8 Kid-Friendly Movies to Watch on Halloween Weekend

Plus, they’re all available to stream on Netflix

With parties and trick-or-treating out of the question this year, the options for Halloween fun may seem limited. But just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean celebrating spook season is a lost cause.

Consider these fun alternatives: In the spirit of quarantine cooking, spooky Halloween snacks are obviously in order. For those with a competitive streak, gather the family ‘round for easy-to-plan minute-to-win-it Halloween games. Then there’s the most obvious (and still the easiest) way to get Halloween-ready: get a movie marathon going. No matter what the subgenre, there’s something for everyone on October 31.

This time around, we’re highlighting scary movies perfect for the kid-filled audience. With titles that serve as a nice, little introduction to the horror genre, this roundup ought to leave viewers 12 and under spooked and hooked. Get ready to add these to your Netflix queue for the weekend!

Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

“Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community.”

Stream Vampires vs. the Bronx here.

The Mummy (1999)

Running time: 2 hours, 4 minutes

“When an American archaeology team unwittingly resurrects a cursed mummy, it’s up to an adventurer and a clumsy Egyptologist to stop the evil spirit.”

Stream The Mummy here.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes

“Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween”

Stream A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting here.

The Addams Family (1991)

Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes

“Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen”

Stream The Addams Family here.

Monster House (2006)

Running time: 1 hour, 31 minutes

“Three friends uncover the truth about a scary abandoned house in their neighborhood that has a personality of its own and seems to be eating people.”

Stream Monster House here.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

“Parapsychologists create a business exterminating ghouls and hobgoblins—and end up facing one killer demon in a cellist's apartment.”

Stream Ghostbusters here.

Goosebumps (2015)

Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

“A teen is glum about moving to a small town until he falls for his new neighbor. But her dad is a horror writer whose scary world soon turns real.”

Stream Goosebumps here.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

“A young couple who drowned return to their house as poltergeists but must enlist the help of a goofy ghost to put a scare in the rude new owners.”

Stream Beetlejuice here.

Enjoy spook season with Netflix, the streaming platform that allows Globe subscribers to binge on the best horror movies and TV series on Halloween weekend. Subscription to Netflix is required.

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Art Matthew Fetalver

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