Everyone wants to watch horror movies as Halloween grows closer, trouble is horror movies aren't for everyone. By its very nature, it's a genre filled with material that's meant to shock, disturb and otherwise provoke its audience. But what about the young film fans out there? Don't they deserve to have something edgy but age-appropriate to watch when they get back from trick or treating? Of course they do, which is why Moviefone has compiled a list of ten "horror movies" that a family can watch together.

Now what defines a family-friendly horror movie? First off, it can't be rated higher than PG-13, and it is even preferable that the film be rated PG or below. That means no nudity, no gore and minimal violence and foul language. Secondly, by "horror" we simply mean any movie that may contain edgier, Halloween-friendly material.

To help further provide information on these films, we've also included the Common Sense Rating (where available), as well as any notable scenes or themes that may still surprise youngsters (and parents) despite the rating.
Little Monsters
In Theaters on August 25th, 1989

Nice monster (Howie Mandel) lures boy (Fred Savage) into goon-land under bed. Read More

Not Yet Rated1998
In Theaters on January 1st, 1998

After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. Read More

In Theaters on May 26th, 1995

A teen who lost her mother befriends Casper while staying at a mean heiress's haunted mansion. Read More

Monster House
Based on 32 critics

Three youths discover that the residence next door is an evil, living creature. Read More

Based on 38 critics

A girl (Dakota Fanning) discovers a parallel world where her life is nearly perfect. Read More

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Based on 25 critics

A sideshow vampire (John C. Reilly) turns a teenager into one of the undead. Read More

The Witches
In Theaters on August 21st, 1990

A boy (Jasen Fisher) fights witches after one (Anjelica Huston) makes him a mouse. Read More

In Theaters on September 15th, 2008

Couple's (Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak) new farm has termites and Venezuelan spider. Read More

In Theaters on June 8th, 1984

An inventor (Hoyt Axton) gives his son (Zach Galligan) a creature which multiplies. Read More

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In Theaters on December 23rd, 1992

Showman (John Goodman) sells monster movie with gimmicks in 1962. Read More

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