Halloween is the perfect time to gather around with friends and family, dim the lights, and indulge in some spooky entertainment. Fortunately, Disney+ has a treasure trove of Halloween-themed movies and TV shows that cater to all ages.
From classic tales to contemporary hits, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best Halloween movies and TV shows on Disney+ that are sure to get you into the spirit of the season.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
No list of Halloween movies would be complete without mentioning the cult classic “Hocus Pocus.” This timeless tale of three witch sisters resurrected in modern-day Salem is a delightful blend of comedy and spookiness. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy’s performances as the Sanderson sisters are unforgettable. With its catchy musical numbers and wickedly funny moments, “Hocus Pocus” is a must-watch every Halloween.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece blurs the lines between Halloween and Christmas, making it a perfect pick for the entire holiday season. The story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers Christmas, is a whimsical and visually stunning journey. The hauntingly beautiful songs and Burton’s unique animation style add to the film’s charm.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Based on the iconic Disney theme park attraction, “The Haunted Mansion” follows the Evers family as they spend a night in the ominous Gracey Manor. Eddie Murphy leads the cast in this spooky and comedic adventure filled with ghostly apparitions, secret passages, and a mystery that needs unraveling. It’s a family-friendly fright fest that combines humor with a touch of spookiness.
The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)
While not originally Disney productions, these darkly comedic classics have found a home on Disney+. Follow the eccentric Addams family, led by Morticia and Gomez, in their delightfully macabre adventures. The humor and heart in these films make them perennial favorites for Halloween.
Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013)
While not your typical Halloween fare, the lovable monsters from Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” are a fun addition to any spooky-themed watchlist. Join Mike and Sulley in their adventures in the world of monsters, filled with laughter and heartwarming moments. The prequel, “Monsters University,” takes you back to their college days and is a perfect pick for a family-friendly Halloween night.
The Owl House (2020- )
For those looking for a spooky animated series, “The Owl House” is a hidden gem. This Disney original series follows Luz, a teenage girl who stumbles upon a magical realm filled with mythical creatures, witches, and otherworldly adventures. With a perfect blend of humour, heart, and eerie elements, it’s a binge-worthy series for Halloween.
Twitches (2005) and Twitches Too (2007)
Starring Tia and Tamera Mowry, “Twitches” follows the magical adventures of twin sisters separated at birth who reunite on their 21st birthday. Together, they discover their supernatural powers and their destiny to save their homeland. These lighthearted, enchanting films are perfect for a Halloween movie marathon.
Whether you’re in the mood for laughs, chills, or heartwarming moments, Disney+ has a diverse selection of Halloween-themed content to keep you entertained all season long. So grab your popcorn, cozy up under a blanket, and let the Halloween movie marathon begin!