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12 Spooktacular Movies Your Kids Will Love This Halloween

If you’re a fan of all things spooky, it’s easy to forget that Halloween is predominantly a holiday for the younger crowd. From costume parades to trick-or-treating extravaganzas, this is a day meant for kids to don their capes, twirl their wands, and collect as much candy as their baskets can hold. But while Halloween’s daytime activities are child’s play, finding the ideal movie for a Family-friendly scare-a-thon can be quite the tightrope walk. You need a film that offers age-appropriate thrills without being too snooze-worthy for the adults in the room.

Fear not, because we’ve carefully curated a definitive list of 12 timeless movies perfect for a fun-filled family movie night. These cinematic gems offer a magical blend of giggles, gasps, and moral lessons, ensuring that your Halloween celebrations are both fun and meaningful.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A masterpiece from the illustrious Steven Spielberg, “E.T.” is more than a movie; it’s a shared cultural experience that has captured the imaginations of multiple generations. Follow the extraordinary friendship between Elliott and a lost alien, right through their Halloween adventure. A nostalgic pick that still holds up, this movie is a must-watch during the spooky season.

Coraline (2009)

If you’re looking to introduce your little ones to the concept of “creepy,” Coraline does the job magnificently. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s hair-raising book, this stop-motion feature is visually arresting and teases out scares that are just the right amount of unsettling for older kids and tweens.

Ghostbusters (1984)

A pop-culture milestone, “Ghostbusters” combines humor, adventure, and some ghostly encounters, making it an excellent pick for a more mature younger audience. While some jokes might go over the little ones’ heads, the captivating special effects and memorable characters make it a Halloween staple.

The Addams Family (1991)

No list of Halloween movies is complete without the peculiar Addams Family. As they try to figure out if Uncle Fester is an impostor, the family serves up eccentricity and creepiness, with a side of laugh-out-loud humor. It’s an affectionate look at family values, albeit with a ghoulish twist.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington’s identity crisis is a magical visual spectacle brought to life by Tim Burton and Henry Selick. As Halloween Town’s iconic figure tries to hijack Christmas, kids and adults alike are treated to unforgettable songs and some of the most unique animation ever seen.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

With a sequel currently in the works, this is the ideal time to revisit or introduce your family to the Sanderson sisters’ misadventures. This 90s classic has it all: time-traveling witches, immortal cats, and plenty of tricks and treats to keep everyone entertained.

Casper (1995)

For those in the mood for a gentler supernatural tale, “Casper” offers a whimsical look at friendship and family. Set in a haunted mansion filled with spectral surprises, the movie blends humor, drama, and a dash of romance, making it a well-rounded family film.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

This Pixar gem reimagines the childhood fear of monsters lurking in the closet, turning it into a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage. With standout performances by John Goodman and Billy Crystal, “Monsters, Inc.” is perfect for kids and enjoyable for adults—a win-win situation.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

This Eddie Murphy-led comedy turns the fright dial down a notch but dials up the humor and adventure. Loosely based on the Disneyland attraction, it serves as an amusing haunted-house caper suitable for the entire family.

Corpse Bride (2005)

Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” rounds out our list with its gothic romance and animated artistry. A tale of love, commitment, and otherworldly entanglements, it offers older kids and adults a more nuanced, slightly darker film to enjoy.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

In the animated romp “Hotel Transylvania” (2012), Count Dracula (voiced by a charming Adam Sandler) is more than just a classic horror figure; he’s a loving father and an elite hotelier running a lavish getaway for the supernatural, far away from the prying eyes of humans. That’s until Jonathan, a quirky human backpacker voiced by Andy Samberg, accidentally stumbles upon the secluded resort and falls head over heels for Dracula’s fiercely independent daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez).

Halloweentown (1998)

Halloweentown is a beloved throwback that still captivates new generations of young viewers. Marnie Piper, played by Kimberly J. Brown, feels suffocated in a family that inexplicably shuns the magic of Halloween. Imagine her surprise when she discovers she’s not just an ordinary teen—she’s a bona fide witch with real magical powers! This revelation comes after eavesdropping on a cryptic conversation between her mom and grandma. Eager to learn more, Marnie and her siblings embark on a whimsical journey to the very real Halloweentown.

With this carefully selected list, your family’s Halloween movie marathon is guaranteed to be a hit, delivering a spook-tacular evening that mixes age-appropriate frights with high-quality cinematic fare. So, dim the lights, grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket, and let these classics enchant your family this Halloween.

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