When you really love a film it doesn’t matter how old you are. You still want to scower through YouTube to find if it’s been uploaded or search website after website to see if you can find it. On Halloween this happens quite a lot for me. I look for my favorite Halloween films that I watched every time they where on as a child. Some I now own and others are hard to find. Here are five of my favorite Halloween movies for kids in no particular order.
Tower of Terror
This Disney film was a Halloween season staple when it was first released. Starring Steve Guttenberg and a young Kirsten Dunst Tower of Terror was follows a disgraced reporter as he investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
Trivia: Most of the footage of the tower was shot inside and outside of the actual Tower of Terror.
This Disney Halloween favorite can still be seen late at night on Disney during the month of October. It was one of my favorite Halloween films as a child and still a fun favorite till this day. It fallows three kids who accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween night.
Trivia: All by Myself is the only song featured in the film.
Don’t Look Under the Bed
I often forget this Disney film until I see it mentioned somewhere. However it was a part of my viewing pleasure anytime it appeared on TV when I was a child. After being framed for pranks my a mysterious boogeyman Frances calls on her brothers imaginary friend Larry Houdini to help banish it.
A Disney Channel classic for the 90’s kid generation Halloweentown stars Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds. A witch comes to town asking for her daughters help to defeat a dark force in their home realm. The daughter refuses, as she is leaving her grandchildren follow her on to the flying bus. They soon must help their grandmother defeat what is causing the witches and various creatures of Halloween town to turn in to something they are not.
Hey Halloween staple for many Hocus Pocus follows the Sanderson sisters after they are resurrected by a virgin on Halloween. It takes two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to stop the three witches.
Trivia: Though this film was meant to be a Disney Channel original it caught the eye of the studios who believed it was strong enough to be placed in Theaters.