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✨ A Not-So-Scary Halloween ✨

🕷️ An ongoing list of non-scary (read: family friendly and no gore) and semi-scary (read: less family-friendly and possibly a small amount of gore) horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films.

🕸️ Not all of the films listed here take place on or during or on Halloween and not all are horror, but all are acceptable for the season.

🕷️ Includes some shorts, volumes, and specials. Also includes what I consider to be some introductory horror for the older kids (ie. Jaws and Psycho).

🕸️ Please feel free to recommend films you feel should be on this list or to (kindly) debate the ones which you think should be removed.

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • Halloweentown High
  • Lilly the Witch
  • Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III
  • The Hollow
  • Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster
  • Van Helsing
  • Hair High
  • I Downloaded a Ghost
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Monster Makers
  • Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular
  • Freaky Friday
  • Haunted Lighthouse
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The Scream Team
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Mike's New Car
  • Spooky House
  • The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Night of the Living Doo
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • When Good Ghouls Go Bad
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase
  • The Others
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Phantom of the Megaplex
  • Winnie the Pooh: Spookable Pooh
  • The Little Vampire
  • Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  • Monster Mash
  • Believe
  • Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
  • The Night of the Headless Horseman
  • Don't Look Under the Bed
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Mummy
  • Can of Worms
  • My Favorite Martian
  • Goosebumps: Deep Trouble
  • Goosebumps: Cry of the Cat
  • Halloweentown
  • Practical Magic
  • The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly
  • Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door
  • Addams Family Reunion
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
  • Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head
  • Casper Meets Wendy
  • Godzilla
  • Goosebumps: Chillogy
  • Invisible Dad
  • Pumpkin Man
  • Barney's Halloween Party
  • Little Ghost
  • Goosebumps: Werewolf Skin
  • Goosebumps: The Perfect School
  • Tower of Terror
  • Under Wraps
  • Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland
  • Casper: A Spirited Beginning
  • Goosebumps: My Best Friend Is Invisible
  • Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street
  • Witches in Stitches
  • Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone
  • A Simple Wish
  • Men in Black
  • Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House
  • Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework
  • Goosebumps: Monster Blood
  • Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
  • Season's Greetings
  • The Haunted Mask II
  • Goosebumps: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
  • Goosebumps: Ghost Beach
  • Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms
  • Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost
  • Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant
  • Matilda
  • Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
  • The Craft
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Invisible Mom
  • Goosebumps: A Night in Terror Tower
  • Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die
  • Goosebumps: It Came from Beneath the Kitchen Sink