Halloween is one of the most loved holidays of the year because it can be fun for everyone. Children can go trick or treating for candy, everyone can dress up and be anyone they want to be for the day and there are scary Halloween-themed films for all.
If you are looking for the perfect Halloween film for you and the kids, here is a list of family-oriented Halloween films.
This film has been an all-time classic for Halloween. It is a funny horror film about three witch sisters who are unintentionally resurrected after three centuries in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. Two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal, talking cat must find a way to stop the witches’ terror on the town to secure their existence. The goofy horror film is a favorite for those who grew up with it and can become a tradition for you and your family.
“The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
This animated television short is a Halloween special based on the popular comic strip “Peanuts”. While the Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, Linus hopes to finally be visited by “The Great Pumpkin”. No matter how often we see this short, we can still happily await for the great pumpkin with Linus and end with a smile on our face. This sweet little tale is perfect for a family of all ages during the Halloween season.
“Toy Story of Terror!”
This writers of “Toy Story of Terror!” cleverly incorporated classic horror film themes into the animated favorite. When a road trip leads the toys to a roadside motel, mysterious, frightening events begin to occur and the mystery must be solved before they encounter a terrible fate. The “Toy Story” franchise has always had the ability to entertain both children and their parents; this short film is no different. It is a family-friendly fun film to watch for Halloween.
This ghost story film is aimed for the young ones but also appealing enough to entertain the adults. A paranormal expert moves into an abandoned house with his daughter to help the ghosts residing in the house to cross over to the other side. There are three mean-spirited ghosts who cause trouble and a friendly ghost who bonds with the daughter. This family-oriented film is fun to watch with the kids and contains deeper insights to grieving and death.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas”
This film is by Tim Burton and it is a delightful ghoulish musical that is unlike anything you have ever seen. Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and attempts to get the residents of his town to imitate Christmas Town. “The Night Before Christmas” is a creative, magical film that can be seen on both holidays, Halloween and Christmas. It will capture your imagination and is a great film for the family.
This is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a teen who learns she is a witch and must start training before she loses her powers forever. The teen not only needs her powers to maintain them but also to save Halloweentown from an evil force in town. The film is entertaining and fun to watch for everyone during the spooky holiday.