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Fun films to watch on Halloween

Good movies to watch for kids of all ages


Photo graphic by Michael Uribes / The Collegian

This Halloween, there are plenty of scary, bloody movies coming out to celebrate the scariest season of the year.

However, none of those movies are in this lineup.

Here is a rundown of some fun movies to watch with friends, none of which involve evil corpses, ax murderers or buckets of blood.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
What it’s about: For those who haven’t seen this Peanuts classic, 25 minutes of good, clean Halloween fun awaits. Charlie Brown and his buddies gear up to celebrate Halloween once again by Trick-or-treating, having a Halloween party, and waiting all night in a pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin. Familiar situations like Snoopy’s flight on his doghouse and Charlie Brown falling flat on his back when he tries to kick the football pop up in this classic Halloween favorite.

Why you should watch it: While it might not be a typical Halloween movie most college students look for, it’s good for little kids and it’s good for college kids too. The good, clean fun in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” never gets old.

Funny movie moment: When the kids compare what they got after trick-or-treating and Charlie Brown announces, “I got a rock.”

Hocus Pocus
What it’s about: Another Halloween favorite, three witches come back to life 300 years after their deaths. In their quest to live forever, they come across brother and sister Max and Dani Dennison and Max’s crush, Allison. Their attempts to send the witches back from whence they came make for some hilarious situations.

Why you should watch: Some of the funniest scenes involve Max and Allison, and the awkward jokes that come out of their Max’s feelings for Allison.

Funny movie moment: Max’s attempted pick-up line when the three kids are trying to protect themselves from the witches.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
What it’s about: Disney’s retelling of another favorite Halloween story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is another short but fun Halloween film that’s good to watch for kids of all ages. The music features Bing Crosby’s unmistakable voice, and gives the cartoon an even more charming feel of a time gone by.

Why you should watch it: If you like the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but don’t want to watch Tim Burton’s bloody version, this is a good way to go.

Funny movie moment: Ichabod Crane’s funny walk as he enters town at the beginning of the movie.

Halloweentown
What it’s about:. Marnie Piper, a Halloween-obsessed teenager, runs away with her siblings to Halloweentown, where their grandma lives. The ensuing adventures are silly and weird, but fun nevertheless.

Why you should watch it: Another fun Disney movie, this one is a classic that celebrates Halloween better than most Halloween movies out there.

Funny movie moment: When the kids’ grandma, Aggie, gets off the bus and has to call to her bag to follow her.

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