It is that time of year again. October is known for tricks and treats. There is no better treat than Halloween movies to entertain the entire family! If you dare, check out one of these ghoulish movie options.
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”Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo!”
This film was released on DVD in 2020. The animated movie features Elvira and Bill Nye the Science Guy. This is an entertaining triumph as the crew seeks to solve the mysteries relating to Elvira’s Halloween parade.
”The Addams Family”
This animated feature film features several superstars such as Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg and Bette Midler. The movie explores the conflict between the dark family and a reality television host. The dark humor of the film helps capture the attention of parents, making this a movie that parents will love as much as their kids do. The movie can currently be streamed online through Amazon Prime.
”The Addams Family 2”
Now showing in theaters, this sequel deals with growing pains as the parents, Morticia and Gomez, miss spending time with their kids. Therefore, the family sets out on a haunted vacation. This movie can also be streamed online through Amazon Prime and VUDU.
”A Witches Ball”
Currently streaming through Netflix, the movie is a race against time as young Beatrix tries to preserve her status as a future witch.
Featuring an all-star cast, this recently released movie follows the adventures of Scooby-Doo and the crew. The storyline is unique as the team tries to stop the release of a ghost dog named Cerberus. Scooby’s origins are explored in the movie as well. “Scoob!” can be streamed through HBO Max.
”Daphne & Velma”
Produced by Ashley Tisdale, these Scooby-Doo characters join together in high school to solve random disappearances. The movie provides the origins of the characters but is set in modern times. The film can be streamed through HBO Max.
”The Legend of Hallowaiian”
This family movie blends Halloween fright with Hawaiian culture. In the animated film, three friends try to save their island from the monster with a pineapple head. The movie can be streamed through VUDU and Amazon Prime.
This Disney/Pixar film focuses on the adventures of a young musician who travels to his ancestors’ land. Mysteries abound in this fun movie. It can be streamed through Disney+.
This animated movie can be pretty scary for small kids. There is the threat of cartoon violence throughout the film. The main character in the movie is faced with an intense decision about her future. Netflix is currently streaming the movie.
Classic Halloween Movies
Part of the “Air Bud” franchise, this movie is filled with adorable dogs. During a field trip, the dogs attempt to right a past wrong. Parents will appreciate the messages of courage and good versus evil.
In this haunting movie, young people attempt to destroy a haunted house before it destroys the kids of the neighborhood. There is action and adventure galore in this fun movie.
After moving to Salem, a young boy awakens witches who were executed 300 years earlier. The Disney film stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. This movie gains new popularity every Halloween. It is a must-see movie, particularly for mothers and daughters.
Featuring Tia and Tamera Mowry, the film is based on the book series of the same name. Teen witches who were switched at birth reunite to save their homeland.
”The Nightmare Before Christmas”
This 1993 classic from Tim Burton is the perfect family movie for Halloween. The unique movie tells the story of the king of Halloween Town trying to recreate the things he saw in Christmas Town. As a result, tension fills the town.
This is an oldie but goodie. The 1995 film brings everyone’s favorite ghost to the silver screen. While the movie is safe for families, it does deal with the topics of death and other dark themes.
”Earnest Scared Stupid”
Released in 1991, the movie stars Jim Varney as Ernest. The film features tongue-in-cheek comedy that will have the entire family laughing hysterically.
”Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred”
Parents either love or hate the “Fred” franchise. Originally airing on Nickelodeon, this movie is full of slap-stick comedy. The innuendos, however, keep most adults entertained while preserving the family vibe of the movie. In the movie, Fred seeks to find the true identity of his new teacher. John Cena also makes an appearance.
”The Haunted Mansion”
Eddie Murphy provides comic relief in this scary movie. Rated PG, the film follows a realtor and his family as they try to escape a haunted home.
Whether looking for a classic film or a newer release, there are so many choices for families wanting to feel the spirit of Halloween without the gore and adult content.