Not So Scary Halloween Movies To Watch In October

October is honestly the best month of the year. The weather is cooling down but is still pretty nice. The leaves are changing color. You can get pumpkin flavoured ANYTHING! And of course, the spooky Halloween movie selection is fantastic!! 

I personally don’t like scary movies that much. Used to love them but now, I just can’t handle the anxiety lol. So, I like to watch more family friendly, funny, cute, and spooky movies that you can enjoy with a hot chocolate by the fire. It’s the cozy vibes for me!

I have a fall tradition in my household (and by household I mean mostly myself lol) where leading up to Halloween certain movies are watched. I generally pick a few faves and I watch them every year. Honestly, I never get sick of them, they are always enjoyable, and surprisingly even though most of them are kids movies I still laugh along with the jokes and just love them. 

So let’s get this list going. Broken down into categories and in no particular order…. Here are the MUST WATCH Halloween movies for October:

The Classics:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Hocus Pocus + Hocus Pocus 2!!
  • The Addams Family
  • The Addams Family Values 
  • Halloweentown 1-3 (we don’t talk about #4 for obvious reasons 👀)*
  • The Haunted Mansion*
  • The NEW Haunted Mansion!!

From Tim Burton:

  • Frankenweenie
  • Beetlejuice
  • Coraline (although I will never watch it again myself, it’s NOT OKAY)
  • Corpse Bride
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Dark Shadows*

Spooky Adventures:

  • Monster House
  • Goosebumps (1-2)*
  • ParaNorman 
  • A House With a Clock in it’s Walls 
  • Hotel Transylvania (1-2)
  • The Curse of Bridge Hollow

Cute For Halloween:

  • Scooby Doo on Zombie Island*
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Casper
  • Coco

Laugh out loud:

  • Hubie Halloween
  • Scary Movie (all)
  • Tyler Perrys: Boo! A Madea Halloween* 
  • Moms Got A Date With a Vampire
  • Fun Size
  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

Zombies, Vampires & More:

  • Warm Bodies
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Zombieland
  • Van Helsing* 

Not really Halloween but still fun:

  • Harry Potter (all)*
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Gremlins
  • The Mummy
  • Twilight
  • Underworld
  • The School for Good and Evil

Movies marked with a * are my favs!!

If you are looking for scary movies but still don’t want anything TOO scary, check out this list of mild horror movies!

Hopefully you found some new movies to add to your October watch list or maybe were reminded of some you forgot about!

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