Spooky Movies to Watch on Netflix With Your Kids

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You've probably spent the entire month of October doing festive Halloween activities with your kids. From costume shopping/DIY-ing to buying overpriced pumpkins to walking/sprinting through haunted houses with you eyes closed—you've done it all. But just when you thought you've out-Halloween-ed yourself, there's another fun activity you can do to get into the Halloween spirit. WATCH SPOOKY MOVIES!

OK, you've probably thought of that already, and maybe you've watched a few this Halloween season. But did you know there are a plethora of scary movies to choose from on Netflix?

If you're watching with your young kids, you may want to skip The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Cult of Chucky. Thankfully, Netflix offers a whole bunch of kid-friendly movies that are spooky, but not nightmare-inducing spooky.

Check out this list of movies to watch with your kiddos:

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is a must-see for parents and kids during both the Halloween and Christmas seasons. And, let's be honest, year-round.

Recommended for ages 7+

The Addams Family

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky, the Addams family. Da na na na.

Recommended for ages 12+


If your kids aren't familiar with R.L. Stine and his awesomely creepy books, Goosebumps is a great introduction, especially during the month of October.

Recommended for ages 7+

The Corpse Bride

Another animated musical by Tim Burton, this one's just as creepy and weird as you'd expect. Perfect for Halloween!

Recommended for ages 10+

Young Frankenstein

Comedy horror movies are the best kind of horror movies.

Recommended for ages 12+


Another Tim Burton masterpiece, Coraline is another spooky, beautiful, must-see Halloween-time movie.

Recommended for ages 9+


Gremlins is a comedy horror film from the king of awesome '80s movies, Steven Spielberg. It's more humorous than it is scary, and it's definitely worth (re)watching with your kids.

Recommended for ages 12+