It’s so much fun to watch Halloween movies as a family and even better is pairing Halloween movies with themed treats. These are all family-friendly options and make for a great family night.
While Christmas is my favorite movie-watching season Halloween is a close second. I’ll watch some scary movies but they aren’t my favorite. I prefer family-friendly, light-hearted options. My favorite is Hocus Pocus.
I also really like The Nightmare Before Christmas but I like to watch that between Christmas and Halloween since I feel like it really works for both seasons.
Something I’ve done with Christmas movies is make themed snacks to eat while watching the movie. I decided I should be doing that with Halloween movies as well so I found a few great pairings and thought I should share them with you as well.
Be sure to make it to the end of this post to get a free printable must-watch Halloween movie list. Print it off and the recipes you want to use to have on hand every Halloween.
Family-Friendly Halloween Movies and Treats
The perfect treat to enjoy while watching Hocus Pocus is Spellbook Brownies.
Rice Krispie Ghosts are the perfect treat to enjoy while watching everyone’s favorite ghost Casper.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? I say both! What better way to enjoy the movie than with some Jack Skellington cupcakes?
The Addams Family
Popcorn is perfect with any movie and you can make it Adam’s Family themed by making Halloween Candy Corn Popcorn Hands.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a Halloween classic and these adorable pumpkin patch pudding cups are the perfect treat to enjoy with the movie.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Make up some of these Beetlejuice chocolate covered popcorn balls with the family before starting the film and it’s sure to be a fun night.
It doesn’t matter if you choose the newer Ghostbusters or the original, Slimer popcorn is the perfect snack.
Hotel Transylvania is a cute film that now has three movies so you can make it a marathon. These adorable mummy cookies are the perfect snack to eat while watching.
If you like The Nightmare Before Christmas you have to watch Coraline. And the perfect thing to eat while watching is these Coraline button cookies.
I remember my brother reading Goosebumps when we were kids and I remember watching it on TV sometimes. It was fun to go see the newer movie when it came out. It would be a lot of fun to make some Goosebump punch to enjoy with it as well.
The Haunted Mansion
I love Disneyland. I have family in California so we went there often when I was a kid. The Haunted Mansion has always been a favorite ride and the movie is a lot of fun as well. Graveyard chocolate cheesecake dip is a great addition to Haunted Mansion movie night.
Monster House is a fun Halloween movie to pair with some spooky tree cupcakes. They use a boxed cake mix and canned frosting but you could easily make them from scratch. Decorate your cupcakes as a family and then enjoy them with the movie.
Corpse Bride is another great Tim Burton Halloween movie. A great treat to enjoy with it is this blue and black ice cream that was made for Game of Thrones but it works perfectly with Corpse Bride as well.
Any Harry Potter movie is fun to watch during the Halloween season. You could even have a marathon and watch them all over the month of October. There are a lot of great Harry Potter themed treats out there. One that I think looks great is Butterbeer Cupcakes. Another fun option is to make your own Chocolate Frogs. You can even be healthy with a Butterbeer Smoothie.
Frankenweenie is a fun Halloween movie also from Tim Burton. These fun breadstick bones are the perfect treat to eat while enjoying this movie.
Watch Halloween Movies Online
Many of the movies here are available to watch for free or affordable on Amazon Prime Movie. It’s a great way to watch a lot of great movies. I love using it around the holiday season as well.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can get a free 30-day trial. Get some holiday shopping done and watch some Halloween movies while you decide if you want to keep Amazon Prime.
Free Halloween Movie Printable
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