Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year partially because there are so many spooky movies to watch to get into the holiday spirit.
However, a lot of Halloween movies and shows can be scary, and most of them are geared towards adults. If you have children and want to help them get into that holiday groove without showing them anything too frightening, then you’ve come to the right place.
Halloween shows for kids
Here is a list of the 10 best Halloween-themed shows for kids on Netflix.
1. DreamWorks Spooky Stories
If your kids like DreamWorks characters like Shrek and the gang from Monsters vs. Aliens, then considering checking out DreamWorks Spooky Stories.
2. DreamWorks Spooky Stories Volume 2
But wait, there’s more! If your family loved DreamWorks Spooky Stories, then there’s a second volume of the series available on Netflix featuring the same characters.
I still love Goosebumps to this day. Based on the works of children’s horror novelist R.L. Stine, the show is an anthology of stories about children finding themselves in bizarre situations, typically involving fantasy or the supernatural.
4. Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom is a 25-minute short film featuring the talents of Simon Pegg and Gillian Anderson. The film follows a kindly witch who offers a ride to all of the animals who help her, but the situation becomes tricky when the broom cannot hold everyone. Even though it’s not technically a full series, it looks really cute, so I thought I would include it.
5. Masha’s Spooky Stories
Masha’s Spooky Stories follows a little girl named Masha. In each episode, Masha helps children to understand their fears. There’s no need to be scared of monsters, the dark, ghosts, or going to a new school when Masha’s around!
6. Super Monsters
Super Monsters follows the children of the world’s most famous monsters as they try to master their extraordinary powers before starting kindergarten.
7. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is a cross between a cooking show and a sitcom. Set inside McConnell’s whimsical home, Christine and her magical friends create spooky edible creations.
8. Shrek’s Swamp Stories
Shrek’s Swamp Stories follows Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Donkey as they go on a series of haunted adventures.
9. Creeped Out
Creeped Out tells the story of a mysterious figure called “The Curious” who collects stories of the odd, unimaginable, and other-worldy in this children’s anthology series.
10. What’s New, Scooby-Doo?
Any Scooby-Doo movie or show is fun to watch around Halloween. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby are the meddling kids you know and love. In What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, the gang search for a cursed dinosaur, chase down an ice monster, and fend off a theme park demon.