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Scary Movies for Kids

Ratnashri Dutta
Kids love to watch scary movies, but the movies meant for adults are not always suitable for their viewing. Here are some scary movies for kids which they are going to love watching.
Who doesn't love to watch scary movies, specially movies that sends a chill down your spine, movies that gives you goose bumps...these are the best horror movies that most people enjoy watching.
However, the problem is that the movies like 'Drag Me to Hell', 'Psycho' and so on are movies meant for adults as they might be disturbing for kids. So does that mean that kids who love to watch these movies have to wait till they are legally adults to watch such movies?
I don't think so because there are some really good movies for kids to watch which have been directed keeping the young viewers in mind. These movies are scary for the kids, but not disturbing and there are no such scenes which might have a major impact on the kids. Looking for some such movies? Then here is a list.

Movies to Scare You

These are movies without any gory scenes or something that's going to scare the kids. These are movies which have portrayed ghosts, monsters and all the scary things in a way that they don't scare the kids too much, and at the same time they are complete entertainment.


Casper is one ghost who has still remained my favorite and he will always be so. The tiny little white ghost, trying to scare people but instead only becoming their best friends...is something that I really enjoyed as a kid and I am sure you too are going to love him as much as I do.
In the movie Casper, watch how he helps a family of father and daughter, rebuild their lives after the death of their wife and mother, how he and the family together saves the house that had once belonged to Casper. This is a movie that kids are going to enjoy and so will the adults.

Monster Inc.

The monsters in Monster Inc, fuels their world using the screams of kids. Hence, every night they have to visit kids and scare them. But what happens when a cute little kid is accidentally let into the Monster world? What will happen to the kid now? Watch this movie and find out more.

Corpse Bride

This is another spooky movie for kids. It is an animated movie (Voice of Johnny Depp, Emily Watson and Helena Bonham Carter). This is a story about how the ghost of a girl falls in love with a man who is about to marry another human girl.
A problem arises when the ghost takes him (Victor) to the Land of the Dead but Victor wants to marry the girl in the Land of the Living. So who does he marries finally? The ghost who has made the man vow to marry her or the human girl who loves Victor too? Find out when you watch this movie.

The Witches

This is one classic movie which all kids are going to enjoy. This story has been adapted from Ronald Dahl's book of the same name. The movie has Anjelica Houston, as the Grand High Witch, Rowan Atkinson, Jasen Fisher and Mai Zetterling.
This is a story about how a witch plans to rid the world of children by turning them into mouse. But fate has other things in store for her and the other witches. Find out how a young boy and his grandmother tries to stop these witches from carrying out their horrible plan.

The Little Vampire

Long before this craze about Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, there was Rudolph, the little vampire. This is a story about how a vampire kid accidentally flies into the room of a young boy, becomes his best friend and later how they try to escape from the vampire hunters who are searching for Rudolph.

The Wizard of Oz

This is a really old movie, released in the year 1939, but people still enjoy watching it. It's the story about a girl who is transferred along with her dog to a magical land of Oz during a tornado. There she is accompanied by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow to go and search for the Wizard of Oz. But their journey is not that easy, considering the Wicked Witch of the West trying to steal the girl's ruby slippers. Watch this movie and find out what happens in the end.

The Addams Family

A wonderful, fun loving family, staying in an old broken down house. Everything is great about them, but there is something funny with all the members of their family. I remember when I was a kid, I used to love watching the animated series of this show which used to come on TV and I am sure you are going to love spending your time with this weird otherwise good family.


Another best horror movies for kids is the Gremlins. When dad gets a new exotic pet for his son, there are certain rules to be followed; do not give water to the pet, and expose him to bright light and no feeding after midnight. But what happens if you break this rule? Find out in this movie.
Here is another list of scary movies which the kids are going to enjoy watching.
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Coraline
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Little Monsters
  • Arachnophobia
  • It's the Great Pumpkin - Charlie Brown
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollows
  • The Worst Witch
  • The Willies
  • Something Wicked this Way Comes
  • Watcher in the Woods
  • Lady in White
These movies are some of the best movies for kids. Kids, now no longer have to wait to turn into adults before being given the permission to watch a horror movies. Of course, all these movies should be watched under parental guidance and only if you as a parent feel that the movie will not affect your kids, only then allow them to watch.