netflix movies for kids on halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for scary movies. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to find Halloween movies to watch. You don’t have to wait until Halloween night to watch, either.

Are you worried that Halloween movies are too spooky for your kids? No worries. Even if you have young kids, you can still get into the spirit. Netflix has you covered. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find scary films through the Netflix search bar.

There are plenty of older kids scary stories along with young kid-friendly Halloween movies on our list. Read the description to get a bit more information on what is scary in the movie so you can judge if it’s age appropriate.

In no particular order, here’s our list of some of the best kids Halloween movies on Netflix to help make your spooky holiday a fun one.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Goosebumps 2 is a Halloween movie that follows the story of Sam and Sonny. After finding a magic book, the friends bring a ventriloquist’s dummy to life that is set on wreaking havoc during Halloween. 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is rated PG for scary monsters, rude humor, and adult language. It’s among the best Halloween movies of all time.

Gnome Alone (2017)

Gnome Alone is an animated fantasy film. Chloe moves into a new home and soon realizes the home is infested by evil Trogs. She gets wrapped up in a story that may unleash legions of Troggs, and only she can stop the Trog apocalypse.

Gnome Alone is rated PG for rude humor and animated violence. Some mild frightening scenes could be too scary for young children. 

Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (2016)

Hulk, Doctor Strange, and The Howling Commands are on a mission to stop The Halloween Nightmare from conquering the waking world. 

Throughout the film, there is cartoon violence and demonic imagery that may frighten little children. Fans of the MCU and Marvel’s heroes will enjoy this animated adaptation of Hulk and Doctor Strange. 

Song of the Sea (2014)

Song of the Sea is an animated story about a young Irish boy and his sister Saoirse. The story focuses on Irish myths and legends. Saoirse is the last of the selkies who can transform seals into people. Her journey takes her to the sea to free the fairies from the modern world.

Song of the Sea is rated PG for mild violence and language. While the violence and imagery in this film are tame, many scenes are intense and heartbreaking. 

The film is masterfully animated and is a wonderful story about sibling relationships, expressing your feelings, and protecting your loved ones. 

The Addams Family (1991)

A faithful adaptation of the original 1964 television series, The Addams Family is a great Halloween movie for kids and adults. While dark and macabre, The Addams Family is more a comedy than a spooky film and an all-time fan favorite.

With a PG-13 rating, this film is ideal for older children and teens. There are mild sex-related scenes, sexual references, and moderate comedic violence throughout the film. Dark humor and profanity are also peppered in the film but not overused. 

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

The NeverEnding Story is a must for any young kid who loves fantasy stories and adventures. It’s one of the great Halloween movies for kids

Bastian leads a tough life and is constantly trying to avoid bullies. One day he escapes into a local bookshop and “borrows” a mysterious book. Soon he is transported to Fantasia for a mythical adventure. 

While the NeverEnding Story is a kid’s movie, it has frightening and heartbreaking scenes that could upset young children. Several scenes are extremely intense, emotional, and powerful.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

The Spiderwick Chronicles is the story of twin brothers that move to Spiderwick Estate. Along with their mother and bratty sister Mallory, the twins go on an adventure filled with fairies and creatures.

The Spiderwick Chronicles is rated PG. There is creature violence, thematic elements, and some scenes of peril. There are many jump-scares in the film that could startle young children, but overall it’s a good Halloween movie for kids.  

Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween (2019)

Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween is an animated film suitable for children of all ages. The story centers around The Super Monsters and their Halloween traditions. 

Rated for children 4+, Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween won’t frighten even your youngest kids.

The Little Vampire 3D (2017)

Rudolph is a thirteen-year-old vampire. He meets a friend Tony that is amazed by the macabre, including vampires. Rudolph’s family and clan are being threatened by a vampire hunter, and Tony and Rudolph must fight to save Rudolph’s family.

