Halloween Movies for Kids & Families

If you are looking for family-friendly Halloween movies to watch together this October, check out our favourite spooky and not-so-spooky movies. Watch these old and not so old family Halloween movies from the comfort of your own home. Grab the popcorn, Halloween treats and snuggle up with one of our favourite Halloween movies perfect for kids and families to enjoy together. There’s a happy Halloween in store even for children who aren’t allowed to trick or treat, so here’s our go-to guide for your Halloween much-watch movies.

Little Shop of Horrors

1986 ‧ Musical/Horror

Beetlejuice

1988 ‧ Comedy/Fantasy

Ghostbusters

1984 ‧ 1989 ‧ 1996 ‧ Comedy/Fantasy

And exciting news on June 11th, 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife is due to be released.

Hocus Pocus

1993 ‧ Family/Comedy

Casper

1995 ‧ Family/Fantasy

Sleepy Hollow

1999 ‧ Horror/Mystery

Monsters, Inc.

2001 ‧ Family/Comedy

ParaNorman

2012 ‧ Animation/Family

Hotel Transylvania

2012 ‧ Family/Comedy

Super Monster Save Halloween

2018 ‧ Animation/Family

The Addams Family

2019 ‧ Family/Comedy

Perhaps you might argue that the following movies we picked aren’t typical Halloween movies but we think they are too good not to mention and watch this Halloween weekend.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1982 ‧ Family/Sci-Fi

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1993 ‧ Animation/Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

2001 ‧ Fantasy/Adventure

Corpse Bride

2005 ‧ Animation/Fantasy

Coraline

2009 ‧ Animation/Family

We would love to know what you are doing to celebrate Halloween this year or what family Halloween movie you watched together, find us on social media @tridentholidayhomes and let us know!

Eilís M – Editor of the Trident blog

  • Favourite escape: Exploring the Beara Peninsula and trail running in the Wicklow Mountains
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