Halloween Movies For Kids

Posted on Oct 23 2015 - 8:28pm by My Little Villagers


Watching scary movies can be a lot of fun, but make sure the movies your children are watching are age appropriate or else you may have a little one too scared to fall asleep at night.  I did some research on Common Sense Media to find out which spooky films got the best reviews from parents and which are suitable for certain age groups.  Here they are:

Preschoolers (Ages 2 – 4)

  1. Barney: Halloween Party
  2. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
  3. Eloise’s Rawther Unusual Halloween
  4. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  5. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Monster Musical
  6. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

Little Kids (Ages 5 – 7)

  1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  2. Hotel Transylvania
  3. Mickey’s House of Villains
  4. Monster’s Inc. / Monster’s University
  5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  6. Scared Shrekless

Big Kids (Ages 8 – 9)

  1. Beetlejuice
  2. Casper
  3. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  4. Coraline
  5. Frankenweenie
  6. Matilda

Tweens (Ages 10 – 12)

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Gremlins
  3. Hocus Pocus
  4. Monster House
  5. ParaNorman
  6. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Note: These are merely suggestions.  You know your child best, so only you can decide what you think your child can and cannot handle.  (For example, even though Tim Burtan’s Corpse Bride is categorized as a “tweens” movie, my daughter watched it when she was five years old and loved it.)

Happy Halloween!

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  1. Lorina October 23, 2015 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    I have another suggestion to add to one of the lists! Double Double Toil and Trouble. It’s with Mary Kate and Ashley Olson when they were little. Was always a favorite of mine. 🙂

    • Cristina Margolis October 23, 2015 at 10:48 PM - Reply

      Great pick! We love that movie too. Thank you.

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