Halloween. It’s the one time of year when we’re on the search for fear. The horror film genre is filled with such a wide variety of dark and ominous topics. Finding something that will turn your dreams into nightmares should be easy. Searching for the perfect movie that will leave you wanting to sleep with the light on is a ritual many of us look forward to all year. However, this can get a little tricky when it comes to finding toddler friendly Halloween movies for your little ones.
We want our children to be happy and get in on the spooktacular fun, but we also need to make sure they can still sleep at night. The last thing we want is to accidentally traumatize them because we were enjoying the festivities. Halloween, while scary, should also be an enjoyable experience for all ages. Navigating this fine line can sometimes be challenging.
We should not be watching horror movies with our toddlers, but children ages one to three can still very much enjoy watching Halloween-themed programs. I am here to tell you that there are plenty of movies available for this age demographic.
First, I like to recommend watching the film yourself before showing any new movie to your child. This way you can make the final decision on what you deem appropriate for your little one. It’s also a great way to scout out any extra spooky moments you think may negatively affect them. While these suggestions may be toddler friendly, what is acceptable for one parent may not be for another.
Below is an alphabetical list of toddler-friendly Halloween movies that includes the streaming platform(s):
Casper – Netflix, Peacock
Coco – Disney +
Coraline – HBO Max
Frankenweenie – Disney +
Hocus Pocus – Disney +, Hulu
Hocus Pocus 2 – Disney +
Hotel Transylvania – Hulu
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – Apple TV
Kiki’s Delivery Service – HBO Max
Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales – Disney +
Monster House – Hulu
Muppets Haunted Mansion – Disney +
ParaNorman – Starz, Spectrum
Pooh Heffalump Halloween Movie – Disney +
Scared Shrekless – Netflix
Scoob! – HBO Max, Sling
Spookly The Square Pumpkin – Netflix, Prime Video
Spooky Buddies – Disney +
Super Monsters Save Halloween – Netflix
The Adams Family (2019) – Prime Video, Paramount +
The Book of Life – HBO Max, Spectrum
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween – Prime Video
The Dog Who Saved Halloween – Peacock, Roku Channel, Freevee
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Disney +, Prime Video
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular – Disney +
Toy Story of Terror – Disney +
All of these movies are included in the platform’s monthly fee. With so many different streaming services, you don’t need to subscribe to them all to find something your little one will enjoy.
The following toddler friendly Halloween movies are not found for free, but I felt they still deserved a mention. You can simply purchase, rent, or borrow from your local library to watch them.
Here are three more movies to add to the list:
Corpse Bride – Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu
Room on the Broom – Apple TV and Vudu
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest – Prime Video
Halloween really should be enjoyed by kids of all ages. We can still have our little ones relish in the excitement of the season without terrifying them in the process. By double-checking what our children are watching, they can still have spooky fun that can be had in a healthy way. We hope you enjoy some of these toddler friendly Halloween movies on this list with your children this spooky season!
We hope you and your family have a creepy but safe, Happy Halloween!