By Taylor Mitchell |
With fall decor, pounds of candy and creative costumes, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. What better way to celebrate this season than taking a walk down memory lane and binge watching some of our favorite childhood Halloween movies?
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
As a child, my Halloween season did not officially start until Disney started playing “Hocus Pocus” on repeat. This movie had everything a classic child Halloween movie needed. It had witches, trick-or-treating, a talking black cat and a mission to stop evil. When this movie came on, I was officially in Halloween heaven.
- Monster House (2006)
I’m not going to lie but, as a child, “Monster House” was my scary movie. It was a house that ate kids, which is a huge no-no. Plus, this movie had great animation and sound effects that gave me all the jumpscares my little heart could handle back then.
- Coraline (2009)
“Coraline” was by far my creepy Halloween movie. First, people had button eyes. How is that not creepy? Second, she just finds a random door in her new house that takes her to an alternate world with an alternate family and just acts like that’s a normal everyday thing. Third, a nail in the coffin for me, this alternate family wanted to her there forever and make her one of them by giving her button eyes. Let’s just say my creepy meter was off the charts when watching this movie as a child.
- Halloweentown Series ( 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006)
Bringing a Disney Halloween classic back right here. “Halloweentown” was my childhood. I loved the idea of a whole town dedicated to Halloween and something was always popping off in the town from fighting warlocks to just balancing school and witchery. Life never seemed boring there.
- Twitches (2005)
Before I knew about black girl magic, I knew about Alex and Camryn, black twin sisters who finally meet after being separated at birth. They go back to their realm, Coventry, to fight evil, ultimately saving their birth mother and their home.