Halloween movie throwbacks

Disney and Disney Channel's best Halloween movies from the '90s


If you’re wondering what flick to watch to get their Halloween spirit in full swing, Disney has the answer. Disney has delivered some of the most entertaining and magical films to date. Since most of these productions are childhood favorites, grab your candy corn and pumpkin flavored-whatever to take a trip down memory lane.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993

This animation is a Halloween masterpiece that follows the journey of the pumpkin king Jack Skellington. As he comes across Christmas Town and its cheerful decorations and friendliness, he sets a plan in motion to bring Christmas under his control.

He will soon find out things don’t always go as planned. This film is oddly striking and grasps its viewers into Tim Burton’s vision of a nightmare.

Hocus Pocus, 1993

This is without a doubt a classic and Halloween movie lovers will attest to that. The film’s popularity has been upheld for over 20 years and it still airs on cable TV. With the revival of three witches from Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s, the story focuses on their plot for revenge and immortality. It’s up to two teenagers, a little girl and an enchanted cat to stop them.

Under Wraps, 1997

With the common portrayals of creepy mummies and zombies, this comedic adventure puts a fun twist on an otherwise scary movie. Three kids go on an adventure to save a 3,000-year old-mummy. But there’s a catch – the ancient mummy is a stumbling buffoon in need of a hand. This throwback may not be scary and eerily suspenseful but it is adventurous with a few laughs.

Halloweentown, 1998

Who doesn’t want to have magical powers? In this film the protagonist is the witch and with her powers, Marnie Piper has to take on an enemy that has been tormenting her family for ages and save the town.

The world of Halloweentown is charming and – a kid’s Halloween paradise. This classic has a few more installations: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001), Halloweentown High (2004) and Return to Halloweentown (2006). So if you want to binge-watch and tag along to the epic journeys of Halloweentown, you can make this classic into a marathon.

Don’t Look Under the Bed, 1999

It’s the season of fright and this throwback Disney movie can attest to that. With a repertoire of fun and comedic Halloween movies, this is no doubt an attempt at a horror film – and it works.

This film follows a teenage girl, whose hometown experiences many abnormal incidents like the letter “B” spray painted throughout the town. She soon finds out the boogeyman is someone she knows.

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