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Top 70 Best Halloween Movies For Kids [Must-Watch List]

DivyaDivya-Posted Nov 9, 2021


Halloween Movies for kids

 

It is that time of the year when the world gets hyped about its obsession with pumpkins, ghosts, movies, and treats.

 

Over the years in the history of the world there lies a day where you light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

 

But then it evolved into present-day Halloween, into a day of activities that you wait all around the year for; trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, wearing the most exquisite costumes, and scaring people.

 

As the spirit of Halloween still lingers around, one of the major traditions included in the festivities is the scary movie marathon.

 

If you are looking for some family time and want to give yourself some horror-free time before the cheerful Christmas season begins.

 

Though it is a late update, here’s a sweet and sour treat from ENTOIN. A chance to get your little ones prepped for the tradition while you can enjoy with them cherishing your childhood memories.

 

While the movies here are exclusively for kids, the parents are also advised to stay around because it's Halloween and you know how it goes.

 

Here we have ENTOIN’s top 70 Halloween movies for kids.

 

 

70. The Book of Life (2014)

 

The Book of Life (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Book of Life
Year 2014
Watch time 95 min
Directors Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Cast Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman
Box Office $50.15M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 67
Writers Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Music By Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography By Ahren Shaw
Costume By Paul Sullivan

 

Mary Beth, a museum curator takes a group of students under detention on a special tour.

 

She has a story that will keep you all engaged till the end. The story of the Mexican town, San Angel from the Book of Life.

 

The book of life has stories from all over the world. La Muerte and Xibalba are the rulers of the Land of the Remembered, Land of the Forgotten respectively.

 

The Candle Maker keeps the balance of the town. On the day of the Dead festival, the rulers place a bet.

 

La Muerte bets that Manolo will marry María and Xibalba takes Joaquín in the bet.

 

Joaquin however wins when Xibalba cheats by giving him the Medal of Everlasting Life. María meanwhile a happy soul frees the pigs that were meant to be slaughtered and she gets sent to Spain.

 

Maria also gets a pig as a gift from Manolo. He is pushed into the family business of a bullfighter but he refuses to kill.

 

Maria falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Joaquín has become an invincible fighter against bandits due to his Medal.

 

There is a lot that can still be explored in this movie, but with some great visuals ahead we are sure you will enjoy this experience.

 

 

69. Spooky Buddies (2011)

 

Spooky Buddies (2011)

 

The evil Warwick the Warlock is about to sacrifice five puppies to the Halloween hellhound, who can open a portal to the monsters if he has the blood of five puppies from the same breed.

 

And we won't want that to happen. As Warwick is about to kill the final puppy named Pip, the manor is stormed by the townspeople and Pip gets turned into stone. 75 years later, the buddies with their owners are at the manor and are about to fall into the same fate.

 

When they are about to release Warwick and the hellhound once again to the world.

 

Will Pip be able to save the buddies? Spooky buddies don’t stand among the greatest buddy movie but are good enough for the kids for a lazy afternoon movie.

 

 

68. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

 

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Spiderwick Chronicles
Year 2008
Watch time 96 min
Directors Mark Waters
Cast Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker
Box Office $71.20M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 62
Writers Karey Kirkpatrick
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Costume By Jim Bissell

 

If you’re looking for a full-time entertainer package for the kids then this is the right place.

 

Arthur Spiderwick had written a field guide that had the details of all the fairies he had encountered but he has to hide the book because a shapeshifting Ogre named Mulgarath who plans to use the book for evil is in search of it.

 

Years later Helen Grace inherits the property and moves in with her children, daughter Mallory, and twin sons Jared and Simon.

 

Jared accidentally discovers the book and also the existence of the magical creatures but his family fails to believe him.

 

But when Mulgarath comes after the family there is an adventure on the way. The house has its protective layers with magical creatures protecting it as well.

 

The family drama along with the suspense, horror, comedy, and supernatural elements take the center stage and that’s full-on entertainment.

 

 

67. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)

 

Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)

 

This movie will forever remain a great Halloween choice for very small kids. Spookley isn’t like the other pumpkins; he is different and square which makes all the difference.

 

Though some find the misfit nice, the rest of the pumpkins bully him hard. When the scarecrow Jack organizes ‘Jack-o-Lympics', Spookley fails miserably in most of the competitions.

 

But there often will come the time for every misfit to realize what they were actually meant to be.

 

Spookley is the savior in disguise the pumpkin patch needed. This is an adorable movie for the subtle messages and good morals it gives.

 

 

66. The Boxtrolls (2014)

 

The Boxtrolls (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Boxtrolls
Year 2014
Watch time 96 min
Directors Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Cast Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade
Box Office $50.84M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 61
Writers Irena Brignull
Music By Dario Marianelli
Cinematography By John Ashlee Prat
Costume By Michel Breton August Hall Paul Lasaine Tom McClure

 

In the hilltop town of Cheesebridge, rumors have been floating about the boxtrolls allegedly kidnapping a human baby.

 

Archibald Snatcher, the pest exterminator spreads the rumor that they will even come after their cheese and scares the mayor into signing a deal with him.

 

But the boxtrolls in real are a group of adorable creatures who are peace-loving scavengers.

 

It is revealed that they had named the missing baby boy, Eggs and he was living peacefully among them.

 

The mayor’s daughter strikes a friendship with Eggs and finds the real truth about the trolls.

 

But what if they are too late to save the tiny creatures. From the parent company of Coraline and Paranorman, we have yet another classic.

 

The simple story of good vs evil and its quirks makes it a great movie to watch.

 

 

65. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

 

Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

 

All aunts are supposed to be good, but some aunts end up being not that good!

 

Living up to the expectations here we have Aunt Agatha. Kelly and Lynn Farmer are two adorable seven-year-old twins.

 

When their parents Don and Christine are about to go bankrupt, they decide to seek the help of Christine's cruel aunt Agatha.

 

At Agatha's house, the girls meet her gravedigger who tells them the story of Agatha's twin sister Sophie who is trapped inside a mirror by cruel Agatha using her magical skills.

 

To save the good aunt, the twins decide to take on some risky business. They sneak out during Halloween trick or treating and form a bond with some very strange characters and thereby we get an adventure with the Olsen twins and Halloween that you will enjoy watching.

 

 

64. Matilda (1996)

 

Matilda (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title Matilda
Year 1996
Watch time 102 min
Directors Danny DeVito
Cast Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz
Box Office $33.08M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 72
Writers Roald Dahl
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Stefan Czapsky
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

Another good movie from the Roald Dahl collection. The extraordinary Matilda Wormwood has a very dysfunctional family.

 

Her car dealer father, Harry, and mother Zinnia have always ignored her and her wishes.

 

Her older brother also bullies her. She finds solace in the fictional world of books and the public library.

 

When her family finally sends her to school. She meets someone who finally understands her and also her mortal enemy.

 

Here Matilda also realizes her real story, of who she is and where she came from.

 

And then we are on a rollercoaster ride that is dark, fun, and adventurous.

 

 

63. Room On The Broom (2013)

 

Room On The Broom (2013)

 

The Oscar nominee for the best-animated film of the year has a huge fanbase among its younger audience.

 

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Julia Donaldson. Room on the broom is about making enough room on the broom for everyone the witch decides to take on the journey with her.

 

The witch and her cat are on a journey when she loses something on her and a wild animal giver it back and she decides to take it with her.

 

As more things join her, a deadly monster is also following them. When the monster gains in on them, there is a twist you wouldn’t have expected to happen.

 

Will there be a happily ever after for the generous witch you all would’ve liked? The movie showed some great techniques in animation and music that set the mood for the premise.

 

Watch this once and we’re sure it will go on your list for future reference.

 

Highly recommended.

