Best Halloween kids movies for spooky streaming

Hocus Pocus


Trick or deal with could also be canceled as a consequence of coronavirus — however at the very least you possibly can nonetheless snuggle up on the couch with the children for a scary film this Halloween.

Put in your Halloween costumes or your warmest pajamas, replenish a bucket of popcorn and take a look at our roundup of basic and model new Halloween movies for youngsters of all ages. You and the household can discover these films on streaming services like Disney PlusHBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or on VOD providers like Google play and Vudu.

The Witches

Let’s begin with a model new suggestion: Anne Hathaway performs the Grand Excessive Witch in a brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s basic e book from Robert Zemeckis, shifting the spooky story from the UK to the Deep South of the US. Initially supposed for theaters, it is going straight to HBO Max on Oct. 22. If you do not have HBO Max, search for the earlier film model of The Witches starring Anjelica Huston.


One other film that missed theaters as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Scoob! is accessible to look at on-line now. It tells the origin story of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Thriller Machine gang, with cameo appearances from different Hanna-Barbera animated characters.

Hocus Pocus

Hubble, bubble, toil and hassle, cue up this film on the double! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker are a trio of bizarre sisters on this campy basic. It is on Disney Plus now, together with an enormous vary of Disney’s previous reside motion household movies.

Vampires vs. the Bronx


Vampires vs the Bronx


Teenagers can sink their enamel into this fang-tastic new vampire romp streaming now on Netflix.

It is the Nice Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang go trick-or-treating on this mild animated basic.

The Addams Household

They’re creepy, they’re kooky, and so they’re again! The 90s live action films are appropriate for older children, whereas youthful ones will benefit from the 2019 animated version of The Addams Family that includes the voices of Charlize TheronOscar IsaacSnoop Dogg and Bette Midler.




Attractive and gothic, Labyrinth is a much-loved basic for a cause. David Bowie is the Goblin King ruling over a realm of wonderful Jim Henson puppet beasties as winsome teen Sarah journeys to rescue her child brother. It is an completely timeless journey with a basic theme music too. In case your children like this, strive The Darkish Crystal and its beautiful prequel collection on Netflix.


Share your youthful recollections of R.L. Stine’s scary e book collection together with your children on this reside motion movie adaptation starring Jack Black.

Toy Story of Terror

Woody, Buzz and the Toy Story gang have a toy-rrifying time on this Halloween-flavored Pixar movie. Clocking in at a child-friendly 21 minutes lengthy, you possibly can stream it on Disney Plus.



Laika Inc.

In the appropriate arms, there’s one thing a little bit unsettling about stop-motion animation. And animation studio Laika are a very safe pair of hands for magical family stories at any time of yr, however at Halloween take a look at Paranorman, a few boy who can talk with the useless. See additionally Coraline, primarily based on a creepy Neil Gaiman story (is there another sort?).


Go to the land of the useless in Pixar’s richly-designed Mexican-themed 2018 animation. Like all Pixar movies, it is accessible on Disney Plus.

Resort Transylvania

Test in for Halloween high-jinks with Dracula and monster friends, created by much-loved animator Genndy Tartakovsky

Monsters, Inc.

Pixar proves monsters can heat the guts in addition to chill the blood on this colourful story of a woman who makes associates with the creatures in her closet. 

The Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride

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Tim Burton‘s creepy catalogue might whereas away a complete Halloween. The youngsters can take pleasure in monochrome stop-motion animations The Corpse Bride, a few macabre marriage, and Frankenweenie, a few deceased canine taking up a brand new life.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Have been-Rabbit

Extra scares, Gromit? The claymation couple Wallace and his devoted canine Gromit face a bunny who means enterprise when the moon is full on this lovable Oscar-winning animation from stop-motion specialists Aardman Studios.


Christina Ricci meets cartoon illusion Casper the Pleasant Ghost on this reside motion caper.

Kiki’s Supply Service

Kiki’s Supply Service

Studio Ghibli/GKids

Witches do not simply brew up hassle of their cauldrons — generally they use their broomsticks for delivering issues. As soon as you have seen it and fallen in love with the lushly animated style of Studio Ghibli, just about all of their movies — reminiscent of Spirited Away or My Neighbour Totoro — have a sure weirdness that works at Halloween or all yr round. You will discover them on HBO Max.


Do not mess with Beetlejuice the unfriendly ghost. A riotous send-up of haunted home films that includes a deliciously over-the-top efficiency from Michael Keaton because the anarchic Beetlejuice, with jokes and comically gory scares appropriate for older children.


They do not make ’em like this any extra… Older children will love the combo of cuteness and delightfully naughty scares on this chaotic basic. In the event that they like this, there’s a complete world of 1980s films to discover, from The Goonies to The Misplaced Boys (if nothing else, they will lastly get the references in Stranger Things).


Who you gonna name? The ghostbusting comedy that launched a thousand lunch bins remains to be as addictive as ever. Keep in mind this 80s basic might be ruder (and extra crammed with smoking) than you keep in mind. Youthful ones can be part of the enjoyable with spin-off cartoon The Actual Ghostbusters.

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