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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Eli Roth's tween-friendly spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Thrill Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so treasure quest has some mild cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Universal Force: The Seer Squad Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Confusing computer-animated story has violence, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Letter to Momo Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat but lovely subtitled story deals with child's grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Goobers! Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Low-budget monster movie is pretty much unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The Three Investigators in the Secret of Skeleton Island Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tween sleuths find danger and scares in South Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Essentially an hour-long commercial for the card game.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Disney's A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 9+
3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Dragons: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Battles, nightmarish imagery in toy-inspired fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Clash of the Titans Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will find this FX-heavy fantasy epic a bit dated.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Mummy: Quest for the Lost Scrolls Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated, but may be too scary for some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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