13 Best Horror Movies You Can Watch with Your Kids in Canada

One of the ways to unwind for children and adults is by watching fun movies. They say fascination & curiosity always excite children. You will find both in this list of the best horror movies in Canada for kids. So what better idea than to have your movie recommendations sorted?

It will be a fun and thrilling experience for kids & parents alike.

There is light horror & strong storylines for children to dream big & imagine magnanimous visuals on their own. Make your children dream of how they would imagine these stories. So, grab some popcorn and start watching these best horror films that you can watch with your kids.


The Monster Squad (1987)

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Director: Fred Dekker

Writer: Shane Black & more

Cast: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger & more

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Dracula is very much alive after surviving Dr.Van Helsing’s amulet attack some hundred years ago. Now he wants to take over the world. His mates accompany him, including The Mummy, Frankenstein the monster, the wolfman & Gilman. A tiny incident at a museum leads a young boy named Sean & his friends to dig deeper into their lives.

Always fascinated by monsters, the young boys get insight into Dracula & pals planning to steal the amulet. The menace is at the door. Will they be able to save the town? Especially considering a person from the inside is in the devil Club.


The Frighteners (1996)

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Director: Peter Jackson

Writer: Fran Walsh & Peter Jackson

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Peter Dobson & more

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Frank Bannister, an architect, loses his wife, Debra, to a car accident. The devastation &trauma is next to none, but life takes a peculiar turn when Frank attains the power to talk to ghosts. What follows up is him taking his evil abilities to shine through. From haunting people through those ghosts to “Exorcizing” their houses, Frank seems to have a survival plan.

Suddenly, the town sees its people being killed & marked on the head as the following targets. Equally bewildered, Frank tries to investigate. It turns out it’s the grim reaper which even the other ghosts are oblivious to. Now, the thrive is to stop him, get through legal & processing & even save the woman Frank himself is interested in.


Happy Death Day (2017)

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Director: Christopher Landon

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine & more

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Tree Gilbman is a young, vibrant & full of life teenager whose life turns upside down when she gets stuck in constant Déjà vu. After a fun party at night, a masked person kills her.

As Tree does not know her killer, she is in the loop of resurrection. After every waking turn, Tree is getting closer to finding her killer. However, the pattern is the same, wake up, live through the same day with minute changes & die. Be ready to live it again the next day.


Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Director: Frank Oz

Writer: Howard Ashman, Roger Corman & more

Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene & more

IMDB Rating: 7.1

The film walks us through the journey of a man-eating plant & its struggles with Seymour. Mr. Mushnik employs Seymour for his flower shop. Orphan, amateur, reserved & lot more such adjectives are apt for his personality. Deeply in love with a girl named Audrey, an assistant at the floral shop, Seymour is unable to win her over.

With a heavy heart, Seymour sees a silver lining when he buys a peculiar-looking plant which he names Audrey II. over time, the plant’s appetite grows inexplicably &knows no boundaries. Now, it’s up to Seymour & later Audrey if they can save the world from the inevitable mess.


ParaNorman (2012)

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Director: Chris Butler & Sam Fell

Writer: Chris Butler

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Kodi Smit-Mcphee & more

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Norman gets bullied for being paranormal as he speaks with the dead. He commemorates a school play on the town’s execution by a witch when his deranged uncle confronts & asks him to complete a long-awaited ritual. Norman does so despite his father’s approval.

He goes to the five men & 2 women’s graves who were cursed by the witch & reads the book. A storm breaks out as Alvin, who often bullies Norman, stops him. Suddenly the ghosts appear & try to take over the town. Norman learns in a dream that town hall wrongly convicted Iggie, the witch. Norman, in the end, persuades the witch to forgive everyone.


My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)

Director: Bob Balaban

Writer: Dean Lorey

Cast: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind & more

IMDB Rating: 5.4

Johnny Dingle, a teenager, gets killed while trying to save Missy McCloud. The only girl he’s ever fallen in love with. Missy works at a shop & when robbers attack it, Johnny arises to the occasion. Trying to win her over, Johnny ends up losing his life. Later, he realizes that death is no fun & he should return.

His arrival seems smooth but Now What? Is his appetite agrees with the smoothness? It doesn’t seem so. Human flesh is what Johnny’s body craves. Just like a Zombie, he wanders around to search for it. The question is, how far is he going to survive?


