Spooky animated stuff (for Halloween+Day of the Dead)

by frankitownusa | created - 02 Mar 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Originally this was meant to be a list of Animated horror movies+shows where I added in some spooky/monster-packed/Halloweeny stuff for good measure despite it being on the goth side of things than the actual horror side. But once I started listing animated films in general, I decided the straight up horror flicks needed their own list. Left in my most recommended horror movies though for any adult animation lovers eager to start watching.

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1. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 2,513

October season

2. Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

59 Metascore

An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

Director: Raul Garcia | Stars: Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 2,705

Animated Horror

3. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Whitney Newman

Votes: 91,269 | Gross: $73.66M

Animated Horror - better for older kids

4. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 180,798 | Gross: $75.29M

Animated Horror - better for older kids

5. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 88,271 | Gross: $56.00M

Animated Horror - better for older kids

6. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 90,628 | Gross: $35.29M

Animated Horror

7. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Votes: 207,431 | Gross: $148.31M

October season

8. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

87 Metascore

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay

Votes: 117,310 | Gross: $56.11M

October season

9. Igor (2008)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

40 Metascore

Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Director: Tony Leondis | Stars: John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, Myleene Klass

Votes: 21,565 | Gross: $19.53M

October Season

10. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 226,132 | Gross: $53.36M

October season - better for older kids

11. Monster High: Freaky Fusion (2014 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 73 min | Animation

At Monster High, ten cute ghoul girls are sent 200 years back in time to when the school started. Returning to 2014, the time machine has fused 8 of them into 4 bodies. Solutions?

Directors: William Lau, Sylvain Blais | Stars: Erin Fitzgerald, Haviland Stillwell, Geeg Friedman, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 474

October Season

12. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 752,863 | Gross: $289.92M

October season

13. The Halloween Tree (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend.

Director: Mario Piluso | Stars: Ray Bradbury, Leonard Nimoy, Annie Barker, Alex Greenwald

Votes: 1,630

October season

14. Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 47 min | Animation, Comedy

The Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular is based on the comics and children's books of popular artist and writer Jill Thompson. Jill has won numerous awards for her fabulous watercolour ... See full summary »

Director: Ezekiel Norton | Stars: Garry Chalk, Noel Callahan, Alex Doduk, Britt Irvin

Votes: 645

October Season

15. Song of the Sea (2014)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

85 Metascore

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

Director: Tomm Moore | Stars: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 45,166 | Gross: $0.86M

October season

16. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 271,387 | Gross: $75.08M

October season

17. Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 44 min | Animation

Hannah must stop Jimmy from erasing Halloween from the calendar for good. Scary Godmother prepares for Halloween, but with disastrous results.

Director: Ezekiel Norton | Stars: Dexter Bell, Garry Chalk, Britt Irvin, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 406

October Season

18. The Book of Life (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez | Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

Votes: 60,338 | Gross: $50.15M

October season

19. Monster Mash (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 64 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

As the story unfolds, we meet the three main monsters: Frank, the monster from Frankenstein; Drac, the vampire, and Wolf, the werewolf. They were once the scariest of monsters, but now they... See full summary »

Director: Guido Manuli | Stars: Ian James Corlett, Robert O. Smith, Janyse Jaud, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 104

20. The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2012)

R | 88 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

A somewhat self-aware zombie takes it upon himself to keep the rest of the walking dead at bay.

Director: Justin Paul Ritter | Stars: Maria Olsen, Marshal Hilton, Lee Perkins, Conroe Brooks

Votes: 221

21. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Scooby Doo and the gang visited a haunted school. After the girls are kidnapped, it's up to Scooby and the gang to save them.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Ray Patterson | Stars: Remy Auberjonois, Susan Blu, Hamilton Camp, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 3,712

22. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

74 Metascore

An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 11,046

October season

23. Underfist: Halloween Bash (2008 TV Movie)

61 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Irwin, Hoss Delgado, Jeff the Spider, Fred Fredburger, and General Skarr from the "Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" team up to fight an evil candy army from the Underworld on Halloween.

Director: Shaun Cashman | Stars: Grey Griffin, Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 126

24. This Way Up (2008)

TV-G | 9 min | Animation, Short

On their way to deliver a coffin to a graveyard, a grim duo of undertakers go through hell and back, as formidable and tangled obstacles stand in the way.

Directors: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith

Votes: 1,468

Horror short

25. What a Cartoon! (1995–2002)
Episode: Mina and the Count: Interlude with a Vampire (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy

A vampire count must entertain a little girl for one night.

Director: Rob Renzetti | Stars: Michael Bell, Mark Hamill, Jeff Bennett, Ashley Johnson

Votes: 39

Horror short

26. The Colors of Evil (2012)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Children often pick on one another, but Vivian has had enough. After being tormented on a daily basis by her schoolmate Nancy, Vivian uses her knowledge of the dark arts to summon a demon ... See full summary »

Directors: Alyse Miller, Phillip Simon | Star: Victoria Fragnito

Votes: 155

Horror Short

27. Face Like a Frog (1987)

5 min | Animation, Short

A frog is driving his alligator-shaped car when he is stopped by a shapely she-frog who steps into the road. She tells him that her house is haunted, so he goes along to assist. The inside ... See full synopsis »

Director: Sally Cruikshank

Votes: 149

Horror short

28. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 3,764

Horror Short

29. Dear Dracula (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Dracula has a great opportunity to try his brand new skills at the neighborhood Halloween party, where he realizes that self-confidence is enough to make him as scary as he ever was.

Director: Chad Van De Keere | Stars: Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Ariel Winter, Isaac Wilson

Votes: 268

30. Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats (2009 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Fantasy

When Katie and Makean delay their trick or treating to deliver the Candleman's Halloween Party invitations, they find themselves caught up in a spooky adventure filled with macabre monsters.

Directors: Nathan Smith, Christopher Robin Miller | Stars: Joel Bishop, Ruby Chase, Brock Holman, Christopher Robin Miller

Votes: 21

31. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 14,452

Holiday Special

32. Claymation Comedy of Horrors Show (1991 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wilshire Pig and Sheldon Snail discover a map to uncover Doctor Frankenswine's monster. All kinds of mishaps ensue in their quest.

Director: Barry Bruce | Stars: Tim Conner, Brian Cummings, Kiefer Davis, Krisha Fairchild

Votes: 131

33. Tales from the Far Side (1994 TV Short)

23 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; ... See full summary »

Director: Marv Newland | Stars: Kathleen Barr, Doug Parker, Lee Tockar, Dale Wilson

Votes: 521

Holiday Special

34. The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Chris Wiggins, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, Jim Henshaw

Votes: 211

Holiday Special

35. Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro, Irene Tedrow

Votes: 642

Holiday Special

36. Garfield in Disguise (1985 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, C. Lindsay Workman

Votes: 1,404

37. Witch's Night Out (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 28 min | Animation, Family

A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

Director: John Leach | Stars: Gilda Radner, Bob Church, John Leach, Naomi Leach

Votes: 264

Holiday Special

38. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

44 Metascore

Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James

Votes: 95,154 | Gross: $169.70M

39. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

54 Metascore

Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James

Votes: 45,359 | Gross: $167.51M

40. Coco (I) (2017)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

81 Metascore

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina | Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 294,739 | Gross: $209.73M

41. Dji. Death Fails (2012 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Dji is a terribly unlucky death who doesn't seem good at his job.

Director: Dmitri Voloshin

Votes: 313



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