Gone are the days when Halloween was a ‘PG’ event. Nights topped with candies, actually dressing up and classic Disney Halloween movies are long gone–but they don’t have to be. Let’s dig up the dirt, walk down memory lane and pay tribute to our lovable ghostly friends in the Disney Channel realm. Here are five movies worthy of being remembered. Rest in Peace.
- The Haunted Mansion, 2003
When Romeo and Juliette meets The Addams Family and Eddie Murphy, you get The Haunted Mansion. In classic Disney movie fashion, this Halloween movie has family-friendly written all over it. A workaholic dad and his family arrive at an (unknowingly haunted) mansion only to discovers its hidden secret.
This gem has two of the best holidays in the year in it: Christmas and Halloween. What more can you ask for? Practically anything that Tim Burton touches turns to gold–or rather, into quirky ghostly characters that makes a hell of a lot of money. Big sales or not, this one’s a classic.
Casper is possibly the only ghost that you would allow to haunt you, remember he’s friendly! There’s a haunted manor and Casper saves the day of course. Don’t mind the cheesiness, we don’t exactly watch Disney movies for the plot right?
Imagine a Halloween-themed version of Disneyland where all things supernatural came to live together. In this magical land, the protagonist finds something interesting yet frighteningly powerful about herself. Aside from the usual reality check, Halloweentown is one of the classic old school Disney movies that you shouldn’t miss.
If only Hocus Pocus was an option over Macbeth in literature class. Well it does include three witches. That should be more than enough to make up for the ‘double, double toil and trouble’ bits right? But then again, as if schools would ever shake off Shakespeare. But in the meantime, why not have some Hocus Pocus time?
So maybe this Halloween, forget trying too hard to be sexy and let out the inner kid. Admit it, we are all pseudo Peter Pans who never want to grow up.
Happy Halloween folks!