The Little Vampire is an animated film featuring vampires, dead bodies, crypts, and many references to the undead. Luckily, most of the undead scenes and violent scenes are not scary or spooky and are safe for young children. 

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-Ween (2019)

Captain Underpants is a series that follows fourth-grade students George and Harold. Captain Underpants is a superhero that becomes real in the series.

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-Ween is their Halloween film. This PG animated film centers around the duo and Captain Underpants trying to save Halloween. 

While there is plenty of potty humor, Captain Underpants is safe for children in 4th grade and up. 

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

This film revolves around a babysitter that is on a mission to save abducted children from monsters. 

There is plenty of fantasy violence and some startling moments that might frighten younger children. While unrated, we would suggest this film for children ages 11 and up. 

A Witches’ Ball (2017)

Suitable for children of all ages, A Witches’ Ball is the story of Beatrix. She is eager to join other witches at the yearly Witching World Gathering. 

A Witches’ Ball is rated PG for rude humor. While the jokes may fly over younger kids’ heads, they are still apparent. That being said, this film is quite suitable for children of any age.

All Hallow’s Eve (2016)

All Hallow’s Eve is a family film centered around Eve as she celebrates her birthday on Halloween. During the celebration, she discovers newfound witch powers and summons an entity that is determined to rule over the town.

All Hallow’s Eve is suitable for children of all ages and has few spooky or scary parts that will frighten young children.

Crazyhead (2016)

Crazyhead is a horror-comedy series that brings back memories of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. The story follows Amy and Raquel as they try to survive their early twenties and defeat hordes of demons.

Crazyhead is highly rated and is filled with comedy, action, and horror. The series is probably too much for most young children, but teens and adults will love it. There are suspenseful scenes, jumpscares, and rude humor.

Dear Dracula (2012)

This cute animated adventure is perfect for children of all ages. Dracula is excited to host a neighborhood Halloween party but finds out no-one is scared by him anymore. 

Dear Dracula is suitable for kids under 8. There are no spooky or frightening scenes that could upset your young children in Dear Dracula. It’s more of a cute movie than scary.

DreamWorks Spooky Stories (2012)

DreamWorks Spooky Stories is an anthology film that features some of Dreamworks’ most famous characters. From Shrek to Monsters vs. Aliens, your favorite characters experience chilling tales and adventures.

DreamWorks Spooky Stories is rated TV-PG yet should be suitable for children of all ages. If your child has seen Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens, or other Dreamworks productions, they should be fine watching this anthology series.

Ghost Patrol (2012)

The Ghost Patrol is the team of Gabi, Spence, and their dog. They search the town looking for real ghosts but never find one until they are asked to investigate Geist Manor. 

This animated film is a suitable horror adventure for younger children. While there are some startling moments and scary humor, kids under 8 should have no issues watching Ghost Patrol. 

Hilda (2018)

Hilda is an animated series that focuses on Hilda, her new friends, and magical creatures. 

The series is rated TV-Y7, which makes it suitable for young children. The second season was completed in 2020, and the third season in production. 

Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Three orphans are left in the custody of a distant relative (Jim Carey).

While rated PG, this film features many adult elements and may not be suitable for young children. Pre-teens and teens will be fine with the mature scenes in the film. There are many disturbing scenes, including mistreated orphans, offscreen violence, and scenes of peril. 

Monster Family (2017)

Monster Family is a film about the Wishbone family. They are an unhappy family and wish to reconnect. As their plan backfires, a witch curse turns the entire family into monsters.

The film is rated PG for animated violence and rude humor. We found Monster Family to be a fun horror comedy film suitable for children ages 7 and up.

My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie

My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie is a pre-teen horror/comedy tv-series turned movie. It follows Ethan Morgan, his younger sister, and babysitter Erica who just happens to be a vampire.

Rated TV-PG, My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie is perfect for children ages 11 and up. This dark fantasy film does feature comedic violence, adult humor, and jumpscares that might be too much for younger children.

