13 Halloween Movies, From Kid-Friendly to Spine-Chilling

13 Halloween Movies, From Kid-Friendly to Spine-Chilling - Photo by Punk Toad (flickr.com)

Whether you’re a fan of ghouls and ghosts or only like Halloween for the candy, there’s a movie for you on our list of the Top 13 Halloween Movies.

If you’re spending Halloween with the family, or would rather avoid watching horror films alone, check out these comical and festive classics:

1. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966)

A classic and family favorite, you’ll enjoy watching the Peanuts gang in this light-hearted adventure.

2. “Hocus Pocus” (1993)

Three comical witches – the Sanderson Sisters – return from the 17th century to steal the youth of children in Salem, Mass. You’ll have “I Put a Spell on You” stuck in your head for days!

3. “Young Frankenstein” (1974)

If your kiddos are around or you’re not into movies that keep you up at night, watch this not-so-scary parody of a classic.

4. “Casper” (1995)

Take a journey to Friendship, Maine where the hunt is on for the mysterious treasure hidden in the old Whipstaff Manor. Your family will be laughing at the hilarious antics from Casper the friendly ghost and his uncles!

5. “Beetlejuice” (1988)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! You’ll laugh as this crude “bio-exorcist” helps a newly-deceased couple in scaring a family out of their home.

6. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

You and your kids will love this Tim Burton musical. The combination of Halloween and Christmas makes it great for the entire holiday season.

7. “The Addams Family” (1991)

Not only is the Addams family spooky and ooky, they’re hilariously kooky!


If blood, gore and the supernatural is your thing, check out these spine-chilling movies that will leave you sleeping with the light on. You have been warned.

8. “Halloween” (1978)

Beware, this movie is not for the easily-spooked! A murderer escapes a psychiatric hospital and stalks a teenage girl and her friends on Halloween night.

9. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)

Leatherface and his psychotic family wreak havoc on a group of teenage friends. After watching this gruesome film, you’ll never look at power tools the same.

10. “Paranormal Activity” (2007)

A young couple haunted by a supernatural presence in their home documents their strange encounters. You’ll be filled with suspense from the beginning to the shockingly terrifying ending.

11. “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

This terrifying classic is the original zombie movie that spawned multiple remakes. A definite must-see for all you zombie fanatics!

12. “Friday the 13th” (1980)

Brace yourself before watching this chilling slasher film. An unknown murderer brutally kills camp counselors at the site of a child’s drowning.

13. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)

Is it just a dream or actual reality? Freddy Krueger will haunt your dreams if you’re brave enough to fall asleep! One…two…Freddy’s coming for you.

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