Top 10 Horror/Halloween Kids Movies

Top 10 Horror Kids Movies for Halloween

Welcome to our Top 10 Horror Kids Movies' Picks which is an update to our previous list with even more movies in a ranking system totally determined by you! Everyone visiting this list determines the top movie placements so make sure you rate the movies listed here.

** Update, please check out our 31 Best Halloween Horror Movies for Kids List.

Kids Horror Movies Worth Mentioning

  • The Haunted Mansion (2003)

    Score: 69/100 of 16 total votes

    Our Score: 5/10  IMDB Score: 4.9/10

  • Casper (1995)

    Score: 79/100 of 19 total votes

    Our Score: 6/10  IMDB Score: 6.0/10

  • Evidence (2013)

    Score: 50/100 of 18 total votes

    Our Score: 7/10  IMDB Score: 5.4/10

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

    Score: 43/100 of 30 total votes

    Our Score: 6/10  IMDB Score: 6.8/10

  • Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

    Score: 58/100 of 19 total votes

    Our Score: 7/10  IMDB Score: 5.7/10

  • The Witches (1990)

    Score: 59/100 of 32 total votes

    Our Score: 7/10  IMDB Score: 6.8/10

  • Hocus Pocus (1993)

    Score: 84/100 of 31 total votes

    Our Score: 7/10  IMDB Score: 6.7/10

Top 10 Horror/Halloween Movies for Kids

  • 10). The Monster Squad (1987)

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Score: 51% Like of 35 Total Votes
    The Monster Squad

    One of my childhood favorite scary movies from when I was a child. The Monster Squad features all the classic monsters. Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, the Mummy and even the Creature From the Black Lagoon all make appearances. This was like the kid version of The Lost Boys where kids are hunting these great classic monsters from our horror genre.

    [ Read the The Monster Squad (1987) Movie Review ]

  • 9). Halloweentown (1998)

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10
    Score: 92% Like of 13 Total Votes

    On Halloween, Grandma Aggie comes to visit her grandchildren and wants to start granddaughter Marnia’s witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnia will lose her powers forever. Besides fear of losing her powers, an evil force is rising in Halloweentown and Aggie needs help to defeat it. Marnia follows her grandmother onto the bus back to Halloweentown and gets to see all the amazing creatures living there together. Together they do battle against the evil.

    [ Read the Halloweentown (1998) Movie Review ]

  • 8). Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Score: 63% Like of 8 Total Votes
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace and Gromit are in the exterminating business and must get rid of pests terrorizing local gardens. Later on in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit we discover that the culprit is a were-rabbit. A terrible beast that goes crazy destroying all in its path. Can they save the town? Who is the monster?

    [ Read the Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Movie Review ]

  • 7). Corpse Bride (2005)

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.4/10
    Score: 84% Like of 19 Total Votes
    Corpse Bride

    Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride stars Disney favorite Johnny Depp from The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. While a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the presence of a dead young woman, she thinks the proposal was to her. She now believes herself to be married to him and everything gets funny from there.

    [ Read the Corpse Bride (2005) Movie Review ]

  • 6). Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.5/10
    Score: 80% Like of 15 Total Votes
    Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

    Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space is only 30 minute special but well worth it. I liked this film as it makes the pumpkins be the villains. The aliens transform into pumpkins and attempt to take over the earth. It is up to our favorite monsters to save us all.

    [ Read the Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Movie Review ]

  • 5). Monster House (2006)

    Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10
    Score: 59% Like of 34 Total Votes
    Monster House

    Even for a 12-year old, D.J. Walters has a particularly overactive imagination. He is convinced that his haggard and crabby neighbor Horace Nebbercracker, who terrorizes all the neighborhood kids, is responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker's mysterious disappearance. Any toy that touches Nebbercracker's property, promptly disappears, swallowed up by the cavernous house in which Horace lives. D.J. has seen it with his own eyes! But no one believes him, not even his best friend, Chowder. What everyone does not know is D.J. is not imagining things. Everything he's seen is absolutely true and it's about to get much worse than anything D.J…

    [ Read the Monster House (2006) Movie Review ]

  • 4). Beetlejuice (1988)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Score: 74% Like of 43 Total Votes

    I grew up watching Beetlejuice. The horror film is dark, funny and twisted. Tim Burton did a fantastic job and Michael Keaton plays Beetlejuice amazingly. The story is a little blah but you will be laughing throughout the movie that you probably won't even notice the first time. The highlight is whenever Michael Keaton appears as Beetlejuice, you know it's about to get real funny and weird.

    [ Read the Beetlejuice (1988) Movie Review ]

  • 3). Coraline (2009)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.7/10
    Score: 79% Like of 19 Total Votes

    Coraline is about a little girl who finds the door to an alternate world. Coraline soon discovers that these alternate world has sinister plans for her. Kids love this movie because every kid thinks they can travel somewhere else and only need to find the door to another world.

    [ Read the Coraline (2009) Movie Review ]

  • 2). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 8.0/10
    Score: 83% Like of 18 Total Votes
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas was put together by Henry Selick while keeping with Tim Burton's crazy-weird vision. Jack Skellington is voiced by Chris Sarandon and Danny Elfman. Jack is celebrating another horrible Halloween all while there are many monsters in the town. Jack decides to pose as Santa Claus and hires three mischief-makers to kidnap the real Santa. Kids love this movie for the beautiful imagination and visual direction.

    [ Read the The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Movie Review ]

  • 1). Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 8.1/10
    Score: 60% Like of 25 Total Votes
    Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc. (2001) is an American computer-animated adventure comedy movie that was released by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Pixar. Monsters, Inc. (2001) was followed by Monsters, Inc. 3D (2012) and Monsters University (2013), all movies winning applause from fans. Monsters, Inc. (2001) had a budget of $115 million and grossed over $562.8 million worldwide. Directors Pete Docter (Up (2009), Inside Out (2015), WALL·E (2008)), David Silverman (The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007), Ice Age (2002)) and Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo (2003), Toy Story 3 (2010), Toy Story 2 (1999)) should direct more kids movies together. These three…

    [ Read the Monsters, Inc. (2001) Movie Review ]