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.
Kids Horror Movies Worth Mentioning
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Our Score: 5/10 IMDB Score: 4.9/10
Our Score: 6/10 IMDB Score: 6.0/10
Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 5.4/10
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Our Score: 6/10 IMDB Score: 6.8/10
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 5.7/10
The Witches (1990)
Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 6.8/10
Hocus Pocus (1993)
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
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.
9). Halloweentown (1998)Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 6.8/10
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.
8). Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 7.5/10
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?
7). Corpse Bride (2005)Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 7.4/10
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.
6). Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)Our Score: 8/10 IMDB Score: 6.5/10
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.
5). Monster House (2006)Our Score: 9/10 IMDB Score: 6.6/10
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…
4). Beetlejuice (1988)Our Score: 8/10 IMDB Score: 7.5/10
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.
3). Coraline (2009)Our Score: 8/10 IMDB Score: 7.7/10
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.
2). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)Our Score: 8/10 IMDB Score: 8.0/10
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.
1). Monsters, Inc. (2001)Our Score: 9/10 IMDB Score: 8.1/10
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…