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: 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
Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 6.0/10
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
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…
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). Beetlejuice (1988)Our Score: 7/10 IMDB Score: 7.5/10
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))…
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). Corpse Bride (2005)Our Score: 8/10 IMDB Score: 7.4/10
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…
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
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,…
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…