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

  • 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

  • Casper (1995)

    Score: 79/100 of 19 total votes

    Our Score: 7/10  IMDB Score: 6.0/10

  • 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

    The Monster Squad (1987) is a 1h 22-min American action comedy movie that also contains fantasy and monsters that we are familiar with. Director and co-writer Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3 (1993), House (1986), Night of the Creeps (1986)) that did a fabulous job executing this kids movie that is enjoyed by adults also - makes a great family movie. The Monster Squad is a children movie, so there, so the horror was tame, and there was no decapitations, no missing limbs, no blood, no nudity, no sexual content, and nothing that kids should be afraid. Some of the horror characters…

    [ 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
    Halloweentown

    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). Monster House (2006)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10
    Score: 59% Like of 34 Total Votes
    Monster House

    Monster House (2006) is a family-friendly horror movie that is a must-see for each and every Halloween for my family. It never gets boring, old, or dull. Gil Kenan (City of Ember (2008), Poltergeist (2015), Five Nights at Freddy's) directed the animated film on an estimated $75 million dollar budget. Monster House is about two boys who are nearing their final Halloween Trick R Treat because they are becoming too old to participate. This film becomes their final adventure into the last remnants of scariness. DJ (Mitchel Musso) and Chowder (Sam Lerner) are accompanied by the smart girl scout Jenny (Spencer Locke)…

    [ Read the Monster House (2006) Movie Review ]

  • 6). Beetlejuice (1988)

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Score: 75% Like of 44 Total Votes
    Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice (1988) is an American comedy fantasy that was shot in East Corinth, Vermont, USA and Culver Studios - 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA. Director Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands (1990), Corpse Bride (2005), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994)) delivered a phenomenal watch when I was younger, but I did not have the same experience watching now that I am an adult. I love the concept of exploring life after death where one accepts that he/she is dead and moves on. Beetlejuice revolves Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin - The Departed (2006), 30 Rock (2006-2013), The Aviator (2004))…

    [ Read the Beetlejuice (1988) Movie Review ]

  • 5). 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 ]

  • 4). Corpse Bride (2005)

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.4/10
    Score: 84% Like of 19 Total Votes
    Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride (2005) is a 1h 17-min British-American stop-motion-animated drama film that had an estimated budget of $40 million and grossed over $117.2 million. Directors Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994)) and Mike Johnson (The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Anomalisa (2015)) excelled upon executing this marvelous film. Corpse Bride was the third stop-motion feature film that was produced by Tim Burton and the first to be directed by him and is also the first stop-motion feature film from Tim Burton that was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Victor Van…

    [ Read the Corpse Bride (2005) Movie Review ]

  • 3). Coraline (2009)

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

    Coraline (2009) is a 1h 40-min American stop-motion family animated 3D dark fantasy-horror movie that was based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel, Caroline. Director and screenwriter Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Monkeybone (2001)) did an astounding job executing this excellent stop-motion film. Caroline had an estimated budget of $60 million and grossed over $124.6 million at the box office. Caroline revolves around an adventurous girl discovering a parallel world in her new home behind a secret door and does not know that the alternate world has a dark/sinister secret. The movie starts…

    [ 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

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is a 1h 16-min American stop-motion dark family-fantasy musical film that was produced and conceived by Tim Burton. The concept of The Nightmare Before Christmas derived from a poem Tim wrote in 1982. Director Henry Selick (Coraline (2009), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Monkeybone (2001)) did an extraordinary job executing this adventurous dark family movie that my kids (boys) love. The movie had an estimated budget of $18 million and grossed over $75 million at the box office. The Nightmare Before Christmas tells us how Jack Skellington, who is a character from Halloween Town,…

    [ 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…

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