Welcome back Ghouls and Ghosties,
Recently I decided to play all the original Disney Halloween movies for my son. I wasn’t really sure how it would go since the ones I chose were not really cartoons. We started with HalloweenTown.
13-year-old Marnie Cromwell discovers she is a witch. Marnie and her brother Dylan travel to another world and attempt to help their witch Grandmother to save the residents of Halloweentown.
As a child this was my favorite Halloween movie. My grandmother and I would watch it every Halloween. I remember when the second one came out she let me stay up late and watch it with her. My son loved the music and all the magic in the movie. He got bored with all the talking but he adored the magic!
Don’t Look Under the Bed
A teen named Francis enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who’s framing her for his dastardly deeds.
As a child this movie freaked me out. It was about the boogeyman, and all those dolls whose heads turned and followed your every move wigged me out. My son loved the movie. He thought Larry was funny and wanted to make some BoogieGoo!
Three very different kids from together to help a mummy find his love.
This movie was set on Halloween and I enjoyed watching it every year. The props in this movie were amazing. I hate how Halloween movies today even for kids have lots of crappy costumes and cheap looking props and decorations. Movies like Under Wraps had amazing props and costumes and made you really wish you could live in a town that celebrated Halloween like them. This movie my son kind of paid attention to and kind of didn’t. For me tho, it totally held up.
Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter. The only problem is their both grounded. Chelsea and Adam will do whatever it takes to get their mom Lynette out of the house, even if it includes a chance meeting with a very mysterious man. Everything seems to go according to plan until their little brother Taylor realizes that this stranger might be a vampire.
This movie is just plain fun. It has Vampires, movie monsters, a cute little family and a vampire hunter. A group of kids try to set their mom up so she can be happy only to discover they set her up with a real life vampire. I have always loved this movie, and my son loved it also. He enjoyed dancing to the music at the club scene.
Tower of Terror
A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
I remember this movie freaking me out as a child. The part where the ghosts are trying to scare them away wigged me out. My son though it was funny and absolutely loved the bell hop ghost! It was so much fun rewatching this movie and my son enjoying it with me.
Phantom of the Megaplex
A young man working at a cinema on a special premiere night, finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences.
Fun Fact. Dylan and I both worked at a movie theatre for 8 years. My mother, my aunt, my uncle, and my grandparents have all worked at movie theaters in their lifetime. This movie is so cute. A modern take on Phantom at the Opera, but at a movie theatre with kids. As a child I always wanted to work at a theatre, and hoped something like this would happen. Unfortunately no phantoms haha My son liked it and then begged me to go watch a movie. haha
Those were all the movies we have watched so far, and it totally made me miss my childhood. I’m happy to be able to watch these movies with my son and im glad he enjoyed them aswell.
Let me know in the comments below any movies I missed or didn’t think of.
Until next time Ghouls and Ghosts,