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Best Halloween Movies For Tweens

Halloween night is one of the most exciting times of the year, filled with costumes, candy, and spooky stories. When it comes to movies for tweens, especially finding the perfect Halloween movie can be a thrilling experience.

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As their age group straddles the line between being too old for little kids' movies but too young for full-on horror films, it's essential to strike the right balance. Tweens want movies that capture the spirit of Halloween without being too scary for them to enjoy.

There are so many Halloween movies that your family can enjoy together during this spooky season. Keep in mind, of course, your family's tastes and ages when choosing a movie. Not all of these Halloween movies will be appropriate for every family, but you should be able to find at least one or two that your family will enjoy.

For those of you with very young children, there is a wide variety of fun choices of scary movies that delight without scaring the little goblins. Here are some Halloween movies for tweens that I highly recommend:

Halloween Movies For Tweens

Madeline's Halloween Spooktacular

Madeline's Halloween Spooktacular is unrated, but suitable for all ages. It is an animated movie with a running time of 45 minutes. This is a two episode set. The episodes are Madeline's Halloween and Madeline and the Spider Lady.

These are humorous stories that result in a panic throughout New York. There are polka-dotted ants running loose! Or are there really?

Monsters, Inc.
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs (Actors)

Monsters, Inc.

This is an animated children's movie that lets children in on the fact that monsters are more scared of children than children are scared of monsters! Monsters, Inc. is rated G, making it suitable for the entire family. It has a running time of 93 minutes.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

My personal favorite and a classic Halloween tradition, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is not rated, but suitable for even the youngest in your family. This movie is 25 minutes of fun watching Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch and hearing Charlie Brown say, I got a rock after checking his trick or treat bag.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Voices: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom (Actors)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is animated and rated G. It has a running time of 68 minutes. Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood set out on a Heffalump hunt only to discover that the scary Heffalump is actually a charming and harmless new friend.

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's Big Halloween
  • Over, John (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's Big Halloween

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's Big Halloween is unrated and suitable for all ages. Unfortunately, does not provide a running time. This movie consists of four Clifford episodes that revolve around Halloween and autumn fun. This, like all Clifford movies and books, is a wonderful tool for teaching the importance of friendship.

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Now for those of some of the Halloween creatures might be a tad scary for smaller children, but this is the kind of movie older kids will eat up; with school-age children, I propose a selection of slightly spooky (or maybe not spooky at all!) Halloween movies for your family.

The Little Vampire
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter (Actors)

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire is rated PG with a running time of 94 minutes. It is recommended for children 8 years and older. This is an engaging movie that stars Jonathan Lipnicki, one of the stars of Stuart Little.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall (Actors)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

A Walt Disney favorite, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is rated G with a running time of 117 minutes. The whole family will enjoy this animated tale of magic.

The Halloweentown Series

There are three Halloweentown movies: Halloweentown/Halloweentown II – Kalabar's Revenge, Halloweentown High and Return to Halloweentown. Halloweentown/Halloweentown II – Kalabar's Revenge is unrated and has a running time of 165 minutes.

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Halloweentown High is rated G with a running time of 82 minutes. Return to Halloweentown is unrated with a running time of 88 minutes. These are Walt Disney movies and all have aired on television.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson (Actors)

The Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride is a Tim Burton film. It is rated PG due to some scary images and mild bad language. It has a running time of 76 minutes. The Corpse Bride is an animated movie about a deceased young woman who believes that a living gentleman has just married her. This movie teaches the importance of faithfulness to the happiness of friends.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Danny Elfman, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens (Actors)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is rated PG with a running time of 76 minutes. Like The Corpse Bride, it is a Tim Burton movie. In his review of this movie, Roger Ebert said, Some of the Halloween creatures might be a tad scary for smaller children, but this is the kind of movie older kids will eat up. The action takes place in Christmastown, of all places!

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Other suggestions for a Halloween boo fest with the best kids halloween movies:

Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

The younger children in the family can still enjoy the Halloween spirit with movies like Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family. These classic films provide just the right amount of spooky fun without being too frightening for little ones.

The perfect blend of comedy and scares can be found in movies such as Casper – the friendly ghost and Monster House. These movies will keep tweens entertained while preserving the Halloween season's lightheartedness.

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Spooky Movies for Tweens

For those tweens who are ready to step into the realm of slightly scarier movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a good Halloween movie that offers a delightful mix of Halloween and Christmas magic. Coraline is another fantastic live-action movie, filled with mysterious and thrilling elements that will captivate viewers while still being suitable for a younger audience.

Favorite Halloween Movies for Young Girls

Girls looking for a ghostly adventure and a scary story will love The Little Vampire and Casper Meets Wendy. These movies offer a mix of friendship, magic, and Halloween excitement that young girls will adore. The Corpse Bride is a beautifully animated film that tells a love story in the midst of dark and enchanting Halloween-themed settings.

List Of Halloween Movies For Younger Kids

To create a memorable movie night, consider organizing a Halloween movie marathon. Start with the family-friendly options listed above, and gradually progress to slightly scarier movies like Goosebumps or The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Ensure that all movies selected are age-appropriate and free of excessive violence or jump scares.

Finding the perfect Halloween movie or scary stories for tweens or a group of teens is an adventure in itself. With a wide range of options, it's possible to find films that capture the spooky essence of Halloween without being overly scary for this age group.

Whether it's a family-friendly classic film or a slightly darker but still age-appropriate adventure, there are many options to make their Halloween movie night a memorable one. So grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and enjoy a frightful yet fun-filled evening with the best Halloween movies for tweens.

I wish you all a spooky and fun-filled happy Halloween this year!

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People Also Ask:

What is a good Halloween movie for 12 year olds?

A good Halloween movie for 12-year-olds is “Hocus Pocus” (1993). It's a comedic fantasy film about three witches resurrected on Halloween night, offering spooky fun without being too scary.

What horror movie should a 11 year old watch?

For an 11-year-old interested in horror, consider “Monster House” (2006). It's a spooky animated film about a haunted house that comes to life. While it has some scary moments, it's generally suitable for a younger audience.

Always check content ratings and consider the child's maturity level and comfort with scares when choosing a horror movie. Parents or guardians should watch with them to provide guidance and ensure they feel comfortable.

Is the movie Halloween appropriate for 10 year olds?

The original “Halloween” movie from 1978 is rated R and contains violence and suspenseful scenes that may not be suitable for most 10-year-olds. However, there is a 2018 remake called “Halloween” that is rated R as well.

If you're looking for a Halloween-themed movie suitable for 10-year-olds, you might consider the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus,” which is generally considered family-friendly and more appropriate for that age group. Always check content ratings and consider the child's sensitivity to scares when choosing a movie.

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