 

 

62. Lady in White (1988)

 

Lady in White (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Lady in White
Year 1988
Watch time 113 min
Directors Frank LaLoggia
Cast Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond
Box Office $1.71M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 70
Writers Frank LaLoggia
Music By Frank LaLoggia
Cinematography By Russell Carpenter
Costume By Richard K. Hummel

 

Embracing the true spirit of horror, we have another ghost story. As we take a stroll through this spooky little town as it is Halloween, there is a little boy who has witnessed and been traumatized from a murder.

 

He comes to acknowledge a ghost who misses her mother. The strange friendship ends up tying the loose ends of the two worlds.

 

The movie has a decent plot that helps in keeping the audience around for long.

 

The major plotline revolves around the boy who figures out the real murderer and the mysteries surrounding the story.

 

The spirit of Halloween lurks around the story as it is about the departed as well.

 

 

61. Little Monsters (1989)

 

Little Monsters (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title Little Monsters
Year 1989
Watch time 100 min
Directors Richard Greenberg
Cast Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton
Box Office $0.79M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore ---
Writers Terry Rossio
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Dick Bush
Costume By R. Lynn Smartt

 

There is so much to explain when you live in Boston, find a monster under your bed, befriend the monster, and finally end up in Malibu.

 

Brian Stevenson's family has just moved into a new neighborhood. As he was already pissed about the shifting, he also finds himself blamed for a lot of problems that he had nothing to do with.

 

As he finds the source of the mischief as Maurice, a friendly monster who lives under his bed.

 

They immediately become good friends and Brian gets to see the monster world. But when one red flag makes Brian see the real intention behind this friendship.

 

There might not be enough time to come back into reality. For another reason to not to be friendly with the ghosts under your bed and to see what really happens to Brian watch this animated movie.

 

 

60. Fun Size (2012)

 

Fun Size (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fun Size
Year 2012
Watch time 86 min
Directors Josh Schwartz
Cast Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer
Box Office $9.40M
IMDb Rating 5.4
Metascore 37
Writers Max Werner
Music By Deborah Lurie
Cinematography By Yaron Orbach
Costume By Jennifer Lukehart

 

Karen “Wren” DeSantis' and best friend April gets invited to a Halloween party hosted by the coolest guy in town.

 

But the plans turn upside down when one little task goes awry. Wren is asked by her mother to take her little brother ‘Albert' trick or treating so that her mother can go out with her very ‘young boyfriend’.

 

And then Albert goes missing in between the trick or treaters. Wren, April, and two of their nerdy friends are now on the lookout for Albert, who seems to be running all around the place.

 

This is not exactly a kid's movie but a mixed genre movie that is enjoyable.

 

Victoria Justice does a highly commendable job, all the while Jackson Nicoll seems to be having the most fun out of it all.

 

There is also one worthy twist towards the end including the beastie boys, "Licensed to Ill" era back in the mid-'80s.

 

 

59. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

 

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title The NeverEnding Story
Year 1984
Watch time 102 min
Directors Wolfgang Petersen
Cast Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney
Box Office $20.16M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 46
Writers Wolfgang Petersen
Music By Klaus Doldinger
Cinematography By Jost Vacano
Costume By Johann Kott

 

Calling out the bibliophiles out there! Beware of the strange books you find in the library.

 

Bastian Baux keeps mostly to himself and his books. When chased by a group of bullies he escapes by hiding in a bookstore.

 

Against the wishes of the bookseller Mr. Coreander, Bastian steals a book titled The NeverEnding Story from there.

 

Bastian hides in the school closet and starts reading it. The fantasy world of Fantasia is being devoured by a force called Nothing.

 

Their Empress has fallen ill and a young warrior called Atreyu is sent to fetch a cure.

 

Atreyu’s quests are some of the finest imaginations visible in films and will enchant the viewers.

 

The film showed the fine line between imagination and reality and a masterpiece that became possible when they collided.

 

Atreyu is a common boy in reality and Bastian is the next victim of this story.

 

We assure you that the plotline behind this interesting take is worth watching.

 

 

58. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Year 2018
Watch time 90 min
Directors Ari Sandel
Cast Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris
Box Office $46.70M
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 53
Writers Rob Lieber
Music By Dominic Lewis
Cinematography By Barry Peterson
Costume By Salvador Pérez Jr.

 

Another Halloween movie from the much-favored franchise. Aspiring writer Sarah Quinn is struggling with her college essay.

 

When her brother Sam and friend Sonny are called in to clean an abandoned house that actually belongs to RL Stine, they find Stine’s book.

 

Ventriloquist dummy Slappy appears around and Sonny brings him back to life. Slappy desire to be a part of his family unleashes chaos during Halloween.

 

It’s a quite fun movie and is not all about horror ambiance and hence becomes a good watch for the kids.

 

 

57. All Hallows' Eve (2016)

 

All Hallows' Eve (2016)

 

Now, this is not a movie for the adult crowd but can be peaceful and entertaining for the younger crowd.

 

As Eve turns eighteen, she realizes her true power as a witch. And with great power also came the responsibility with which she was reckless.

 

She summons her mother against the warnings of her best friend and also her protector but she had ears for none.

 

But Eve had accidentally summoned another ancestor of hers who aims to create havoc. While the three friends flee from the location, it is also up to them to make things all right around while Eve also should learn to control her power.

 

 

56. Scared Shrekless (2010)

 

Scared Shrekless (2010)

 

This was a Halloween horror comedy television special that came shortly after Shrek Forever After.

 

This gorgeous creation made it into the list for the great animation, music, and technique it showed.

 

At Shrek’s home, we have some of the old characters coming back to narrate some interesting stories.

 

Shrek, Donkey, Puss, the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, Gingy, and Pinocchio tell stories.

 

They go down to a run-down castle and settle down for the winner to be crowned as the Halloween king.

 

The stories are titled as follows:

 

  • Vernons ‘The Bride of Gingy’ (a spoof of Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Edwards and Banderas ‘Boots Motel ‘(a spoof of Psycho)
  • Myers ‘The Shreksorcist ‘(a spoof of The Exorcist) 

 

And also one particular recounting by Shrek makes it all worthwhile. An equally likable experience for both kids and adults.

 

 

55. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

 

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

 

After several comic book strips and tv specials based on the comic book series, the Peanut gang is back again.

 

Halloween celebrations have begun and Linus is still waiting for the great pumpkin to rise from the pumpkin patch and give everyone gifts.

 

The peanut gang goes out for trick or treating dressed as WWI flying ace to battle the Red Baron is Snoopy, Charlie Brown cuts too many holes in his sheet and is given no treats but only stones, Lucy dresses as a witch.

 

After years into its first debut, the series still remains a gem among the Halloween collections.

 

 

54. Labyrinth (1986)

 

Labyrinth (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Labyrinth
Year 1986
Watch time 101 min
Directors Jim Henson
Cast David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson
Box Office $12.73M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 50
Writers Dennis Lee
Music By Trevor Jones
Cinematography By Alex Thomson
Costume By Elliot Scott

 

Sarah Williams is left at home to look after her stepbrother Toby by her father and stepmother.

 

She is tired of her brother's crying and wishes for the goblins to take him away like in the book The Labyrinth that she was reading before.

 

And before she could have a second thought, Goblin King Jareth had taken him away and placed him in the center of a labyrinth at the center of Goblin City.

 

Sarah immediately regrets her decision and asks Jareth to give him back but she is only given the option to save him before midnight or else he will be turned into a goblin.

 

Sarah then makes her own team with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey to make things right and realize the value of the greatest gift in life that is Family.

 

David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, and the puppets come back to create another great movie that will be cherished as a gem for the years to come.

