12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens

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by: Kelly Sundstrom
Looking for some non-slasher Halloween movies for teens to watch with their friends? We picked our favorites, and gave you the cheat sheet for each of them!

 

Your teen probably isn't dressing up to go trick-or-treating, anymore, but they probably still love a good spooky Halloween movie. This year, help your teenagers plan a spooktacular movie night with a few age-appropriate and spine-tingling movies that are sure to creep them out. 

Dracula Untold

2014

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Dracula Untold

 

Prince Vlad III (Luke Evans) rules peacefully over his kingdom of Wallachia until a Turk warlord tries to force the young prince to enlist a thousand boys into his army. As a result, Prince Vlad uncovers a monstrous power to keep his kingdom safe.

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Poltergeist

1982

Rated: PG

Running time: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Poltergeist

 When the Freeling family discovers their home was built over  a cemetery, they embark on a terrifying journey to keep the disgruntled spirits at bay. Although the family initially experiences small poltergeists, the hauntings quickly become melevolent, forcing them to seek the help of parapsychologists.

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Signs

2003

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Signs

Crop circles begin appearing in the farming fields owned by Reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson). As he and his family try to understand the meaning of these circles, they believe it is somehow related to their faith.

However, they soon get the feeling that they aren't the only ones in the fields— some mysterious creature is there too, watching their every move.

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The Village

2004

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies The Village

The village of Covington is a small town in rural Pennsylvania that is home to just 60 people. They lead a relatively quiet and peaceful life, but with one unusual caveat— terrible creatures lurk just outside the borders of the village.

The people of Covington have reached an agreement of sorts with the beasts, in which they are allowed to go about their business as long as they never cross the village's boundaries. But this balance is destroyed when headstrong Lucius Hunt (Joaquin Phoenix), decides to find out what lies outside Covington. Will the beasts' wrath be the end of this tiny town?

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Corpse Bride

2005

Rated: PG

Running time: 1 hour, 17 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Corpse Bride

Based on a centuries-old Russian folktale, Corpse Bride tells the story of a groom-to-be who accidentally marries a corpse on the way to see his fiancee. Only through helping the corpse bride find peace can he finally be free to marry his true love.

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World War Z

2013

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 57 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies World War Z

A fast-spreading virus begins turning the world's population into zombie-like creatures. It's up to former U.N. Epidemic Investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) to figure out the origin of the virus and how to stop it before it decimates humankind. 

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The Ring

2002

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies The Ring

When a disturbing video starts making the rounds in a small town, strange and mysterious things start to happen.

Anyone who watches the haunting images gets a phone call predicting certain death in seven days. A group of teens vacationing in a cabin in the woods scoff at this— until they all die seven days later.

Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, decides to try to solve the puzzle before more people die.

Can she figure out who's behind this sick game, before she meets her own fate?

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Beetlejuice

1988

Rated: PG

Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Beetlejuice

Sometimes ghosts like to take it easy and spend a relaxing night at home. But when yuppies try to move in, the ghostly homebodies must enlist the help of Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a bio-exorcist that can help get rid of unwanted humans.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

2016

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Miss Peregrine

Follow along as Jacob discovers Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, along with a few residents with very unusual powers. When the children are forced to fight dark and dangerous enemies, Jacob uncovers a peculiarity of his own.

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The Sixth Sense

1999

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies Sixth Sense

A child psychologist (Bruce Willis) working with a stressed-out little boy (Haley Joel Osment) seeing ghosts gets a little more than he bargained for when the truth about the boy's abilities is uncovered.

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The Others

2001

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Teen Halloween Movies The Others

Grace (Nicole Kidman) is a devoutly religious wife with two ailing kids. She moves with her family to mansion on the coast of England while she awaits her husband's return from World War II, even though he has been declared missing.When Anne begins to see ghosts, Grace just thinks it's her new, eccentric, servants. But as Anne's visions grow more chilling, Grace is forced to believe something supernatural is happening in her own home.

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The Skeleton Key

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 1 hr, 44 min

Teen Halloween Movies The Skeleton Key

Voodoo only works if you believe in it...

When a young New Orleans nurse (Kate Hudson) takes a job as a full-time caretaker for a man who had a stroke, she gets more than she bargained for. She soon learns the true nature of her patient's illness and the role his wife had in it. When she finds the couple's secret stash of voodoo artifacts, things go downhill very quickly.

Do your kids need something a little less scary? Try these 13 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids.