Halloweentown (1998) Movie Review

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1998 | Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family
84 minutes /

User Score: 92/100

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Halloweentown Review


After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Duwayne Dunham directed this Disney Halloween movie titled Halloweentown (1998). Halloweentown was nominated for 2 movie awards. Halloweentown is not your most polished kids Halloween movie but still enjoyable.

Halloweentown starts during Halloween when Grandma Aggie comes to visit her grandchildren and wants to start granddaughter Marnia’s witch training before her 13th birthday, or Marnia will lose her powers forever. Besides the fear of losing her powers, an evil force is rising in Halloweentown, and Aggie needs help to defeat it. Marnia follows her grandmother onto the bus back to Halloweentown and gets to see all the amazing creatures living there together. Together they do battle against the evil.

Halloweentown is a great starter for younger audiences into the horror genre. Adults can have fun too, but Halloweentown has flaws that are very noticeable. I like the impeccable danger of the dark force turning the citizens of Halloweentown into zombies. For adults, the scares are laughable, but for little ones, their eyes will be glued to the TV screen.

Halloweentown is an enjoyable watch for the entire family especially if you have significant age gaps.

About Halloweentown 1998

Title: Halloweentown
Year: 1998
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.6/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
Starring: Hank Cartwright, Robin Thomas Grossman, Judith Hoag, Robin Thomas, Kenneth Choi, Todd Tolces, Kimberly J. Brown, Rino Romano, Betty Moyer, Blu Mankuma, J.W. Crawford, Johnny Useldinger, Vincent Gambino, Judith M. Ford, Brian Landon, Michele Mariana, Debbie Reynolds, Sherilyn Lawson, V. Jude Hill, George A. Keller, Joey Zimmerman, Michael Patrick Egan, Phillip Van d*ke, Emily Roeske, Shannon Day, Jordyn F. Fields, Daniel Kountz, Elizabeth Fugere, Nurmi Husa
Writers: Paul Bernbaum, Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson
Director: Duwayne Dunham