Top five children’s Halloween movies of all time

Top five children’s Halloween movies of all time

Janae Skanes, Contributing Writer

October is the month to celebrate Halloween. The trees start to change colors, the air starts to smell like burnt wood, the degrees drop and the Halloween movies start to play. Not just any Halloween movies, children Halloween movies. Personally, I feel like Halloween is more for children than adults, so I am going to explain the top five movies you should have in your movie playlist for the month of October.

5. “Coraline”
Coraline (Dakota Fanning), moves into the “Pink Palace” apartments from her home in Michigan. She explores the new apartment and the yard that comes with the apartment. During her mini adventure, she makes two new friends: a black cat named Charlie and a boy named Wyborne ‘Wybie’ Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.). When she explores her new home, she discovers a little door that needs a certain key to unlock it. Once she unlocks the door, there is only brick behind the door, but at night the door leads to a new world, a world of pure mystery. I personally love this movie because it shows how Coraline tackles different challenges that the two worlds bring. This movie is last on my list because even though it’s a great movie, it is really scary to some. The movie does contain some scenes that might disturb certain viewers.

4. “HalloweenTown 1”
Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown), Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) and Sophie (Emily Roesk) took a trip toHalloweentown, this was their first time being there and they loved it. They soon discovered that there was a dark force living in the movie theater and that they had to stop the dark force from destroying HalloweenTown. This movie is in the fourth spot on my list because it’s a classic, and I feel like everyone should at least watch it one time in their lifetime. I feel like the movie should’ve been longer because they summed up the movie in basically one take. The music choice was great, it was festive and it grabbed my attention.

3. “Twitches and Twitches 2”
Twitches: Alex (Tia Mowry) and Camryn (Tamera Mowry), were separated after birth and discovered each other on their 21 birthday in a clothing store. They were born in a dimension called Coventry, but were kicked out because the darkness wanted to hurt them. They soon discovered that they were magical sisters, and they took a trip to Coventry to defeat the darkness and save their home.

Twitches 2: Alex and Camryn are now older and are now in college in the human world. They discover that the darkness has returned and they are the only two people left that can defeat the darkness. They return home to defeat the darkness once again, but Alex believes her father might be stuck in the darkness. The vanishing spell is the only spell that can defeat the darkness once and for all, but Alex is afraid that her father will vanish with the darkness if she decides to use the spell with her sister Camryn. Twitches one and two grabbed the 3rd spot in the list because of the plot. The plot of the two twin sisters having magical powers were very creative. One thing about these movies that I would say could’ve been improved was the video quality. Even though it is an old movie, some of the scenes could’ve used some more explanation.

2. “Corpse Bride”
Victor (Johnny Depp), son of a rich family, and Victoria (Emily Watson), daughter of a poor family are engaged by their families. They have never seen each other a day in their life. The first time they meet, they like each other, they want to spend time with each other. Victor and Victoria then go to the church to practice their vows, but Victor cannot seem to get them correct. He decides to take a walk by himself into the woods to practice his vows, as he is practicing he vows he decides to use a branch as a finger and practice that way. Well, it turns out that the branch was actually a dead corpse finger, and he ended up marrying a dead corpse. He tries to explain to her that this was a mistake and that he didn’t want to marry her. She didn’t take that very lightly. This movie takes the second spot in the list because I love the theme of the movie and how they design the movie. The characters were made out of clay, and they were actual clay puppets. The time that was spent making this amazing movie really came through while watching it.

1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Jack the Pumpkin King (Chris Sarandon), is the ruler of Halloween town, but he is sick of the same old thing every year. Every year the townspeople scare people and make up things about Halloween, and Jack wanted something new. One night, after Halloween he decided to take a long walk to express his feelings to his dog Zero. On his walk he discovered trees with doors on them. Each door represented a different holiday. He liked the one with a Christmas tree on it and decided to go throw that one. Once he discovered what was inside the door, he was hooked and wanted to know more. This movie takes the number one spot in the list because it’s a classic. I can watch it year after year and never get tired of it. What I love most about this movie is the songs the characters sing. Jake sings a couple of songs throughout the entire movie. My favorite song is Oogie Boogie’s song.

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with any of these movies. All five of these movies are classics and they won’t let you down when it comes down to Halloween Spirit. Furthermore, you do not necessarily have to like Halloween to enjoy these great movies. You can access all of the movies on Disney +, besides the Corpse Bride which you can watch on HBOMax and Coraline which you can watch on Amazon Prime with a subscription.