The spookiest day of the year has a lot to offer. All Hallows’ Eve is both happy and mysterious, from Halloween costumes and free sweets to Halloween carnivals and decorations. Therefore, it’s crucial to add a few Disney Halloween movies that won’t frighten the young ghouls and goblins running around while choosing which kid-friendly Halloween movies to watch with the family.
Disney has produced spooky, adorable, and entertaining Halloween films for many years. Disney Halloween films are among the most well-known Halloween films. But how can you choose which to view during the year’s spookiest month? We’ve put up a list of the top Disney Halloween movies and some more Disney, and Disney Channel flicks that are too spooky to leave off a list of Halloween flicks.
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While not every Disney film on our list is specifically about Halloween, they are all excellent choices to watch in October since Disney has several frightening, slightly darker films that are suitable for kids of all ages. You won’t have trouble locating the ideal spooky film for your kids, with options ranging from classics like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad to Disney Channel favorites like Halloweentown to recent blockbusters like Disney’s Cruella.
Grab some of your favorite recipes for Halloween cookies, cakes, cocktails, and appetizers because every movie night deserves some Halloween sweets. Once your tiny ghosts and goblins are in bed, you can start up some genuine horror movies and have your own little spooky movie marathon.
List of the Best Movies in Disney for Halloween
Disney’s Halloween films are timeless. Therefore, prepare some popcorn and gather your loved ones. Here are the top ones, including Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown.
1. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Based on the well-known Disneyland ride, the Haunted Mansion gained new admirers thanks to this fantastic movie. Real estate agent Eddie Murphy takes his family to view a mansion, hoping to close a significant deal. However, a storm eventually traps them inside, and they subsequently learn of the house’s mysterious past.
2. Invisible Sister (2015).
Rowan Blanchard, a Girl Meets World star, performs brilliantly as Cleo, a scientific nerd and outcast at her school who is often contrasted with her much more popular elder sister, Molly (Paris Leclerc). After using her new science experiment to make a moth invisible, Molly unintentionally makes herself vulnerable to the new substance. She now needs to figure out how to reverse the effect before permanently becoming invisible.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, strives to make every season more spooky than the previous one. But after leaving the community and finding a new world where Christmas is celebrated every day, Jack tries to instil the new holiday spirit in his hometown. Suddenly, the villainous Oogie Boogie devises a scheme to capture Santa Claus, and Jack must act quickly to prevent Christmas for everyone.
4. Return to Halloweentown (2006)
It is impossible to discuss this film without mentioning the recast. To put it mildly, fans were outraged when Sara Paxton replaced Kimberly J. Brown as Marnie Piper. Sara is a fantastic performer, without a doubt, but why the change? According to some rumours, Kimberly, who played the original Marnie, was busy filming Big Bad Wolf when this episode was being shot. Kimberly said to Seventeen.com that the casting was “a decision that they made” in the meantime.
Despite the drama, Marnie and Dylan’s crazy time at Witch University is the film’s primary focus. Watch the trailer if you haven’t watched this one already.
5. Phantom of the Megaplex (2002)
Someone in a scary black cape is apparently causing mayhem inside the local Cinemax. Either it’s the alleged “phantom,” the ghost of the person who was trapped inside the old movie theatre when it was destroyed and who now haunts the new cinema, or it’s a staff member from the megaplex portraying. This is undoubtedly going in the top five since we’re down with any Disney film that is loosely based on popular Broadway music.
6. Halloweentown High (2004)
Marnie and a few of her Halloweentown friends mix things up for the academic year and enrol in a regular (by which I mean mortal) high school. But there’s a problem! Marnie’s abilities will be taken away if anything goes wrong, including if someone is injured due to someone’s magical abilities. No pressure, correct?
7. Girl vs Monster (2012)
Skylar discovers the night before Halloween that she is a fifth-generation monster hunter. A monster named Demetria is out to get her before she can carry on the family tradition. Skylar has other plans on Halloween night, including singing with her cute crush Ryan and his band, so she and her pals must band together to stop Demetria.
