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Halloween is my favorite holiday! I don’t like the scary movies, so if you’re like me, this list is for you! We watch a Halloween movie almost every night in October, so this list of 57 not so scary Halloween movies will help you do the same!
1. The Addam’s Family (1991)
This is a movie about a spooky family and their long lost uncle who comes back into their lives.
2. The Addam’s Family (2019)
This is the newest Addam’s Family movie and it’s animated. In this film the family moves to a boring suburb.
3. The Addam’s Family Values (1993)
This is my favorite of the Addam’s Family movies. It’s so funny with the summer camp that Wednesday and Pugsley go to. I also love the story line with cousin Fester and the woman he marries.
4. Beetlejuice (1988)
We watch this every year on October 1st to kick off the Halloween season. It’s a Warner Bros and Tim Burton film. I was too scared to watch it as a kid, but I think that was because I never actually tried watching it. It’s about a couple, the Maitlands, who die and are stuck as ghosts in their house with the new residents. They have Beetlejuice help them move on.
5. Casper (1995)
Casper is a ghost who lives in a mansion with his uncles. Kat and her dad move in to get rid of the ghosts, but Kat and Casper quickly become friends. This is my favorite of the Casper movies.
6. Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Hilary Duff plays Wendy, a witch, who goes to a resort with her aunts. While there she meets Casper who is there with his uncles. I have always loved this movie since it has Hilary Duff in it!
7. Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Casper becomes friends with a little boy whose dad isn’t around much. This is my least favorite of the Casper movies, but I still watch it most years.
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8. Coraline (2009)
Coraline is a girl who finds an alternate world that is similar to hers. She likes it until her family there tries to not let her go back to her real life. I judged this movie so much when I saw previews for it, but I finally watched it a few years later and actually liked it.
9. Corpse Bride (2005)
This is a Tim Burton film about a couple who’s been arranged to be married. The groom practices reciting his vows and a dead girl comes from the grave thinking that he just married her.
10. Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)
This is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) about the boogeyman and a teenage girl who can’t believe supernatural things are happening.
11. Double Double Toil and Trouble (1993)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star in this movie as the Farmer twins. It’s Halloween and they run away from their parents to help save their family from their evil aunt.
12. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
This is a Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. A man who isn’t real has scissors for hands and meets a woman.
13. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Ernest accidentally lets out an evil troll. He then sets out to get rid of him and undo the bad things the troll did.
14. Frankenweenie (2019)
This movie is kind of strange, but I love it. A boy’s dog gets killed, but he figures out how to bring him back to life.
15. Frankenweenie (1984)
This is the original Frankenweenie and it’s just a short film.
16. Ghostbusters (1984)
A group of scientists have to save New York from all the ghosts that have been unleashed.
17. Girl vs Monster (2012)
On Halloween Skyler finds out her parents are monster hunters and she accidentally lets out monsters.
18. Goosebumps (2015)
This is a fun fantasy movie and it’s not scary like I had expected. A teen boy moves to a new town and has a crush on the girl next door. Her dad turns out to be R.L. Stine though.
19. Goosebumps 2 (2018)
Slappy and other monsters from the Goosebumps books get let out of the books and into the city.
20. Gremlins (1984)
A boy breaks some rules and lets out a bunch of crazy monsters.
21. Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
This Halloween special about the Grinch is a prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
22. Halloweentown (1998)
Marnie and her siblings follow Grandma home on Halloween night and find out she lives in Halloweentown and that they’re witches.
23. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
The Cromwell/Piper family fights to save the mortal world from Kalabar. My favorite part of this movie is at the Halloween party when everyone becomes their Halloween costumes.
24. Halloweentown High (2004)
This is my favorite of the Halloweentown DCOMs. Teenagers from Halloweentown start going to Marnie’s high school.
25. Halloweentown 4 (Return To Halloweentown) (2006)
Marnie and her brother go to college at Witch U. This is the last of the Halloweentown movies. Sadly, it doesn’t star Kimberly J. Brown as Marnie Piper, which makes a lot of people not like this movie. I still really like it though.
26. Haunted Mansion (2003)
This is a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. He’s a realtor who’s trying to spend some time with his family. They get stuck in a haunted mansion though.