 

 

53. Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

 

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

 

And that’s one happy Heffalump Halloween. Lumpy's first Halloween with Winnie the Pooh, Roo, and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

 

Tigger tells the story of the dreaded goblin who transforms the kids he catches on Halloween into lanterns.

 

Now the group along with Pooh who had eaten all his candy together set out on an adventure to capture the goblin.

 

Not the finest stroke of brilliance but the movie will definitely entertain the kids and all the Pooh fans out there.

 

 

52. Twitches (2005)

 

Twitches (2005)

 

The twin witches Alex and Camryn separated at birth now reunite to save their alternative reality, Coventry.

 

Their story began years before. The royal witch Amanda gave birth to two daughters on Halloween night, Apollo and Artemis.

 

But fate had different plans when dark forces force the family to give the daughters to Karsh and Ileana Warburton so that they can be raised in a non-magical realm.

 

When the time comes for them to save Coventry, no history can prevent them from not coming back.

 

And by then there are some pretty advanced revelations no one saw coming.

 

 

51. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

 

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Haunted Mansion
Year 2003
Watch time 88 min
Directors Rob Minkoff
Cast Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp
Box Office $75.85M
IMDb Rating 5.1
Metascore 34
Writers David Berenbaum
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Remi Adefarasin
Costume By Rosemary Brandenburg

 

Jim and Sara Evers are successful realtors with no time for real-world entertainment until they decide to take a vacation since Jim missed the anniversary.

 

But then Sara is contacted by Gracey manor which is looking to sell and Jim convinces Sarah to take a look.

 

Owing to the sudden onset of bad climate, the Evers are forced to stay there for the night.

 

The manor is web-filled and Gothic with a vast cemetery in the back. Jim stumbles onto a secret passage and encounters Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly), a gypsy ghost locked in a crystal ball.

 

The kids follow a spectral orb up to the attic and find a portrait that looks exactly like their mother where they meet house staff Emma (Dina Spybey) and Ezra (Wallace Shawn) who are actually ghosts.

 

To go back home is the biggest struggle now. The haunted mansion is a good story with enough horrors to entertain.

 

 

50. The Little Vampire (2000)

 

The Little Vampire (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Little Vampire
Year 2000
Watch time 95 min
Directors Uli Edel
Cast Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter
Box Office $13.57M
IMDb Rating 5.8
Metascore 45
Writers Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
Music By Nigel Clarke
Cinematography By Bernd Heinl
Costume By Jille Azis

 

Sometimes it takes many worlds to come together to make things all right again. Rudolph is very different from the rest of the vampires and wants to build his own identity.

 

The 13-year-old vampire uses the help of this 13-year-old friend Tony Thompson to fight off the ruthless vampire hunter, Rookery.

 

The castle inn gets revitalized vampirism and history gets to stay back. The boys grow respectively at their own paces.

 

While their families comment on the visible growth, the never-ending feud continues. The quite enjoyable experience gives the chills and fun elements enough material.

 

 

49. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

 

Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

 

Middleberg has been in the middle of some very complicated but unexplainable situations for some time now.

 

All hands point to one resident of the town who seems to be not bothered by any of it Frances Bacon McCausland, who has no clue about what is happening.

 

Except that imagination has finally met reality. The boogeyman comes alive when someone stops believing in their imaginary friend too soon and the same has happened here.

 

Frances had stopped believing in her imaginary friend Zoe when her brother got sick. And she had also convinced her brother to stop believing in his imaginary friend.

 

While the main story is about fighting off the boogeyman there is the subtle message that resides that you will never be old for an imaginary friend.

 

Of all the stereotypes the world will put in front of you. The ultimate answer and decision will always be your own.

 

 

48. Gremlins (1984)

 

Gremlins (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title Gremlins
Year 1984
Watch time 106 min
Directors Joe Dante
Cast Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie
Box Office $148.17M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 70
Writers Chris Columbus
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography By John Hora
Costume By James H. Spencer

 

Gremlins quickly established itself as a noteworthy candidate for a classic. And when you buy strange pets from the pet store don’t forget to follow the rules

 

  • The Mogwai should not be exposed to light,

 

especially sunlight, which will kill it;

 

  • Do not let the Mogwai come in contact with water.
  • and above all, never feed the Mogwai after midnight.

 

Randal Peltzer surprises his son Billy with a strange pet he bought from the Chinatown store as a Christmas gift.

 

The small furry creature called mogwai is to be looked after with utmost care. And when the rules are broken, the consequences break the whole town's functioning.

 

The first Mogwai named Gizmo makes many offsprings who turn rogue. The story is all about a particular age and the quirks that come with it, together making it a really good experience.

 

 

47. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Nightmare Before Christmas
Year 1993
Watch time 76 min
Directors Henry Selick
Cast Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Box Office $75.08M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 82
Writers Tim Burton
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Pete Kozachik
Costume By Allison Abbate

 

The movie is also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Santa is one of the sweetest creations of history and when Santa gets abducted, it’s a total misery story.

 

Halloweentown is a fantasy town that has all creatures that embrace the spirit of the festival.

 

Jack Skellington widely known in his town as the ‘Pumpkin King’ organizes the annual Halloween celebrations but this year wants to do something different.

 

When he accidentally stumbles into the Christmas world he decides to improvise Christmas and abduct Santa Claus.

 

The concept is hilarious and the animation is top-notch and together makes a wonderful experience that could be watched all through October to December that there are both Christmas and Halloween vibes.

 

 

46. Ghostbusters (1984)

 

Ghostbusters (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ghostbusters
Year 1984
Watch time 105 min
Directors Ivan Reitman
Cast Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
Box Office $238.63M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 71
Writers Dan Aykroyd
Music By Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography By László Kovács
Costume By Marvin March

 

Three parapsychology professors from Colombia University lose their job when one of their experiments to find a ghost goes wrong.

 

In response to which they set up the ‘ghostbusters’, a paranormal investigation and elimination service.

 

Although their business is initially slow it gradually picks up the pace. And when Sigourney Weaver comes up with a request, that becomes their greatest challenge as there opens the door to a parallel universe no one would want access to.

 

The fun comedy movie easily gained a lot of popularity among the crowd and led to the creation of an equally successful franchise as well.

 

 

45. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

 

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Watcher in the Woods
Year 1980
Watch time 84 min
Directors John Hough, Vincent McEveety
Cast Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker
Box Office $5.00M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore ---
Writers Brian Clemens
Music By Stanley Myers
Cinematography By Alan Hume
Costume By Elliot Scott

 

Supernatural movies are very hard to pull off and back in the ’90s no one would have expected this movie to become a brilliant piece of art.

 

Helen and Paul Curtis their daughters Jan and Ellie move into rural England. Mrs. Aylwood the owner finds a striking resemblance between her daughter who had disappeared years before and Jan. and from here past and present embarks on an adventure we didn’t know we needed.

 

Disney's only venture into the horror genre did turn several heads. And with aliens involved you wouldn’t want to miss this.

 

 

44. Scoob! (2020)

 

Scoob! (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title Scoob!
Year 2020
Watch time 93 min
Directors Tony Cervone
Cast Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.7
Metascore 43
Writers Adam Sztykiel
Music By Junkie XL
Cinematography By Ryan Folsey Vanara Taing
Costume By Didier Ah-Koon

 

Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo gets a 2020 animated makeover and we are not disappointed. Shaggy Rogers was all disappointed and lonely with himself until he meets a young stray Great Dane, whom he names Scooby-Doo.

 

On Halloween night the duo meets the trio Velma Dinkley, Fred Jones, and Daphne Blake and together the history of Monsters Inc begins.

 

And now they’ll have to fight the supervillain Dick Dastardly and also get to meet their superhero hero Blue Falcon.

 

Not the same as the past movies don’t rate this one as a bad movie.

