There are a lot of things you and the kids can look forward to this Halloween. There’s the candy, of course, costumes, and creepy Halloween decorations, which means you and your little ones will have plenty of thrills for this ghoulishly scary holiday. But if you’re looking to Netflix and chill with the kids, then here are some kid-friendly Halloween movies that are very cool and perhaps maybe even a little scary but not so much that they’ll give anyone nightmares, of course! So if you want a little family-friendly fun, then check out this this list of movies and TV shows that you can stream on Halloween right now!
“Super Monsters” is an animated television series about a group of preschool children whose parents happen to be the world’s most popular monsters. The series includes cool characters like Frankie Mash who is a Frankenstein monster with super strength and a young vampire named Drac Shadows. These tiny monster spawns are trying to master their special abilities while preparing for kindergarten, too.
It’s 22 episodes of good-hearted fun that any Halloween enthusiast would love.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
“The Spiderwick Chronicles” follows two brothers and their sister who move into a run-down estate with their mother. While exploring the property, they find themselves pulled into an alternate dimension where fairies and other mystical creatures reign supreme. Along the way, they encounter all kinds of magical beasts that kids have come to expect on Halloween like goblins, ogres, trolls, and so much more.
In the animated film, “Ghost Patrol,” Gabi, Spence and the Spooky Dog are their town’s very own supernatural hunters. But they’ve never actually seen a ghost. However, all that changes when they are called in to investigate the old Geist Manor, where they find all the proof of the supernatural they needed and so much more.
Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket
While on vacation at Nantucket Island, a teenage mystery writer named Annabelle Hooper and her friends are forced to try and outthink two thieves in order to solve the real mystery behind the legendary story of the ghosts of Nantucket. “Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket” has mystery and suspense, all of which you’ve come to expect from a good Halloween movie.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
Think of “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” as the Halloween equivalent of Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer. He’s a pumpkin who becomes an outcast among his own kind because he’s square-shaped instead of round. But during the course of the film, he proves he’s just like everyone else when he winds up saving the day.
In the film, “Gnome Alone,” which is a play-on title of the film “Home Alone,” a teenager named Chloe and her mom move to a new home. But she soon gets caught in the middle of an ongoing feud between the gnomes who live in her home and a group of evil creatures called the Troggs. And only she alone can save her home and restore peace.
My Babysitter’s a Vampire
In “My Babysitter’s a Vampire,” 14-year-old Ethan is bummed out of his mind after his parents punish him for not properly babysitting his younger sister. But instead of sending him to his room without dinner, they hire a babysitter to replace him. But they have no idea that the student they hired from Ethan’s class is a vampire.
Super Monsters Save Halloween
If your kids loved the “SuperMonsters” TV series and “Super Monsters Vida’s First Halloween” then they’ll love this 24-minute short film, “Super Monsters Save Halloween.” And as the title implies, the Super Monsters spring into action to spread the Halloween spirit all around the neighborhood before it’s too late.
Hotel Transylvania 3
“Hotel Transylvania 3” is the latest installment in the animated film franchise and it brings back Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein and the rest of the monsters as they take on their biggest challenge yet—a vacation aboard a summer cruise. But things take an unusual twist for Dracula when he falls head over fangs in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka, who may hold some secrets of her own.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” is a culmination of fun-family comedy and adventure as two young friends find a magic book that brings the ghoulish characters of the Goosebump novels into the real world. It’ll be up to the youngsters to figure out how to make things right again before all chaos breaks loose.
Pac’s Scary Halloween
Do your kids love Pac Man? Did you love Pac Man when you were a kid? Well then “Pac’s Scary Halloween” is the perfect Halloween movie for you. In the film, Pac-Man and his friends go to a Halloween party that seems to be perfectly normal. But the night takes a turn for the worse when the evil Dr.
Pacenstein tries to switch bodies with Pac Man.
A Witches’ Ball
Do your little ones love witches? Then make sure to add “A Witches’ Ball” to your Halloween favorites. In the film, Beatrix has just passed her magical tests and is confident that she’s ready to become a full-fledged witch. But she’ll have to master one more spell if she wants to attend the Witches’ Ball.
“Little Monsters” is an ‘80s classic that never gets old. In the film, a boy becomes friends with the monster living under his bed. But soon he finds himself turning into a monster himself.
This is a great Halloween film and it might even motivate your kids to make friends with their own imaginary monster under their bed.
In the animated film, “Dear Dracula,” the Count is feeling a little down about his skills as a scary monster. But then, he gets a fan letter from a little boy, which gives him an opportunity to show off his prowess at a Halloween party and regain his confidence as the supreme monster of all monsters.
All Hallows’ Eve
In the film “All Hallows’ Eve,” Eve discovers she’s a witch and accidentally summons a witch from her family line on her birthday, which coincidentally happens to also be Halloween night. The evil witch soon tries to take over the town and it’s up to Eve to figure out how to stop her before it’s too late.
In “Monster Family,” the Wishbone family are struggling to find happiness. So, in a desperate attempt to reconnect, Mum and Emma plan a fun evening together. However, their plans go sideways when a wicked witch curses the entire family and turns them all into monsters.
“Spooky Stories” brings back your favorite “Shrek” characters, including the main man himself, Donkey and some of your children’s other favorite characters from the Kingdom of Far Away. In this animated film, they get together to tell a series of spooky stories. But don’t worry.
They’re not so scary that they’ll give your kids nightmare.
Spooky Stories 2
If you loved the first “Spooky Stories” film from DreamWorks, then you’re going to look the sequel even more. In “Spooky Stories 2,” a group of one-eyed monsters are tasked with the grueling responsibility of saving the planet from possessed pumpkins and evil zombie carrots. Now that sounds like a monster of a good time.
“Monster Island” follows an animated character named Lucas whose entire world gets turned upside down after he discovers he’s not really human. To make things worse, his first monster transformation happens in front of the popular kids at school. So, he must journey to Monster Island to learn more about who and what he truly is.
It’s a great movie about self-discovery and acceptance, which your kids will totally relate to.
The Little Vampire
In the animated 2017 film, “The Little Vampire,” Tony, who’s obsessed with the dead, becomes friends with another kid named Rudolph. But it doesn’t take long for Tony to realize that there’s something unusual about his pale friend. It turns out that Rudolph is a vampire, and so is his family.
But a group of vampire hunters is after them. So, Tony and Rudolph join forces to save them.
Room on a Broom
In the film “Room on a Broom,” a kind hearted witch invites a group of animals to join her on her broomstick. Of course, her cat doesn’t approve because it thinks the broom is a little too crowded. But that’s one of the things that makes this movie so cute.
And the witch is going to need the help of her new animal friends after a dragon threatens her.
The Addams Family
“The Addams Family” film has all the goofy comedy of the original series but multiplied by 10 and the film takes weird to a whole new level. So, go ahead and join Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the gang as they try to reconnect with their long-lost relative, Fester Addams, who returns to them under mysterious circumstances.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
“The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” is a film about a teen girl named Jordan Sands and her family who inherit a castle in Romania. One day, while prospecting the property, Jordan accidentally steps on a vial of blood that starts a shocking transformation. But when she wolfs out in front of her brother Hunter, he tries to help her find a cure which sets off a chain of unforeseen events.
Monster High: Welcome to Monster High
“Welcome to Monster High” follows Draculaura, a female vampire, who’s also Dracula’s daughter. She teams up with Frankie Stein, the daughter of Frankenstein and his bride and together try to open up a school where all monsters can attend. Not only is this a family friendly movie, but it teaches kids about things like inclusivity and acceptance of everyone despite their differences.
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween
Halloween gets canceled in “The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween,” after Principal Krupp and evil child genius Melvin make Halloween illegal. This forces George and Harold to team up with friends to create Hack-a-ween in retaliation. So instead of costumes, they wear disguises and instead of pumpkins, they carve cabbages.
But the boys ultimately realize that to save Halloween they’ll have to find a way to negotiate with Krupp and Melvin.
True Tricky Treat Day
Halloween starts off pretty normal for True and her friends in the animated film “True Tricky Treat Day.” But when the villainous Tricky Treats begin turning everyone in town into a Howling Greenie, True and her friends must band together and find a way to save everyone before it’s too late. It may not be an Oscar winner, but it’s a fun, clean way to celebrate Halloween with the kiddos.
In the animated film, “Monster House,” DJ and his friends head to an elderly neighbor’s home after getting a mysterious phone call from the empty house itself. Once inside they discover that things aren’t what they appear to be. This becomes evidently clear when they realize that the house is really a human soul that merged with the property and that everything inside is part of his anatomy.
