iTunes Top List of Horror Movies: 10 Best Halloween Movies for Kids & Family

Posted by Matt Smith on 20/10/2014 9:30:19 PM.
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When people begin to talk about costume parties, or jack-o'-lanterns, we know that the Halloween is around the corner. As one of the most important festivals of the whole year, Halloween is a great time for us to gather with families and explore the fun of the "scary" evening together by doing trick-or-treating, lighting bonfires, visiting haunted houses, etc. While to top off the Halloween night, most of us would choose to watch a gruesome Halloween-themed film with the whole family. The following is a top list of 10 best family-friendly Halloween movies sold from iTunes Store that is sure to hit the right note for an unforgettable Halloween.

Top 10 Family-Friendly Halloween Films on iTunes

hocus pocusNo.10 Hocus Pocus (1993)

Directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus tells a story that during a Halloween in Salem, Mass., three witches are accidentally reincarnated as a young boy tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Recommended Age: 11 and Up

halloweentownNo.9 Halloweentown (1998)

Halloweentown is a TV movie released by Disney Channel Original Movie in 1998. It focuses on the adventure of Marnie, a 13-year-old girl who is also a witch return to her home in Halloweentown and the story how she saves the day in Halloweentown.

Recommended Age: 8 and Up

gremlinsNo.8 Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins is a horror comedy film mainly about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters.

Recommended Age: 9 and Up

beetlejuiceNo.7 Beetlejuice (1988)

The plot of Beetlejuice revolves around a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants permanently.

Recommended Age: 9 and Up

twilightNo.6 Corpes Bride (2005)

This is another gem from Tim Burton's twisted imagination. Victor, a nervous and clumsy young man, accidentally marries a dead bride. He is taken to the Land of the Dead and must somehow escape in order to be reunited with his true fiancée in time for their wedding.

Recommended Age: 10 and Up

coralineNo.5 Coraline (2009)

Coraline is a horror fantasy movie based on the novel of the same name by British author Neil Gaiman. The story is about an adventurous girl who finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Recommended Age: 9 and Up

ghostbustersNo.4 Ghostbusters (1984)

A trio of university parasychologists lose their research grant and decide to open their own business "Ghostbusters" and almost at once are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment.

Recommended Age: 10 and Up

harry potter and the prisoner of azkabanNo.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

This is Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Recommended Age: 10 and Up

nightmare before christmasNo.2 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington—the "King of Halloween"—who, tired with staging Halloween festivities year after year, finds a door to Christmas Town and decides to try his hand at that holiday, instead.

Recommended Age: 7 and Up

it's the great pumpkin charlie brownNo.1 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

This American prime time animated television special is based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping to be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

Recommended Age: 4 and Up

Other Classic iTunes Horror Movie Collection for Halloween

If you prefer those more scary and horrible movies for Halloween, you can find the following list of top 10 classic iTunes Halloween movie collection for grownups and kids over 13 years old.

Watch DRM iTunes Halloween Movies on HDTV

For those who have already purchased those top Halloween movies from iTunes Store, there could be nothing better than watching the Halloween movies on HDTV with the whole family at Halloween evening. However, since all those iTunes movies are locked by FairPlay DRM, we can't directly stream those Halloween horror movies from iTunes to HDTV for watching. In order to watch the DRM-protected iTunes movies on HDTV, we'll either need an Apple TV or some third-party iTunes video converter software which can get rid of DRM from iTunes movies. So if you don't have Apple TV but need to watch the iTunes Halloween movies on your HDTV, you can use TunesKit iTunes Video Converter to remove DRM from the movies as well as convert the DRM'd videos to non-DRM-protected MP4 format supported by most HDTV in the market. Now visit the page: How to Stream iTunes Movies to Samsung Smart TV to find the toturial in details.

   
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