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15 PG-13 Halloween Movies

These PG-13 Halloween Movies are fun to watch, easy to find, and perfect for a Halloween night activity! Grab your popcorn and blankets and let's get started. You'll also want to check out these 20 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix.

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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 movies 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!

What to Expect in PG-13 Halloween Movies

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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10 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies

PG-13 picks (depending on your kids’ ages and your discretion).

Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely (Actors)

1. Boo! A Madea Halloween

Trying to win the approval of her friends, 17-year-old Tiffany sneaks out of the house to go to a Halloween bash at a fraternity. The fun soon ends when police and the cranky, fast-talking Madea (Tyler Perry) arrive to crash the party.

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely (Actors)

2. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Tiffany travels to Derrick Lake to celebrate her 18th birthday at a Halloween frat party in the middle of the woods. Frantic and worried, Madea, Aunt Bam and Hattie hop in the car to save her from the same terrible fate that befell a group of teens there years earlier.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush (Actors)

3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories.

The Mummy (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah (Actors)

4. The Mummy

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner (Actors)

5. Krampus

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Little Shop of Horrors
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Levi Stubbs, Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene (Actors)

6. Little Shop of Horrors

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour pines for co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store.

The Addams Family
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz (Actors)

7. The Addams Family

When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. 

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey (Actors)

8. Insidious

Parents take drastic measures when it seems their new home is haunted and their comatose son is possessed by a malevolent entity.

The Ring
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson (Actors)

9. The Ring

It sounds like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape.

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Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.

The Possession
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick (Actors)

10. The Possession

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson (Actors)

11. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

When Darren Shan is taken to a circus that's chock-full of sideshow oddities, he meets a vampire and receives a life-changing bite on the neck. 

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12. Insidious

In this terrifying take on a classic, a suburban family tormented by inter-dimensional spirits must save their daughter from being lost to the ghosts forever!

The Bye Bye Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas (Actors)

13. The Bye-Bye Man

Three college students move into an off-campus house and discover they've unwittingly unleashed a supernatural killer known as The Bye Bye Man. 

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PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix

14. Before I Wake

A sweet little boy's wondrous dreams come to life while he sleeps. Unfortunately, so do his nightmares. (Stream on Netflix)

15. 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

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

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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You'll also want to check out these 20 Best PG-13 Halloween Movies on Netflix.

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?

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