Most Popular "Horror For Children" Titles
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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
Votes: 246,773 | Gross: $75.08M
2. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 160,140 | Gross: $148.17M
4. Hocus Pocus (1993)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Votes: 70,551 | Gross: $39.51M
5. Scooby-Doo (2002)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
Votes: 78,862 | Gross: $153.29M
6. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 163,835 | Gross: $75.29M
7. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Votes: 76,397 | Gross: $41.48M
8. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Votes: 208,113 | Gross: $53.36M
11. The Black Cauldron (1985)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.
Votes: 24,695 | Gross: $21.29M
15. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.
Votes: 37,401 | Gross: $84.22M
17. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 82,101 | Gross: $35.29M
19. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)
TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.
20. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
Votes: 35,140 | Gross: $75.85M
22. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 80,607 | Gross: $56.00M
23. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010–2014)
TV-PG | 23 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves, and carnival clowns that are stalking children.
24. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)
TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.
25. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–2013)
TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events.
28. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)
Unrated | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.
29. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.
Votes: 4,483 | Gross: $5.00M
30. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.
Votes: 9,286 | Gross: $14.14M
32. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
33. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon and mysterious Dash X.
34. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror
Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »
35. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)
TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Marnie and her friends from Halloweentown are back in this made-for-cable feature. Marnie is a teenage witch living with her family of supernatural beings in the village of Halloweentown. ... See full summary »
36. Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015 Video)
Not Rated | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang team up with the one and only rock band KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure. We join the Gang at Kiss World - the all-things-Kiss theme park, ... See full summary »
37. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Family, Fantasy
A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.
38. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)
Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.
40. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Cromwell clan split their time between the real world and "Halloweentown", but the son of an old rival threatens to make the latter "real" and the real world a place of monsters.
41. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005 Video)
Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Horror
Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.
42. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »
43. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)
Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.
44. Girl Vs. Monster (2012 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A sassy teen named Skylar is not scared of anything. But, she finds out that her parents are monster hunters and they are captured by the monsters. It's up to Skylar to rescue her parents and capture all the monsters.
45. Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)
TV-G | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy.... See full summary »
46. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000 Video)
Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever.
47. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014 Video)
TV-PG | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and ... See full summary »
48. Babes in Toyland (1997)
G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.
49. Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Mystery Gang goes to Hawaii for the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna Surfing Contest. However, the gang and the locals find the island invaded by the vengeful Wiki Tiki spirit and his demons.
50. Mostly Ghostly (2008 Video)
PG | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror
Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, Max Doyle finds he has a few friends living in his house that only he can see.