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20 Spooktacular Movies On Amazon Prime To Watch As A Family This Halloween

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by Casey Suglia and Sydni Ellis
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There’s something about Halloween movies that make them better than any other genre. It could be the scenery, the spooky vibes... no matter the reason for tuning in, you’ll probably want to watch these Halloween movies on Amazon Prime Video that are perfect to watch with every member of your family.

Amazon is a one-stop shop for cozy blankets, tasty pumpkin spice treats, and super fashionable flannel shirts that are perfect for the fall season. But you may not know that Amazon Prime is also home to some highly underrated Halloween films that you can watch with your kids, so you don’t have to turn on the super scary films once they go to bed. Yes, you can pop on one of these films while you’re cooking dinner, at your next sleepover, or if you just need something seasonally appropriate to watch with everyone in the family.

There are some newer movies to stream, like 2022’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, or older gems like Sabrina The Teenage Witch from 1996. You never know what might become a part of your Halloween movie rotation!

No matter which film you decide on, there is a Halloween movie streaming on Amazon Prime Video for your family.


If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin

If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin is just one of the holiday specials based on the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book series that you can watch on Amazon Prime. In this 24 minute story, Cat’s robotic ghosts get loose and Mouse and his friends have to find them before they cause too much of a fright. This show, which has some non-holiday episodes that are on Amazon Prime as well, has characters anyone who has read the original book will recognize.

Watch If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin, rated TV-Y.


The Addams Family


The cartoon version of The Addams Family focuses on the family’s move to New Jersey, where they move into an abandoned asylum. 13 years later, they have a daughter Wednesday who wants to explore the outside world and convinces her mother to let her go to public school. She becomes friends with other teenagers and stands up to the school bully by resurrecting dead frogs and instructing them to attack her. Meanwhile, Gomez helps Pugsley prepare for his “Sabre Mazurka,” a rite of passage for every member of their family.

Watch The Addams Family, rated PG.


All Hallows’ Eve

Eve Hallow is a teenage girl who was born on Halloween night. But on the evening of her 18th birthday, she discovers that she’s a witch when she attempts to speak to her dead mother. Instead of bringing her mother back to life, Eve accidentally summons an evil witch, bent on revenge, who threatens to wreak havoc on Eve’s life. It’s up to Eve to claim her magic and take control of her destiny before it’s too late. This 2016 movie stars Lexi Giovagnoli as Eve and Diane Salinger as her mom, Delayna, whom you may recognize as the diner named Simone in the 1985 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

Watch All Hallows’ Eve, rated PG.


The Dog Who Saved Halloween

The Dog Who Saved Halloween is a cute movie with some familiar voices. Elisa Donovan (Clueless) and Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures) star in this film, and Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey) and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) both lend their voices to When the Bannister family moves into their home in time for Halloween, they are not expecting a bevy of tricks to be in store for them. But when strange lights and a scary dog that lives next door begin to spook them, they are forced to take a closer look. Thankfully, their talking dog, Zeus, helps save the day and save Halloween.

Watch The Dog Who Saved Halloween, rated PG.


The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!

If your little ones are obsessed with reading books by Dr. Seuss like The Cat in the Hat, then they will absolutely love this Cat in the Hat Halloween special, which comes in at just under one-hour long. Join the Cat in the Hat as he takes his friends, Nick and Sally, on the silliest Halloween ride ever. Together, they travel to the Ooky-ma-Kooky Closet where Nick and Sally find some amazing Halloween costumes and encounter some more treats (and a few kid-friendly spooks!) along the way.

Watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!, rated G.


Spooky House

The Great Zamboni is a mysterious magician who lives in the Spooky House, a creepy home that is filled with hidden rooms and magic tricks, with his pet jaguar. Max is an orphaned young boy who is bullied by his classmates. When the school bullies dare him to enter the Spooky House on Halloween, he attempts to befriend Zamboni. The magician teaches Max how to harness his power and stand up for himself. Magic, illusions, and unlikely friendships await in Spooky House, a 2002 film that stars Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List) as The Great Zamboni.

