Five Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Hocus Pocus has all the elements that make the perfect Halloween movie.
Hocus Pocus has all the elements that make the perfect Halloween movie.
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For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movies capture that wonder -- and make you jump -- and, even as an adult, they may be able to help you forget your cynicism for a while.

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5. The Witches (1990) This movie is for tougher kids who welcome a good scare. While it's marketed as a children's movie, The Witches still scares most adults. From the beginning, it makes your skin crawl, and you know something isn't right. Creepiness ensues when the doors are locked and the wigs come off. Be warned, this movie is not for children who scare easily. As a bonus, The Witches provides plenty of parent ammo. "Do your dishes or the witches will turn you into a mouse!"

4. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) Move over, Santa. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown gives kids another beloved holiday hero to idolize. It has all the classic Peanuts characters, but Linus steals the show with his dedication to the Great Pumpkin. His never-faltering allegiance teaches kids about sticking to their guns against all odds. Made way before computer animation, The Great Pumpkin's retro animation reminds of us of the simpler days. You can also use this movie as a great way to introduce your kids to Charlie Brown before the Peanuts movie comes out next year.

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