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Halloween is full of scary goblins, ghosts and monsters which can leave the little ones cowering in fear. However one of the great ways to celebrate the spooky holiday with children is through some family-friendly Halloween movies. Grab a big bowl of popcorn and some of your favorite trick-or-treat candies, then enjoy these adorable, kid-friendly classics.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Recommended Age: 6+
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”

Hocus Pocus
Recommended Age: 11+
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Recommended Age: 6+
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Monster House
Recommended Age: 9+
Three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Recommended Age: 7+
After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Corpse Bride
Recommended Age: 10+
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Scared Shrekless
Recommended Age: 6+
Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they’ll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle before the winner is named.

Recommended Age: 9+
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

The Dog Who Saved Halloween
Recommended Age: 6+
Zeus & the Bannisters have moved into a new house, just in time for Halloween! Everything seems to be going well until they notice strange lights and sounds coming from neighbor Eli’s house.

Hotel Transylvania
Recommended Age: 7+
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.

Recommended Age: 9+
When a boy’s beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
Recommended Age: 3+
It’s a hilariously haunted Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Roo’s best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time. That is, until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon who’ll turn you into a jaggedy lantern if he catches you.

These movies are great ways for your younger ones to celebrate the spooky and scary holiday of Halloween. Enjoy movie night with the whole family without your children becoming terrified of the dark.

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