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10 Best Halloween Movies for Kids & Teens

October 24, 2016
Best halloween movies

Most children love Halloween. You bet! They’ve got a boundless imagination. All these creepy yet funny costumes of wizards, skeletons, and zombies make them feel “wow.” The good thing is that you can set your teens in a proper festive mood even in a scary-simple way. Simply let them watch a good Halloween movie. Not sure which one to pick? No worries. Keep calm and use the list you see below to make the right choice.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

nightmare before christmas


This animated musical opens our list of the coolest Halloween movies for kids of all times. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King. Having been bored with dark and cruel Halloween, he decides to steal Christmas. So, the two most favorite American holidays are displayed in a single movie. Black humor, charming music, and memorable characters make the picture like no other.

Recommended age: 7 and up.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

sleepy hollow cartoon


Old but gold. This is a well-known adaptation of the namesake short story by Washington Irving based on the popular Headless Horseman story. A gifted schoolteacher is doing everything to win the love of the wealthy farmer’s daughter, the most beautiful girl in the village. Twisted adventures and incredible challenges are in store for him. There’s never a dull moment!

Recommended age: 6 and up.

Beetlejuice (1988)

beetlejuice movie


Directed by Tim Burton, this fantasy movie has been called a masterpiece of the Gothic style. When a family from New York settles down in New England, it becomes a real problem for a couple of ghosts. So they decide to hire a “bio-exorcist” to chase them away. The following quote fully reflects the mood of the movie: “I will go insane, and I will take you with me.”

Recommended age: 9 and up.

Gremlins (1984)

gremlins movie


They are here! A group of evil little monsters and cute Mogwai will surely catch your kids’ attention. But bear in mind that there are some scary scenes. So keep company to your children when watching the movie for the first time. Someone might say that this film is not about Halloween. Partly, they are right. But watching these creepy little creatures creates the trick-or-treating holiday mood. And it could be quite a good idea for a Halloween costume, too.

Recommended age: 9 and up.

Casper (1995)

Casper movie


Who hasn’t heard about this sweet and kind ghost? More than anything, Casper wants to find a true friend to no longer be alone. Yes, he is entirely different from evil demons. Finally, Casper makes friends with a little girl Kat and her father, Harvey. From now on, he needs to help them cope with all the dangers and difficulties on their way. This is a great family movie to watch on Mischief Night.

Recommended age: 6 and up.

The Worst Witch (1986)

the worst witch movie


Witchcraft is art the one needs to master. Mildred Hubble is not that good at this thing. She studies at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches and is considered to be the worst student. It seems that she is hopeless in all this magic stuff. She cannot pronounce any spell accurately. Yet, this little witch-to-be has a kind heart. Will it help her remedy the situation? The kids will be intrigued.

Recommended age: 6 and up.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein movie


Get a closer look at the mysterious story about the young doctor Frederick Frankenstein. Being the grandson of the famous Victor Frankenstein, he is completely ashamed of such kinship. But a trip to their ancestral castle in Transylvania changes things fundamentally… Don’t miss a chance to show your kids this black-and-white retro movie.

Recommended age: 10 and up.

Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)

Halloween Is Grinch Night


This cartoon would be a good choice for the smallest children. It is fun, absorbing, and entertaining. Watch the Grinch’s adventures in a warm family circle. This Emmy Award-winning animated movie will introduce Halloween to your kids in the best possible way.

Recommended age: 4 and up.

Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride cartoon


How does it feel for a live man to marry a dead bride? Especially when this happens accidentally. Such an extraordinary story happened to a young man Victor. He finds himself in the Land of the Dead eventually. Is it possible to get out of here? Victor will do his best to do it. As always, the genius of Tim Barton shines here. The teens will be delighted!

Recommended age: 10 and up.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Bedknobs and broomsticks movie


A fairy godmother helps the people of Great Britain to fight against the Nazis during the Second World War. Witchcraft is her best weapon. The kids will be amazed by the incredible world of witches, magicians, and bedknobs. It is pure magic!

Recommended age: 7 and up.

These great kids’ Halloween movies would deliver lots of chills and thrills. Teens will discover a lot of unknown holiday features and traditions. To get a proper mood, enjoy watching movies mentioned above in a cozy family circle on All Saints’ Eve. It will guarantee a spooky, yet great autumn evening for all of you.

Do you watch movies with your kids on Halloween? Which ones are your favorites?

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