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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Writers: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

2. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Writers: David Kirschner, Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert | Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

3. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

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.

Writers: James Gunn, Craig Titley, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

4. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

Writers: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

5. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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

6. Gravity Falls (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.9
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Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great uncle's tourist trap, The Mystery Shack. They think it's just going to be another usual summer, until mysterious things begin occurring all over town.

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

7. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, 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.

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

8. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Musical

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.

Writers: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel, John August, Caroline Thompson, Pamela Pettler | Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

9. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

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

8.1
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

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

10. The Munsters (1964–1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

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

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

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

8.4
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A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

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

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

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Writers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, James Gunn | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

13. The Monster Squad (1987)

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

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

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

14. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, 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.

Writers: Chris Columbus, Charles S. Haas | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

15. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, 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

16. 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.

Writers: Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Karey Kirkpatrick, Larry Wilson | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter

17. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

6.0
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Writers: Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott | Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

18. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

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

19. 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.

Creators: Joe Ruby, Ken Spears | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

20. Halloweentown High (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Paul Bernbaum, Dan Berendsen | Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

21. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

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

6.8
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Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Bernbaum, Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

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

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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A girl calls on her brother's imaginary friend to banish a mischievous boogeyman who has framed her for his pranks.

Writer: Mark Edward Edens | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker, Steve Valentine

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

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Writers: Daniel Altiere, Steven Altiere | Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

24. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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After a misunderstanding, Ernest P. Worrell unleashes an evil troll on Halloween.

Writers: John R. Cherry III, Coke Sams, Charles Gale | Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

25. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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

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

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

PG | 90 min | Family

5.0
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Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!, Frienenemies), 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 »

Writers: Richard Correll, R.L. Stine | Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Bella Thorne, Anastasia Baranova, Madison Pettis, Joan Rivers

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

Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Family

6.4
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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 »

Writer: Michael Ryan | Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

28. 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.

Writers: Brian Clemens, Florence Engel Randall, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding | Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

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

PG | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Cassie's life changes when she moves and attends a high school ruled by the most beautiful girl in school, Priscilla, and her beautiful sidekicks. Priscilla immediately takes a dislike to ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Angel, Billy Brown, R.L. Stine | Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, Cody Linley, Alex Winzenread

30. Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (2014)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncles' cursed castle in Transylvania, Pennsylvania. This Scooby-Doo adventure has enough spooky fun to make the whole family come alive!

Writer: James Krieg | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

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

32. 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.

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

33. The Nightmare Room (2001– )

30 min | Family, Horror

7.1
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Add a Plot

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

34. 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.

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

35. Deadtime Stories (2012– )

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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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, Joshua Erenberg, Grace Kaufman

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

Unrated | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Writers: Davis Doi, Glenn Leopold, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera | Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

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

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

6.4
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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.

Writers: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, Paul Bernbaum | Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Daniel Kountz, Joey Zimmerman

38. Mostly Ghostly (2008 Video)

PG | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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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.

Writers: Pat Proft, Richard Correll, R.L. Stine | Director: Richard Correll | Stars: Madison Pettis, Sterling Beaumon, Luke Benward, Brian Stepanek

39. 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.

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

40. The Substitute (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so ... See full summary »

Writers: Ole Bornedal, Henrik Prip | Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok

41. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | 34 min | Family, Horror, Animation

7.9
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In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.

Writers: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Washington Irving | Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Pinto Colvig, The Rhythmaires

42. Rentaghost (1976–1984)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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

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

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

5.7
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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 »

Writers: Lindsay Naythons, Robert Keats | Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea

44. Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy.... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hart, Kevin Campbell, Elizabeth Stonecipher, Roberts Gannaway, Henry Gilroy, Jymn Magon | Directors: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Calabash, Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Mike Moon | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee

45. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

4.7
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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 »

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

46. The Addams Family (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to ... See full summary »

Creator: David Levy | Stars: Lennie Weinrib, Jackie Coogan, Janet Waldo, Ted Cassidy

47. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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This is supposed to be the exact same Munster family as in the '60s series "The Munsters". One of Grandpa's experiments went awry, and put the Munsters into suspended animation for 20 years... See full summary »

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

48. Hangman's Curse (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Peretti, Kathy Mackel, Stan Foster | Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: David Keith, Mel Harris, Leighton Meester, Douglas Smith

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

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

7.1
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Scooby-Doo and the gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a mysterious horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Writers: Rick Copp, David A. Goodman | Director: Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

50. Babes in Toyland (1997)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.2
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Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.

Writers: John Loy, Glen MacDonough | Directors: Toby Bluth, Charles Grosvenor, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Lacey Chabert, Joseph Ashton, Raphael Sbarge