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12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens

by Lindsay Hutton

Older kids can handle a little bit of fright on Halloween, right? Check out this list of spooky movies that are just scary enough for older kids. They're all rated PG-13, but don't let that fool you— they'll still leave your teen with goose bumps!

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Beetlejuice


A Tim Burton movie is always perfect for Halloween! Newlyweds Barbara and Adam Maitland (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are both killed in a freak car accident. Very sad, of course, but at least they get to go to heaven, right?

Wrong. Thanks to centuries of bureaucratic red tape, they find a long waiting list when they get to the pearly gates. In order to earn their wings, they both must spend the next 50 years as ghosts haunting their old home.

When they get to their home, they find it's been bought by an insufferable yuppie couple. Aghast at having to spend 50 years occupying the same space with the unbearable, they do their best to scare them out. When that doesn't work, they hire veteran scaremeister Beetlejuice.

Yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed and profane, Beetlejuice is certainly scary. But he's also untrustworthy, especially when he falls in love with the yuppies' gloomy, black-clad teenage daughter, Lydia (Winona Ryder).

Are his antics worth the price?

Buy on Amazon.

Next: The Village

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