These Seven Disney Movies Will Get You Ready for Halloween

Can you feel it? That crisp chill in the air? The smell of pumpkin spice? The taste of apple cider? It’s FALL, Y’ALL.

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Even if it doesn’t feel like autumn outside where you are (hello, fellow Floridians), that doesn’t mean you can’t gear up for Fall’s premier holiday: HALLOWEEN.Nothing makes us happier than curling up with a hot cup of Pumpkin coffee and a maple scone while watching a few Halloween films.

Here are our favorite Disney movies to get us in the mood for Halloween!

1. Hocus Pocus

Witches running amuck, amuck, amuck? It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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No other Disney Halloween movie has put a spell on us quite like Hocus Pocus. It’s hilarious year after year, and it just doesn’t feel like fall until we’ve watched it (and sung along loudly to “I Put a Spell on You.”).

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

“This is Halloween! This is Halloween!”

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What’s Halloween without a trip to Halloweentown to visit the Pumpkin King?! Also we can’t help but adore Oogie Boogie and his catchy song.

3. Halloweentown 

Speaking of Halloweentown, we can’t forget the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name!

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When I was younger, I used to WISH I would find out I’m a witch at 13 just like Marnie and her grandma (the incomparable Debbie Reynolds). Sadly, I am not, but I still like watching the movie (and the sequel) every year.

4. Toy Story of Terror

This isn’t a full length movie, but they pack enough awesome into the short that we had to include it on our list.

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The plot centers around the toys going on vacay with Bonnie, where they end up at a motel. Something doesn’t seem quite right… in fact, things are downright spooky!

5. Mickey’s House of Villains

What’s better than one villain? ALL THE VILLAINS.

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Mickey’s House of Villains is a direct to DVD hit where the bad guys take over Mickey’s House of Mouse. This one is a real treat — if you can find it! DVDs are hard to come by, but we’ve been able to purchase and stream the movie on Amazon.

6. Frankenweenie

Do you love Tim Burton? Do you love dogs? Do you love classic monsters?

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Then you’ll love this pick! Frankenweenie is based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, but this time the patient is a doggo.

7. The Descendants Movies 

“They not bad. They’re just born that way.”

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Can’t get enough villains? Then check out the Disney Channel Original Movie Series The Descendants. We love this twist on a typical villains story because it features some of our favorite baddies’ kids — Jafar, Maleficent, Cruella, and the Evil Queen. Once you finish the first one, don’t despair — there are two more to keep you going until Halloween.

What are your favorite Disney movies to watch to get in the mood for Halloween!? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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2 Replies to “These Seven Disney Movies Will Get You Ready for Halloween”

  1. It’s been a tradition since I was in jr.high to watch The Worst Witch. The original aired on HBO as a special and it has majorly cheesy 80’s graphics and Tim Curry as the Grand Wizard! Rumor has it that this was the inspiration for Harry Potter and I believe it! Like the writer of the article, I used to wish I had grown up in a Witch household and got to go to Ms. Cackles Witches Academy! Now they have a series on Netflix based on the story and while it’s cute, the actors lack the charm of the original. I mean, Charlotte Rae, Diana Rigg and did I mention Tim Curry??? Happy Halloween!