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Who doesn’t love family halloween movies?

I can’t think of many things my niece and nephew love more than Friday Movie Nights, and one of our favorite parts of any holiday season is getting to choose from all of the holiday movies out there. As great as new movies may be, there’s no beating the classics that we look forward to year after year.

In recent years we’ve had to update our collection of well-loved VHS tapes and exchange them for DVDs and Blu-Rays so that we can keep watching our old favorites.  If you’re in the same boat as us, this post might help you reconnect with these blast-from-the-past movies. Grab a bowl of popcorn and your favorite Rugrats and snuggle up for a night of family halloween movies!


Nicktoons Halloween Tales Fright

Run Time: 108 minutes

Includes the following episodes: SpongeBob SquarePants: “Scaredy Pants”

Rugrats “Curse of the Werewuff”

Nickelodeon Rocket Power “It Came From Planet Merv” and “Netherworld Night”

Hey Arnold! “Arnold’s Halloween”

The Fairly OddParents “Scary Godparents”


Hocus Pocus

Run Time: 96 minutes

Plot Summary: Three kids accidentally resurrect three witches, The Sanderson Sisters, who had been hanged 300 years prior for feeding on the lives of children to maintain their youth. After their resurrection, they come to realize that the spell that had been cast way back when that allowed them to be resurrected only lasts for All Hallows’ Eve, and if they don’t kill more children they will turn to dust at sunrise. The movie follows the three children, Max, Dani and Allison, through the troubles they encounter while trying to evade the witches.


It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Run Time: 300 minutes

Includes the following:

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It’s Magic, Charlie Brown

The featurette “We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown”


Tower of Terror

Run Time: 89 minutes

Plot Summary: Years prior, five people who were invited to the Tip Top Party in the Manhattan Tower Hotel got stuck on the 11th floor. At 8:05pm, lightning strikes the building and the five people vanish. The film then flashes to present day, when a newspaper reporter and his niece are investigating what had happened. They meet with an old woman who explains that the spirits of the five who vanished are trapped within the hotel, and she knows how to reverse the spell. The movie evolves as the reporter and his niece investigate further, and learn that trusting the people they thought they could may have detrimental consequences.



Run Time: 101 minutes

Plot Summary: An old manor is haunted by a family of ghosts, Casper and his three obnoxious uncles, Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso. When a terrible woman named Carrigan Crittenden inherits the manor and hopes to discover the hidden treasure rumored to be hidden within it, she is sorely disappointed to discover the ghosts. After trying to rid the manor of them unsuccessfully, Casper manipulates her into contacting a paranormal specialist named Dr. James Harvey, and he and his daughter move into the manor to eradicate the ghosts. As the characters begin to encounter one another, the movie continues and unexpected relationships are forged.

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