 

Keep this amusing name on your list because things are getting more excited as we hear a sequel is also on its way.

 

 

43. Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018)

 

Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018)

 

Mary Smith is a bored friendless girl whose most endeavors end up being a mess.

 

Tib-cat and Gib-cat are Peters cats, the local boy who teases Mary. The cats lead Mary to a strange glowing flower.

 

The "fly-by-night" can give powers of witchcraft to the beholder and then a series of mistakes lead Mary to Endor College for witches.

 

And when the flower secret is out, they're better-written dangers waiting for Mary. Studio Ghiblis is another wonderful creation to make a mark on history.

 

From character designs to the visual treat in front of us, the movie becomes a part of all of the previous marvelous creations like Spirited away and kikis delivery service.

 

 

42. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

 

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Monsters vs. Aliens
Year 2009
Watch time 94 min
Directors Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Cast Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen
Box Office $198.35M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 56
Writers Maya Forbes
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Joyce Arrastia Erika Dapkewicz
Costume By Michael Isaak Scott Wills

 

When all Susan Murphy had planned was to get married just before the ceremony she gets hit by a meteorite from a destroyed planet that makes her grow into  49 feet and 11 inches and her hair turn into white.

 

B. O. B. (Seth Rogen) is a gelatinous, brainless creation after an experiment on a tomato went wrong.

 

The scientist who turned himself into a hybrid, Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie). The Missing Link (Will Arnett) is found unconscious and is saved.

 

The giant mutant larva Insectosaurus is a product of nuclear testing. Over the years, the government had secretly collected them and now wants them to fight alien Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson).

 

When the alien forces are here to attack, the government has no other choice but to unleash the monsters.

 

It’s a good movie with a different plot that is worth watching.

 

 

41. Monsters University (2013)

 

Monsters University (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Monsters University
Year 2013
Watch time 104 min
Directors Dan Scanlon
Cast Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren
Box Office $268.49M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 65
Writers Dan Scanlon
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jean-Claude Kalache
Costume By Ricky Nierva

 

The prequel movie to Monsters. Inc added a few more interesting characters to Mike and Sully’s life.

 

And as we suspected, it all begins from their childhood. Mike Wazowski now a kindergartner dreams of being a scarer- the ones who scare human children to use the scares as their energy resource.

 

Years later when he joins the Monsters university, he meets James P. "Sulley" Sullivan. The opposites now work on their oddness to form a group that can help both of them to achieve their dreams.

 

There is so much more to the plot, but we’re not spilling much but don’t miss watching these quirky, adorable monsters.

 

The new characters seem to be blending in with our old friends and that is a relief.

 

With great animation complementing the horror and comedy, your kids will love this experience.

 

 

40. Toy Story of Terror! (2013)

 

Toy Story of Terror! (2013)

 

The toy story series has always strived to keep its standards and this movie is no exception as well.

 

Bonnie and her mother go off on a road trip to visit her grandmother but has to make an unplanned stop when their car gets a flat tire.

 

The toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, and the rest are in the trunk watching a horror movie.

 

At the motel that they stay in, the toys start wandering about, and then a mysterious creature starts abducting them one by one.

 

The creature is revealed to be the pet of the motel owner trained to steal from the guests.

 

As the toys are listed to be sold online, it’s a night's adventure for the group if they intend to stay together.

 

The newest additions to the family Combat Carl (Weathers) and PezCat all seemed to have lived up to their roles.

 

Pixar has put yet another animation brilliance that will fall on the favorite list.

 

 

39. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

 

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Where the Wild Things Are
Year 2009
Watch time 101 min
Directors Spike Jonze
Cast Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Pepita Emmerichs
Box Office $77.23M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 71
Writers Spike Jonze
Music By Carter Burwell Karen O
Cinematography By Lance Acord
Costume By K.K. Barrett

 

Embracing the quirkiness of the pre-teenage boy Max we are quickly taken into the world of the wild things.

 

Max is an extra imaginative boy, who enjoys running around in his wolf costume. Everyone seems to be rude to him, even his sisters’ friends.

 

And one day when Max runs away from home in his wolf costume, he accidently reaches the land of the wild things where he self-proclaims to be their king.

 

Max manipulates them into doing things his way. and when things don’t go as planned, Max comes around into reality.

 

More or less exploring, the story of a broken confused kid the story at the surface can be for kids but on a deeper introspection has a more meaningful message to tell

 

 

38. Return to Oz (1985)

 

Return to Oz (1985)

 

Entity Detail
Title Return to Oz
Year 1985
Watch time 113 min
Directors Walter Murch
Cast Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 42
Writers Walter Murch
Music By David Shire
Cinematography By David Watkin Freddie Francis
Costume By Norman Reynolds

 

The movie is considered as an unofficial sequel to the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz is also based on L.

 

Frank Baum's Oz novels. The film ended up receiving a lot of criticisms which was mainly due to the dark and twisted visuals it showed.

 

When Dorothy reveals to her aunt the Oz stories her aunt takes her to a psychiatrist but a girl saves Dorothy.

 

Dorothy is back in the Emerald city which has deteriorated into ruins. The Nome King and Mombi have destroyed everything and now it is up to Dorothy, Pumpkinhead, Tick Tock, and her friends to save Emerald City.

 

Fairuza Balk proved to be a noteworthy choice for Dorothy. From the pinnacle in the special effects history, we cannot undermine the work that went into this movie though there is no claim stating that it is a perfect one.

 

 

37. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

 

Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

 

Instead of the usual Halloween party by the Muppets Gonzo and Pepe are on their way to attend a fear challenging event in the same haunted mansion where the Great Mc Muffin disappeared years before.

 

They can only escape the mansion if they are ready to face their greatest fears.

 

They end up meeting several ghosts, terrors of the future, and life lessons that they will never forget.

 

Just like in the Muppet show they have all managed to keep the standards at par and yes we all enjoyed it wholeheartedly.

 

 

36. The Dark Crystal (1982)

 

The Dark Crystal (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Dark Crystal
Year 1982
Watch time 93 min
Directors Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Cast Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Box Office $40.58M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 66
Writers David Odell
Music By Trevor Jones
Cinematography By Oswald Morris
Costume By Brian Ackland-Snow Terry Ackland-Snow Charles Bishop

 

On the planet Thra, two new races appear when a shard is broken from the crystal of truth that harnesses the forces of nature.

 

The evil Skeksis use the power of the Dark Crystal and use it for their benefit.

 

The kindly Mystics live in peace. The time of extinction was fast approaching as both the races were declining in number.

 

Jen is a Gelfling living with the Mystics after the Skeksis killed his parents. Jen is tasked to find the shard and return it to the Dark Crystal.

 

The story evolves in the venture to recover the magic crystal which is also followed by some very dark graphics.

 

 

35. A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

 

A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

 

The movie will essentially become your kid's favorite movie in no time. It takes place in a New England town which is about to celebrate the Halloween festival.

 

And there are also competitions. George is a monkey raised by a very quirky man.

 

As George and Allie together decide to solve the age-old myth of the hat-kicking scarecrow, the little adventure is meant for the little ones at home.

 

 

34. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

 

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Little Shop of Horrors
Year 1986
Watch time 94 min
Directors Frank Oz
Cast Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs
Box Office $38.75M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 81
Writers Howard Ashman
Music By Miles Goodman
Cinematography By Robert Paynter
Costume By Roy Walker

 

Audrey 11 forever will remain as a most memorable character. The film begins with, a three-girl "Greek chorus"—Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon introducing the movie and warns that horror is coming their way.

 

Seymour Krelborn and his colleague, Audrey, work at Mushnik's Flower Shop which is about to close down until the discovery of Audrey II.

 

Bringing all the prosperity back sometimes you’ll have to pay with your blood. Not spilling any of the best parts.

