19. Halloweentown (1998)
At a modest 84 minutes, Halloweentown is the perfect ice breaker to start off the Halloween holidays. Although it lacks depth, it’s a light-hearted film to remind you of why the spooky season is so much fun.
The story of Halloweentown allows for all the typical Halloween figures, with witches, pumpkins, vampires, skeletons etc. to be present throughout the picture, like a costume party coming to life. After Marnie discovers she is a witch, her grandmother pays a visit on Halloween to help with training so that she doesn’t lose her powers before her 13th birthday. But her grandmother, Aggie, has arrived for another purpose. Something evil bothers Halloweentown and Aggie needs some assistance to help defeat it.
With a strong sense of adventure and plenty of marvellous magic, Halloweentown should be on everyone’s October watchlist.