Inside: Best Halloween Movies for Teens + Tweens.
Is there really anything better than a crisp fall evening, a bowl full of popcorn, and a scary Halloween movie? I don’t think so! One of our favorite things to do as a family is choosing our favorite Halloween movies and watching as many as we can throughout the month of October.
As my kids get older, they want to start having those spooky movie nights with their friends as well. Which is so much to make them fun themed treats and listen to the squeals from the other room
We have put together a list of the best Halloween movies for teens and tweens. We have movies they will love to watch with their friends and some that make for a fun family movie night too!
So grab your favorite candy and your coziest blankets and settle in for some good Halloween movies for teens.
Best Halloween Movies for Teens
Check out our favorite Halloween movies for teens and their friends!
1. Hocus Pocus
This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Halloween Movie. Maybe that makes me basic, but it checks all the boxes for a spooky and fun Halloween movie night. Max thinks magic is “just a bunch of hocus pocus,” until he mistakenly unleashes a coven of evil witches. It’s up to Max, his sister, his new crush, and a talking cat to save their small town.
Ree’s go to-pick stars Halloween’s scariest villain, and it’s been haunting our dreams ever since it hit theaters in 1978. You might want to watch it with the lights on!
The first film in the Scream franchise is clever, campy, and fun—and it totally changed the horror genre forever.
Director Alfred Hitchcock sure does know how to do scary. Watch this chiller about the Bates Motel, and you’ll understand why. (The guests are just dying to leave!)
Michael Keaton stars as “the ghost with the most” in this horror-comedy. Come for the laughs (and scares!), stay for the star-studded cast.
Who you gonna call when you need a hilarious, star-studded Halloween movie? Ghostbusters!
7. The Rocky Horror Picture
You’d never guess that joining the elements of a horror film and a musical would work so well—but The Rocky Horror Picture Show proves just how entertaining the unexpected combination can be.
8. Young Frankenstein
The star-studded cast in this classic spoof on the original Frankenstein films will make you laugh from start to finish.
When a crazed super-fan gets upset with a famous author’s creative decision in his latest book, the novelist must write like his life depends on it—because it does.
One of the most criminally underrated horror-comedies ever has to be 1990’s Arachnophobia. There are definite notes of Joe Dante in this creepy-crawly creature feature. If the title wasn’t enough to give it away, this movie concerns a rather sinister spider species that overruns a sleepy little town.
11. The Grudge
An American nurse (Sarah Michelle Gellar) finds herself at the center of a deadly curse in Takashi Shimizu’s Hollywood revamping of the most famous iteration of his long-running, ever-changing, J-horror ghost story.
This amusement park ride of a found footage horror movie follows a group of friends as try to get out of New York City before it is totally destroyed by a monster of gigantic proportions.
13. A Quiet Place
To sit in total silence when the movie is low on dialogue is an unusual and uncomfortable feeling. A Quiet Place is about a family who is forced to live in silence because sightless monsters hunt and kill anything that they hear.
14. The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense is the film that made the line “I see dead people” part of cinematic history and made M. Night Shyamalan an iconic writing and directing figure within the industry.
15. The Ring
The premise of a cursed videotape that kills whoever watches it after 7 days is a fascinating take on a modern ghost story that continues to resonate with horror fans today.
Revolving around an unwell man who has kidnapped three teenage girls for some kind of dark ritual known only to a select few of his split personalities
In Tremors, the monsters move quickly underground and snatch their prey from below, turning a sleepy Nevada town into a battleground against the inhabitants and an unseen foe.
18. Lights Out
The central concept revolves around a deadly specter that can only exist and be seen in the dark.
Best Halloween Movies for Tweens
Follow the adventures of Grandma Aggie, Marnie, and the rest of the gang in their fight against evil in what might be the best Disney Halloween movie of all time. It’s an oldie, but sure is a goodie!
20. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
You can’t watch just the first Halloweentown, you have to watch them both! This is perfect for a movie marathon or make it a weekend packed full of movie classics.
21. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
Can you really go wrong with a classic Mickey Mouse movie? Get in the Halloween spirit with this short starring Mickey, his nephews, and Goofy.
Another older Disney classic, based on the popular Twitches book series. Tia and Tamera Mowry star as twins who were separated at birth. They reunite on Halloween 21 years later when they discover they share the same magical powers.
23. Moms Got a Date with a Vampire
The Hansen siblings all had Halloween party plans—until they got grounded. Determined to get their mother out of the house, they encourage her to go on a date with a mystery man so they can sneak out unnoticed. However, their excitement turns to horror when they realize Mom’s new beau might have a taste for blood.
24. Don’t Look Under the Bed
Frances is too level-headed to believe in the paranormal, even when strange things begin happening around her neighborhood. As these “pranks” begin to cost her some friendships, the skeptical teen is forced to confront the “Boogeyman” under her bed and rethink her stance on haunted happenings. Warning: This is one of those very scary movies for 13-year-olds.
25. Phantom at the Megaplex
Disappearing staff, a broken popcorn machine, and messed up equipment? Sounds like someone’s haunting the megaplex!
26. The Haunted Mansion
Eddie Murphy stars as a real estate agent who’s accused of being a workaholic, so he finally takes his family on vacation. Along the way, they make a pit stop at a mansion he’s been tasked with selling and find out that it’s haunted by an evil curse.
27. The Scream Team
Two siblings start receiving messages from their late grandfather and realize his ghost is desperate for their help to move on from Earth.
This Tim Burton movie follows Young Victor Frankenstein as he tries to bring his beloved dog back to life in a risky science experiment.
29. James and the Giant Peach
Magical crocodile tongues, talking bugs, and one really big peach add up to a mystifying and magical adventure for James, and everyone who watches this beloved film.
30. The Addams Family
Kids and adults will love this comedy that’s creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky!
31. It’s the Great Pumpkin; Charlie Brown
You’ll feel delightfully nostalgic for Halloweens past when you watch Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this animated classic.
With so many sinister spirits floating around, a friendly ghost is a welcome guest in a haunted house—and Casper is as kind as they come.
E.T., a kind-hearted alien stranded on Earth, needs to phone home. Watch this Oscar-winning sci-fi film with your kids!
34. Corpse Bride
Tim Burton uses his iconic stop-motion animation to tell the story of a young man who is forced to marry a corpse in the underworld, while his real bride is stuck in the land of the living.
35. Monster House
A group of school-age friends makes a spooky discovery when they realize that their neighbor’s house is actually a living, breathing monster.
36. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
This PG-13 movie is for the in-betweeners: Kids who have aged out of the most family-friendly scary movies, but aren’t yet old enough for Nightmare on Elm Street.
37. A Witches Ball
Halloween has come again and it’s time for Beatrix to become a witch. She can’t wait to become one but when things take a turn, her pending title is threatened.
More Fun Halloween Ideas for Teens
If you like these fun Halloween movies for teens then check out a few more of our favorite spooky season ideas.
- Halloween Party Ideas for Teens – Want to plan a spooky Halloween party for your teen? Halloween party ideas for teenagers are not always easy to come up with for this group of typically hard to please kids. The teens aren’t really kids, but they’re not quite adults yet either, so finding party ideas that will please the teens and the parents can be hard work.
- Magical Disney Halloween Costume Ideas – Make this year magical with themed Disney costumes for teens. Tweens and teens can be tricky when it comes to Disney costumes. But Don’t worry we’ve rounded up our favorite group costumes for the truest of Disney fans.