Top 5 Halloween movies all millennials should summon from their childhood

As young adults, we may not be able to go trick-or-treating and manipulate our neighbors into giving us free candy on Halloween. But we can pop some popcorn, find a nice, comfy spot on the couch and summon some of our favorite Halloween movies from our childhood.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

When three wicked-yet-witty witches return to Salem on Halloween after 300 years, a brother-and-sister duo fight to save the children of the town from being cast under their spell. This 1993 Halloween classic will still keep you laughing and grooving 25 years later.

Halloweentown series (1998)

A mother of three attempts to protect her children from Halloween, but their grandma wants them to become the true witches they were destined to be. This popular, quirky series began in 1998, and 20 years later, we still light up as the movies take us through the streets of Halloweentown teaching us how to become witches.

Twitches (2005)

When two twin witches are separated at birth, they have no idea of their powers until they meet on their 21st birthday. Now, they must travel back to their hometown Coventry to fight the “darkness” and save their birth mother. This 2005 Disney repeat still makes you wish the twitches had a third magical sibling.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

A team of realtors and their two kids stay the night at Gracey Manor after a sudden storm and discover the mansion is haunted with an evil history. This 2003 Halloween comedy thriller starring Eddie Murphy still fills the room with laughter and keeps your blood pumping even as a young adult.

Casper (1995)

When 13-year-old Kat is forced to move into a haunted mansion with her widowed father, she becomes good friends with one of the three mischievous ghosts that accompany them in the house. This silly Halloween comedy first debuted in 1995, but it never leaves our hearts just like a haunted spirit.

Although this marathon will transport you back in time to your childhood, don’t forget to snap back to reality when the doorbell rings and hand out candy to the little ones that used to be us.

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