COMMON SENSE MEDIA SPOOKY HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR KIDS

SCARY (BUT NOT TOO SCARY)

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CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST (AGE 3+)

Everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey is back in action for a fun-filled fall adventure complete with tricks and treats.

Good for kids of almost any age, this colorful tale has mild spookiness but no real scares (even the central scary story is just a scarecrow who steals hats).

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MEET THE WOLFMAN (AGE 5+)

Alvin and the gang have their hands full this Halloween with a mysterious new neighbor who may (or may not?) be a real-life werewolf.

The supernatural scares in this story might be too much for kids under 5, but it’s a fun seasonal adventure with good life lessons.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (AGE 7+)

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls galore! this timeless crossover holiday classic is filled with unforgettable songs and handmade charm.

Some of the visuals in this monster-packed musical are undeniably creepy, but it’s all in good fun for kids over the age of 7.

FRANKENWEENIE (AGE 9+)

It’s alive! This revivified pet is still man’s best friend, just with a few new paranormal modifications.

Frankenweenie has a somewhat dark tone and realistic depictions of grief after losing a pet, but kids over 9 will appreciate its warm sentiments and unique look.

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