All of the Halloween Movies You Can Stream on Netflix with Your Kids

All of the Halloween Movies You Can Stream on Netflix with Your Kids

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article by Alessia Santoro for PopSugar

photo from Today's Parent

Halloween movie marathons take over many television channels once Fall officially hits, but the major downfall to watching all of your favorite movies on TV with your little ones? The commercials. (Not to mention having to either DVR the movie or get your whole family in front of the TV and settled with blankets and snacks before the movie starts — godspeed.) There's a reason kids' shows don't have commercials in the middle of them — younger kids' attention spans aren't very long — but more than that, there's no bigger buzzkill than ad breaks when you're trying to have a cozy movie marathon with your family.

Our solution? Netflix, baby. Avoid ruining the illusion during a spooky family flick with the following movies that you can stream with your kids on Netflix this October (and beyond!).


Hotel Transylvania 2

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 5+

Why it's scary: Although this sequel doesn't hold up quite as strong as the first Hotel Transylvania, it's still a laugh-out-loud family movie (with mild jokes, but some minor language). Some of the violence toward the end of the movie (Dennis falls off a tower and a car explodes, for example) might be scary for toddlers, but it's mostly slapstick and manageable.

Watch it here (until Oct. 27)!


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 7+

Why it's scary: This Tim Burton classic isn't so much scary as offbeat; however, younger children may be frightened by the fact that Jack is a skeleton or by the other Halloweencreatures.

Watch it here!


Spooky Buddies

Rating: G

Age of kids who can handle it: 8+

Why it's scary: For younger kids, the fact that there's a scary giant dog, a ghost puppy, a freaky black cat, and a bunch of zombies might be unsettling. The villains — Halloween Hound and Warwick the Warlock — turn people and puppies alike into stone and rats, take puppies hostage, and suck out puppies' souls. To be honest, that in itself sounds awful, but if your kid can handle it, who doesn't love watching cute puppies (even if they are in pretty sticky situations)?

Watch it here!

 

Scooby Doo

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 9+

Why it's scary: In true Scooby-Doo fashion, there are plenty of monsters, zombies, spirits, and ghosts in this flick, but for the most part, the violence is tame and slapstick, which will elicit laughs from your big kids. There are a few references to Shaggy being a pothead, which will likely go over most kids' heads (he says Mary Jane is his favorite name and smoke is coming out of his van while a questionable song plays low in the background), as well as some mild language.

Watch it here!

 

Coraline

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 9+

Why it's scary: This fantasy flick will definitely scare littler kids. Coraline is trapped in a scary and dangerous place where people have frightening buttons for eyes, and the movie is dark and creepy in general. It's a safer bet for your tween to watch this one.

Watch it here!


The Addams Family

Rating: PG-13

Age of kids who can handle it: 10+

Why it's scary: This movie is a fun one based on the classic 1960s sitcom, but it is still a bit scary for younger children. A ton of different weapons and torture devices appear throughout the film (though no one gets hurt), and even though the characters are hilarious and likable, their personalities are a little disturbing, so make sure your child will be able to find the humor in this film before letting them watch.

Watch it here!


Corpse Bride

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 10+

Why it's scary: In typical Tim Burton fashion, even the most lovable characters in this movie are creepy. The bride is an actual corpse, the adorable puppy is actually a skeleton, and there are a ton of other types of dead people throughout the movie — but it's all in good fun if you think your little one can handle it.

Watch it here!


Young Frankenstein

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 10+

Why it's scary: Because this one isn't animated, some of the (old) special effects and the dark eeriness might spook younger kids. There's some language (sh*t and son of a b*tch, for example), a sexual innuendo or two, and some (mostly slapstick) violence.

Watch it here!


Gremlins

Rating: PG

Age of kids who can handle it: 11+

Why it's scary: Although the gremlins themselves are pretty gross looking, the poor things get chopped up by knives, blended in the blender, and microwaved — but they are also pretty brutal to the humans, so it's a trade-off, I suppose? And a side note: this movie will ruin Christmas for your family if your little one still believes in Saint Nick.

Watch it here!

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