5 Best Halloween Movies for Kids and Families on Netflix
Looking for chills and thrills this spooky season? Check out our round-up of the best family-friendly Halloween movies.
What better way to celebrate the Halloween weekend than with candies, costumes, and a movie marathon? This is why we've compiled a list of family-friendly Halloween movies on Netflix that are just the perfect amount of spook for you and your little ones to enjoy.
So dim the lights, grab the popcorn, and enjoy these spooktacular movies with your family!
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Running time: 1hr 34min
Cast: Tom Felton, Indya Moore, Tamara Smart and Oona Laurence
A teen is recruited to a secret society of babysitters who fight magical villains.
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting stars Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson, a high schooler whose classmates nicknamed “Monster Girl” because she claims a monster came out of her nightmares as a child.
On Halloween night, Kelly reluctantly agrees to babysit little Jacob (Ian Ho). The night soon takes a ghoulish turn when Jacob is abducted by "The Grand Guignol" (Tom Felton) — the same monster that appeared in her bedroom years ago.
As Kelly is plunged into a secret underworld, she meets Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), a member of a covert international society of child-protecting babysitters who protect kids from the world of monsters. Together, they set out on a mission to rescue Jacob.
On this visually stunning adventure, the duo will explore underground lairs, abandoned parks, cat-infested mansions, and more. With perfectly-timed scares and a zany cast, A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting hits the sweet spot between funny-scary and scary-funny while emphasising girl power!
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 1hr 25min
Cast: Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt, George Lopez, Patrick Stump, and David Koechner
Chloe and her mom move into a creaky old house, which turns out to be a supernatural portal.
Unable to make any lasting friendships on account of moving all over the country, a teen girl's life is made considerably more difficult when she discovers that her new home’s garden gnomes are alive!
Gnome Alone, a Canadian-American computer-animated fantasy comedy directed by Peter Lepeniotis, follows Chloe (Becky G) and her single mother as they move into a creaky old house. Within days of moving, Chloe soon learns that her new home is under the attack of hungry, man-eating beasts known as Troggs.
The gnomes engage Chloe and her new friend, Liam (Josh Peck), in the struggle to keep the Troggs from destroying the town. In their quest, Chloe must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life or taking up the fight against the Troggs.
Filled with plenty of hilarious characters, Gnome Alone is an energetic action-comedy that will be loads of fun for grown-ups as well.
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Running time: 1hr 43min
Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, and Ryan Lee
This teen horror fantasy captures the chills, thrills, and giggles of R.L. Stine’s best-selling kid-lit horror tales.
Goosebumps is a live-action movie based on the best-selling novels by R.L. Stine, and stars Dylan Minnette as Zach Cooper, a young teen who is unhappy about moving from a big city to a small town. However, his spirits are soon lifted when he discovers a silver lining after meeting his lovely neighbour Hannah (Odeya Rush).
Hannah's eccentric father, however, seems to keep her at home like a prisoner. Curious, Zach and his friend Champ (Ryan Lee) investigate, only to discover that R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the mega-best-selling author of the "Goosebumps" series, is Hannah’s father!
Zach’s snooping accidentally unleashes an abominable snowman, a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy, and other creatures from Stine’s original manuscripts of wonderful tales. The kids must now try to put a stop to the mayhem, by returning the monsters to their rightful places, and restore peace in the neighbourhood.
This engaging teen horror fantasy is packed with action, special effects, and creepy humour that offers thrills for kids and a nice nostalgic vibe for adults.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Running time: 1hr 29min
Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks
Back at the infamous hotel for monsters, an overprotective Dracula takes his grandson to boot camp.
In Hotel Transylvania 2, Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) get married and have a cute little son named Dennis (Asher Blikoff). When Mavis gets anxious about Dennis not showing any signs of being a vampire when he turns five, she decides that a monster-filled hotel may not be the best environment for her son to grow up in.
In search of a new home, the couple travels to California to visit Jonathan's parents and check out the neighbourhood. In the meantime, young Dennis is left in the care of Grandpa Drac, who takes Dennis on a road trip to a monster-in-training boot camp.
With inspiring stories about family, friendship, diversity and acceptance, the film’s quirky characters remind us that we can’t force someone to change into something they are not, and is a great addition to your watchlist this Halloween.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Running time: 1hr 46min
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Lexi Medrano, Charlie Saxton, Kelsey Grammer, Fred Tatasciore, Colin O'Donoghue, Diego Luna, Tatiana Maslany, and Steven Yeun
This computer-animated science fantasy film puts the entire universe in peril.
A finale to the Guillermo del Toro’s epic Tales of Arcadia trilogy, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is set in Arcadia Oaks, a seemingly normal town that is actually embroiled in a battle between otherworldly species and creatures.
For a chance at winning the battle, Jim Lake (Emile Hirsch) and gang go against Bellrock (Kay Bess and Piotr Michael) and Skrael (Piotr Michael) who are bent on putting an end to life on Earth. At the same time, the film follows Jim as he summons his courage to figure out how to defeat the titans with the help of his love interest, Claire Nunez (Lexi Medrano), his best friend, Toby Domzalski (Charlie Saxton), Master Wizard Douxie (Colin O'Donoghue), and troll friends Blinky (Kelsey Grammer) and AAARRRGGH!!! (Fred Tatasciore).
This fast-paced and action-packed film will have your eyes glued onto the screen.
Watching any one of these family-friendly movies will set the right mood for a frightfully delightful Halloween. So snuggle up on the couch and settle in for a marathon of spooky, but not too scary, escapades!