Many family-oriented Halloween movies can be found online on Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and other places. Here is a list of some classic movies that will put you in the Halloween spirit you can watch with your family without having to go out and rent them.
DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movies): click here. This free feature is likely only available for the month of October, so take advantage now.
- Halloweentown, Halloweentown II, Halloweentown High, and Return to Halloweentown: This classic Disney Channel movie series that tells the tale of teenage witch, Marnie Piper, her friends and family can be found right on Disney.com.
- Twitches I and Twitches Too: These two famous DCOMs tell the story of two twin witches, played by Tia and Tamera Mowry, who are separated at birth and must unite to save their kingdom in another dimension.
- All other movies, such as Under Wraps, Don’t Look Under the Bed, and Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire: These movies are not nearly as popular as the others, but are still family friendly Halloween movies to watch.
Disney also announced their 13 Nights Of Halloween. All of the classics are represented in the annual October movie marathon on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Most of these movies aren’t scary so much as they’re fun and comforting, but if you need something to cheer you up after a particularly traumatic horror movie, then just switch over to Freeform.
Netflix: This site requires a paid membership, but if you already have one, here are some great movies to watch with your family: Netflix
- Hocus Pocus: This is quite possibly one of the most famous Halloween films in America. Best of all, it is pretty family friendly and always makes a good laugh.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: While this is not necessarily feature-film length, it is a Halloween classic that many families watch around Halloween. It is a funny, entertaining, and short story of what happens to Charlie Brown and all of his friends on Halloween night.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: While this might be considered a little bit “darker,” considering it is directed by Tim Burton, it is a classic Halloween Disney movie for the whole family to enjoy. Jack and Sally are used continuously throughout pop culture and are some of the most well recognized characters today.
- L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It: This was a favorite movie of mine as a kid because it included two of the characters from Hannah Montana. It might be scary for little children, but overall, is a good family movie.
- Casper the Friendly Ghost: This movie and others in the series and TV show tell the tale of an adorable, friendly ghost named Casper.
- Scooby-Doo, and Scooby Doo: Monsters Incorporated: The live action Scooby-Doo movies never really got that popular, but they are very entertaining, although they might be a little more on the mature side. They are not necessarily Halloween movies, but any adventure Scooby and the gang face always ends up being a little scary. Jinkies!
Most TV shows make a “Halloween episode” for each season, so if you and your family enjoy a certain show, Netflix (and Disney.com) offer most TV shows and their Halloween episodes, too.
Have a Happy Halloween with your family!