27 Apr Spooky Halloween Movies for your Fright Nights with the Kids
Let’s be honest: everyone loves the thrill and adrenaline rush that come with the Halloween season – the trick-or-treats, blood-curdling indoor and outdoor decorations, the visits to haunted houses….the whole shebang. Of more importance, however, is that kids do like a spooktacular Halloween. No need to wait a few more months, though, to experience the Halloween feels. If you are looking to take your fright night with kids to a whole new and terrifying level, try these 7 Halloween movies.
Keep reading; your little ones will be glad you did.
#1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
I am sure your children have read a fair share of horror stories wound around Halloween, but The Nightmare Before Christmas will top it all. In all seriousness, the movie isn’t actually too scary for your little ones, but they’ll certainly get the creeps. A brainchild of screenplay genius Tim Burton, this musical film will be the highlight of your fright night. It’s also a fabulous Christmas movie.
Here’s yet another spooky film courtesy of Tim Burton’s warped imagination. It goes well with decorated TV room, complete with all Halloween gems — skull heads, spider webs, bloody tableware, scary drinkware, witches, zombies, terrifying window treatment, and so forth. It’s recommended for kids 10 and up.
#3. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Warning: Hocus Pocus is not suitable for children under the age of 11! Otherwise, this 1993 Halloween film is fantastic. It’s about a boy who’s charged with taking care of his nosy little sibling who accidentally awakens Sanderson Sisters, a trio of Salem witches, on a Halloween night.
#4. Casper (1995)
This Casper-meets-a-tender-ghost movie is not only Halloweenish but also unexpectedly heartwarming. Enjoy with kids older than 6.
#5. Halloweentown Trilogy
This magical trilogy will certainly put your kids into a Halloween mood. Marnie Piper is a curious kid who’s always obsessed with Halloween, much to the chagrin of her mother. It’s her grandma, however, who leads her to Halloweentown, fictitious place your children older than seven will find fascinating.
#6. Labyrinth (1986)
Following years of sibling rivalry, Sarah’s wish for Goblins to whisk away her little brother finally came to pass. She, however, has to take over 13 hours to solve a labyrinth to rescue her baby bro.
This 1990s classic kiddie Halloween film isn’t too shabby for a fright night. Upon stumbling into a convention of witches looking to exterminate kids, Luke has to stop them no matter what. It doesn’t help that he’s actually turned into a mouse.