Halloween is a time for spooky thrills and delightful chills, and what better way to get into the spirit than with some classic Disney magic? Disney has produced a range of Halloween-themed movies that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a whimsical adventure or a spine-tingling mystery, Disney has something for everyone.
Here are the 5 best Disney movies to watch for Halloween:
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):
Directed by Tim Burton, this stop-motion masterpiece tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles upon Christmas Town and decides to take over the holiday. With its iconic characters, memorable songs, and a perfect blend of Halloween and Christmas themes, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a must-watch for the Halloween season.
Hocus Pocus (1993):
This cult classic follows the misadventures of three witch sisters resurrected in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy deliver unforgettable performances as the witches, making “Hocus Pocus” a beloved Halloween staple.
While not a traditional Halloween movie, “Coco” celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that aligns closely with Halloween’s themes of remembering and honoring the departed. With stunning animation, a heartwarming story, and a vibrant depiction of Mexican culture, “Coco” is a perfect choice for a Halloween movie night.
Another Tim Burton creation, “Frankenweenie” is a heartwarming and macabre tale of a young boy who brings his beloved pet dog back to life, Frankenstein-style. This black-and-white stop-motion film pays homage to classic horror films while delivering a touching story about the bond between a boy and his dog.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion (2023):
In the recent film “Disney’s Haunted Mansion,” a single mom named Gabbie teams up with a quirky crew comprising a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian, to rid her newly acquired mansion of its eerie inhabitants after discovering it’s haunted. This spooky adventure, infused with Disney’s magical touch, unfolds amidst ghostly encounters and comedic escapades, promising a heartwarming tale of courage and friendship.
These Disney movies offer a delightful blend of spooky fun, heartwarming stories, and memorable characters that make them perfect choices for Halloween viewing. So, gather your family, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the magic of Disney as you celebrate the spookiest night of the year.