Top 10: Halloween Movies for Children

1. The Adams Family
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric Addams family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Watch to find out what happens.

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Wendy Adams

2. Sleepy Hollow
Tim Burton gave us a chilling film where Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

3. Beetlejuice
Yet another Tim Burton movie, where a couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.
Definitely one for the whole family with jumps here and there and laughs all the way through.

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BettleJuice Costume

4. The Witches
This adaptation on the famous Roald Dahl is known for its strong use of horror in a children movie. However this has softened with generations. In the story a young boy stumbles onto a witch convention in a hotel he’s staying with his grandmother and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

5. Hocus Pocus
More than 300 years ago, 3 witches were sentenced to die in Salem, Massachusetts and a boy was turned into a black cat to protect the only way to bring them back wasn’t broken. Now it’s Halloween, and the spell was broken and the witches are back. This time, they’ve got their eyes on immortal life and have turned their wrath on trick-or-treaters and it’s up to the 300-year-old cat and new friends to save the day.

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Yup you’ve guessed it, another Tim Burton film. Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween, but they can’t get it quite right.

7. Casper
Carrigan hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who’s “the friendliest ghost you know” along with his not so friendly uncles Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side.

8. Ghostbusters
A group of scientists get kicked out of their job at a university in New York City. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the day.

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Ghostbusters

9. Monsters Inc.
Sulley and Mike Wazowski stumble across a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed “Boo,” who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. And now it’s up to Sulley and Mike to send Boo back in her door before anybody and especially two evil villains Randall and Mike and Sulley’s boss Mr. Waternoose the chairman and chief executive officer of Monsters Inc. find out.
This film is full of laughs and sweet moment between BOO and the Monsters.

10. The Corpse Bride
Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed but when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there’s a rich newcomer that may take Victor’s place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick?