Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies

They don’t call October ‘spooky season’ for nothing. Halloween tends to be, well, spooky — but it doesn’t have to be. JC Parents put together a list of kid-friendly movies that will put anyone in the Halloween spirit without the frightening punch.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

This Halloween special is an animated fall classic. While Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin, the rest of the Peanuts crew celebrates Halloween.

Ghostbusters (1984)

When a team of parapsychologists loses their funding at a university, they start a new business venture offering ghost removal services in the Big Apple.  

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The early ‘90s film focuses on three comedic witches who were accidentally resurrected by a teenage boy on Halloween night. Now, the kids have to steal the trio’s book of spells to keep them from becoming immortal.

Casper (1995)

A cute, charming ghost named Casper falls in love with Kat after her dad, Dr. James Harvey, is hired to rid the abandoned mansion of spirits. After recovering some of his old memories, Casper discovers a secret that might bring him back to life. 

Halloweentown (1998)

When Marnie learns she comes from a family of witches, she must help her grandmother save Halloweentown and defeat evil forces. 

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

A realtor and his wife/business partner are called to sell a mansion. In an effort to spend time as a family, they take their two kids to the mansion and end up staying the night, but it doesn’t take long to discover the property is haunted. 

Monster House (2006)

This animated film follows three teenagers who unravel a mystery about a house in the neighborhood.  

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Where do monsters go when they need a vacation? Hotel Transylvania! The situation gets dicey when a human stumbles upon the hotel and falls in love with one of the monsters. 

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