3 kid-friendly horror movies to watch on Netflix for Halloween 2023

With Halloween just around the corner, you'll want to get your viewing options ready for the children. Here are three kid-friendly horror movies on Netflix this year.
Vampires vs. The Bronx - Credit: Jon Pack / NBC Universal
Vampires vs. The Bronx - Credit: Jon Pack / NBC Universal /

It’s the weekend before Halloween, and there is no doubt that the kids want a “scary” movie night. Netflix has you covered when it comes to kid-friendly horror movies.

There is something for all interests right now. It doesn’t matter if you have teenagers who want to get ready for the more adult horror movies out there, or if you have young children who love animated movies.

Not sure where to start? Here are three kid-friendly horror movies to watch on Netflix for Halloween 2023.

Vampires vs. The Bronx

If you have vampire fans in the house, you’ll certainly want to start with Vampires vs. The Bronx. This 2020 Netflix Original Movie is just as it sounds. A bunch of vampires move into The Bronx, and a group of kids are not going to let them take over. Of course, figuring out who is a vampire or not and trying to get anyone to believe them is a hassle.

This is more of a horror comedy, and it has a PG-13 rating. That means it’s certainly suitable for your teenagers, but even younger viewers could enjoy it.

Wendell & Wild

Do you have animation fans in the house? If you have kids who love Coraline, you’ll want to find something similar, and that’s what Wendell & Wild is. The story follows a couple of demons who want to be part of the land of the living. A young woman needs to figure out how to prevent that from happening to keep the world safe.

Like Vampires vs. The Bronx, this is a PG-13 movie. It’s going to connect with the younger viewers, though, especially those who love other stop-motion animation.

Fear Street

It’s time for something that works for those who are getting ready for horror movies aimed at older ages. Fear Street is actually made up of three movies. They all connect together, so you want to watch them in order. They do take place in different time periods, though, which makes them extra fun to watch.

The trilogy is aimed more at teenagers than younger children. This is great for a Halloween sleepover for your high school kids.

Netflix is the home of some great kid-friendly horror movies. You’re sure to find something to start with.