Spooky season is upon us, but this time of year can be tricky for many families. Mature fans of the weird and creepy can enjoy all the “bumps in the night,” but parents often struggle with what and when to share their favorite frights with their little monsters.
A classic fall special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has been an endearing favorite since it aired on October 27, 1966. It takes the Halloween season and makes it fun and funny for adults and children.
Toy Story of Terror
Though not a Halloween movie, Toy Story of Terror is a short film featuring most of the beloved characters from the Toy Story franchise.
Disney/Pixar's film about a Mexican family's celebration of Dia de Los Muertos and all that messy family history can entail is heartwarming and hilarious. While some moments of peril may be frightening, they are few and far between.
Featuring characters like Jack the Scarecrow, bats named Boris and Bella, and round pumpkins such as Big Tom and Little Tom, Spookly the Square Pumpkin relies almost entirely on its non-human stars to tell Spookly's story.
Drac and his crew make the classic monsters of Hotel Transylvania so approachable that kids won't know they're “supposed” to be scared! Corny gags and clever punchlines may go over little ones' heads, but adults will appreciate the humor.