It’s that time of year again: the time when college students avoid all their responsibilities to dress up in costume and have the night of their lives or light candles, decorate their doors, put candy out and watch all the Disney Halloweentown movies in a row. To the other half, here’s the ranking of all the Halloweentown movies, just so you know which one to start with.
- Return to Halloweentown (2006)
VALLEY think this is a no brainer. We don’t know if Kimberly J. Brown’s, the original Marnie Piper, contract was up or she didn’t want to return or wasn’t asked to by director, David Jackson but, it wasn’t the real Marnie Piper and sorry, Sara Paxton, but you just didn’t live up to the original Marnie. Frankly, VALLEY never likes when television shows and movies recast occurring roles thinking the fans won’t notice. It throws the cast, the audience reactions and the whole film off.
- Halloweentown High (2004)
Even though this plot line was so interesting and different from the rest of the films it still didn’t allow the magic to shine from the Cromwells. VALLEY adored the plot line of bringing monsters and different creatures to high school. The modern day twist with this Halloweentown let the fans grow up with the characters and let Marnie have a project all on her own. The first two movies just put the magic in the viewer’s eyes like no other. However, VALLEY will never forget all the monsters and goblins in an American mall and a young Lucas Grabel standing up for all that is Halloween.
- Halloweentown (1998)
The movie that stole our generation’s hearts, the belief of magic coming to life and leaving a young rebellious teenager, Marnie Piper, finally with a passion and a purpose was Halloweentown. VALLEY thinks getting to see Halloweentown for the first time with the true feel of magic for it led a series like no other for Disney Channel and for kids to watch over and over. It was skeleton cab drivers, crazy grandmas and teenage trolls galore!
- Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
This sequel was utterly fantastic. It let the characters become in touch with themselves and their powers. To watch Marnie learn about time travel and work with her brother, Dylan, and then succeed was inspiring for any age. It focused on magic, young love, time travel and family.
Quiz: Which ‘Halloweentown’ character are you?