5 family friendly movies to watch this October

My kids are 7 and 15, and I’m a total scaredy cat, so our Halloween watching has to be a little chilled out. Here are some of our favourite spooky movies to watch.

Without a doubt Hocus Pocus is my favourite Halloween movie, it’s funny, Bette Midler is outrageous and while I still jump at a certain scene in the graveyard, the whole family enjoys it.

 Hotel Transylvania isn’t scary, but the kids love it. They have watched it so many times and don’t seem to get sick of it. It has all your favourite types of monsters.


Goosebumps is a recent favourite of the kids and I watch it with them every time. It’s funny, it’s creepy and it has a ventriloquist dummy (yuk). It was so much better than I expected, and it took me ages to figure out that Jack Black was the voice of Slappy.

goosebumps movie

Ghostbusters is a new one to our rotation as the 7yr old has just gotten into it. He loves it, it’s a movie we can all sit down and watch together.

Ghostbusters picture

The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a newer one that the kids seem to love. It’s a gorgeous coming of age story and finding your tribe, with a whole heap of creepy on the side. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett are both wonderful.

The house with a clock in its walls picture

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