 

The musical easily became an instant favorite in the crowd. Improvising spectacularly from the 1960’s version, a great cast and some irresistible music makes it a deadly combo worth watching.

 

 

33. Poltergeist (1982)

 

Poltergeist (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title Poltergeist
Year 1982
Watch time 114 min
Directors Tobe Hooper
Cast JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight
Box Office $76.61M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 79
Writers Steven Spielberg
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography By Matthew F. Leonetti
Costume By James H. Spencer

 

The major critical and commercial success was mainly discussed for the rumors of who directed the film.

 

While the credits were given to Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg is said to have done most of the work.

 

Steve and Diane Freeling live with their three children. The plot revolves around how they realize that their house is haunted and the youngest child gets sucked into a space between life and death.

 

Called one of the greatest horror movies of the time, the greatest specialty to be noted is that these ghosts are not scary.

 

Special effects and the way they are written into the plot make it a fascinating experience.

 

It is a great movie with an excellent cast and is advisable for kids to watch if the parents are around.

 

 

32. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Year 2001
Watch time 152 min
Directors Chris Columbus
Cast Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Box Office $317.58M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 64
Writers J.K. Rowling
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By John Seale
Costume By Stuart Craig

 

There isn’t a magical land that was sought after so much like the Harry Potter universe.

 

And for its take on the good and bad story makes an ideal watch for kids of any age and also for the kids that have grown into adults.

 

The first movie in the much-loved series is about an orphan boy who lives with his aunt and uncle but later discovers that he is a wizard.

 

And the magical world is everything anyone would have imagined it ever to be. While our description may not seem that interesting don’t fall for that.

 

The series went on to become one of the greatest magical franchise in the history of cinema.

 

You should totally watch this for the brilliance that made the world believe in magic.

 

The movies in the series are:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

 

 

31. Nightbooks (2021)

 

Nighbooks (2021)

 

Entity Detail
Title Nightbooks
Year 2021
Watch time 103 min
Directors David Yarovesky
Cast Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter, Jess Brown
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.8
Metascore ---
Writers Mikki Daughtry
Music By Michael Abels
Cinematography By Robert McLachlan
Costume By Peter P. Nicolakakos

 

Alex Mosher is a talented writer, but his stories have a specialty as they are scary stories.

 

Alex eventually decides to burn his prized collection of the night books when his mental health comes into question.

 

On his way to the furnace, he is lured into entering an apartment which is the trap by the witch who lures children into her apartment that floats all over the world.

 

The witch wants Alex to narrate a horror story every day. Yasmin is the only survivor from the kids Natacha has kidnapped in the past and Alex forms a friendship with her.

 

Together they unravel secrets that define the story as not what they had already perceived or in other words, the witch might not be who they think she is.

 

But the adventure is mandatory for they are left with no better choices. Kids will surely enjoy this animated experience.

 

 

30. Arachnophobia (1990)

 

Arachnophobia (1990)

 

Entity Detail
Title Arachnophobia
Year 1990
Watch time 109 min
Directors Frank Marshall
Cast Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak
Box Office $53.21M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 67
Writers Don Jakoby
Music By Trevor Jones
Cinematography By Mikael Salomon
Costume By Jim Bissell

 

The comedy horror film centers around the spider which you would’ve deduced from the title.

 

The family comedy horror film is about a deadly monster discovered by an entomologist with enough potential to take over the world.

 

When James Atherton discovers a species of aggressive arachnids of prehistoric origin, he doesn’t know that he is about to bring to civilization a serious disaster.

 

The male arachnid bites a bedridden photographer and immediately kills him while no one understands the reason behind his death.

 

The spider crawls in the coffin and travels to his hometown and causes havoc there.

 

And when destiny meets fate, arachnophobic Dr. Ross Jennings had moved to town as the new doctor since he wanted a peaceful place to raise his children.

 

Your fears then can take a backseat when it is a question of life and death.

 

 

29. Beetlejuice (1988)

 

Beetlejuice (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Beetlejuice
Year 1988
Watch time 92 min
Directors Tim Burton
Cast Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe
Box Office $73.71M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 70
Writers Michael McDowell
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Thomas E. Ackerman
Costume By Bo Welch

 

Barbara and Adam Maitland are living their dream life until they are killed in an accident.

 

They realize now that they will have to wait almost 125 years before they can crossover.

 

Meanwhile, another family moves into their mansion. The new couple is Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, and their daughter Winona Ryder.

 

The daughter is goth and can see the ghosts. She tries to convince her parents to let them stay.

 

Baldwin and Davis sent for wild and crazy spirit Beetlejuice. As the ghosts, the new owners, and Beetlejuice work out things together, it’s a fun story you wouldn’t want to miss.

 

There is not much horror to this beautiful movie as most of it is a comedy, but still will make an ideal Halloween choice.

 

 

28. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

 

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Year 2018
Watch time 105 min
Directors Eli Roth
Cast Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan
Box Office $68.55M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 57
Writers John Bellairs
Music By Nathan Barr
Cinematography By Rogier Stoffers
Costume By Ellen Brill

 

Young orphan Lewis Barnavelt has to move in with his uncle Jonathan Barnavelt and the quirky housemate Mrs.

 

Florence Zimmerman after his parent's death. Jonathan is a warlock and Florence is a witch.

 

As Lewis moves in with them more secrets are also revealed. There is a clock built into the walls of this house by the previous owner Isaac Izard who was an evil warlock.

 

Jonathan and Florence are in search of the clock which otherwise will bring upon a deadly calamity on the universe.

 

As Louis much to the opposition of his uncle, starts learning magic and that results in bringing back the evil from the dead.

 

 

27. Gnome Alone (2017)

 

Gnome Alone (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Gnome Alone
Year 2017
Watch time 85 min
Directors Peter Lepeniotis
Cast Becky G, Josh Peck, Tara Strong, Olivia Holt
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore ---
Writers Robert Moreland
Music By Patrick Stump
Cinematography By Rob Neal
Costume By Aziz Acar

 

What happens when you move into a house built on trans dimensional portal. Guess what!

 

You will have to figure it out with Chloe as well. Chloe and her mother move into a new place in Detroit.

 

Everything looks normal until they find out that the house also comes with an assortment of garden gnomes.

 

Chloe becomes friends with her neighbor Liam but when she meets the popular crowd at school, they advise her to stay away from him.

 

When Chloe discovers a bright green gem hidden in her house, she accidentally opens up a portal for the Troggos, monsters in her basement.

 

Troggs and gnomes are mortal enemies and the stone keeps them at bay. And now Chloe must find a way to keep things in order.

 

And will it be her popular gang or the one person who showed genuine interest in her that will restore peace?

 

With a message so widely read on the superficiality nature of society, this little story has enough to entertain you.

 

 

26. Cruella (2021)

 

Cruella (2021)

 

Entity Detail
Title Cruella
Year 2021
Watch time 134 min
Directors Craig Gillespie
Cast Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 59
Writers Dana Fox
Music By Nicholas Britell
Cinematography By Nicolas Karakatsanis
Costume By Fiona Crombie

 

Cruella is based on the character Cruella de Vil from hundred and one dalmatians. This story is not easy to take in at once because there is so much going on in Estelle’s and her alter ego Cruella’s life.

 

Estella Miller is a born child of creativity and fashion but her cruel streak earns her the name Cruella from her mother Catherine.

 

When the duo moves to London and stops on the way at a Baroness gala, Catherine meets with her unfortunate death for which Estelle blames herself and throws away the rest of her life.

 

As Estelle gets a new job later there is a strange connection where her alter ego takes the main stage.

 

A long line of lies, a bad boss who is not her boss, and the fashion world that envies everyone you should take a look at Cruella.

 

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson did a wonderful job and played up to their marks.

