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.
Casper Movie Poster
Based on 22 critics

Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When... Read More

The Witches Movie Poster
The Witches
In Theaters on August 21, 1990

While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling), young Luke (Jasen Fisher)... Read More

Gremlins Movie Poster
Based on 13 critics

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The... Read More

Matinee Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1993

In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs and the menace of nuclear war looms over the American... Read More

Monster House Movie Poster
Monster House
Based on 32 critics

No adults believe three youths' (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) assertion that a neighboring... Read More

Coraline Movie Poster
Based on 38 critics

While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind... Read More

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

Darren (Chris Massoglia) is just like any other teenager, until the day he encounters the Cirque du Freak... Read More

Arachnophobia Movie Poster
In Theaters on September 15, 2008

After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches... Read More

Little Monsters Movie Poster
Little Monsters
In Theaters on 1989

Brian (Fred Savage) isn't scared of the monster living under the bed. On the contrary, when he gets to... Read More

Halloweentown Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1998

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

categories Halloween, Horror