11 ’90s Halloween Movies to Watch As a Family

Show your kids some of your favorite Halloween films that you used to watch when you were their age.

Halloween is approaching and one of the best parts about this holiday (besides the candy) is cuddling up on the couch in the dark and watching a spooky (or silly) Halloween movie. The 80s and 90s had some of the best movies to watch, especially when it comes to the spooky season.

Show your kids what kinds of movies you were obsessed with during this holiday. Many are streaming on Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. 

Casper

  • Year: 1995
  • Rated: PG

A comedy-drama film about an afterlife therapist, Harvey and his daughter, Kat, who meet a friendly ghost when they arrive at a mansion in Maine. Casper and Kat become friends and it makes her time there worthwhile. The trio deals with Casper’s mischievous uncles and all of their shenanigans.

Don’t Look Under the Bed

  • Year: 1999
  • Rated: TV-PG 

This flick originated as a Disney Channel movie. A teen girl and her imaginary friend team up to catch a prank-playing boogeyman, who’s trying to frame her for strange things happening around their town.

Double, Double Toil and Trouble 

  • Year: 1993
  • Rated: TV-Y

This is one of the Olsen Twins’ classics. The two little girls discover their aunt has been trapped by her evil twin sister. The curse can only be broken by twins.

Edward Scissorhands

  • Year: 1990
  • Rated: PG-13

Directed by Tim Burton, this movie tells the story of a man that has scissors for hands and lives a very lonely and solitary life — until he meets a woman that introduces him to her world.

Halloweentown

  • Year: 1998
  • Rated: TV-G

A young girl finds out her grandmother is a witch and that she is one, too. She then travels to Halloweentown and helps her grandmother save the town against evil forces.

Hocus Pocus

  • Year: 1993
  • Rated: PG

A teenage boy moves to Salem and accidently awakens a trio of witches that tries to put a spell on his whole town.

Practical Magic

  • Year: 1998
  • Rated: PG-13

Two witch sisters deal with a curse that keeps them from finding and holding onto men they love.

The Addams Family

  • Year: 1991
  • Rated: PG-13 

A creepy and kooky family deals with a con-artist pretending to be their long-lost uncle.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Year: 1993
  • Rated: PG

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas Town for the first time in this claymation.

The Witches

  • Year: 1990
  • Rated: PG

A young boy finds a witch convention and tries to stop them, even after they turned him into a mouse. 

Under Wraps

  • Year: 1997
  • Rated: G

Three teens help a mummy race against time to reunite him with his true love.

Don’t see your favorite Halloween movie on the list? Add it to the comments below.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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