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1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 61,142 | Gross: $39.51M

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 224,281 | Gross: $75.08M

3. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 25,180

4. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 146,229 | Gross: $75.28M

5. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 72,156 | Gross: $153.29M

6. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 144,131 | Gross: $148.17M

7. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.0
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 8,912

8. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 190,959 | Gross: $53.34M

9. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick

Votes: 7,968

10. Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House (2016 Video)

PG | Family, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Max Doyle takes some objects from a haunted house to help his ghost friends Nicky and Tara, upsetting a whole bunch of spirits in the process.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Corey Fogelmanis, Sophie Reynolds, Blake Michael, Olivia Ryan Stern

Votes: 103

11. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther, Daniel DeSanto

Votes: 9,847

12. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 8,197

13. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.2
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 19,837 | Gross: $3.77M

14. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

6.1
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 8,198 | Gross: $0.79M

15. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 74,960 | Gross: $35.29M

16. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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34 Metascore

Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 33,583 | Gross: $84.19M

17. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 7,551

18. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 32,373 | Gross: $75.82M

19. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 69,388 | Gross: $41.48M

20. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 23 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves and carnival clowns that are stalking children.

Stars: Jeny Cassady, Dan Payne, Bailee Madison, Brendan Meyer

Votes: 1,315

21. The Little Vampire (2000)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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45 Metascore

A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter

Votes: 7,328 | Gross: $13.56M

22. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events.

Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 4,502

23. Mostly Ghostly (2008 Video)

PG | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, Max Doyle finds he has a few friends living in his house that only he can see.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Madison Pettis, Sterling Beaumon, Luke Benward, Brian Stepanek

Votes: 980

24. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano

Votes: 6,416

25. Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014 Video)

PG | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!, Frienemies), Madison Pettis (Lab Rats, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3) and Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings, The Perfect Game) lead an ensemble cast in this spook-tacular ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Bella Thorne, Madison Pettis, Anastasia Baranova, Eric Allan Kramer

Votes: 597

26. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 8,582 | Gross: $14.14M

27. Tower of Terror (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller, Comedy

6.2
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A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

Director: D.J. MacHale | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples, Michael McShane

Votes: 2,642

28. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 3,459

29. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 3,967

30. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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Marnie and her friends from Halloweentown are back in this made-for-cable feature. Marnie is a teenage witch living with her family of supernatural beings in the village of Halloweentown. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 3,641

31. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.5
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Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

Votes: 1,089

32. Girl Vs. Monster (2012 TV Movie)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A sassy teen named Skylar is not scared of anything. But, she finds out that her parents are monster hunters and they are captured by the monsters. It's up to Skylar to rescue her parents and capture all the monsters.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Olivia Holt, Kerris Dorsey, Brendan Meyer, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 1,527

33. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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The Cromwell clan split their time between the real world and "Halloweentown", but the son of an old rival threatens to make the latter "real" and the real world a place of monsters.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Daniel Kountz, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 4,237

34. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 8,643

35. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)

Unrated | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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The gang reunite and visit Moonscar island, a place with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a guy in a costume, and they get more than they bargained for.

Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

Votes: 6,226

36. Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood (2016 Video)

75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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The Scooby gang try to rescue an old movie studio, which is not only threatened by developers, but a series of movie monsters too.

Director: Rick Morales | Stars: Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci

Votes: 391

37. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Family

6.3
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In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Tom Amandes, Roy Billing, Brittany Byrnes

Votes: 885

38. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.

Stars: John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, Howard Morton, Jason Marsden

Votes: 306

39. The Batman vs. Dracula (2005 Video)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.7
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Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 5,867

40. The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007 Video)

PG | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Bullied by her peers, tired of her parents and bugged by her little brother, goth girl Cassie decides to get some harmless revenge by reading a scary book to her brother - summoning a monster in the process.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, Cody Linley, Alex Winzenread

Votes: 2,379

41. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker, Steve Valentine

Votes: 1,702

42. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 3,462

43. Under Wraps (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.6
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell

Votes: 1,685

44. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 2,211

45. Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015 Video)

72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.4
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Get ready to Rock! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World - the all-things-Kiss... See full summary »

Directors: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 760

46. Rentaghost (1976–1984)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw, Anthony Jackson, Michael Darbyshire

Votes: 308

47. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014 Video)

TV-PG | 84 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,658

48. The Nightmare Room (2001–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: James Avery, Keiko Agena, Kyle Gibson, Michael Galeota

Votes: 324

49. Deadtime Stories (2013– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A baby-sitter tells a different 'Deadtime Story' to the kids she is babysitting. The stories are scary and chilling.

Stars: Jennifer Stone, Piper Reese, Grace Kaufman, Jadon Sand

Votes: 114

50. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

4.8
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Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua Miller, James Karen

Votes: 1,081