Kid-Friendly Horror to Enjoy with the Whole Family

With Halloween right around the corner, it's the perfect time to enjoy some spooky movies! Not all movies, however, are appropriate for children. Fret not! We've got a list here that includes some horror films that are good for the entire family!


Monster House

Monster House is a fun animated flick about a group of kids who band together to defeat an evil house on their block. Chaos ensues when the house proves more difficult to deal with than initially expected. Along their journey, the children are taught some difficult lessons about love, growing up, letting go, and moving on. This film is perfect for children and adults alike! 

The Munsters

Rob Zombie’s The Munsters is a bright, colorful, and hilarious reboot of the classic 1960s sitcom. With more puns and sight gags than a joke store, this movie will have kids in stitches, just like Herman! The Munsters makes many references to classic Hollywood horror characters, so there will be many spooky Easter Eggs for kids to discover, leading them down a fun rabbit hole into the genre.


A little bit darker than the other movies listed here, Beetlejuice is sure to be a favorite! With stars like Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis this movie is nothing short of perfect. It teaches kids that words can have big consequences and sometimes, our desires are better left untouched.

Viewer discretion is advised as this movie does contain swearing.*


With a big name like Jack Black, you know that this movie is going to be funny along with scary. The film is based off R.L. Stine's children horror stories of the same name. It's also got music composed by Danny Elfman, elevating this movie with its amazing soundtrack. Relive your childhood with this classic that revisits all of R.L. Stine's classic monsters!

The House with a Clock in Its Walls 

 Another film featuring Jack Black, this is a horror film all are sure to love! This movie follows Lewis, a ten year old boy who has lost both of his parents in a car crash. Interesting things start to happen when he moves in with his long lost uncle (Jack Black), starting the journey of The House with a Clock in Its Walls. 

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