 

 

25. Spirited Away (2001)

 

Spirited Away (2001)

 

Hayao Miyazaki is a legend and his films prove it over and over again. The film is regarded as one of the greatest movies of the twenty-first century.

 

It came so late in the list only because we are concentrating mainly on the Halloween movies.

 

Ten-year-old Chihiro is moving to the countryside with her parents. They accidentally end up in front of a place that her father believes is an abandoned park.

 

Her parents eat from an abandoned restaurant that has fresh food while Chihiro wanders around. the place, in reality, is then revealed as a cross-over world from where it is difficult for Chihiro to save her parents and herself from the magical bathhouse they are trapped in.

 

The movie showed some finest animation brilliance and exceptional sound technology. Not enough words to speak about the brilliance that you are about to watch and don’t miss out on it.

 

 

24. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

 

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

 

Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Velma, and Daphne form the history book we all were part of.

 

But the gang has finally split up as most of the ghosts they have come across are fake.

 

Daphne has started a show that actually looks out for real ghosts. And then the gang gets together for one final act together and are invited to a house haunted by dead pirates and an island full of zombies.

 

Once the gang gets deeper into the story of this island, things don’t look as organized as it was before.

 

A very different approach to the usual scooby doo series and is also a must-watch.

 

 

23. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

 

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Monsters, Inc.
Year 2001
Watch time 92 min
Directors Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Cast Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Box Office $289.92M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 79
Writers Pete Docter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jim Stewart
Costume By Tia W. Kratter Dominique Louis

 

Becoming one of the best Pixar creations wasn’t an easy run but the movie totally lived up to expectations.

 

There is a world run by monsters whose energy crisis is solved by scaring human children and using the screams as energy generators.

 

Mike and Sully two monsters accidentally let a human child believed to be toxic into their world and now must find a way to send cute little ‘boo’ back.

 

And for that little bit about laughter being ten times more potent fills your heart a bit more.

 

The movie showed high potential starting from the closet to a full-fledged lively story equally enough to entertain both adults and children.

 

 

22. Corpse Bride (2005)

 

Corpse Bride (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Corpse Bride
Year 2005
Watch time 77 min
Directors Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Cast Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman
Box Office $53.36M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 83
Writers Tim Burton
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Pete Kozachik
Costume By Alex McDowell

 

The quirky stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film quickly made a big fan base. Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are about to get married and for very strange reasons; raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's family.

 

And of all the things that could have gone wrong, Victor accidentally sets Mrs. Everglots dress on fire and is all tensed at the rehearsal.

 

As he goes to the woods to practice, he practices on a tree that brings a woman from the dead who now claims is his wife.

 

And there’s a dilemma no one saw coming. As his real-world love is about to get married to someone else as well.

 

There is a chord that connects all these stories together and what might that be.

 

Romance, fantasy, comedy, music, and a colorful dead world together make this movie an execution that we recommend.

 

 

21. The Monster Squad (1987)

 

The Monster Squad (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Monster Squad
Year 1987
Watch time 79 min
Directors Fred Dekker
Cast Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Box Office $3.77M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 61
Writers Shane Black
Music By Bruce Broughton
Cinematography By Bradford May
Costume By Albert Brenner

 

From all things teenagers are known to get obsessed with, the monster squad has topped the list.

 

The squad is a group of pre-teens obsessed with monster movies and idolizes them. The group headed by Sean Crenshaw whose sister Phoebe also wants to be a part of the group discovers the diary of legendary monster hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing but apparently is written in German.

 

The diary reveals the secret of a powerful amulet of which the powerful are also in search.

 

Showcasing a rare group of monsters here we have Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the mummy, the wolfman, gill man, and two vampire cohorts all aiding Dracula for his venture.

 

While Frankenstein's monster finally gets all the kindness he needs from Phoebe the rest engage in a fight that in the end even confuses the United States Army.

 

 

20. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

 

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Year 1982
Watch time 115 min
Directors Steven Spielberg
Cast Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
Box Office $435.11M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 91
Writers Melissa Mathison
Music By John Williams
Cinematography By Allen Daviau
Costume By Lola 'Skip' McNalley

 

Everyone would know about ET and if you don’t kindly go and watch it before reading any further.

 

The entertaining, engaging, and emotional story is a favorite since its advent for both adults and children.

 

One of Steven Spielberg’s greatest creations is an out-of-the-world story. And for the out-of-the-world reference yes, we have aliens starring.

 

As Botanist aliens invade earth for specimens one of them accidentally gets left behind. The alien forms a relationship with a little boy and his little family.

 

The alien dubs himself ET after reading a comic strip. As we take this beautiful trip with Elliot and ET through Halloween, phoning home, frogs all over the lab, hiding in the closet among the stuffed animals, the bike ride where the bikes suddenly leave the ground, the touching of the finger and the heart is an adventure that will stay in the minds of everyone ever watched it.

 

 

19. Coraline (2009)

 

Coraline (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Coraline
Year 2009
Watch time 100 min
Directors Henry Selick
Cast Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders
Box Office $75.29M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 80
Writers Henry Selick
Music By Bruno Coulais
Cinematography By Pete Kozachik
Costume By Henry Selick

 

Get in line to get your mind blown by this super stop motion brilliance movie.

 

Coraline is the only daughter of very workaholic parents. As she tries hard to adapt to her new life in the Pink Palace Apartments, she accidentally unlocks the door to a much better parallel universe.

 

The parallel universe looks tempting at first because everything she wants in this life seems to be there in the other life.

 

The other world story but then actually is a trap when they start to make her stay there forever and sew buttons in place of her eyes to make her one of them.

 

Finally revealing the real monster, her neighbor's secret, and the reality of our lives that we fail to acknowledge Coraline just gave a major lesson to all adults in the most subtle form and we couldn’t acknowledge it any better.

 

 

18. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Year 2019
Watch time 108 min
Directors André Øvredal
Cast Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams
Box Office $62.74M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 61
Writers Dan Hageman
Music By Marco Beltrami Anna Drubich
Cinematography By Roman Osin
Costume By David Brisbin

 

Based on the children's book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. It's Halloween 1968, teen friends, Stella, Auggie, and Chuck after they are chased by bully Tommy Milner escape by hiding in Ramón Morales' car.

 

Sarah leads the group into a horror house from which she finds a book that will change all their lives.‘You don't read the book as much as the book reads you.’ The book starts writing horror stories starring each one of them.

 

And to stop the deadly fate ahead they will have to read behind the history and the mystery it withholds.

 

The book belonged to Sarah Bellows who was tortured to death for trying to do the right thing.

 

The movie is more of a mystery/fantasy genre. As we delve more we get sucked into the world of monsters and magic and deadly revenge stories.

 

 

17. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

 

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Year 2005
Watch time 85 min
Directors Steve Box, Nick Park
Cast Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay
Box Office $56.11M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 87
Writers Steve Box
Music By Julian Nott
Cinematography By Tristan Oliver
Costume By Phil Lewis

 

The movie is a parody of the classic monster movies and Hammer Horror flicks and also serves as part of the Wallace and Gromit series, created by Park.

 

Under the light of full moon scaring the townspeople and their gardens Wallace shifts into one hungry large rabbit.

 

Wallace and his intelligent beagle Gromit control the pest in Tottington Hall. They have two problems the major one being the rabbits and the minor one being diet control.

 

Using two of his latest inventions, the "Mind Manipulation-O-Matic" and the “Bun-Vac Wallace hopes to turn the rabbits against vegetables and himself against cheese.

 

Alas! How the tables turned. The experiment in turn creates something the town is not prepared to handle on its own.

