One of my favorite things to do on Halloween night is to stretch out on my couch with a scary movie and a giant bowl of M&Ms and popcorn (don't judge). But since becoming a mom, I've had to trade in some of my scary film picks for titles that won't keep my kids up with ghostly nightmares. If you want to have a family-friendly movie night this Halloween and you love vampires, you need to know about these Dracula kid movies that the whole family will enjoy.
Halloween is all about ghosts, vampires, and candy, of course, but it doesn't have to mean that your young children have to miss out on all of the fun. Hollywood has turned out its fair share of scary movies that you don't have to be afraid to watch with your kids.
Whether you're looking for animated films like Hotel Transylvania or live action movies such as Little Vampires, there are lots of movies inspired by that famous vampire that are devilishly fun for adults and kids alike.
So don't let parenthood force you to abandon your plans for a spooky movie night this Halloween. Curl up with your little monsters and one of these scary but silly movies.
1. 'Hotel Transylvania'
Hotel Transylvania is a monster resort run by none other than Dracula himself. When the count throws a birthday party for his daughter, his plans are threatened by a human who manages to sneak in and fall in love with her.
2. 'Dear Dracula'
Dear Dracula is an animated film for kids ages 5 and up. It tells the story of a shy young boy who forms a bond with a friendly Dracula who needs a little help remembering how to be scary.
3. 'Scooby-Doo And The Legend Of The Vampire'
In Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby and his friends go to Australia and pretend to be a band as they investigate mysterious disappearances of musicians at a rock festival.
4. 'The Little Vampire'
In Little Vampire, a young boy moves with his family into an old Scottish castle. There, he is bullied and lonely until he becomes friends with a real-life vampire boy. The two work together to save the vampire race from an evil vampire hunter.
5. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
From the devilishly wacky mind of Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, a skeleton man who gets bored with his old life and wanders out of Halloween Town and into Christmas Town. Once there, he wants to take over the happy holiday by kidnapping Santa. But things don't necessarily go as planned.