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Halloween Videos for Witches, Hobgoblins and Kids of all Ages!

Updated on October 14, 2012

Video Classics for Halloween

The Great Pumpkin

by famous children's author Charlie Schulz is a classic for children of all ages. The run time is an hour and 15 minutes. The film stars Peter Robbins and Christopher Shea and the original film was made in 1966. Today's video comes in DVD, streaming download, TIVO, and is available for your favorite mobile devices.

This flick, loved by children young and old, stars Linus and lovable Lucy as they bumble around together in a pumpkin patch. This is a humorous and endearing story and an all time favorite that everyone will enjoy.


This classic video stars Donald Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis and was first made in 1978. It comes in DVD and Blu-ray and lasts an hour and 31 minutes. This long-time favorite will hold everyone's attention as it is set in a small town in Illinois where the baby-sitter must protect herself on Halloween night. It was ranked four and a half stars by over 1000 reviewers on Amazon.

The plot features an escaped murderer who stalks a young girl. This is a horror film not for youngsters.


Night of the Living Dead

This film, originally made in 1968 is available on DVD through instant download, DVD, and Blu-ray. Several editions are available.

This perennial favorite film is now archived in the National Registry of the Library of Congress for its cultural significance in America. The story is about people hiding out in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania as they try to escape the view of a host of deceased people who are walking zombies (really corpses) seeking to devour the living. This is noted as being one of the best horror movies in history.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The original story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by American author Robert Louis Stevenson. The original film from 1941 starred Spencer Tracy.

The tale is about Dr. Jekyll's inner struggle with the devil within himself. Dr. Jekyll, himself a doctor, concocts a potion which brings out his hidden "other" self in the form of Dr. Hyde. The general theme here is the ageless struggle between good and evil.
An intriguing look at the dual persona inside of everyone.

Hocus Pocus

This film stars Bette Middler and Sarah Jessica Parker. Get ready for this one if you want to see witches flying on vacuum cleaners. This is available on DVD and offers witches, spells, black cats, humor, magic, fun, drama, and music. From 1993, this is a comedy combination science-fiction flick. Okay-everyone needs to see this once! .

This fantasy film lasts an hour and six minutes and is set during Halloween in Massachusetts a long time ago featuring the story of a young boy who tries to impress the girl he fancies. The film has been described by many as "cute" for kids. Knowing the kinds of films that Sarah Jessica Parker chooses, its probably true. Meant as a compliment here.

The Birds

Wow-here it is! Alfred Hitchcock has hired the birds as actors who star in this film. This long-time favorite directed by suspense genius Hitchcock turns regular birds into scary creatures. The film was originally released in 1966 and stars Tippie Hedrin and lasts an hour and 58 minutes. It may be somewhat sophisticated for the younger set but this is a drama where the real actors are indeed the birds. Gripping.

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

This Pooh movie comes in DVD and wouldn't you know but it's a Disney movie suitable for families. The stars are Tigger, Rabbit, Roo, Ron, and Lumpy. These friends discover that Pooh has eaten all the Halloween candy and they decide the situation must be remedied somehow. They decide the best way to do this is to "wish" for more candy. The original release was in 2005.

Great reviews and a really fun movie for Pooh lovers.


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    • Doodlehead profile image

      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Hi mythbuster---so nice of you to come by. There are many movie treats I have left out....there are many really good ones...

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      mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Nice hub! I have some movie-watching to do. There are a couple of Hallowe'en movie treats mentioned here that I haven't seen - the Pooh bear one and The Birds. Well, I've seen The Birds, but not for a long time. I like that you started the hub with The Great Pumpkin... That's still a good show!

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I think I like the Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie best.

      All that scary stuff does nothing for me, except make me smile. :)

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Redberry Sky---oh- I really hope you get a chance to watch Charlie Brown! Yes, Alfred Hitchcock....well...better lock the doors when he's on!

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      ***shivers down my spine*** I love to watch Hitchcock films with the lights down low and the wind rustling through the eaves...

      brilliant movie ideas, Doodle, and some that I haven't seen (and, impossibly and unbelievably, I don't think I've seen the Charlie Brown movie - something I'll be rectifying *at once*!!

      Cool list - I'll be checking most of these out, I think :)

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks Brett--I mean you can't go too wrong with Charlie Brown now!

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks Brett--I mean you can't go too wrong with Charlie Brown now!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Wonderful timing for Halloween, as an English teacher, some Halloween movies will work a treat. However, I will look them over first ... don't want to scare any nasty smells out of the little ones, nor teach them any 'new words' that aren't covered in school lol.

      Bookmarked, up, useful, shared and tweeted.