Watch Spooky House, rated 7+.


Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Before the iconic 1996 sitcom, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, which ran for seven seasons, there was Sabrina The Teenage Witch, the movie. This 1996 movie stars Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina, who discovers she’s a witch on her 16th birthday. After some initial hesitation, Sabrina ends up embracing her talents, eventually causing her aunts to worry with the way she uses magic to ace tests, excel at sports, and win over the school hunk (played by none other than Ryan Reynolds!). This is a fun one to watch for a dose of nostalgia. And if your kids love it, you can stream the TV series next!

Watch Sabrina The Teenage Witch, rated PG.


Steve and Maggie Haunted Halloween Special

The younger kids will be so entertained by this animated and live-action Halloween special, which is 50 minutes of Halloween fun and cute songs. In Steve And Maggie – Haunted Halloween Special, the titular hosts sing along to fan-favorite Halloween songs like “Halloween Finger Family” and “10 Little Pumpkins.” In between the silly songs, you can watch as Steve visits a haunted house, goes trick-or-treating, and carves a pumpkin. It’s honestly the perfect way to introduce younger kids to Halloween, especially if they’re a little apprehensive about all of those spooky Halloween traditions.

Watch Steve and Maggie — Haunted Halloween Special, rated All.


Blippi and Friends: Halloween Special

The Blippi-obsessed little ones in your home will love this Blippi and Friends: Halloween Special, which is longer than a typical episode at 1 hour and 19 minutes. This Halloween-themed compilation features all of your favorite people, including Blippi and his friends, Morphle, ARPO the Robot, and Gecko’s Garage. Blippi gets to go to the pumpkin playground, while others go trick-or-treating and make Halloween ice cream. This cute, 2014 special is still fun for kids today. It’s a great way to get toddlers and preschoolers into the spooky spirit without anything too scary.

Watch Blippi and Friends: Halloween Special, rated All.


The Mini Witch

A young, adopted witch with a unique name, Fuschia, enrolls in a special witch school to learn magic to follow in her wizard dad’s footsteps. But against her father’s warning, she befriends a human boy named Tommy, who tells her of his uncle’s plans to destroy her school. It’s up to Fuschia to use her new magical powers to help save her town and forest from a developer. This is a Dutch comedy with a deeper message of community and the power of working together. However, Common Sense Media notes that the movie was dubbed into English from the original Dutch, so the lip synching doesn’t quite match up.

Watch The Mini Witch, rated PG.


Four Enchanted Sisters

Four magical sisters — Marina, Flame, Flora, and Sky — were all gifted magical powers, reminiscent of the elements, on their 9th birthdays. These awesome gifts made their magical circle more powerful than ever. But when their evil Aunt Glenda, mistress of the black arts, finds out about their newfound strength, she comes up with a plan to steal their pixie dust. This, obviously, becomes a major problem! Four Enchanted Sisters is based on Sheridan Winn’s book series, Sprite Sisters. It’s a fun movie for those ages 7 and up (and anyone who loves stories about witches!).

Watch Four Enchanted Sisters, rated 7+.



Former ‘90s kids who grew up reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps can introduce their kids to these awesome scary stories with the 2015 movie starring Jack Black as the famous author. In Goosebumps, a group of kids accidentally unleash the monsters from R.L. Stine’s manuscripts, who then go on a rampage to terrorize the town. Zach (Dylan Minnette), Hannah (Odeya Rush), and Champ (Ryan Lee), must work together with R.L. Stine to get them back in their books and lock them up once again. The spooky comedy also stars Amy Ryan (Only Murders In The Building) and Jillian Bell (Godmothered).

Watch Goosebumps rated PG.


Mummy I’m A Zombie

Dixie Grim is just your average teenage girl — who just so happened to be previously transformed into a zombie. After breaking up with her zombie boyfriend, and breaking off contact with her mummy friend, Dixie is trying to live a normal life with her friends. But the fate of the planet lies in Dixie’s hands when she fights to end a battle between the living and the dead while juggling her normal life at school. Oh yeah, she’s also trying to campaign for student council at the same time. Just your average life!

