How Haunted: Halloween Movies

Dr. Deborah Wheeler, expert child phsychologist with Argosy University, has some recommendations.

Preschoolers – The great classics never get out-dated.

1. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat

2. My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt

3. Go Diego Go!: Diego’s Halloween (2008)

4. Max & Ruby: Perfect Pumpkin (2008)

5. HIT Favorites – Halloween Spooktacular (2008)

6. Mrs. Spider’s Sunnypatch Friends: Bug-a-Boo Day Play

7. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween

8. Backyardigans – It’s Great to Be a Ghost! (2005)

Younger Elementary School ages children. Some of these movies will bring back “scary”
childhood memories. These Halloween titles are G, PG, or NR (the movies which are not rated
were all made for children) however, many of these movies still have scenes that may be
frightening for very young children.

1. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

3. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

4. Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)

5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

6. Casper (1995)

7. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

8. Hocus Pocus (1993)

9. Halloweentown/Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)

10. The Black Cauldron (1985)

These Halloween movies are great for kids, depending on the kid. The movies are all rated PG
(except for some Harry Potter DVDs), but have scenes that will definitely be scary for some
children (although only parents can decide if their child may be frightened of some scenes in
any Halloween Movie).

1. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (DVD) (2005)

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

3. R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It

4. Harry Potter Years 1-5

5. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

6. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

7. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

8. Goosebumps

Never show these movies to kids!

1. The Silence of the Lambs

2. Psycho

3. The Exorcist

4. Alien

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street

6. Jacob’s Ladder

7. The Mummy

8. Nosferatu

9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

10. The Shining

11. Halloween

12. Poltergeist

13. Night of the Living Dead

14. Seven

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