8. Twitches Too (2007)
In this sequel, Tia and Tamera Mowry reprise their roles as Alex Fielding and Camryn Barnes. They may not always agree because Camryn plays with tiaras while Alex is in college, but they both believe their biological father might still be alive. According to the belief, he may reside in a region known as The Shadowlands. And to top it all off, Thanatos (the girls’ evil uncle) may also be present, making him still a danger. There is a lot of mystery and drama, but if the twin witches can cast a spell during a solar eclipse, all will be resolved.
9. Tower of Terror (1997)
Because this movie is not a DCOM, it is ranked 12th. The Tower of Terror attraction at Disney World inspired the horror film debuting on ABC. It centers around Buzzy Crocker, a struggling writer who recently lost his job and is now a columnist for a supermarket tabloid. He visits the Hollywood Tower Hotel, which is thought to be haunted by five visitors who vanished in an elevator back in 1939 with his niece Anna (a young Kirsten Dunst). The hotel IS indeed haunted, and he and his niece must figure out how to escape the curse before they suffer the same fate as others who haunt the hotel! He is determined to get a story out of the mythology (whether he needs to fake it or not), but he quickly discovers that it IS haunted.
10. Scream Team (2002)
Have you ever wondered what Kat Dennings did before being the leader of the popular sitcom 2 Broke Girls? She was, in fact, the star of this hysterical Halloween DCOM about two siblings who band together with two clumsy ghosts to assist their deceased grandfather in passing across.
11. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Although Hocus Pocus was initially intended to be a DCOM, producers ultimately felt that a feature film released in theatres would be a better fit. The famous Halloween movie still seems like a DCOM to you, even though it no longer has that designation because it frequently airs on Disney Channel around Halloween. The story centres on three Salem, Massachusetts, teenagers named Max, Dani, and Allison who unintentionally revive the Sanderson sisters, three witches murdered 300 years ago for using terrible magic. The witch sisters are now determined to carry out their reign of terror over Salem, and only Max, Dani, and Allison, with the aid of an immortal cat named Thackery Binx, have the power to end it.
12. Don’t Look Under The Bed (1999)
All the other Halloween DCOMs lacked one thing that Doesn’t Look Under The Bed does: it’s frightful. After watching this Halloween movie, we had nightmares for months about Frances’ adorable imaginary buddy Larry Houdini changing into a boogeyman in front of our eyes and dealing with more serious subjects (like cancer). And Disney shares our opinion of Don’t Look Under the Bed’s level of spookiness. Due to parental complaints that it was too dark for their children to watch, it is no longer broadcast on the Disney Channel, not even during the Halloween season.
13. Spooky Buddies (2011)
Watch your beloved talking dogs embark on a brand-new journey in this Halloween-themed movie. Before it’s too late, the pals must stop a wicked warlock and his terrible hound with the aid of their new allies.
14. Bride of Boogedy (1987)
The Davis family settles into their ideal house despite a frightening warning. They rapidly learn that it is the preferred haunt of a 300-year-old ghost with a grilled cheese face. Watch as they struggle to control their horror before learning something that leads them to face the spectral Mr Boogedy.
15. Toy Story of Terror (2013)
Only for television was this animated short produced. Gang members start to vanish when Woody and the others are held captive at a rural hotel. Woody and Buzz set out to investigate this mysterious secret since they are desperate to find out what is happening.
It’s easy to understand why Halloween is one of America’s favourite holidays. Understandably, children (and adults!) are enthralled with Halloween, given all the pranks, treats, and everything in between. The one day a year dedicated to dressing up, watching Disney Halloween movies, and indulging in sweets—not what’s to love about that? Disney has many films, including animated and live-action comedies with eerie themes. Witches, vampires, ghosts, and other ghouls are all waiting to shine at the Magic Kingdom come October for your movie marathon. This selection of the top Disney Halloween movies is ideal for you and your family this season.