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The best Halloween movies on Disney+

Grab the candy corn and marathon the best Halloween movies on Disney+, from Halloweentown to Maleficent!

Written by
Danielle Valente
Time Out editors

The spookiest time of the year calls for a round of Halloween movies on Disney+. Find a stash of your favorite sweets and dive in! 

To get you started, we round up a few of our go-to scary movies for kids on the streaming service, from classics like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad to Tim Burton favorites including Frankenweenie and The Nightmare Before Christmas. If it's too difficult to pick one or two, might we suggest watching them all? There are 31 days in October and plenty of opportunities to get lost in a spooky story!

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Although Halloween might look a little different this year, that's no reason to skip out on the fun: Pump up the Halloween songs for kids, find a costume and celebrate with loved ones at home. You'd be remiss not to close out the festivities with a few ghost stories for kids, too. (Word to the wise: Read with the lights on!)

Halloween movies on Disney+

Young Victor relies heavily on companionship from his pup, Sparky. But, sadly, fate had other plans for the cute canine. But it just so happens that Victor has a love of science and uses that passion to bring Sparky back to life. What will happen when everyone else catches on that he is able to bring deceased animals back to life? (Hint: Nothing good.) Rated PG.  


Jim Evers didn't mean to bring his work on vacation with him. It just sort of happened! When the realtor plans to take his family on vacation, he is asked to stop at a creepy-looking home he's to sell. The visit becomes a debacle when he realizes the humble abode is haunted and the spirits need his help. Rated PG. 


In true Tia and Tamera Mowry fashion, the real-life twins play separated twins at birth—this time, with a few magical elements mixed in. When they retunite in the film, the sisters realize their powers are actually stronger when they join forces. Oh, the possibilities! Rated TV-PG. 


Washington Irving's grisly tale of Sleepy Hollow becomes more palatable for the kiddies in this cartoon, the second of two featurettes. Following The Wind in the Willows adaptation is this story of bumptious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his nemesis the Headless Horseman. It's a trite, chocolate-box picture of colonial days—until the Horseman shows up for one of those nightmare sequences with which Uncle Walt so relished. He sure liked to terrify his young audiences. Rated G.

Careful what you wish for! One teen is so over life on earth that he sends out a call to the cosmos to save him. But, he's definitely not prepared when aliens actually show up. Rated PG. 


Marnie Piper (Kimberly J. Brown) is toughing it out in a household that can’t stand Halloween, but little does she know she’ll soon be living out every tween’s dream: She’s actually a witch and has magical powers. After overhearing a conversation between her mother and grandmother, Marnie sets off to see for herself if Halloweentown is real—and boy is it ever! But remember that whole “with great power comes great responsibility” thing? It’s the truth, and Marnie (alongside her brother and little sister) encounters more trouble than she bargained for. Rated TV-PG.

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