Halloween 2022 Netflix Viewing Recommendations for Pg-13 Horror Films

The Halloween season calls for carving pumpkins, candy consumption, and scary movie viewing! There are many terrible horror films available on Netflix, but what about those seeking more family-friendly frights? Fortunately for you, Netflix also provides a few PG Halloween movies that are suitable for viewers of all ages.

Netflix offers its users a wonderful selection of scary and not-too-scary entertainment, whether they’re in the mood for a fairy tale-style witch story like Night books or a monster-hunting adventure like A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster-Hunting.

Nightbooks (2021) (2021)

In this entertaining, family-friendly film, Krysten Ritter plays a glittering witch. The dark fantasy movie is based on the J. In Nightbooks by A. White, a witch named Natacha kidnaps two little children and threatens to kill them if they don’t tell her terrifying stories every night. In captivity, Yasmin and Alex quickly become friends as they cooperate to bring an end to Natacha once and for all.

Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

Both of the live-action Scooby-Doo films from the early 2000s starring Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Linda Cardellini as the Mystery Inc. team are now available on Netflix, doing us all a service.

The first film follows them to the beachfront resort Spooky Island, where the group quickly discovers that some peculiar condition is plaguing guests. It’s also possible to view Scooby-Doo 2, which has a different paranormal mystery.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

Victoria Justice and Brooke Shields feature in this made-for-television Nickelodeon film, which is a surprisingly entertaining little horror-comedy. Imagine the Sands family’s shock when a long-lost relative passes away and leaves them his old gothic manor in Wolfsberg, Romania. The Sands pack up and relocate to their new house because there isn’t much left in their hometown. There, they learn about paranormal secrets and the enigmatic Madame Varcolac.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

In this dark fantasy film based on the Joe Ballarini trilogy of books, a high school student and her friends must fight the Boogeyman (Tom Felton) and his army of monsters after he kidnaps the child they are watching. Also included are Tamara Smart and Oona Laurence.

A Little Vampire (2017)

The Little Vampire is an animated film about a young child who meets a vampire and saves him and his family when they are threatened by a ruthless vampire hunter, not to be confused with the live-action film of the same name (although they are both based on the same source material). Since this one is truly TV-G rated, any very small children you may have should be allowed to watch as well.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

The 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey and the three-season television adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s renowned A Series of Unfortunate Events are both available on Netflix. I think the television show is significantly superior to the other.

The 2004 film, though, isn’t all that horrible either. Although it may not be a perfect adaptation of the books, it is still a lot of fun. A superb cast led by Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O’Hara, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge, Dustin Hoffman, and even Meryl Streep also appear in the movie.

If you want to watch the movie, make sure to do it quickly. After watching the movie, I suggest checking out the Netflix series. The 31st of October is the last day to watch.

Gnome Alone (2017)

To put it bluntly, Gnome Alone reads as a weaker version of Coraline. Normally, I’d recommend watching Coraline instead, but because that film isn’t available on Netflix, you can go for this one instead. To its credit, it’s also adorable and risk-free. The story revolves around a young girl who learns that the talking garden gnomes in front of her house are her foes, the Troggs, and she aids them in fighting back.

Wendell & Wild, a new creepy stop-motion animated film from Coraline director Henry Selick, will be available on Netflix on October 21. Rotten Tomatoes users are raving about it. It is PG-13 rated, like the next entry on this list, which is the only reason I didn’t add it, but families can definitely enjoy it too!

The Bridge Hollow Curse (2022)

Although The Curse of Bridge Hollow is the newest family-friendly Netflix Halloween film available on the service, it is actually classified as TV-14 and not PG, so it seemed appropriate to include it. The Curse Of Bridge Hollow: Will Netflix Release the Movie?

Due to its language, the movie received a TV-14 rating, but if your children have seen Stranger Things, they should be ok seeing this one as well, especially as it co-stars Priah Ferguson. Ferguson portrays Marlon Wayans’ character’s daughter as the father and daughter band together to defeat a wicked spirit that is causing Halloween decorations to come to life.

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