Top 20 CREEPY Kids Movies You Must See Again

Top 20 CREEPY Kids Movies You Must See Again

This list of the Top 20 Creepy Kids Movies is unique because kids get slightly frightened while adults see the deeper meaning hidden in the scenes which are often darker. Some of these films deal with death, destruction, and other dangerous circumstances without scaring the little ones too much. Most of these movies I enjoyed watching monthly at least with my special little guy like Monster House (2006), Labyrinth (1986), Coraline (2009), Hocus Pocus (1993), ParaNorman (2012), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Monster Squad (1987), Little Monsters (1989), and Spirited Away (2001) to name a few as a teaser. You can say that those are our favorite creepy kid’s movies from the full top list below.


Best Creepy Kids Movies

  1. 1). Spirited Away (2001)

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    Spirited Away (2001)

    Official Synopsis: Chihiro and her parents are moving to a small Japanese town in the countryside, much to Chihiro's dismay. On the way to their new home, Chihiro's father makes a wrong turn and drives down a…

    Tagline: (The tunnel led Chihiro to a mysterious town...)

    Cast: Bob Bergen, Dee Bradley Baker, Daveigh Chase, Rodger Bumpass, Tara Strong, Jack Angel, John Ratzenberger, Michael Chiklis, Mona Marshall, Sherry…

  2. 2). Dumbo (1941)

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    Dumbo (1941)

    Official Synopsis: The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, veteran of the circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous ears and dubbed "Dumbo". After being separated from his mother, Dumbo is…

    Tagline: Walt Disney's Latest . . . Most Lovable . . . Funable Characters !

    Cast: James MacDonald, Harold Manley, Nick Stewart, John McLeish, Edward Brophy, Tony Neil, Billy Bletcher, Dorothy Scott, Herman Bing, Sarah Selby,…

  3. 3). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    Official Synopsis: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas…

    Tagline: Tim Burton's classic returns in 3-D so real, it's scary.

    Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Catherine O'Hara, Judi M. Durand, Doris Hess, Daamen J. Krall, David Randolph, Joe Ranft,…

  4. 4). The Secret of NIMH (1982)

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    The Secret of NIMH (1982)

    Official Synopsis: Mrs. Brisby, a widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches,…

    Tagline: Right before your eyes and beyond your wildest dreams.

    Cast: Arthur Malet, John Carradine, Derek Jacobi, Wil Wheaton, Paul Williams, Shannen Doherty, Dom DeLuise, Ian Fried, Tom Hatten, Paul Shenar,…

  5. 5). Coraline (2009)

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    Coraline (2009)

    Official Synopsis: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a…

    Tagline: Be careful what you wish for.

    Cast: Keith David, Ian McShane, Dakota Fanning, Robert Bailey Jr., Jeremy Ryder, Teri Hatcher, Carolyn Crawford, Jennifer Saunders, Yona Prost, Dawn…

  6. 6). Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Official Synopsis: The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy,…

    Tagline: It's everybody's non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun!

    Cast: Malcolm Dixon, Gene Wilder, Frank Delfino, Walker Edmiston, Albert Wilkinson, Ursula Reit, Kurt Großkurth, Pepi Poupee, Michael Bollner, Shin Hamano,…

  7. 7). ParaNorman (2012)

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    ParaNorman (2012)

    Official Synopsis: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged…

    Tagline: You don't become a hero by being normal.

    Cast: John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Jodelle Ferland, Ashley Lambert, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Bernard Hill, Edie Mirman, Lara Cody, Bridget Hoffman, David Zyler,…

  8. 8). The Dark Crystal (1982)

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    The Dark Crystal (1982)

    Official Synopsis: Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish…

    Tagline: When evil screams throughout the world, when all three suns converge, when all that's fair and fine seems lost... a hero will emerge!

    Cast: Deep Roy, Frank Oz, Kiran Shah, Barry Dennen, Billie Whitelaw, Miki Iveria, Toby Philpott, Sean Barrett, Jim Henson, Percy Edwards,…

  9. 9). Beetlejuice (1988)

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    Beetlejuice (1988)

    Official Synopsis: Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not…

    Tagline: Say it once... Say it twice... But we dare you to say it THREE TIMES

    Cast: Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Duane Davis, Michael Keaton, Glenn Shadix, Carmen Filpi, Simmy Bow, Hugo Stanger, Catherine O'Hara, Jack Angel,…

  10. 10). Monster House (2006)

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    Monster House (2006)

    Official Synopsis: The teenage Ninja mutant snail DJ is observing his neighbor Nebbercracker on the other side of their street in the suburb that destroys tricycles of children that trespass his lawn. When DJ's parents travel on…

    Tagline: There Goes The Neighborhood.

    Cast: Steve Buscemi, Spencer Locke, Jason Lee, Catherine O'Hara, Kevin James, Brittany Curran, Ryan Newman, Mitchel Musso, Fred Willard, Sam Lerner,…

  11. 11). The Last Unicorn (1982)

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    The Last Unicorn (1982)

    Official Synopsis: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth…

    Tagline: The Magical Fantasy Adventure Based on the Bestselling Book.

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Jeff Bridges, Robert Klein, Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Rene Auberjonois, Brother Theodore, Tammy Grimes, America, Gerry…

  12. 12). The Witches (1990)

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    The Witches (1990)

    Official Synopsis: A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all…

    Tagline: Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!

    Cast: Jim Carter, Anjelica Huston, Angelique Rockas, Bill Paterson, Jane Horrocks, Vincent Marzello, Rosamund Greenwood, Arvid Ones, Sverre Røssummoen, Mai Zetterling,…

  13. 13). The NeverEnding Story (1984)

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    The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    Official Synopsis: Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him,…

    Tagline: A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination!

    Cast: Deep Roy, Moses Gunn, Sydney Bromley, Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Thomas Hill, Chris Eastman, Dee Harris, Frank Lenart, Limahl, Patricia…

  14. 14). The Monster Squad (1987)

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    The Monster Squad (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover…

    Tagline: The End of the World Starts at Midnight

    Cast: Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael Reid MacKay, Leonardo Cimino, Robert Lesser, Jon Gries, Julius LeFlore, Jake, Mary Ellen Trainor, Tom Noonan,…

  15. 15). Labyrinth (1986)

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    Labyrinth (1986)

    Official Synopsis: The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken…

    Tagline: Where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems.

    Cast: Frank Oz, Kerry Shale, Warwick Davis, Enn Reitel, Danny John-Jules, Kenny Baker, John Bluthal, Peter Marinker, Paul Markham, Jennifer Connelly,…

  16. 16). Little Monsters (1989)

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    Little Monsters (1989)

    Official Synopsis: A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling…

    Tagline: Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS.

    Cast: Rick Ducommun, Daniel Stern, Howie Mandel, J. Michael Hunter, Frank Whaley, Michael Weaver, Lisa Cain, Tony Bonsignore, Amy Holden, Devin…

  17. 17). The Black Cauldron (1985)

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    The Black Cauldron (1985)

    Official Synopsis: Centuries ago, in the land of Prydain, a young man named Taran is given the task of protecting Hen Wen, a magical oracular pig, who knows the location of the mystical black cauldron. This is…

    Tagline: Seven years in the making - In the celebrated Disney tradition comes our 25th animated motion picture.

    Cast: John Hurt, Phil Fondacaro, Freddie Jones, Pat Fraley, Arthur Malet, Brandon Call, John Byner, Adele Malis-Morey, Eda Reiss Merin, Billie…

  18. 18). Hocus Pocus (1993)

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    Hocus Pocus (1993)

    Official Synopsis: 300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the…

    Tagline: It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

    Cast: Doug Jones, Norbert Weisser, Kathleen Freeman, Tobias Jelinek, Michael McGrady, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Russell Potocki, Vinessa…

  19. 19). Return to Oz (1985)

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    Return to Oz (1985)

    Official Synopsis: Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado, only she cannot get that wonderful place out of…

    Tagline: An all-new adventure down the yellow brick road.

    Cast: Deep Roy, Kevin Hudson, John Alexander, Philip Tan, Peter Elliott, Fairuza Balk, Tim Rose, Sean Barrett, Piper Laurie, Bruce Boa,…

  20. 20). Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

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    Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

    Official Synopsis: Life could be pretty if there wasn't someone like Ernest P. Worrell on this planet. In this movie he helps to escape an evil troll out of his grave. That's the start of the end…

    Cast: Marin Miller, John Phillips, Denice Hicks, Jim Varney, Jackie Welch, Ernie Fosselius, Douglas Zagorski, Ann Young, Eartha Kitt, Mark Delabarre,…

  21. 21). The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

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    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is…

    Tagline: Ready or not... Here they come!

    Cast: Debbie Lee Carrington, Phil Fondacaro, Jim Cummings, Susan Rossitto, Arturo Gil, Kevin Thompson, John Cade, Bobby Bell, Patty Lloyd, Leo…



That was a fun trip down memory lane, and we hope you enjoyed that list of the Top 20 Best Creepy Kids Movies as much as we enjoyed making it. These films should bring back fond memories or make new ones.