Best Halloween Movies for Kids & Where To Watch Them

It's officially fall and time to get into the Halloween spirit. The days and nights are starting to get cooler and the leaves are (slowly) changing this year. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and both of my kids seem to like it too, even though they're young. We've started watching Halloween movies on all of our streaming and cable services to get excited for the holiday and trick or treating. Although they are "kid" movies, I know many adults who love these movies just as much as they did when they were kids, myself included. Here's a list of our favorite Halloween movies and shows for kids (and adults) and where you can watch them this year.


Hocus Pocus

This is, in my opinion, the most classic kids Halloween movie. I watch it about 15 times during the Halloween season, anytime I see it on tv (usually on Freeform channel if you have cable). It's also on Disney+ so you can watch it whenever you want. This classic follows 3 witches that come back from the dead when the black flame candle is lit on Halloween night. Recent news has been shared that Hocus Pocus 2 will be coming out too, next year!


Where to watch? Freeform Channel (cable) & Disney+


Halloweentown

Halloweentown is another classic kids Halloween movie that shows the whimsical town where it's Halloween all year. Disney+ has all four of the Halloweentown movies streaming, and it also plays on Disney channel throughout the season.


Where to watch? Disney+ & Disney Channel (cable)


Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is a "scary" comedy that takes place in a Haunted Mansion where a realtor becomes trapped in the mansion. If you and your kids have ever been to Disney World and went on the Haunted Mansion ride, this movie is extra exciting because you feel like you've experienced it first hand.


Where to watch? Disney+

Toy Story of Terror

Although it's not technically a move, Toy Story of Terror is a short 22 minute film that follows the toys we all know and love that mysteriously start to go missing. If your kids love the four original Toy Story movies, they'll love this Halloween twist with their favorite characters.


Where to watch? Disney+


Monsters Inc & Monster's University

Right now we are definitely on a Monsters Inc kick, we watch it almost every day. Luckily there are two Monsters movies and Disney+ even has a series called "Monsters At Work." Between these 3 series/movies we get a good variety of following Sully and Mike through their scares at work.


Where to watch? Disney+


Goosebumps

This was one of my favorite spooky shows as a kid. R.L. Stein who created the Goosebumps books, transformed it into a TV series in the 90's, which follows his kid friendly, but spooky, scary stories. There's 5 seasons of the series available to watch and each episode is a different scary story.


Where to watch? Netflix


Are You Afraid of the Dark

Are You Afraid of the Dark is another TV series that started in the 90's that shares scary stories which are kid friendly. It's a group of friends that gather around a camp fire and tell a scary story, which usually has a positive ending. This show was also remade in 2019 which can also be found on Paramount+.


Where to watch? Paramount+

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania has 3 released films that follow an animated hotel where monsters go to relax away from humans. The "horror" comedy franchise will be releasing a 4th film this fall, most likely on streaming on Amazon Prime Video joining the other 3.


Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video


Beetlejuice

This movie is a comedy fantasy that follows 2 people who get into a car accident and find themselves trapped as ghosts in their house while another family moves in. They mess with the family, but become friends with the teen daughter who can see them as they are.


Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video


Scooby-Doo

If you have HBO Max you have access to a lot of Scooby-Doo movies and TV show episodes full of spooky mysteries the team has to solve. There's a live action version along with the classic cartoon series.


Where to watch? HBO Max


The Addams Family (2019)

You can watch the newest version of the animated Addams Family movie on Hulu. This movie is funny but has the original spooky characters featured in many other Addams Family films. The live action versions of the Addams Family movies can be watch on Freeform in October regularly.


Where to watch? Hulu & Freeform Channel (cable)

Coraline

Coraline is an animated movie about a little girl who finds another strange version of the world in her house and tries to escape to get back to her family.


Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video


Corpse Bride

This is an animated Tim Burton film about groom practicing his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.


Where to watch? Hulu


Hopefully this list of TV shows and movies will keep you and your kids entertained throughout the Halloween season. All of them can be enjoyed by the entire family and keep all ages interested while getting excited for trick or treating and other fall activities. Not only are there a lot of kid friendly movies on these streaming services, but tons of scary Halloween movies and series for adults only too!



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