‘Tis the season for some spooky Halloween-themed family movie nights. Especially this year. Parents of younger children have tons of great flicks and shows to choose from. (Need ideas? See our popular post Family-Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix for 33 titles to choose from.) But what can parents of teens watch as a family (that both parties might actually enjoy)? I recommend these 15 Halloween movies for teens on Netflix.
Please note: Every parent (and teen) is different. What one family might consider the perfect Halloween movie to watch with teens, another might consider totally out of bounds. I don’t want to tell you what’s right for your family. This post is simply to suggest teen-rated Halloween movies on Netflix (along with some spooky-themed series) that you might want to consider.
When possible, I included a link to the parent-oriented review by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children. This should help you make a more informed decision for which titles to watch with your teens.
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HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR TEENS ON NETFLIX
Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family of weirdos take to the big screen. See parent-oriented review of The Addams Family by Common Sense Media.
A documentary film crew on a boat in the Amazon picks up a mysterious stranger who dupes them into pursuing a monstrous and deadly 40-foot-long snake.
This sci-fi thriller suggests that Apollo 17, despite official statements to the contrary, wasn’t NASA’s last manned mission to the moon. See parent-oriented review of Apollo 18 by Common Sense Media.
Hoping to leave their haunted house behind, a suburban family moves to a new place, only to learn the home wasn’t haunted… but their eldest son is. See parent-oriented review of Insidious by Common Sense Media.
An alien band of killer clowns descends from the cosmos to harvest scores of small-town victims, cocooning their prey in cotton candy to eat later. Parents who grew up in the 80s might remember watching this one back in your youth.
In this horror-comedy, a recently married man who wants to bond with his stepson begins to fear that the boy is a demon. Adam Scott of “Parks & Recreation” is the perfect person to play the lead role. You’ll see what I mean. See parent-oriented review of Little Evil by Common Sense Media.
Malevolent otherworldly forces invade a suburban home and transform the house into a supernatural sideshow centered on the family’s young daughter. Your teens won’t believe all the pop culture references they’ll finally get after seeing this movie! See parent-oriented review of Poltergeist by Common Sense Media.
New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Johnny Depp is wayyy hotter than the picture in your head of Ichabod Crane from the old Washington Irving short story. See parent-oriented review of Sleepy Hollow by Common Sense Media.
Expecting to relax at their “vacation” cabin, two backwoods boys see their trip turn into a nightmare when they’re accused of being psychotic killers. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are so, so funny in this one. See parent-oriented review of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil by Common Sense Media.
The heiress to a vast firearms fortune constructs a mansion with a maze-like interior to ward off the spirits of those killed by her family’s product. See parent-oriented review of Winchester by Common Sense Media.
HALLOWEEN TV SERIES FOR TEENS ON NETFLIX
Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night. The series is centered on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman. See parent-oriented review of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Common Sense Media.
Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalize the sale of a stately house in London, but finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the world. See parent-oriented review of Dracula by Common Sense Media.
After their dad’s murder, three siblings move with their mom to his ancestral estate, where they discover magical keys that unlock powers—and secrets. See parent-oriented review of Locke & Key by Common Sense Media.
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. If you grew up in the 80s, prepare for ALL THE NOSTALGIA. See parent-oriented review of Stranger Things by Common Sense Media.
Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena. See parent-oriented review of The Vampire Diaries by Common Sense Media.
Did I miss anything? Leave a comment if there are any Halloween movies for teens (or TV series) on Netflix that you’d recommend.