 

Gromit the beagle to the rescue. It is a very simple plot with some really good animation and enough to keep you in the loop till the end

 

 

16. Halloweentown (1998)

 

Halloweentown (1998)

 

The first one is from Disney’s much popular Halloweentown series which made witchcraft popular much before the harry potter series.

 

How cool it would be to be part of a family of witches. Gwen and her three kids live a normal happy life except for the one rule that they cannot go out during Halloween.

 

This would sound strange until the entry of the supercool grandmother Aggie who reveals that Gwen is a descendent of the witchcraft lineage until when she decided to marry a mortal and finally stayed in the human world.

 

Aggie insists on training the kids especially Marnie the elder one before she turns thirteen.

 

And as all unfortunate stories go, the kids sneak in with grandma Aggie into Halloweentown which is now being attacked by an unseen evil fought by Aggie.

 

Gwen also has to come looking for her kids. With a dangerous ex-boyfriend around this story is about to make a sudden deviation into putting the plotline right.

 

The movie is recommended for children. It is about the family coming together and making things right when sometimes it might also come with the perk of ‘getting to save a whole town’.

 

 

15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

 

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

 

Entity Detail
Title Edward Scissorhands
Year 1990
Watch time 105 min
Directors Tim Burton
Cast Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall
Box Office $56.36M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 74
Writers Tim Burton
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Stefan Czapsky
Costume By Bo Welch

 

Easily one of Tim Burton’s career-best. The movie is the story of a young man created by an old inventor left with scissors as his hands because the inventor died before completing his whole project.

 

Edward is a sweet child and is taken in by a family where he falls in love with their youngest daughter Kim.

 

A love story that went through a lot of struggles only to get narrated in the sweetest way possible to the coming generations.

 

How will a man with scissor hands survive when there are people around him with more poisonous weapons in their hearts will remain the major question.

 

The movie is widely regarded as the turning point for Johnny Depp's career. With all his supporting cast including   Winona Ryder makes a phenomenal statement with the movie.

 

The music and techniques employed are also to be specially noted.

 

 

14. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

 

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotel Transylvania
Year 2012
Watch time 91 min
Directors Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Box Office $148.31M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 47
Writers Peter Baynham
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Catherine Apple
Costume By Ron Lukas Noëlle Triaureau

 

The Sony Pictures Animation brilliance was widely accepted that it grew into four theatrical films, three graphic novels, and three short films and a tv series broadcast, and several video games.

 

This is the story of the good Dracula, good in the sense that he becomes a doting father with all the fatherly quirks.

 

To be fair we all would have imagined what Dracula and his family would look like, The story is about a man who accidentally stumbles into a hotel run by none other than Dracula and falls in love with his teenage daughter.

 

Now the overprotective father, the rebellious daughter and the man is about to go on the adventure that will make you all laugh your hearts out.

 

Genndy Tartakovsky though a newcomer to CGI, made the experience really worthwhile. There is so much predictable about this story but the better part would be about the crazy, humorous storyline we’ll all like.

 

 

13. Hocus Pocus (1993)

 

Hocus Pocus (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hocus Pocus
Year 1993
Watch time 96 min
Directors Kenny Ortega
Cast Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
Box Office $39.51M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 43
Writers David Kirschner
Music By John Debney
Cinematography By Hiro Narita
Costume By William Sandell

 

The Sanderson sisters, three witches named Winifred, Sarah, and Mary have been making an entry in most of the lists related to witchcraft and there isn’t a better assurance to give about this American fantasy comedy horror film.

 

The witches faced a trial and are now back after three hundred years to kidnap children and gain their youth back.

 

It is now up to three children and a talking cat to make sure that the town is safe.

 

It is funny how that the three witches turned out to be rather annoying than being humorous or dangerous but they all do look damn good together.

 

It is not really a children's movie but can be found entertaining for the mixed crowd.

 

 

12. Goosebumps (2015)

 

Goosebumps (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Goosebumps
Year 2015
Watch time 103 min
Directors Rob Letterman
Cast Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee
Box Office $80.08M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 60
Writers Darren Lemke
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Javier Aguirresarobe
Costume By Sean Haworth

 

If you’ve ever been to a children’s book store then you wouldn’t have missed seeing R.

 

L. Stine's children's horror book series on the rack. The much-renowned series get homage with this 2015 movie.

 

Teenager Zach Cooper and mother Gale move from New York City to small-town Madison, Delaware.

 

While settling down was not that easy Zach easily falls in for his next-door neighbor Hannah.

 

Hannahs overprotective father warns him but he takes no note of it. Breaking into Hannahs's house Zach and his new best friend don’t know that he is about to release a set of monsters from the RL Stine collection.

 

The fictionalized RL Stine with his daughter from the fiction world takes you by surprise and is a total entertainer.

 

The ghosts show some great technique in CGI and the Elfman soundtrack also deserves a special mention.

 

 

11. The Addams Family (2019)

 

The Addams Family (2019)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Addams Family
Year 2019
Watch time 86 min
Directors Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Cast Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard
Box Office $100.04M
IMDb Rating 5.8
Metascore 46
Writers Matt Lieberman
Music By Jeff Danna Mychael Danna
Cinematography By Kevin Pavlovic David Ian Salter
Costume By Oleg Belogorsky

 

Based on the characters created by Charles Addams here we have another Addams Family movie.

 

Gomez and Morticia get married but are driven away from the rest of the Addams clan.

 

They move to a derelict mansion in New Jersey that is not easily accessible to the outside world.

 

Wednesday being the most carefree, adventurous character in most of the adaptations, here also she plays an interesting role.

 

As the Addams tries to fit in with the new normal, there are possibilities for many better surprises.

 

 

10. Frankenweenie (2012)

 

Frankenweenie (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Frankenweenie
Year 2012
Watch time 87 min
Directors Tim Burton
Cast Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau
Box Office $35.29M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 74
Writers Leonard Ripps
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Peter Sorg
Costume By Rick Heinrichs

 

Tim Burton’s American 3D stop-motion-animated is the story of an experiment everyone would like to see.

 

With numerous references to previous adaptations and other works, the movie was met with positive reviews mostly.

 

Victor Frankenstein, the young scientist's beloved bull terrier dog is unfortunately killed in a car accident.

 

Well with some very complicated science up until his sleeve Victor brings his dog back alive.

 

As many students started working on the same, monsters start appearing in the town. In between the missing of a resurrected dog, some random monsters, and a strange kidnapping we get a Halloween-friendly entertainer to watch.

 

 

9. The Witches (1990)

 

The Witches (1990)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Witches
Year 1990
Watch time 91 min
Directors Nicolas Roeg
Cast Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
Box Office $10.36M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 78
Writers Roald Dahl
Music By Stanley Myers
Cinematography By Harvey Harrison
Costume By Andrew Sanders

 

Young Luke Evesham is taught about the existence of witches by his grandmother Helga. When Helga falls sick and is advised to move to the seaside Luke accompanies her.

 

But only little did Luke know that his nightmares are checking in with them as well.

 

Here he also befriends the gluttonous Bruno Jenkins. Hidden under the title the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children a meeting of the witches is also being held in the same hotel.

 

The witches have devised a plan to change all the children in the world to mice.

 

With his best friend turned into mice, with little contacts it is up to Luke to make sure this doesn’t happen.

 

Anjelica Houston did a terrific convincing job as the high witch and so does all the cast.

 

The movie aged well and remains a good entertainer worth spending your time on.

 

 

8. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

 

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

 

The animated experience will leave you craving for more. Ghibli movies have that raw essence you could forever quench your thirst on.

 

In a parallel universe that looks aesthetically beautiful, Kiki is on her way to the port city of Koriko.

 

It is a tradition for a young witch as part of their training to leave home at thirteen but Kiki doesn't leave home alone but takes Jiji her cat as well.

 

In a world largely devoid of magic, the young Kiki should find a way to make things work.

