It’s never too early to gear up for the best holiday of the year, Halloween. And Disney agrees! Earlier today it was announced by Gonzo and Pepe that the Muppets would be doing Muppets Haunted Mansion! We’ve always loved anything Muppets-related so you can bet we’re so pumped to hear this news!
The brand-new special is set to air this fall only on Disney+! To celebrate this exciting news that comes during Disney’s ‘Half-Way to Halloween’ event, we thought we’d list our top picks for the best Halloween-related content you can watch on Disney+. Either right now or in October, we watch these year-round, they’re just that good!
Nightmare Before Christmas
It’s a Halloween movie, not a Christmas movie! It’s right in the title “BEFORE Christmas”, it’s just facts! This Tim Burton classic film is one that’s been a staple in homes since its 1993 release. The stop motion element of the movie has always fascinated and impressed us and made this an all-time great. We truly feel like we’ve just always loved this movie, and probably always will. And that soundtrack? Come on! ‘This Is Halloween’ is only the greatest track off of a movie score of all time, and also adds to our point that it is indeed a Halloween movie!
Now if we’re talking all-time greatest Halloween movie you already know Hocus Pocus is going to be a front runner in that conversation. We’re not just talking about kid’s Halloween movies, we’re talking across all sub-genres this is the holy grail. You’ve got two of the biggest actresses of all time, Sarah Jessica Parker and of course the incomparable Bette Midler. How can a movie get any better? Add a talking cat and Max Denison. One of our first real crushes! Plus, you have the magical number that is ‘I Put A Spell On You’ and now it’s the only version we can listen to. Everything else pales in comparison. All we’ve wanted to truly do, through our whole adult lives, is book a trip to Salem and go find the Sanderson house. Maybe 2021 is our year!
Go Twitches, Go Twitches!! Come on you know you sang that aloud while reading it! These films feature the Mowry twins who ruled our childhoods between Twitches and Sister, Sister. Everything about Twitches has us transfixed. From the very first time we saw them, all we wanted was to escape to our own alternate universe like Coventry. Sadly our closet is just full of old One Direction posters and our clothes, no alternate universe insight. Please allow us time to come to terms with that, it’s a crushing blow even all these years later.
The Haunted Mansion
We had to include the original movie that the Muppets are basing their special off. It’s only fair after one of the best performances done in any film on this list by Eddie Murphy. This film makes us feel so nostalgic and makes us imagine we’re on our favorite Disneyland ride, it doesn’t get much better than that. The only people we are convinced we’d ever trust with our realtor needs is Evers and Evers Real Estate. Hands down no question.
No movie even outside of Halloween movies makes us feel as warm as this one. It’s just pure comfort. You get to escape to the world of Halloweentown with Marnie and the other Cromwells and it’s all so familiar. Even so many years after its premiere, all four movies still hold up! The coolest part about Halloweentown is that every October it‘s a place you can visit! The small town of St. Helens, Oregon was the setting for the original film and you can celebrate in the town square, and even see the giant pumpkin! You might even run into a Cromwell while you’re there! The actors who play Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie join in the festivities, which is known as Spirit Of Halloweentown!
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