It’s officially spooky season, which means it’s time to bring out the Halloween movies. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or the newest Halloween-themed movies, next to Christmas, this is the best season for movies.
One of my all-time favorite Halloween movies is “My Babysitter’s a Vampire.” I’m truly a sucker for anything involving vampires, and this film delivered action and comedy without being too dark. Something about this movie really thrilled me as an 11-year old, probably because it wasn’t like most Disney shows or movies at the time.
My next favorite Halloween movie is the classic “Hocus Pocus.” It has a good plot, good acting and even a talking cat. This is one of the most popular Halloween movies, which is evident by how often it appears on Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween every year. If you have never seen this movie, you’re missing out.
“Casper Meets Wendy” starring Hilary Duff is another classic movie that is a can’t miss this spooky season. The movie came out a year before I was even born, but I remember watching it every year around this time when I was younger. It is honestly such a cute and pure movie that teaches a lesson that you can be friends with people that are different from you, even if that “person” is a ghost.
Next on my list is “Twitches.” I’m not going to lie, when the first “Twitches” came out, the movie creeped me out a bit. But by the time “Twitches Too” was released, I was old enough to enjoy both. The “Twitches” plot is centered around two twins finding each other and uniting their magic to defeat the darkness. Back then, it was almost a sin to miss a Disney Channel original movie. I can still remember watching the premiere of the second film with my mom, a bag of candy corn and my Hannah Montana blanket, then going back to watch the first film.
Speaking of Disney Channel original movies, there are two other Halloween movies I think you can’t miss this season. “Phantom of the Megaplex” and “Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire” are two Disney Halloween movies released in 2000 that I love even to this day. The latter has a killer cast with Caroline Rhea, Laura Vandervoort and Charles Shaughnessy. It centers around two kids trying to stop a vampire from trancing their mom. It’s funny, and as I said before, I love anything with vampires.
The “Phantom of the Megaplex” follows a movie theater worker having to deal with mishaps during films while also watching his younger siblings. The mishaps, such as a movie titled “Cyclone Summer” having actual tornado-like winds in the theater, are brought on by the “phantom” who is really just a vengeful employee. Again, it’s lighthearted because it’s a Disney movie, but I still like it.
Now if I was listing my favorite Halloween shows, I would go into more mature ones like “Scream,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and “Scream Queens,” but when it comes to the movies, I like the more family-friendly ones.
Story: Madelyn Myer