10 Movies and TV Shows to Get Your Family Halloween-Ready
Oct 12, 2018
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The Halloween time is the perfect excuse to binge on candy corn and spooky shows. If you're looking for ways to entertain your family before bedtime, look no further! We’ve rounded up a list of 10 films and TV shows that the whole family will enjoy. We've included recommended age groups as well to make sure the youngest viewers watch something that's well-suited for them.

Such Halloween staples as Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, and Nightmare Before Christmas are probably on most watch-lists this October, so we’re throwing in some other options, from timeless classics to funny and freaky cartoons.

Room on the Broom (2012) | Rated G

A short and sweet fairy tale about a generous witch that the youngest viewers will enjoy. This adorable story teaches kids kindness, cooperation, and triumphing over the things that frighten you.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) | Rated G

A funny and charming claymation movie for the whole family. Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, investigate the mystery behind the garden sabotage that threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest in their village.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) | Rated PG

Little Elliott discovers and befriends an alien to help him escape Earth and return to his home world. While this movie is not traditionally considered to be a Halloween movie as it’s more sweet than scary, one of the best scenes takes place on Halloween. If your kids are interested in acting, young Henry Thomas’ performance is a wonderful source of inspiration.

Coco (2017) | Rated PG

This vibrant Pixar film explores the Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead, a child's desire to become an accomplished musician despite his family's wishes, and the power of unconditional love.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)| Rated PG

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort for monsters, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls in love with count's teenaged daughter Mavis. This summer, the third installment of Hotel Transylvania hit the big screens, and we think this is the perfect time to go back to the first chapter about our beloved vampire family.

Labyrinth (1986) | Rated PG

Teenage Sarah travels through a maze to recover her baby brother from the Goblin King. Starring the legendary David Bowie, Labyrinth is a stirring fairy tale and wonder of puppetry.

Corpse Bride (2005) | Rated PG

When you hear Time Burton's name, you expect a somewhat creepy movie, but this is a truly touching love story. If your children are fearful of death or ghoulish images, it might not be suitable for them. If, however, they find Halloween imagery fun, they will have no trouble with this movie.

Gravity Falls (2012) | For tweens and up

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls. Beavers with chainsaws, zombies, ghosts, and monsters are just some of the things that appear at this scenic town.

Stranger Things (2016) | For tweens and up

A love letter to the 80's supernatural classics, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who goes missing. His mother, a police chief, and his group of friends are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, horrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange girl.

The Addams Family (1991) & The Addams Family Values (1993) | Rated PG 13

This eccentric family and their catchy theme song have become cultural icons. Bizarre as they are, we all crave as loving as a relationship as Gomez and Morticia and adore their supportive parenting style.

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