Pocoyo’s Halloween: Space Halloween (2015)

Pocoyo is a popular series for children. Pocoyo Halloween: Space Halloween is a Halloween special and features several short episodes. Come join Pocoyo and his friends as they learn about the planets and stars.

These cartoons are perfectly suitable for the youngest children and will keep them happily entertained. 

Pocoyo’s Halloween (2016)

Pocoyo’s Halloween consists of 3 monster mystery episodes that will keep your young children glued to the TV. 

Rated G, all Pocoyo shows and shorts are suitable for young children.

Prank Encounters

Suitable for teens, Prank Encounters follows Gaten Matarazzo as the host of the show. He performs pranks on celebrities and films them as they think they’re in the middle of a real-life horror movie.

Rated TV-MA, Prank Encounters is suitable for teens and adults. These reality show pranks do feature mild violence, gore, and profanity that is not suitable for young teens. 

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)

The master of kid’s spooky stories returns for Mostly Ghostly. This feature is about Magician Max that can hear ghosts. 

Like most of R.L. Stine’s work, Mostly Ghostly is safe for children but does contain mild violence, scary imagery, and foul language. 

Room on the Broom (2012)

Room on the Broom is an adorable adventure. After losing her broom to a dragon, the Witch creates a new broom with seats for all her friends.

This cartoon is suitable for young children and has no spooky or scary imagery that may frighten younger viewers.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005)

Spookley the Square Pumpkin gets help from his friends while on this animated adventure.

This family-friendly animation is rated G and is suitable for children of all ages.

Super Monsters Save Halloween (2018)

The Super Monsters are on the job again, and it’s time to save Halloween in this cartoon. 

Young children will love the combination of animation, comedy, musical, and family-friendly horror.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

Rated PG, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf is a film for tweens. Its story revolves around a family inheriting a castle. Strange happenings occur, and soon the daughter is turned into a werewolf.

The film has mild violence and intense scenes. There is also a teen romance that involves kissing on screen.

The Magic School Bus in The Haunted House (1994)

A classic from 1994, The Magic School Bus in The Haunted House is a musical comedy adventure for young children.

While some scenes may frighten the youngest viewers, most children should be fine while watching The Magic School Bus.

The NeverEnding Story II (1990)

The Neverending Story II follows a young boy who ventures into a magic portal through a mysterious book.

Rated PG, this film is suitable for children ages 8 and up due to frightening scenes throughout the film.

ParaNorman (2012)

Norman takes on a cast of ghouls, zombies, and adults to save his town in this horror adventure.

ParaNorman is rated PG for scary scenes, rude humor, and crude language. Parents should feel comfortable letting children 12 and up view this film due to mild sexual references, animated violence, and profanity.

Hubie Halloween (2020)

Hubie Halloween follows Adam Sandler as he tries to solve a mystery on Halloween night. 

Featuring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, this PG-13 comedy-mystery is filled with goofy and crude jokes that are suitable for tweens. 

Liar, Liar Vampire (2015)

Liar, Liar Vampire is a family comedy about Davis, a student who is mistaken for a vampire.

While rated G, there is mild violence, sexual references, and some intense scenes that may upset younger viewers.

Tricky Treat Day (2019)

Tricky Treat Day is an animated story featuring True and her friends on a Halloween adventure. 

This animated short is cute, fun, and will excite your youngest children.

Pac’s Scary Halloween (2016)

This animated short follows the adventures of Pac-Man during a Halloween. Pac’s Scary Halloween is family-friendly fun for your youngest kids.

Little Monsters (1989)

Little Monsters is a cult classic that should be on anyone’s watchlist. Starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel, your kids will love this film. It’s good for the whole family – and it’s one kids love.

The film is rated PG due to violence, profanity, and intense scenes.

Vampire Academy (2014)

Vampire Academy is a tween-focused film about Rose, a half-vampire in training. 

Mild sexual references, moderate violence, gore, and profanity make this PG-13 film suitable for your more mature children.

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