Mickey’s House of Villains
Mickey’s in trouble, or at least, his House of Mouse is in the animated film “Mickey’s House of Villains.” It turns out that the evil Jafar from the “Aladdin” film has gathered some of Disney’s most nefarious villains and are planning to take over Mickey’s House of Mouse. Their ultimate goal? To turn the house in to the House of Villains.
If your kids are 10 and up and are looking for a good Halloween movie to sink their teeth into, then try “Bunks.” This live action film follows two troublemaking brothers who pose as camp counselors at an island summer camp. But while they’re there, they accidentally trigger a curse that brings the campfire zombie story to life.
The Princess and the Frog
“The Princess and the Frog” is about a waitress who’s desperate to make her dreams of being a restaurant owner come true. This sets her on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a man. But then she faces the same issues he has after she kisses him.
This might not seem like a Halloween movie but it has plenty of spirits, magical transformations and masquerades, which is perfect for this holiday.
In the animated film, “Coraline,” after moving into a new house, Coraline finds a secret door where her “other mother” allegedly lives. This suspicious mother appears to be everything that the little girl ever wanted and more. She even promises to give her everything she every wanted.
But does this woman have ulterior motives? That’s one of the mysteries your kids will get to explore in this PG-rated film.
Before I Wake
“Before I Wake” is PG-13 which is perfect for your older kids. In the film, a couple adopt an orphan child who has the power to physically manifest his dreams into the real world while he sleeps. But happy dreams aren’t the only things he can conjure up while he catches on his rest.
That’s something his adoptive parents discover when the boy’s nightmares start to physically manifest themselves, too.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a Japanese animated fantasy film about a girl named Mary Smith, who finds a mysterious flower called fly-by-night that can give her the power to become a witch for only night. Aside from being highly entertaining, the film takes Mary on an adventure to a witch’s school where she runs into some serious trouble.
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly
In “R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly,” a 11-year-old boy meets two young ghosts who need his help to discovery the mystery behind what lead to their deaths.
While the premise might sound a little grim, the film is full of good-hearted family fun, with a sprinkle of horror here and there. But what else would you expect from R.L. Stine.
In the animated film, “Igor,” a lab assistant named Igor spends his days dreaming of one day becoming a mad scientist. But after spending so much time dreaming for this to happen, he finally gets an opportunity to take over after his evil master passes away unexpectedly. This allows him to enter the annual Evil Science Fair.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” doesn’t exactly scream Halloween, but it might offer your kids some inspiration on what superhero they want to dress up as this holiday. The animated film is about Miles Morales, a young man who takes on the role of Spider-Man. But along the way, he finds himself meeting other versions of the web-slinger from different dimensions.
Troll Hunters: Tales of Arcadia
Unlike the films mentioned on this list, “Troll Hunters: Tales of Arcadia” is actually an animated series that follows James Lake Jr., a teen, who discovers a strange amulet that transports him to another dimension that’s filled with all kinds of other worldly creatures and trolls that your kids will love. The great thing about this being a series is that you and the kids can binge all 52 22-minute episodes or spread them out through the month of October. Think of it as a countdown to Halloween.
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
It’s the third installment of DreamWork’s “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy series. The series follows Hisirdoux Casperan after the events of Troll Hunters and 3Below. Casperan, who is also Merlin’s apprentice travels back to 12th century Camelot with his friends to learn more about the events that lead up to a terrible battle that has catastrophic consequences in the future.
Power Rangers Samurai Party Monsters
“Power Rangers Samurai Party Monsters” is a Halloween special of the popular superhero series. Do you or your kids ever wonder what happens to the monsters after the Power Rangers defeat them? Well, in this film, you get to see these defeated monsters at a Halloween Party in the Netherworld where they trade stories about their encounters with the Samurai Power Rangers.
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween
If you loved the “Super Monsters” series and are craving more, then you’re in luck. The series has spawned a couple of specials, which include “Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween.” In this latest adventure, the Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with their friend Vida. Then they’re invited to the Howlers’ backyard to celebrate the Mexican holiday, “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead.
But don’t let the word dead scare you because the significance of the holiday is about prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have passed away. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to the traditions of other cultures.