30 Family Friendly Halloweeny Movies

May 23, 2012

Here’s a short list of 30 family friendly horror or Halloween style films that will let you introduce your kids to the genre without causing them horrible nightmare (hopefully) and would be great at any Halloween party for kids. These films run the gamut between G and PG and can be fun for all ages. I also provided links to their Amazon.com pages so if you’re interested in finding out more about them or buying them you’re just one click away! Can you name any more?

1. Ernest Scared Stupid (Buy)

2. Monster Squad (Buy)

3. Beetlejuice (Buy)

4. Ghostbusters (Buy)

5. It’s the great pumpkin Charley Brown (Buy)

6. Corpse Bride (Buy)

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Buy)

8. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Buy)

9. Mad Monster Party (Buy)

10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Buy) – probably better to try to rent it or go with The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Buy)

11. Monster House (Buy)

12. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Buy) – Meet The Mummy (Buy) – These guys had a few “Meet the Monster” movies including Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and The Invisible Man.

13. Coraline (Buy)

14. The Watcher in the Woods (Buy)

15. Invaders from Mars (Buy)

16. Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Buy)

17. Casper The Friendly Ghost (Buy) (This was going to be “Mr. Boogedy” but I couldn’t find it available to buy)

18. Little Monsters (Buy)

19. The Worst Witch (Buy)

20. The Addams Family & Addams Family Values (Buy) – Two for one, you can’t beat it, plus it takes our list to 31.

21. Goosebumps (Buy) – Pretty much any Goosebumps movie will do, so this link takes you to the search screen for whatever is avaialable.

22. Gremlins (Buy)

23. The Blob (1958) (Buy)

24. Monsters Inc. (Buy)

25. The Witches (Buy)

26. Disney’s Haunted Mansion (Buy)

27. Hocus Pocus (Buy)

28. Ghost & Mr Chicken (Buy)

29. Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (Buy)

30. Scooby Doo live action movies (Buy) – Another two-for brings our list to 32.

Obviously there are tons more out there, this is just a list of some that I remember. I hope this list will help you find what you’re looking for or inspire you to remember some of the kid friendly horror flicks out there that made you a fan!

Remember, Enjoy the horror my friends!

– Mr. Frights




  1. Great list! 🙂

  2. I enjoyed your blog a lot because it brought back a lot of my own childhood memories. I enjoyed a lot of theses movies that you listed, and few that I need to see still. Thank you

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