Top Pic for Children’s Halloween Movies

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We are now into the second week of October. Those of us in the Halloween spirit are starting to look for movie options.

Here are my top choices for Halloween movies for the younger crowd or the older crowd who just don’t want the thrills and scares of other Halloween type movies.

If you are looking for Halloween movies that provide more of the thrills and scares I have some future lists that you might find of interest.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) – Ichabod Crane has a fateful meeting with the Headless Horseman.

For me this is my number one pic for Halloween movies.  If I don’t watch this movie I feel like I missed out on a piece of celebrating.




Hocus Pocus (1993) – Three evil witches who want to suck the youth from children are back from the dead for one night only.

I was well into my 30s before I discovered this gem.  It is corny and cheesy but great fun.




The Nightmare of Before Christmas (1993) – Jack Skellington is at the top of the Halloween game and now wants to master Christmas.

This is another one I missed.  I think it might have been because I joined the Army around this time.  Now, normally I am not a fan of mixing my holidays, especially Halloween type movies with Christmas, but the ultimate point this movie mixing is to show that they shouldn’t be mixed.  The songs are great and the story is simple and poignant.




Coraline (2009) – What if you could trade your difficult family for an ideal family that are everything you want?  What if you find the ideal family might not be good.

Good fun with a little creepy.




Hotel Transylvania (2012) – What happened if Dracula created a Hotel to protect his daughter from the menacing and hateful humans – then she meets and falls for one.

It’s fun, entertaining and corny but that is part of the enjoyment.



Happy Haunting









empty movie screen on a red background
empty movie screen on a red background

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