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8 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids!

Well, I guess I am going to have to face the fact that fall is almost upon us! Pretty soon it will be pumpkin this, and pumpkin that for days on end. Don’t get me wrong, fall is actually my favorite season, especially here in New England. The colors are mesmerizing, the air is cool, and family-friendly Halloween movies are so fun to watch. I think I am just in denial that summer is really over.

There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of fall than a family movie night. Here is our list of fun and spooky films that our family loves to watch every year!


 Hocus Pocus

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Set in 17th century Salem, the Sanderson Witches are resurrected to create chaos and mayhem! It’s up to a group of children, with the help of a magical cat, to stop them. Hocus Pocus is an outrageous comedy that is sure to entertain the whole family.


Hotel Transylvania 2

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All of our favorite monsters are back for the 2nd installment of Hotel Transylvania! Count Dracula is still running the show at a hotel for monsters. It’s a hotel where monsters can be themselves and get away from the dreaded humans. This edition introduces us to Dennis, the half-monster, half-human grandson of Count Dracula. While Mavis is away, Count Dracula is determined to make a monster out of Dennis and his attempts will delight and entertain you!


The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jack, the Pumpkin King, wants to spread the joy of Christmas to Halloweentown. His attempts put Santa in danger and cause a nightmare for all the good boys and girls.



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This was one of my favorite movies as a child. A couple of ghosts make every attempt to get the new residents of their house to leave. When all their attempts fail, they call the ghost with the most, Beetlejuice! Things quickly get out of hand and calamity ensues in this hilarious Halloween comedy.


Halloweentown and Halloweentown 2

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This is such a cute family Halloween series! 13-year-old Marnie discovers she is a witch and travels through a secret portal to Halloweentown. It is a magical place of ghosts where Marnie battles evil curses and wicked witches.



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R.L. Stine’s award-winning book comes to life in this exciting movie. The monsters from the book are accidentally released and craziness ensues as the group attempts to trap them back in the book.

*Children under 6 may get a bit scared with this one so you might want to save it until they are 7-8 years old.*


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Tim Burton has come up with a quirky and cute tale of a boy and his dog in Frankeweenie! After Victor’s dog dies he uses science to bring him back to life. The dog runs around town and Victor has to face some serious consequences.


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The magic of J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards and spells are seen through the eyes of Harry Potter in this series of magical movies.

*some themes in the movie may be too difficult for young children to understand. Also, young children may be afraid of the “monsters and magic.”*

I hope you enjoy one or all of our picks this Halloween season. Happy Movie Watching!!