Halloweentown (1998) Movie Review

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Halloweentown (1998)

1998 | PG | Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family
84 minutes / 1h 24min

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Halloweentown Plot Synopsis:

Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants to start Marnie's witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is another reason for Aggie's visit. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it. While Aggie & Gwen are arguing, Aggie uses magic which Marnie observes. After Aggie leaves to return to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan and, unknown to Marnie and Dylan, Sophie follow her onto the return bus. Soon afterwards, Gwen follows the children to Halloweentown. While there, Aggie & Gwen are attacked by the dark force in a movie theater. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin's Wand to stop the evil.

Halloweentown (1998) Review

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.

  • Halloweentown Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.94
  • IMDB: 6.9

About Halloweentown 1998

Title: Halloweentown
Year: 1998
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.47/5 stars from 10,144 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10,144
MPAA Rating: PG
Halloweentown Cast Starring: Hank Cartwright, Robin Thomas Grossman, Judith Hoag, Robin Thomas, Roger Petan, Kenneth Choi, Todd Tolces, Kimberly J. Brown, Rino Romano, Betty Moyer, Blu Mankuma, J.W. Crawford, Brian Landon, Judith M. Ford, 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, Daniel Kountz, Jordyn F. Fields, Elizabeth Fugere, Nurmi Husa, Jim Becker, Johnny Useldinger
Halloweentown Writers: Paul Bernbaum, Jon Cooksey
Halloweentown Director: Duwayne Dunham
Production: Singer/White Productions
Language: English
Country: USA