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Top 20 Halloween Movies From Your Childhood That You Secretly Miss

And NEED to revisit this October!

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20. Twitches (2005)

Walt Disney Television

Tia and Tamera are, you guessed it, teen sister witches who were separated at birth. On their twenty-first birthday, they discover they have magical powers as well as their OWN kingdom, which they must save from the forces of Darkness!

19. Under Wraps (1997)

Hallmark Entertainment

Three kids accidentally reanimate a 3,000 years-old mummy and lovingly name him "Harold". The only problem: If they don't return him back to his sarcophagus by midnight on Halloween he will no longer exist and never reunite with his past love.

18. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

Showtime Networks

The movie that launched one of the best shows of the late 90's. When Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) finds out she's a witch on her sixteenth birthday she's sent to live with her eccentric aunts. How does she choose to use her new powers? To get her high school crush to notice her, of course!

17. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Touchstone Pictures

It's another Ernest movie, but this time he's accidentally unleashed an army of ugly-looking trolls (which seemed scary as shit to me when I was a kid) upon the town right before Halloween. Will Ernest be able to stop these trolls from turning all the town's children into wooden dolls?

16. Little Monsters (1989)


When a little boy befriends the monster under his bed (Yes, that's Howie Mandel) he enters the monster world where there are no rules and no parents. YES! So, awesome, right? WRONG! It's no more fun and games when the super creepy monster ruler kidnaps his little brother.

15. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)

Warner Bros. Television

Probably my favorite Mary-Kate and Ashley movie ever. The twin sisters must save their "missing" Aunt Sophia (Cloris Leachman) from the spell cast by her evil twin sister Aunt Agatha (Cloris Leachman 2x) before midnight on Halloween!

14. The Worst Witch (1986)

Central Independent Television

Before there was Hogwarts there was Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Mildred Hubble is the Ron Weasley of the school. And TIM CURRY SINGS as Big Daddy Wiz!

12. Tower of Terror (1997)

Walt Disney Television

Based on the theme park attraction, a newspaper reporter and his niece (Kristen Dunst) try to solve the mystery of the abandoned hotel where five people disappeared nearly sixty years ago.

11. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

Walt Disney Television

The Hansen kids are dying to get their mom on a date, so that they can get out of the house. Little do they know, she's on a date with a vampire from The Nanny.

10. Teen Witch (1989)


The movie that taught white people how to be hip, sorta. When not-so-popular Louise (Robyn Lively) finds out she's a reincarnated witch from Salem she uses these new powers to make all her dreams come true!

9. Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

Walt Disney Television

Frances calls on the help of her brother's imaginary friend "Larry" when a malicious Boogeyman frames her for his crimes. Definitely one of the few truly creepy movies to come out of the Disney Channel.

8. Casper (1995)

Universal Pictures

A paranormal expert (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) move into an abandoned mansion inhabited by a very lonely Casper and his obnoxious Ghostly Uncles. Poor little Casper just wants to make friends but has to protect the mortals from his mortal-hating uncles!

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Touchstone Pictures

Before there was Halloweentown there was the "Halloween Town" of Tim Burton. Jack the Skellington opens the portal between his world and "Christmas Town".

4. The Addams Family Values (1993)

Paramount Pictures

When Morticia Addams has her third child, the family sends Wednesday and Pugsley to summer camp giving us this gold. Meanwhile, Uncle Fester falls in love with the hot, new babysitter (Joan Cusack). Relying more on the macabre, Family Values definitely trumps its prequel.

3. The Witches (1990)

Warner Bros.

Based on the Roald Dahl children's book a young boy stumbles upon a convention of witches plotting to rid the world of children. This one goes into that category of "Films that Scared the Shit Out of You as a Kid". Shoot, it still creeps me out every time Anjelica Huston peels off her face!

2. Halloweentown (1998)

Walt Disney Television

This is The Godfather of Disney Channel Originals. When Aggie Cromwell (the fabulous Debbie Reynolds!!!!) visits her grandchildren, Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie on Halloween night they follow her back to Halloweentown and soon learn they are all witches! Who doesn't still wish they could visit Halloweentown?

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Walt Disney Pictures

If you haven't watched this movie since you were 12, you're either lying or in desperate need of a re-watch (or dare I say first viewing?) Over the past few years, we've seen a resurgence of its cult following as the kids who grew up on this classic return to it each October and remember their childhood. Hocus Pocus never grows old and continues to hold the title of greatest Halloween movie ever.

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