Halloween is creeping closer—a time of fear, terror and… Horror movies. This week I thought it would be fun to share some of the best horror movies for kids… If you want a scare safe enough for your kids… These movies might be right for you! Just don’t watch them alone…. Enjoy!
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
Who doesn’t love Pooh? Seriously? It’s Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and everyone is excited to trick or treat. But Pooh eats all of the candy, so Roo and Lumpy set off on a quest to capture a scary Gobloon who will grant their wish for more. Sweet and not scary, this film is perfect for younger children.
A boy who is charged with keeping an eye on his nosy little sister on Halloween night accidentally unleashes the Sanderson Sisters—three witches from the Salem witch trials that suck the youth from little girls.
A newly-dead husband and wife discover that a family of the living has moved into their house, so they hire a crude “bio-exorcist” to scare them off. The friendship between the deceased couple and Lydia—the epitome of a neglected and gloomy teenager—is heart-warming and the 1980’s styling will give you a good laugh.
Halloween is Grinch Night
Is How the Grinch Stole Christmas a Christmas popular with your kids? If so– your family will love this lesser-known, Halloween-themed prequel. This cartoon creeper is filled with the same Grinch antics we loved in the original, with just enough holiday-appropriate spook to keep young children entertained.
Marnie Piper has always been obsessed with Halloween, much to her mother’s despair. But it turns out there is something her mom is keeping from her—she’s a witch! When grandmother Aggie arrives for her annual Halloween visit, Marnie follows her to a strange place called Halloweentown. This installment is the first of a magical trilogy—the two sequels will be better appreciated by kids who are a little older.
The Worst Witch
Back in the days before Harry Potter, there was Mildred Hubble. Mildred struggled with being the worst student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. This cute movie about a triumphant underdog will entertain kids who may be too young for Harry Potter.