halloween movies and shows to watch with kids

got some requests to share some kid friendly halloween movies and shows so i asked my followers on instagram to share their faves, since we’ve mostly watched this one scary episode of little mermaid tv show all month long haha. so many good suggestions!

also, i included photos of each one because arlo is super visual and it sometimes helped him to see pictures of what he was watching before he watched it to brace himself when he was little! haha.

(updated 2023)

for little kids

the skeleton dance — silly symphony 

we watched this constantly when i was a kid, and so did gid, and now arlo likes to watch it literally everyday when he gets home from school!! it’s only a couple minutes but it’s our family tradition.
(on disney, finally!)

the addams family (2019)

arlo really enjoyed this, it is PG but he loves “spooky” stuff so he was fine, any younger than 4 seems a little too young though! (ps i enjoyed the first one way more than the sequel but arlo liked both)
(on hulu)

it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown

duhhhh! we watched charlie brown christmas daily last year. 
(apple tv)

hotel transylvania

we actually love ALL four of these movies!

(on hulu)

nightmare before christmas

i mean duhhhh.
(on disney+)

spookley the square pumpkin

a childrens book adapted to a movie about a pumpkin who has to overcome feeling shame for being different
(on netflix)

double double toil and trouble

an olsen twin halloween movie, that’s all i’ll say on the matter!
(on hulu)

room on the broom

arlo loves this book but i didn’t know this existed!! we are so watching this. 
(on itunes for $3 and netflix in other countries)

the muppets haunted mansion special

arlo loves it, we think it’s quite corny haha. 
(on disney+)

curious george a halloween boo fest

for little little kids, this seems festive and super not scary!
(couldn’t find it streaming, only on demand)

super monsters

a show all about preschool monsters!! 
(on hulu and netflix)


this may be better for big kids, but i also feel like there’s really nothing scary in it?! your call.


weird i never saw this! a few people suggested but i’m wondering if it’s actually good haha
(on hulu)

dreamworks spooky stories

three episodes of shrek and his friends telling… you guessed it!
(on netflix)

for bigger kids

corpse bride

some little kids might be ok watching this one (if they’re ok watching nightmare before christmas obv) but i put it on the big kids list just in case!!
(on hbomax)


another one to watch if they like corpse bride!
(only on demand)


i was definitely little when i saw this and i’m sure i was terrified haha
(on hulu plus and peacock)

hocus pocus

we’ve been trying to get arlo to watch this, but haven’t yet! 
(on disney+)

scaredy cats

a cute looking tv series with black cats, witches and magic
(on netflix)

the halloween tree

a few people said this one! based on the book by ray bradbury.
(on tubi or on demand)


i mean i was obsessed with goosebumps as a kid so…
(on netflix)

monster house

arlo might actually be into this because he loves haunted houses but it seems a little scary.

the addams family (1991)

i guess i was 6 when i saw this and i loved it then, but i was very used to watching things that were too old for me haha
(pluto tv, paramount plus)

over the garden wall

a cartoon network show i’ve never even heard of, but the internet says it’s great and stars elijah wood
(on hulu)

the haunted mansion (2022)

this actually had some legit jump scares, i totally enjoyed it and was surprised because of how bad i heard it was! totally good pick if your kid is on the brave side!
(on disney+)

i got more suggestions than these but would love to hear in the comments if there are any you recommend! 

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  1. Ernest Scared Stupid! ?

  2. Mimi Foreman says:

    Apparently City of Ghosts is another good one, on Netflix and is about LA and ghosts 🙂

  3. I would also add Coco on Disney+! Not Halloween but dio de los muertos and lots of skeletons. Not spooky at all but we really like it