Family Halloween Movies – It’s trick or treat time! That’s what a lot of children say on Halloween, when they’re dressed as witches, devils, or vampires and going from house to house.
However, when the weather is cloudy, the day is also ideal for staying at home with your family, settling in front of the television, and watching Halloween-themed movies.
Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Plus all have a plethora of kid-friendly scary movies available for streaming. There is something for everyone, not just children. There is something for everyone.
17 Best Family Halloween Movies
We have put together the seventeen best Halloween movies that we think will make everyone in the family “happy Halloween.”
Real classics are just as well represented as great animated films and true film pearls that we bring out of the blue.
Let yourself be inspired for an eerily beautiful movie night at the Pumpkin Festival. Maybe even go to the cinema? Here are our favorite Halloween movies for the whole family.
1. Fun Size (2012)
When it comes to the Halloween festival itself, “Fun Size,” an entertaining teen adventure, has the spotlight on them.
The lovely Wren (Victoria Justice) has been invited to an excellent Halloween party, but she is responsible for her brother Albert that evening.
She comes to the conclusion that one does not preclude the other from consideration. When little Albert goes missing, Wren’s Halloween nightmare takes on a terrifying new dimension.
2. Monster House (2006)
A creepy animated adventure for the whole family about a haunted house is presented as follows: A basketball is misplaced in the house next door just before Halloween, just in time for the holiday.
Objects have mysteriously vanished from the house on more than one occasion in recent memory.
DJ, the young man from across the street, has had enough of this. He hopes to finally uncover the mystery of the house this summer with the help of his friends, Chowder and Jenny.
3. ParaNorman (2012)
Every character, including zombies, in this stop-motion film has a magical quality to them: Norman is a bit of an outcast at his new school.
This is most likely due to the fact that horror film fans have the ability to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead in the same way that the living do.
However, it is precisely this oddball’s gift that makes him the city’s savior when the puritanical founding fathers rise from their graves and infiltrate the city as zombies, as he does in the film.
4. The Monster Squad (1987)
Count Dracula is on a mission to obtain a mysterious amulet that will grant him unlimited power. In order to accomplish this, he assembles a group of well-known monsters:
everything from the mummy to a werewolf to the monster from Frankenstein is included.
On the other hand, the Monster Movie Fan Club is made up of kids who aren’t from yesterday. The diary is given to the teenagers by Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, who places it in their possession.
At first, they’re a little taken aback by the fact that the monsters from their favorite horror films are real, but at least they’ve learned how to deal with them.
It is impossible for Count Dracula and his monsters to stand a chance against the “Monster Squad” and their deceptions.
Classic horror gossip is combined with family-friendly adventures in the style of “The Goonies” in this 1980s comedy. The film is set in the 1980s.
5. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Their great-uncle, who disappeared 80 years ago, left behind a mysterious house, which the Grace family now occupies.
Luc Besson’s “Arthur and the Minimoys” is a little reminiscent of the fantasy fairy tale “Spiderwick Secrets,” but it is more exciting and darker, and therefore better suited for Halloween than the latter film.
6. The Addams Family (1991)
The two macabre “Addams Family” cinematic adventures, masterfully staged by director Barry Sonnenfeld, are ideal for a spooky Halloween evening in with the family!
The best part is all of the strange little details: In the second installment, “The Addams Family in Crazy Tradition,” Wednesday (Christina Ricci) attempts to murder her brother Pugsley on a regular basis, and in the third installment,
“The Addams Family in Crazy Tradition,” Wednesday performs a bloody retelling of the story of “Pocahontas” at a summer camp. I really enjoyed this story about being different.
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
At the same time, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a cultural journey back to the 1970s that is perfectly timed to coincide with Halloween.
Even though the absurd adventure of newlyweds Brad and Janet may require some explanation to younger audiences, it is also regarded as a piece of cultural history by millennial audiences.
And there has never been a better performance by Tim Curry in the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the history of the musical.
8. Frankenweenie (2012)
Tim Burton’s typically morbid but also heartwarming story is about a young boy named Victor who, in true Frankenstein fashion, brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life.
The film is directed by Tim Burton. It goes without saying that the experiment has had some unexpected consequences.
When Sparky is brought back to life, he develops his own quirks, and when he escapes and is discovered, all of the children become obsessed with bringing their own deceased pets back to life.
