebration. So he attempts to do a Christmas celebration! However, the rest of the town isn’t as crazy about Christmas as Jack is. Filled with catchy songs and fun-filled humor, this adventurous film will put your kids in the mood to dress up in their skeleton wear. This movie is great around Christmas time too!
A sweet, funny film set in an old haunted house that contains three mischievous ghosts and one friendly ghost- Casper. A girl names Kat and her dad move into the house and chaos ensues. This movie is equal parts scary and silly, and if your little ones love it there’s more Casper movies! This one is a great movie for kids to watch as its a mix of live action and animation, and will definitely get them in the Halloween spirit.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
A cult film classic with amazing and hilarious actresses (like a young Sarah Jessica Parker)! The story is set in Salem and about a boy who just moved there from California, struggling to fit in. Next thing you know, he awakened a trio of 17th century witches. A funny and suspenseful adventure as you watch to see whether the wicked witches will achieve immortality.
This movie is definitely more on the creepy side, but we had to included for the dining room dancing scene (which was recently recreated by the Hadids for Vogue). A recently deceased husband and wife call on a crazy spirit named Beetlejuice to help them drive out an obnoxious family from their home. Young and iconic Winona Ryder is in the movie and becomes friends with the ghosts, since she isn’t too fond of her parents. As their attempts to scare out the family do not work, Beetlejuice gets involved and makes the situation worse. A scary movie to add to your Halloween movie lineup.
It the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
A loveable, old film where the whole Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown is invited to a halloween party. A look in the day of the life of the whole gang results in fun, enjoyable activities; something that your kids will want to see and do! This movie is great for all ages, especially your young ones, and will definitely have your reminiscing on your Halloweens as a kid.
The Addams Family (1991)
For 25 years uncle Fester has been missing. An evil doctor finds and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Adams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts as to the sincerity of the new uncle Fester but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family. Can the doctor carry out her evil plans and take over the Adams Family's fortune? Watch this hilarious and iconic movie with the whole family. Dress up like them to take it a step further and make it an eventful and picturesque movie night.