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40 Spooky Movies For Kids

Most of us will be celebrating Halloween at home this year, and what better way to do that than with a spooky movie for the family?

There are some new movies to check out for older kids, including Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets, a remake of The Witches, and The Craft: Legacy (see the Movies4Kids homepage for reviews), and below we’ve got some suggestions of perfect Hallowe’en movies you can watch as a family at home, from cute and cuddly monster movies for little ones to creepier, scarier fare for brave older kids and teens (and parents, of course).

The reviews are grouped into age categories as a rough guide but do read the Movies4Kids review (and watch the movie’s trailer, also on the review page) for more information – just click on any movie’s title below to go to the relevant review.

Some words of advice before you dim the lights and get ready to hide behind the sofa:

  1. Do read the individual Movies4Kids reviews to see if a movie is suitable for your child, and if you’re still not sure it’s never a bad idea to watch a movie first yourself just to see what could possibly upset or scare them.
  2. Don’t assume that just because a movie is animated, it will be suitable for very little viewers!
  3. Check out the movie’s certificate (we use the British ratings, eg U, PG, 12A, 15) and you can also visit the British Board Of Film Classification’s website –– for more information on certificates and specific films.
  4. Have a spooktacular Hallowe’en! 

And here are the 40 spookiest Movies4Kids Halloween movies:

For Very Young Viewers…



Monsters Inc

Monsters Vs Aliens



For The Over 7s…

The Addams Family (animated)

The Black Cauldron

The Book Of Life


Hotel Transylvania

The Little Vampire (live action)

Monster Family

Monster Island

Scooby Doo

Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit

100% Wolf

For Age 10s And Over…

The Addams Family (live action)



Ghostbusters 1984

Ghostbusters 2016


Hocus Pocus

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets

A Monster Calls


The Witches 1990

The Witches 2020

For Teens…


Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Carrie 2013

The Craft

The Craft Legacy

Fright Night 2011


The Lost Boys

Warm Bodies