 

Kiki makes a friend and finds accommodation with a friendly baker and slowly starts the "Witch Delivery Business". things look normal until one day Kiki starts losing her confidence and then her powers.

 

The movie is said to be a real take on the self-reliance of young women in Japan.

 

One of the greatest animated movies you will ever watch and every time you rewatch it you will be surprised that you will have more to take from it.

 

 

7. The Addams Family (1991)

 

The Addams Family (1991)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Addams Family
Year 1991
Watch time 99 min
Directors Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya
Box Office $113.50M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 57
Writers Charles Addams
Music By Marc Shaiman
Cinematography By Owen Roizman
Costume By Richard Macdonald

 

The American supernatural black comedy film is based on the cartoon created by Charles Addams and the 1964 TV series produced by David Levy.

 

The film is especially noted for the troubled production it went through with several rewrites and over the budget expenditure.

 

Nonetheless, the film was a commercial success and went on to create a sequel two years later called the Addams Family Values.

 

The Addams Family is very rich and also not normal and their attorney is in desperate need of some money.

 

The plot is simple, it is about an estranged brother that a family is mourning.

 

And when the imposter festers return there are a lot of suspicions, court orders and in the end, a deadly hurricane that no one knew would finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

 

 

6. Coco (2017)

 

Coco (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Coco
Year 2017
Watch time 105 min
Directors Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Cast Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
Box Office $209.73M
IMDb Rating 8.4
Metascore 81
Writers Lee Unkrich
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Steve Bloom
Costume By Bert Berry Tim Evatt

 

A perfect ode to the spirit of Halloween and the story of the dead. Miguel's music will follow you all through your experience of watching this visual sweet treat.

 

Miguel dreams to be a musician but the history that prevents him from going for the profession begins with his great grandmother who was married to a man who abandoned her for his music.

 

The story revolves around Día de Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead. Miguel decides to enter a music competition and steals a guitar from the nearby cemetery.

 

And looks like there isn’t a better way for a free ride into the world of the dead than ‘stealing from them’.

 

And the adventure of a lifetime that will change a lot of perspectives and will deeply touch your heart begins.

 

Miguel pursues his passion with all his heart and when the whole universe conspired to make his wish true, he even has to cross the bridge to the undead to make things right again.

 

Coco collected a large number of accolades and you won’t be surprised once you watch it.

 

The film won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Remember Me”) and gave a highly tight run for the money of the competing studios

 

 

5. Monster House (2006)

 

Monster House (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Monster House
Year 2006
Watch time 91 min
Directors Gil Kenan
Cast Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Whitney
Box Office $73.66M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 68
Writers Dan Harmon
Music By Douglas Pipes
Cinematography By Xavier Grobet
Costume By Ed Verreaux

 

A break from all the normal ghosts here we have a house making a debut horror performance.

 

No one wants Nebbercracker to be their neighbor. The cranky old man has been fighting all the kids and adults around equally but what if he withholds a secret that could change your whole perspective on the story.

 

When Nebbercracker finally dies it is revealed there is a much dangerous anti-hero the neighborhood didn’t know about nor paid much attention to.

 

Teenager DJ and his best friend Chowder run into Nebbercracker their cranky old neighbor while playing basketball.

 

The old man has a siege and sooner the boys find out that the house is a monster.

 

Now, who will save the whole neighborhood from the monster house that no adult believes is true.

 

The obvious answer to your question is that yes, the kids take charge. Great animation, comical elements, hilarious sounds, and some unavoidable flaws that alright make this movie a total family package.

 

 

4. ParaNorman (2012)

 

ParaNorman (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title ParaNorman
Year 2012
Watch time 92 min
Directors Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Cast Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi
Box Office $56.00M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 72
Writers Chris Butler
Music By Jon Brion
Cinematography By Tristan Oliver
Costume By Nelson Lowry

 

At the end of the day, the story is always about accepting somebody for who they really are.

 

Eleven-year-old Norman Babcock who is an outcast in society for being able to speak to the dead has a very unreal history connected to him.

 

And when a witch from 300 years ago comes back to haunt the town Norman realizes his real gift.

 

While society, conventions, and relationships kept him at a distance when a time of need arises the ParaNorman story is the only thing that can actually save them.

 

If only Norman could convince the witch wrongfully convicted about the right and wrongness of this story the town can survive.

 

And it took Norman a long adventure to finally get accepted by his family and the little town Blithe Hallow.

 

 

3. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

 

Entity Detail
Title Something Wicked This Way Comes
Year 1983
Watch time 95 min
Directors Jack Clayton
Cast Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano
Box Office $8.40M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore ---
Writers Ray Bradbury
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Stephen H. Burum
Costume By Richard Macdonald

 

Twelve-year-old a reserved Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade are best friends and to make things better they also share their birthdays as they were born a minute apart on Halloween.

 

A strange carnival arrives in this little town and from then the strange experiences that haunt the town torment the kids.

 

The kids know everyone in town including school teacher Miss Foley who misses her youth, the barber Mr. Crosetti who has no girlfriend or wife, the greedy cigar store owner Mr. Tetley who is obsessed with money, and the bartender Ed who is handicapped but dreams on being a football hero.

 

When Mr. Dark carnival takes the round around town people start going missing from the town as well.

 

Now here unveils another story from the past about an autumn carnival and someone very close to the boys had actually fought it.

 

As the story progresses, we get an intricately woven and cleverly executed movie that is at the same time applicable for the children as well as the adults.

 

 

2. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

 

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Year 1949
Watch time 68 min
Directors James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney
Cast Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 74
Writers Washington Irving
Music By John O. Young
Cinematography By Ben Sharpsteen
Costume By Robert O. Cook

 

The Disney Production came out as two segments based on two different stories. The first one was based on the 1908 children's novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, and the second was based on the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

 

The first story stood as the better-animated one. It is the story of J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq. introduced as an ‘incurable adventurer’ who gets now addicted to ‘motorcycle mania’.

 

His manias take him on an adventure so risky that even the law and order get involved.

 

The second story introduces us to Ichabod Crane, who arrives in Sleepy Hollow to be the town's new schoolmaster.

 

Ichabod meets falls heads over heels in love with Katrina van Tassel, the beautiful daughter of the wealthy Baltus van Tassel.

 

She is also unofficially engaged to Brom. As the rivals meet, Ichabod is about to make history that will haunt the town for the years yet to come.

 

Though Disney wanted to make two movies there wasn’t enough for the proposed length and ended up blending them.

 

An entertaining package with horror, comedy, and adventure that you are definitely going to like.

 

 

1. Casper (1995)

 

Casper (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Casper
Year 1995
Watch time 100 min
Directors Brad Silberling
Cast Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle
Box Office $100.33M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 49
Writers Joseph Oriolo
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Costume By Rosemary Brandenburg

 

Casper is a never-ending adventurous ride to the other side. Casper is one sweet family dark movie for Halloween and if you have doubts about this sweet ghost haunting you this Halloween.

 

Yes, there is a possibility that you might be smitten with Casper. Bringing the comic book story into reality, the movie takes a look into the past and present of Casper the ghost.

 

The spoiled Carrigan Crittenden has only inherited the Whipstaff Manor after the death of her father.

 

But there is a twist when the mansion is revealed to be haunted. While she and her lawyer figure out how to bring paranormal therapist James Harvey along with his daughter Kate to get rid of a ghost named Casper and his poltergeist uncles the Ghostly Trio from the haunted property.

 

And what if the ghost falls in love with Kate. In between a bunch of friendly ghosts, the deadly Crittenden who wants the ghosts out is a major dilemma.

 

There is a beautiful treasure hidden at the bottom of this story and the ones who truly find it will also find the spirit of Halloween.