27. Hocus Pocus (1993)
The Sanderson Sisters are brought back to life, so Max, Dani, and Allison fight to save their town from them. This is the most classic Halloween movie ever. Every year on October 31st we carve our pumpkins, put candles in them, turn the lights off, and watch Hocus Pocus. It’s so spooky and festive!
28. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
This comedy is perfect for a family movie night. It has characters that are voiced by Selena Gomez and Adam Sandler. Dracula’s daughter Mavis falls in love with a human and Dracula isn’t too happy about it.
29. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Hotel Transylvania is now open for humans to visit too. Dennis, Dracula’s grandson, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.
30. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Dracula’s family goes on a cruise together. You can find this movie on Netflix right now.
31. Invisible Sister (2015)
Life gets pretty different for two sisters when one of them turns invisible.
32. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)
This short follows Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang on Halloween night as they go trick or treating and wait for the Great Pumpkin to arrive.
33. Little Monsters (1989)
A boy, played by Fred Savage, becomes friends with the monster under his bed and finds out there’s a whole world of monsters.
34. The Little Vampire (2000)
A little boy moves and becomes friends with a vampire.
35. Matilda (1996)
Matilda has a mean family and a mean principal. Her teacher is nice and helps her out a lot though. This isn’t really a Halloween movie, but it’s fun to watch in October.
36. Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)
The Hansen kids set their mom up on a date, not knowing the man is a vampire. This is my favorite Disney Channel Original movie! I remember when it came out when I was a kid and I love watching it every year right before Halloween.
37. Monster House (2006)
A scary house is alive and it’s up to a group of kids to destroy it.
38. Monster’s Inc (2001)
Mike and Sulley are best friends who work at Monster’s Inc together. One day a little girl gets into the factory and they start taking care of her.
39. Monster’s University (2013)
This is the prequel to Monsters Inc. It’s about when Mike and Sulley were in college together.
40. Mostly Ghostly (2008)
A boy finds two ghosts in his house and wants to help them get to where they should be.
41. Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend (2014)
Ghouls get let out into Max’s city, threatening his upcoming date with Cammy.
42. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king of Halloweentown. He comes across Christmastown and wants to take over.
43. Paranorman (2012)
A little boy named Norman can speak to the dead. He likes talking to the dead more than the living.
44. Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)
This is another DCOM. A teenage boy named Pete works at the local movie theater. A series of pranks threatens the big opening night of a movie, so Pete and his siblings work to figure out who’s behind it.
45. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween (2005)
It’s Halloween in the Hundred Acre Woods. Roo is excited about the Gobloon, but must catch the Gobloon before he gets caught.
46. Practical Magic (1998)
Two sisters, played by Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, are from a magical family. One of their boyfriends dies and they perform magic on his corpse to try and bring him back.
47. Scared Shrekless (2010)
Shrek and his friends tell scary stories to each other.
48. The Scream Team (2002)
Ian and Claire’s grandfather dies and he can’t move onto Heaven until they figure out what’s going on with the ghost of Zachariah Kull.
49. Spooky Buddies (2011)
The dogs must stop a warlock to save the world.
50. Teen Witch (1989)
A girl in high school finds out that she has magical powers that will activate on her 16th birthday. She casts some spells and learns a lot.
51. Toy Story of Terror (2013)
The toys are all at a motel and start to disappear one by one as the worker tries to sell them.
52. Twitches (2005)
This movie stars Tia and Tamera Mowry as twin sister who were separated at birth and find each other on their 21st birthday. They also find out that they are witches.
53. Twitches Too (2007)
The Twitches are back to save their kingdom from the shadowlands.
54. Tower of Terror (1997)
A journalist and his daughter try to solve the mystery of the 5 people who went missing from the Hollywood Tower hotel decades earlier. This movie is based on the ride at Walt Disney World.
55. Under Wraps (1997)
This movie’s about a trio of friends who find a mummy and help him.
56. The Witches (1990)
There is a witch convention and a boy overhears what’s going on at it. The witches then begin testing spells on him.
57. The Worst Witch (1986)
A young witch goes to a witch school and is not good at witchcraft. She gets picked on, but then she just might save the school.
One of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit is to watch Halloween movies and Halloween episodes of TV shows. My favorite Halloween movies are Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, and Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire.
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