Scary (But Not TOO Scary!) Halloween Movies

If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies is sure to hit just the right note. (And if you are looking for something with a bit more edge for teens, try our Best Horror Movies list.)

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Barney: Halloween Party Movie Poster Image
Kids' favorite purple dinosaur teaches about fall fun.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Movie Poster Image
George finds mischief in mildly spooky Halloween tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical Movie Poster Image
Gently spooky tales focus on music and problem solving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie Movie Poster Image
Sweet-as-honey Halloween story with Pooh and pals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Eloise's Rawther Unusual Halloween Movie Poster Image
Halloween mystery has some mild frights.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
Halloween isn't complete without this classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Movie Poster Image
Delightful musical tale of pumpkin who doesn't fit in.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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A Very Brave Witch and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids Movie Poster Image
Animated Scholastic tales offer mildly spooky fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Super Monsters Save Halloween Movie Poster Image
Short tale gently helps preschoolers handle fear.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Movie Poster Image
A loveable horror story with life lessons.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Dear Dracula Movie Poster Image
Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Mickey's House of Villains Movie Poster Image
Celebrate Halloween with Disney's creepiest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Movie Poster Image
Two classic stories told in the best Disney style.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1949)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
Spooky adventure mixes silly songs with scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Bugs Bunny's Halloween Hijinx Movie Poster Image
A classic cartoon's take on scary monsters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Casper Meets Wendy Movie Poster Image
Hilary Duff's silly spook-fest is good tween fun.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Scared Shrekless Movie Poster Image
Halloween "scary tale" is a real treat for families.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Movie Poster Image
Silly Scooby fun, but watch for spooky characters.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Toy Story of TERROR! Movie Poster Image
Horror film-themed TV special is sweet treat for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
Classic comedy-horror for older kids and teens.
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(Release Year: 1948)
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Casper & Friends TV Poster Image
Kindly spirit's charming tales have some iffy retro content.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(1990)
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Ghost Patrol Movie Poster Image
Animated tale of kid ghost hunters has some mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Girl vs. Monster TV Poster Image
Fun family Halloween flick has some frightful moments.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2012)
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Halloweentown Movie Poster Image
Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Hotel Transylvania Movie Poster Image
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Monster High: Ghouls Rule Movie Poster Image
Toy line characters teach tolerance -- and iffy body images.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Monsterous Holiday Movie Poster Image
Clever Halloween tale has fun with science, stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Scooby-Doo!: Stage Fright Movie Poster Image
Fun mystery has more romance than most Scooby movies.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Under Wraps (2014) Movie Poster Image
Comic mummy tale is spooky fun for kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie Poster Image
A funny and charming movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Movie Poster Image
Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Movie Poster Image
Concoction of magical fun and fright for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Little Ghost Movie Poster Image
No scares, mild peril in subtitled animated film.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Return to Halloweentown Movie Poster Image
A cauldron of witchy magic and malice for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Trick or Treaters Movie Poster Image
Charming German folktale has English subtitles, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Daddy, I'm a Zombie Movie Poster Image
Zombies learn about friendship; lots of cartoonish violence.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Hocus Pocus Movie Poster Image
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Monster House Movie Poster Image
Frightful fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Young Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
Brooks' corniness still yields plenty of belly laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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