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21 Not Too Scary Movies That Are Perfect For Scaredy Cats To Watch This Halloween

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Here's a list of movies that are perfect for scaredy cats who still want to enjoy Halloween.

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1. Halloweentown (1998)

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This Disney Channel Original Movie tops our list because you cannot get more Halloween-themed than Halloweentown. In this movie a young girl learns she is a witch, and helps her grandmother (the late, great Debbie Reynolds) save a town full of other supernatural creatures, aka Halloweentown.

2. Beetlejuice (1988)

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Find yourself looking through the eyes on the other side of the haunting as a young recently-deceased ghost couple are having trouble with their home being taken over by an annoying new family.

3. Fun Size (2012)

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This fun flick centers around a high school girl who must take her younger brother out to trick-or-treat before she goes to the hottest party in town. Unfortunately, things go awry when she loses her brother.

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6. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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In this musical comedy a dorky florist finds success with his business and his love life from the help of a giant man-eating plant.

7. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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This film found a way to create a new angle on a classic horror setting. Five friends stay in a cabin in the woods only to fall victim to signature horror events.

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8. Scary Movie (2000)

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This slap-stick comedy, from the minds of the Wayans brothers, parodies multiple well known horror movies to create their own spooky but hilarious plot.

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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This is both a Halloween and Christmas classic, as the creepy, but charming Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers there is also a Christmas Town.

10. The Final Girls (2015)

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This comedy-horror is as meta as they come. A young girl and her friends get trapped in a campy '80s slasher film, the same film the young girl's recently deceased mother stars in.

11. Casper (1995)

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Not all ghosts are scary as this film points out. A father and daughter move into a house that is haunted by three gruesome ghosts and one very friendly one named Casper.

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12. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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Spook-O-Meter: πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

This cult classic lives on through it's one-of-a-kind nature. In this comedy musical a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in seemingly the middle of nowhere. While looking for a house that'll let them make a call, they happen upon the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

13. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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In this Adam Sandler creation, he voices Dracula who owns and operates a high-end hotel for monsters, away from the human world. Suddenly things take an unexpected turn as a dimwitted, backpacking human wanders in the the hotel and crushes on Dracula's daughter.

14. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Another Disney classic! In this spooky flick, three witch sisters are resurrected on Halloween night and it is up to two teenagers and a young girl to stop their reign of terror.

15. Young Frankenstein (1974)

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Due to this being a Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder combo creation, it has etched its way into the film history books. In this movie, a scientist is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

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16. The Addams Family (1991)

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Based on the show from the '60s, this movie follow's America's scariest family as a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home. The family is thrilled but something seems off about the whole situation.

17. Heathers (1988)

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In this twisted Indie comedy, a smart high school student teams up with a sociopathic new kid to tear down the social order in their high school one student at a time.

18. Zombieland (2009)

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In this horror comedy four strangers reluctantly team up as they each are trying to make their way through the zombie apocalypse with different end goals in mind. This film also has some decent advice if one needs to survive the zombie apocalypse.

19. Donnie Darko (2001)

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Spook-O-Meter: πŸŽƒ

This drama-packed, twisted tale centers around a troubled teen who is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

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20. What We do in the Shadows (2014)

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This absurd mockumentary comedy follows the lives of a group of vampires who share a house in Wellington, New Zealand, for a few months.

21. Scream (1996)

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If you are a true scaredy cat but really want to branch out to a scarier movie then Scream is perfect for you. With a little comedy and a good mystery of 'whodunnit' mixed into the jumpy slasher moments, this soon-to-be classic centers around a teenage girl in a small town who is being terrorized by a serial killer who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

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    Fun Size (2012)
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    Scary Movie (2000)
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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    The Final Girls (2015)
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    Casper (1995)
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    The Adams Family (1991)
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    Heathers (1988)
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    Zombieland (2009)
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    Donnie Darko (2001)
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    What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
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    Scream (1996)
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