18 Kids' Halloween Movies and Where to Watch Them

From Disney+ to Hulu to Netflix, find out where your family's favorite classic scary movie is streaming (or discover a new one!) with this round-up of the best Halloween movies for kids.

What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a (semi) scary movie? To help you prepare for everyone's favorite fall holiday, we rounded up some great Halloween movies for kids that are available to watch for free—or a cheap price—on your go-to streaming platform. So grab some popcorn, turn out the lights, and cue up a few of these kid-friendly Halloween movies for a fun night at home.

Kids' Halloween Movies on Netflix

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween

Faced with the possibility of Melvin cancelling Halloween, George and Harold devise a plan to create their own holiday. It's funny, it's spooky, it's Hack-a-ween! Ages 4+

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Based on the bestselling book by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, this adventure tale features a young Freddy Highmore. When his family moves to an old house in a different town, he discovers a secret that could be dangerous. Scary at times, this Halloween movie is best for kids who are a bit older. Ages 8+

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

A cute, classic Halloween spin on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Spookley is perfect for even the youngest viewers. To celebrate the character's 20th anniversary, a new holiday special, The Spookley Halloween Show!, was released on October 20. Ages 1+

Ghost Patrol

Pals Gabi and Spence (and their super-cute pup, of course) are on a mission to find ghosts. Lots of mild scares and plenty of action will have your kids on the edge of their seats. Ages 5+

Super Monsters Save Halloween

An adorable tie-in to the Netflix show of the same name, the Super Monsters help a friend who's not so sure about the spooky holiday. This kids' Halloween movie is cute and not at all scary—AKA totally toddler-approved. Ages 1+

DreamWorks Spooky Stories I and II

A collection of shorts featuring some of your kids' favorite characters, these Halloween stories are a great way to get your little ones geared up for October 31. Ages 5+

Monster House

When three friends explore a neighborhood house, they discover that it's actually a living creature. This film can be a little scary at times, so it's best suited for older kids. Ages 8+


Based on the popular novels by R.L. Stine, Goosebumps is a must-see if you want to get in the Halloween mood. Just be warned—it's scary! When young Zach moves to a new town, he befriends a girl named Hannah, whose father turns out to be horror writer R.L. Stine. Things get pretty spooky when the two kids accidentally unlock one of Hannah's dad's manuscripts. Ages 9+

Children's Halloween Movies
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Kids' Halloween Movies on Hulu

The Addams Family

Everybody's favorite creepy family deserves a spot in your kids' Halloween movie lineup. Note that the original is slightly scarier (and more violent) than the 2019 remake by the same name. While the remake is okay for kids 7+, the original may be a better fit for tweens and teens.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery

This Halloween cartoon for kids is a spin-off of the animated series called Tiny Toon Adventures. The characters act in parodies of popular horror stories, including Frankenstein, The Twilight Zone, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Ages 7+

R.L. Stine: Mostly Ghostly

Based on Who Let the Ghosts Out? by R. L. Stine, this Halloween movie involves an 11-year-old aspiring magician and a pair of young ghosts. Will they defeat a ghoul named Phears who hopes to release evil spirits on Halloween? Ages 8+

Kids' Halloween Movies on Amazon (and Prime)


Who doesn't love this super-creepy flick? It's perfect for a fall family movie night! With mild sexual references, a shooting, and a good bit of peril, you'll want to save this one for tweens and teens. Ages 13+

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!

Packed with positive messages dealing with courage in the face of fear, along with a dose of science (why do leaves change color in the fall?), this kids' flick featuring everyone's favorite feline is suitable for audiences of all ages. Ages 1+

Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure

Learn about jack-o-lanterns and take a hayride with Elmo and his friends when you cue up this cute Halloween movie for kids. It's the perfect way to include babies and toddlers in family movie night. Ages 1+


Once they're old enough to not be scared off, your kids will love these adorable creatures that turn downright savage when the lights come on. This spooky movie contains a bit of bad language, so it's best suited for teens. Ages 13+

Kids' Halloween Movies on Disney+

Hocus Pocus

Bette Midler stars in this hilarious Halloween adventure that (almost!) the whole family can enjoy. Due to the death of a child in the introductory scene, we recommend this one for older kids. Ages 8+

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's brilliant stop-action Halloween tale is a classic. Just know that it may be way too scary for kids sensitive to the spooky movie genre. While some parents are comfortable with the whole family viewing, others say the violent themes and dark undertones are best reserved for tweens and older. Ages 10+


It's time to get un poco loco, because Coco is finally available on Disney! This adorable tale centered around Dia de las Muertas is accompanied by gorgeous graphics and lilting musical numbers the whole family will love. It's a much-less-scary alternative to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ages 8+

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