Watch Mummy I’m A Zombie, rated 7+.


Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

In Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the monsters have turned into something utterly terrifying: humans! In this 2022 Amazon Original movie — the fourth in the Hotel Transylvania series — Johnny becomes a monster and Drac and his friends become humans thanks to Van Helsing’s wonky invention. Now, human Drac and monster Johnny have to team up to find a cure before their stuck in their new bodies forever. This movie stars Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Jim Gaffigan, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, and Fran Drescher among others. It’s hilarious Halloween fun for the whole family.

Watch Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, rated PG.


Home for Harvest

If Hallmark movies are on constant rotation in your home during the holidays, and your kids love sappy romance stories, then this autumnal-themed romance is one movie you’ll want to turn on. Home For Harvest focuses on a travel writer, who is sent back to her hometown for the first time since leaving it years before, broken-hearted. While she’s home, she meets a new man who she can picture a future with…until her ex comes back and causes some serious trouble. While there might not be some specific Halloween scenes, the gorgeous fall scenery is enough to get you through this film.

Watch Home for Harvest, rated TV-PG.


You Cast A Spell On Me

Older kids (it’s rated for those 13 and older) are in for a treat with the 2015 movie You Cast a Spell on Me. Halloween is Sara’s favorite holiday. When her friend begs her to come to a Halloween party with her, she meets Matt, a mysterious stranger with whom she forms a magical connection with. Although the two do not exchange numbers, they do find that they’ve set a series of events in motion that will unknowingly change their lives in so many ways — namely, Matt’s starting to lose his powers and Sara is suddenly gaining magical powers. It’s super sweet.

Watch You Cast A Spell On Me, rated 13+.


Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

If you loved the PBS Kids animated series, Arthur, growing up, then you’ll want to introduce your kids to this full-length Arthur Halloween film. In Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past while she is out trick-or-treating, Meanwhile, Binky finds himself in a haunted house while Muffy and Bailey decide to explore a questionable cemetery. Arthur and his best friend, Buster, also find that their treehouse seems to be haunted, which causes them to do some exploring. It turns out, nothing is quite what it seems!

Watch Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, rated G.


School Spirits

In School Spirits, Zoey gets uprooted from her Chicago home, and she relocates to a small town filled with secrets, spooks, and ghosts. And when she finds something seriously mysterious going on in the school pool, she must struggle against a bad spirit to keep everyone in the town safe. No pressure, or anything, for someone in high school. If you’re looking for a zany teen adventure film that takes place during the Halloween season, this film is definitely the one for you. It’s almost an hour-and-a-half of Halloween adventure that will keep you on your toes (without ever getting too scary).

Watch School Spirits, rated All.


The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

If you’re looking for a super fun film to watch this Halloween, then turn to The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, a film that will give you some serious inspiration for your kid’s next Halloween costume. While The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland isn’t a Halloween movie per se, it somehow feels seasonally appropriate, thanks to all of the songs and colors. In this super fun film, Elmo falls to the bottom of Oscar the Grouch’s trashcan, where he finds himself in Grouchland — a far away land full of grouches and garbage. It’s up to Elmo to use his bravery to escape.

Watch The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, rated G.


CoComelon and Friends Halloween Special

While the CoComelon and Friends Halloween Special is only about 30 minutes long, your little ones who are obsessed with CoComelon will thank you for putting this on. Trust me. In this spooky Halloween special, CoComelon and Little Baby Bum characters introduce new songs, tricks, and treats while teaching preschoolers about letters, numbers, and colors. Think of this special as a little educational and a whole lot of fun for the youngest crowd. JJ even dresses up like an adorable Dalmatian pup in this special. And if it feels too short, you can always start it over. Your kids won’t mind!

Watch CoComelon and Friends Halloween Special, rated All.

From animated musical shorts to feature-length spooky movies, there are plenty of fantastic Halloween movies to stream on Amazon Prime Video with your family.

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