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9 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watch a scary movie. But if you have kids, you may be wondering if there are any PG-13 Halloween movies on Netflix that are appropriate for the whole family.   

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I have a 9-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old son. They do very different things on Halloween.

My daughter still loves to trick-or-treat. My teenage son usually doesn't do anything special. He's usually home to give out candy to any visitors to our house or maybe go to a party.

Tweens are the kids who don't want to watch baby movies but aren't old enough to watch adult movies. Watching PG-13 with or without parental supervision will still give them a thrilling Halloween experience.

You aren't going to find ones that everyone in the family can watch, but these aren't super scary either. I love Common Sense Media's tips on How to Choose a Scary Movie for Your Kid.

These PG-13 Halloween movies on Netflix are some great non-slasher Halloween movies for teens to watch with their friends. We picked our favorites, and gave you the cheat sheet for each of them!

The good news is, there are plenty of great options available! PG-13 Halloween movies are typically appropriate for viewers aged 13 and up, but they may contain some scary or disturbing content. This can include things like mild violence, frightening images, and suspenseful themes.

9 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix

PG-13 Halloween movies are generally appropriate for viewers aged 13 and up, but they may contain some scary or disturbing content. This can include things like:

  • Mild violence: PG-13 horror movies may show some violence, such as fights, chases, or monsters attacking people. However, the violence is typically not graphic or bloody.
  • Frightening images: PG-13 horror movies may also contain some frightening images, such as ghosts, monsters, or other supernatural creatures. However, these images are typically not too scary for viewers aged 13 and up.
  • Suspenseful themes: PG-13 horror movies often create suspense and tension by playing on viewers' fears. For example, the movie may show a character being stalked by a monster or trapped in a haunted house.
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Here are our PG-13 picks (depending on your kids’ ages and your discretion).

Hubie Halloween

Hubie's not the most popular guy in Salem, Mass., but when Halloween turns truly spooky, this good-hearted scaredy-cat sets out to keep his town safe. | Stream on Netflix

Lights Out (2016)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia (Actors)

Lights Out

When a terrifying force arises from her family’s past, a woman must protect her young stepbrother from a spirit that kills its victims in the dark. | Stream on Netflix

We Have a Ghost

After finding a ghost with a murky past haunting their new house, a family becomes internet sensations — and the targets of a shadowy government agency. | Stream on Netflix

Warm Bodies
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton (Actors)

Warm Bodies

When a zombie falls hard for a living girl, their meet-cute kick-starts a mysterious transformation that could mean big things for his undead brethren. | Stream on Netflix

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Oh, Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney (Actors)


Living a quiet life on a farm with her daughter, a woman must confront her past when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea. | Stream on Netflix

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The Silence

With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult. | Stream on Netflix

Vampires vs. The Bronx

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.  | Stream on Netflix

teens and kids wearing halloween costumes

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Carice van Houten, Keir O'Donnell, Matt Nable (Actors)


An unconventional demon hunter faces his greatest challenge when he steps inside the subconscious mind of a boy possessed by a powerful entity. | Stream on Netflix

The Cloverfield Paradox

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. | Stream on Netflix

To continue learning, check out the Tween Movie Night Bundle.

About Scary PG-13 Halloween Movies

Common Sense Media gives these tips for parents of middle school kids:

  • Pushing boundaries may be OK. Some kids of this age are ready to be scared silly. You still should be mindful of blood and gore, but in general skeletons, monsters, and aliens are okay. Even so, stick to movies that have humor mixed in, or those with safe-and-sound endings.
  • Give reassurance when necessary. Other kids still scare easily. Middle school is when scary movies start being a big part of sleepovers and movie outings with friends. Even if your child isn't ready for the scarier stuff, it can be hard for her to tell that to friends who want to see the latest zombie flick. Let your children know that it's ok to be scared and to tell their friends they'd rather watch something else.
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More Halloween Movies:

What are some kid-friendly Halloween movies?

These family-friendly Halloween movies are great to watch before, during, or after Halloween with the whole family.

What's the scariest PG-13 movie?

Since I DON'T watch scary movies, I'll defer to Game Spot. They published this list of the 11 Scariest Horror Movies Rated PG-13 (And Lower).

What are the rules for PG-13 movies?

In the early 1980s, complaints about violence and gore in films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins, both of which received PG ratings, refocused attention on films seen by small children and pre-teens. The PG classification, “no longer matched a notion of childhood most parents in America could agree on.”

A suggested a new intermediate rating between “PG” and “R.” The “PG-13” rating was introduced on July 1, 1984, with the advisory “Parents Are Strongly Cautioned to Give Special Guidance for Attendance of Children Under 13 – Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Young Children”. (Source)

Is the Halloween movie PG-13?

The original Halloween movie, released in 1978, is rated R. All prequels and sequels are rated R, too.

Have you seen any of these PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix?

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