Grab some popcorn and beverages and hit the download button for one or more of these Spook-tacular flicks, some of which are Hollywood classics, others more recent, including animations.
Everything on our list is lighthearted and in good spirits (pun intended) and sure to make you and the kids smile, even LOL, including my own personal favorite, Young Frankenstein.
Some of these films are classics, some are recent animations, some have nothing to do with Halloween except for their general theme, but all will make you smile or laugh no matter how old (or young) you are.
Any of these films is a great way to spend Halloween night, October 31, or evenings before or after.
This list of Halloween-friendly, family-friendly flicks is available through such streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Vudu, Fandango, Twitch and others, to rent or buy from other sources such as Redbox, or available FREE from the library or on YouTube.
NYC on the Cheap is listing them alphabetically, which is the only fair way, even though it puts my personal #1 favorite lighthearted horror film all the way at the bottom of the list.
Family-friendly Halloween movies
We’ll be featuring truly scary Halloween movies for adults in another posting.
What’s your favorite Halloween movie?
Published originally in October 2020 and updated in 2021