The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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Director: Jack Arnold

Writer: Harry Essex, Maurice Zimm & more

Cast: Richard Carison, Julie Adams & more

IMDB Rating: 6.9

A creature, half-human & half reptile from the prehistoric era, is found along the Amazon river in Black Lagoon. The geologist Dr. Carl & other scientists have been in search of fossils & such things to study more. Initially disappointed by not reaching the task, they dig deeper & find something way above their expectations.

Things go unplanned when the creature runs away, giving them the time of their life. The film takes us through the relationship ups & downs of the group & how they cope with the deadly creature.


Sleepy Hollow

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Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Washington Irving & more

Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci & more

IMDB Rating: 7.3

In 1799, Ichabod Crane was a young detective whose job took him to a small village called Sleepy Hollow. In a town where dignified men have been killed & even more are on the list. The evidence & visuals were making the consciousness numb.

The council briefs Ichabod about a mysterious headless horseman. Appalled, Ichabod believes when that horseman cuts a man’s head off right in front of him. There’s the reasoning behind the horseman’s doings & he won’t stop until he gets his head back permanently. What are those reasons & what role is Ichabod going to play?


Gremlins (1984)

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Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Chris Columbus

Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates & more

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Billy Peltzer brings havoc to the town when he loses monsters to his village. The menace comes knocking when rules get broken unconsciously & the innocent/friendly yet peculiar-looking creature brings catastrophe. It all starts when Billy’s father, Randall, receives a tiny creature named Mogwai as a Christmas present.

Randall warns him about the three rules he should never break concerning Mogwai. Must be kept from light, shouldn’t be fed after midnight & never made wet. What could he do now? & what repercussions would they face? These are a few questions that need answering. Surely, one of the best horror movies for kids.


Silver Bullet (1985)

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Director: Daniel Attias

Writer: Stephen King

Cast: Gary Busey, Corey Haim & more

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Set in 1976, it is a tale of a town that is ever peaceful & loving until danger decides to visit. Suddenly, a city that has never seen any brutality comes to its citizens’ mass murder. People believe it to be some serial killer who is on the loose. Marty, a young boy, is out at night to have a good time with the fireworks his uncle gifted him.

He gets attacked instead, which he manages to run away from safely. Now, he is the only specimen in town who knows about the killer, which is not a person but a killer. Which kind & how to find him are the questions that will help the townspeople. Only Marty or his sister knows the answers.


Coraline

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Director: Henry Salick

Writer: Neil Gaiman & more

Cast: Dakota Fanning & more

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Caroline, a young girl, moves to his old home with her family. Over time, she often feels neglected by her parents because of their super busy lives. Out of boredom & agitation, Carolina finds a bricked passage she crosses. Only to find a home that is much similar to hers with her same parents’ identicals.

The only difference is that the family looks happy & even pays attention to her. Later, when Carolina realizes her being succumbed far to that world & it’s unreal, she does her best to come back & save the family from a dark future.


Arachnophobia (1990)

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Director: Frank Marshall

Writer: Don Jakoby & more

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands & more

IMDB Rating: 6.5

A research team is on a venture in Venezuela. They find two spiders to study, only to see one of them escaping & biting a crew member. The person dies whose dead body is brought back to the US, but the same spider travels in the coffin.

Over time, the spider kills many people in town & even mates with a local spider to produce innumerable mini spiders on the hunt to kill people. A doctor who has just moved to the town & is afraid of spiders finds the reason behind it. Now, will he do something? Or is it going to cost far more extensively than anticipated?


Poltergeist (1982)

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Director: Tob Hooper

Writer: Steven Spielberg & more

Cast: Jobeth Williams & more

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Unemployed, Ric Bowen moves to a house in the suburb with his wife & three daughters. Soon they are visited by ghosts who seem friendly & human at the start but soon, peculiar & strange occurrences start happening. One night,

Ric & Amy, his wife, go for a dinner party, the ghosts visit their daughters & Medison among them goes missing. Later, Amy consults the Paranormal Research Department & hires them to recover her daughter. The leader Dr. Brook & & the specialist Carrigon do their best while battling downs along the way.


Conclusion

So there you have it, a list of the best horror movies that you can watch with your kids wrapped under a blanket as a fun family time.

 

Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.