9. Hocus Pocus (1993)
What could be more appropriate for Halloween than three evil witches? Max lights a mysterious candle at the old Sanderson sisters’ house in order to impress his flame, Alison, and to bring the evil witch sisters back to life.
Alison is Max’s long-term partner (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy). Unfortunately, this is also the case in some cases.
And for the remainder of “Hocus Pocus,” Alison, Max, and his sister Dani are hard at work exterminating the witches once more.
10. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Tim Burton not only tells the story of Edward in a tragic and heartbreaking manner, but he also manages to make it quite creepy at times.
The artificial human, Edward, lives in the castle of his creator, who dies of a heart attack while still unfinished, that is, without hands.
The identity of the boy with scissorhands is finally revealed. Peg decides to take Edward in as a member of her family. Following an initial surge in popularity, Edward’s innocent nature is soon exposed by the machinations of his fictitious friends.
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11. The Boxtrolls (2014)
It’s a detailed stop-motion adventure about prejudice and monsters that aren’t really monsters at all. The Boxtrolls are considered evil monsters in the town of Cheesebridge, despite the fact that they are completely harmless and extremely shy.
When there is even the slightest indication of danger, they take refuge in their cardboard boxes, which they keep with them at all times.
A fantastic conspiracy story revolves around the human child, Eggs, who grew up with the boxtrolls and is now on the run from the authorities. “Boxtrolls” depicts a gloomy world that is reminiscent of Tim Burton’s filmography.
12. THE MUMMY (1999)
Halloween is unquestionably a classic, and the two adventure films starring Brando Fraser and Rachel Weisz are definitely appropriate for families.
In the first episode, the daredevil Rick expresses his reluctance to return to the infamous Hamunaptra Dead City because he had an unusual experience there while serving as a foreign legionnaire.
Evelyn, a beautiful archaeologist, manages to persuade him in the end. Imhotep, the evil high priest, is accidentally resurrected in this location.
It is even more family-friendly in the second installment, “The Mummy Returns,” in which Rick and Evelyn are married and battle the scorpion king of ancient Egypt as a nuclear family, along with son Alex and his uncle Jonathan.
13. Beetlejuice (1988)
Tim Burton is at it again. However, it is also Halloween. Genie Davis and Alec Baldwin’s wacky ghost story about married couple Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) Maitland is perfectly suited for this purpose.
After the Maitlands are killed in a car accident, they wake up in the afterlife and find themselves trapped in their house.
To get rid of the obnoxious and boisterous new tenants who have taken up residence in their dream home, they enlist the help of the exorcist Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton).
14. Corpse Bride (2005)
Tim Burton has done it yet again: ‘Corpse Bride’ is a stop-motion animation film set in a gloomy nineteenth-century England.
It has been decided that Victor Van Dort, the heir apparent of a nouveau riche family, will marry into the noble but impoverished Everglot family.
He makes an unintentional promise to marry a deceased woman. After insisting on the marriage vows, the corpse bride whisks him away into the realm of the dead.
What appears to be a macabre zombie adventure in “Corpse Bride” turns out to be a delightfully bizarre love affair full of unexpected twists and turns.
15. Ghostbusters (1984)
What number are you going to dial? The term “Ghostbusters” refers to Halloween as a celebration event.
There is no better version of the film than the one starring Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Dr. “Ray” Stantz, and Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler.
However, the remake of “Ghostbusters” (2016) as a “Girl Power” trio with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon in the lead roles is also a lot of fun to watch.
16. Goosebumps (2015)
This spooky comedy starring Jack Black as RL Stine, author of the best-selling teen horror novels “Goosebumps,” introduces teenage Zach to his new town and is the perfect Halloween entertainment for the whole family.
As soon as he walks through the door of his new home, he sets his gaze on the attractive daughter of his next-door neighbor.
However, according to Hannah’s father, the aforementioned author, it is not recommended to consume cherries. In the process of accidentally unleashing every ghost, monster, and demon that Stine has conjured up in his books, all hell bursts out.
17. CORALINE (2009)
It’s important to choose your wishes carefully because they may come true. Coraline’s parents are always on the go and simply don’t have enough time for their daughter, who is eleven years old.
It is her secret wish that her parents would be more accommodating to her requests.
A mysterious door in the wall of the new house’s living room grants Coraline’s wish in an unexpected and increasingly spooky manner, and the film follows her journey through it.