Spooky Kid’s Movies
In the summer spooky stories around a campfire are almost a must. Unfortunately, not everyone can do that but the next best thing is to curl up with some popcorn, maybe make a chair tent and put on a spooky movie. So we have come up with a list for a variety of ages to enjoy and get a few chills.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The adaptation of The Wind in the Willows isn’t particularly blood-curdling but the animated adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is very cool. I still watch it frequently because the Horseman is animated so well and the entire chase scene is pretty enthralling. Even for adults
Besides being a well-known book series, the Goosebumps series is also spooky fun for younger kids. Not too graphic and mildly entertaining. The acting is a bit below par but it’s good cheesy fun.
Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost
You had to know Scooby was going to be appearing somewhere on this list. This is my favorite movie out of all of them. With the awesome Tim Curry voicing the Stephen King-like author Ben Ravencroft how can you go wrong?
I honestly have never seen all of it but I do remember the Other Mother. Vividly. It comes highly recommended by the various small people we know.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great movie with some great music. And it works for two different seasons.
Even though it’s a bit more grim (and slightly more morbid) than The Nightmare Before Christmas it’s still a great movie with a very sweet, romantic story.
The Watcher in the Woods
The Watcher in the Woods makes a nice segue into movies geared for older kids. It’s a creepy movie that seems like one thing at first but then takes an entirely unexpected direction.
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Hocus Pocus is a fun movie with witches, a zombie and a talking cat.
Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour
This movie has an unfairly low rating on IMDB. It’s not great cinema, maybe, but it’s a good story with a few creepy moments here and there. The acting is a little underwhelming but at least Rissa Walters (who plays the character of Sarah) looks like an average teenage girl.
This one might be a bit intense for younger viewers but it has a great story to it with a great, inspiring ending.