"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood." ~Walt Disney

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Movie Review: Halloweentown (1998)

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the last day of my Halloween Blog Party!
Thank you so much for reading my posts! To finish off I am doing a review of Halloweentown. But, how does that fit in with the pirate theme? You'll see at the end.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

Halloweentown (1998):
"Why can't you pick some other holiday to get hung up on?"
Marnie is just a normal 13 year old girl, who likes weird things. On her 13th Halloween she listens in on her mother and grandmother's conversation, and learns she is a witch. Her grandmother comes from Halloweentown, and when she is leaving Marnie and her siblings, Dylan and Sophie, sneak onto the bus and go to Halloweentown where there is a mysterious evil.
"Being normal is vastly overrated."
Genre: Halloween, Mystery.
Length: 84 minutes (approx.)
Costumes: 8, nothing bad, but nothing great.
Script: 10, no bad words!
"It was Old English or Welsh or something."
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Produced by:
Ron Mitchell,
Brian Pogue.

Written by:
Paul Bernbaum
Jon Cooksey
Ali Matheson
Kimberly J. Brown as Marnie. "You are going to do some shopping? Can't it wait?"
Debbie Reynolds as Aggie. "What kind of a grandma would you think I am if I didn't bring presents?"
Judith Hoag as Gwen.
Joey Zimmerman as Dylan.
Emily Roeske as Sophie.

Phillip Van Dyke as Luke.
Robin Thomas as Kalabar.
Rino Romano as Benny.
Judith M. Ford as Harriet.
"We're Cromwells, together we can conquer anything!"
Music: 8, nothing bad, but nothing great.

Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh.
Quotes: 8,
"You can't tell what's in a monster's heart just by looking at him."
Storyline: 8, there are some frightening images, and magic.
Good For: People who feel they are different.
Overall Score: 8.

Thoughts on SKELETONS!
Benny from Halloweentown.
There are so many different skeleton characters, and when my little sister said that she wanted to be a skeleton for Halloween, my first thought for a review was Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, because my older sister and I wanted to say she was our "Skull and Cross Bones"but she said that she wouldn't look like those skeletons and that she didn't want me to do that movie. I did it for an extra this year because of the pirate theme.

So the search for a different skeleton movie began. Even though she doesn't really look like Benny ("His driving is better then his jokes"), and he is only in three scenes, it was the one that she wanted me to do.

I know that the button doesn't match, but I couldn't think of how to do a skeleton button without having it be too obvious, and Marnie is a witch...

Movies with skeletons:
Halloweentown (1998)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The Book of Life (2014)

Thank you so much for reading all my posts for this post Halloween party!

Since this is November, because of NaNoWriMo I won't be posting a lot this month, but I will when I can!



  1. Oh, I guessed wrong. I thought, based on the button, it would be either The Wizard of Oz or maybe Hocus Pocus. I've never seen Halloweentown, but your sister's costume is really cool and detailed. (Of course, it would have been cool, too, if she had been a pirate like you and your older sister:)

    1. Oh! I love Hocus Pocus! I haven't seen it in forever! I'm sorry, the button was kind of deceiving, but when I was looking for pictures I foiund that one and I thought it would make a really cool button! She says, "thanks!" :D


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