Halloween Movies Even the Biggest Scaredy Cats Can Enjoy

You can't say you celebrated Halloween if you didn't watch a single Halloween movie.

For those of you who are easily frightened by these types of movies, finding a film you'll enjoy is a difficult and arduous task—which is why we did the work for you.

Scroll below for nine Halloween flicks even the biggest chickens will enjoy:

The Adventures of Ichabob and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Adventures of Ichabob and Mr. Toad is a collection of two short films, but you only really need to watch their adaptation of the short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The quick flick follows Ichabob Crane as he's terrorized on his way home by the frightening Headless Horseman. It's a bit spooky, but not to the point where you're dripping in sweat while hiding behind your entire couch.

The Adventures of Ichabob and Mr. Toad

(The Adventures of Ichabob and Mr. Toad via Walt Disney Productions)


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

The hilarious Don Knotts stars in this oldie-but-goodie suspense film as the scaredy cat reporter Luther Heggs. You'll find yourself identifying with his character as he's forced to spend the night in his town's most haunted house. Hilarious and heartwarming, you can't go wrong with this movie.

Don Knotts in Universal Pictures' The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

(The Ghost and Mr. Chicken via Universal Pictures)


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

You can't say you experienced Halloween if you didn't watch this classic. There's nothing like watching Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang celebrate the holiday, while Linus waits around for the mysterious Great Pumpkin. Honestly, this movie makes us wish the Great Pumpkin actually existed.

"IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN" - The classic animated Halloween-themed PEANUTS special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (©1966 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

(It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown via Lee Mendelson Film Productions)


Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus is an iconic Halloween masterpiece that everyone needs to watch. The Sanderson Sisters are all sorts of goals (or should we say, ghouls?) in this cult comedy. Watching this film with your BFF, S.O. or siblings is what Halloween is all about. Who's bringing the popcorn?

Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus

(Hocus Pocus via Walt Disney Pictures)


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Some may say The Nightmare Before Christmas is more of a Christmas movie, but we honestly think it works for both holidays. Plus, there's something so enchanting about watching two of the best holidays collide when Jack Skellington does his very best to bring Christmas to Halloween Town.

Jack and Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas

(The Nightmare Before Christmas via Touchstone Pictures)


Halloweentown (1998)

The greatest DCOM of all time (don't @ us), Halloweentown is too incredible to pass up this season. We wish we has magical powers so we could help Marnie and her family save Halloweentown from the evil Kalabar. Maybe one day we'll get them?

Halloweentown on Disney Channel

(Halloweentown via Disney Channel)


ParaNorman (2012)

In this comical claymation adventure, Norman must use his abilities to talk to the dead in order to save his town from a vengeful witch bent on destroying everything and everyone in Blithe Hollow. This movie sounds a lot scarier than it actually is, though the parts featuring the witch are a bit spooky.

Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) says "Hello" to his Grandmother (voiced by Elaine Stritch) in ParaNorman, the new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from LAIKA and Focus Features, directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Credit: LAIKA, Inc.

(ParaNorman via Focus Features)


Frankenweenie (2012)

When Victor Frankenstein's beloved pup Sparky is hit by a car, Victor brings him back to life. The Disney movie is essentially a much happier (and fluffier) take on Frankenstein. Though not at all scary, it's a bit sad, so make sure you have some tissues nearby.

Frankenweenie halloween movie

(Frankenweenie via Walt Disney Pictures)


Goosebumps (2015)

After every terrifying creature is released from R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books, 13 Reason Why star Dylan Minnette must capture the monsters with the help of his friends. We'll admit that some of the beasts are a bit scary, namely Slappy the ventriloquist dummy, but the majority of the movie is pretty hilarious. If you can make it through this movie, try reading all of R. L. Stine's books, too!

Jack Black and Dylan Minette in Goosebumps

(Goosebumps via Columbia Pictures)


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