Childhood Halloween Movies That Put a Spell On Us

Halloweentown & Hocus Pocus: gcmag.org
Ahhh, October has to be one of my favorite months of the year. The cool breeze blows, the leaves swirl around, the smell of pumpkin is in the air, and the Halloween movies start to show. Now as much as I love Halloween, I honestly can admit that I can't watch scary movies as much as I would like to. I'm one of those people that says they're up for any movie, but then cowers under the covers when the movie starts. I am lucky though, that there are some awesome Halloween movies that won't make me hide for 95% of the movie. The childhood movies.

The Sanderson Sisters of Hocus Pocus: Courtesy of popcrush.com
Disney premiered Hocus Pocus in 1993, about three years before I was born, but this movie instantly became a Halloween hit. The magic, the sisterhood, the scares, and laughs. Everything about this movie screamed, no puns intended, Halloween without being too gory or unbearable to watch. Yes, I know, you probably think I'm lame for not loving the gore or extreme scares, but you have to admit Hocus Pocus is pretty awesome. Also Jessica Parker, Better Midler, and Kathy Nijemy playing the Sanderson Sisters as the three witches are perfect. Anyone remember their performance of I Put a Spell on You? Such a classic, so be sure to check it out because I promise ABC Family will be constantly playing this film this month.

Halloweentown cast: Courtesy of nyulocal.com
Now another childhood Halloween favorite, Halloweentown. This movie just screams 90s, and it is too awesome. Seriously just look at the over sized jean jacket Marnie's mom is wearing! Gosh, I could never go one Halloween without watching the magic this movie has to offer. Even though this movie probably couldn't satisfy the scares, it sure brings the weird, quirky factor.

Recently Kimberly Brown, who played Marnie, has said that she will be visiting the town Halloweentown was filmed in. For those of you who don't know, St. Helens, Oregon, puts on a festival called The Spirit of Halloweentown. The festival runs the whole month of October and recreates, well, the spirit of Halloweentown with different activities like pumpkin carving and haunted tours, so pretty much it is the coolest thing ever. It brings the movie to life, and with the actual Marnie there, it's sure to be awesome.

Anyways, thanks for reading my blast from the past nostalgia, and if you have any other favorite childhood Halloween movies, don't be afraid to mention them in the comments! Thanks again, and catch you later!

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