By Nadia Rivas
At least for me, when October hits, the nostalgia around it hits harder.
Disney Channel Monstober was held during October which always brought a feeling of comfort. With the number of movies Disney Channel always aired this time of the year it is just so hard to choose my favorite because of the numerous movies but I know not all can be number.
Number 5: Mostly Ghostly
Mostly ghostly who let the Ghosts Out? Released September 30, 2008, is an R.L. Stine movie about a young boy who finds two girls in his family’s basement who want to find out who killed their parents. This movie is fun and scary (mainly because of how Phears looks) and honestly brings such a sense of nostalgia.
Number 4: Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus, released July 16, 1993, is a classic and it is either people’s favorite or least favorite. For those who don’t know, Hocus Pocus follows a teenage boy (Max) who explores an abandoned house with his sister(Dani) and their friend (Alisson). After Alisson tells a superstitious story Max accidentally releases a cover of three witches who were once banished a long time ago. With the help of a black-talking cat who was turned by the three witches, they need to steal their spell book to stop them from turning immortal forever. This movie is such a nostalgic film and honestly won’t ever get old.
Number 3: Twitches
Twitches, released October 14, 2005, is about two twin girls (Camryn and Alex) who don’t know they are twins until they meet coincidentally at a mall and realize that they were adopted by two different families. Soon afterwards, they find out they have a magical background and are the only ones capable of powerful magic and are the only ones that vanquish the darkness that they once defeated as babies and that killed their dad. This movie falls into the top 3 because of its plot and mystery. It is a great movie to watch if you’re in the mood for a good fantasy and magical Halloween movie.
Number 2: Girl vs. Monster
Girl vs. Monster, released October 12, 2012, is about a tween (Skyler) who discovers on Halloween that she is a 5th generation monster hunter after trying to cut the alarm system in her basement to attend a party. Accidentally, she lets loose the monsters that were once being held captive in a machine. Now it is up to her and the help from her friends and parents to stop them from possessing and hurting others. In my opinion, this movie is the perfect mix of suspense and comedy that will make you wonder if she will ever capture them.
Number 1: Halloweentown
Halloweentown, released October 17, 1998, is about a family whose grandma has to pay a visit on Halloween. Marty, the eldest kid, is suspicious of her grandma after hearing an in depth conversation between her and her mother about Marty needing to begin her witch training. When it is time for their Grandma to depart, the kids follow her to the bus stop and find out that they are a family of witches. They end up at Halloweentown where supernatural beings are the norm and they take a cab to their Grandma’s house. Marty discovers that she is a witch and is ready to begin her training, but trouble emerges and now Marty is up against evil darkness that threatens to take over Halloweentown. Watching this movie and the rest of the series was the best time of my life. It is such an adventure that has you worried but also fascinated by the start. To this day, Halloweentown is my favorite movie ever.