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You probably don’t want your kids asking you to check under their beds for monsters every five minutes. So, even though Halloween movies are a big part of the spooky season, you’ll want to make sure you find the right Halloween movies for kids.
We found the best Halloween movies for kids in every age group, and the best part — they’ll cost you nothing to watch! That’s right; we found free Halloween movies for kids. Your kid won’t have nightmares, and your wallet won’t be one.
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Love free stuff? While you’re here, check out our list of 134 free Halloween movies and our favorite Disney Halloween picks. So get your favorite candy and tailor your movie night to fit your family:
10 Free Halloween Movies for Toddlers
You don’t have to exclude the tots for every Halloween movie night. We found the top ten toddler-friendly movies that have a touch of the Halloween spirit.
To watch these, you don’t need to sign up for an account, but if you want to save a watch list and pick up where you left off, then you might want to go ahead and sign up for a free account. To sign up you just need an email address, password, and name — no credit card info.
The only downside is you’ll have to sit through a lot of ads — about six ads every 30 minutes.
1. Thunder and the House of Magic (2013, TV-G)
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2. Chasing Ghosts (2014, TV-Y7)
3. Monster Mash (2000, G)
4. The Gadgetgang in Outerspace (2017, TV-G)
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5. Fungus the Bogeyman (2004, G)
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6. Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (2016, TV-Y7)
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7. Vampire Dog (2012, G)
8. My Uncle: The Alien (TV-G, 1996)
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9. Sea Monsters (2017, TV-G)
10. Trolland (2016, TV-G)
10 Free Halloween Movies for Kids Grades K – 8
To watch some Halloween movies that’ll please kids of all ages, you’re going to want to sign up for Fox’s free streaming service, Tubi. Tubi’s catalog is impressive, with over 20,000 movies in their library — and the best part, they’re all free. There are ads (two to three every 15 minutes), but you can’t complain when you can have a free movie night.
And if you’re looking for a fantastic family-friendly scary tale suitable for a K – 8 age group, we found the top ten in Tubi’s roster to get you started so you don’t have to spend hours scrolling for the perfect Halloween movie night gems.
1. Casper (1995, PG)
2. Monster Family (2021, PG)
3. The Halloween Tree (1993, TV-G)
4. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011, PG)
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5. R.L. Stine’s Haunting Hour (2007, PG)
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6. R.L. Stine’s Monsterville Cabinet of Souls (2015, PG)
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7. Spooky Stakeout (2016, TV-PG)
8. Ghost Trap (2013, TV-G)
9. Alone in the Woods (1996, PG)
10. The Canterville Ghost (1985, TV-PG)
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10 Free Halloween Movies for Teens
Get your tricks and treats this Halloween by heading to YouTube and binging a few teen scares and drive-in classics. (Yeah, you probably didn’t know YouTube has a whole free movies section on their platform, but it’s true. Be prepared for ads, though.)
Some movies on this top ten list might be a little on the scarier side, so these picks are better for scary movie nights with the teens in the house who can handle horror films like Poltergeist and The Covenant. But YouTube has some not-so-scary options here, too, like Planet of the Apes for family movie nights with the teenagers in the house.
1. The Final Girls (2015, PG-13)
2. The Lazarus Effect (2015, PG-13)
3. Impostor (2001, PG-13)
4. Signs (2002, PG-13)
5. Edward Scissorhands (1990, PG-13)
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6. Secret Window (2004, PG-13)
7. Unbreakable (2000, PG-13)
8. Wish Upon (2017, PG-13)
9. Troll (1990, PG-13)
10. Shadow People (2013, PG-13)