A not-so-scary Halloween


Courtesy Eito Schwartz

Eito Schwartz, '21, carved the WHHS logo into his pumpkin for Halloween. WHHS students of every grade celebrated the holiday with parties, movies, and lots of candy.

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling and spooky season has arrived! While horror movies can be a great part of Halloween, they are not for the faint-hearted or those who don’t have a strong liking for jump scares. As Halloween approaches, networks are showing plenty of Halloween-themed movies for kids and teenagers on Disney Channel, Freeform and Cartoon Network. For all 31 days in October, these channels are showing the “not-so-scary” movies for all audiences.
This year, Freeform is going all-in on the Halloween season, expanding to 31 Nights of Halloween instead of last year’s 13 days. Full of frights, phantoms and fun, the 31 Nights of Halloween lineup includes favorites like ParaNorman, Monsters University and The Goonies.
This year is also the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas, so that will likely be played many times over the course of these 31 nights. On the last day of this “spooktacular” month, Freeform will also be having an all-day marathon of Hocus Pocus. What’s great about this program is that the movies will be played during the day and night.
Disney Channel and Cartoon Network are also joining the festivities by showing scary movies. Although their schedules of movies aren’t as extensive as Freeform’s, they will be showing some awesome movies and shows as well. This year Disney Channel kicked everything off by airing their new Disney Original movie Zombies, about a zombie and a cheerleader working together to show the town of Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community. Also, they will display classics like Halloweentown and Twitches. Cartoon Network will also play some of the best Halloween movies such as Monster House and Scary Godmother Spooktacular.
Although it may not be possible to have the time to watch all 31 days of movies, there are so many must-watch films that will be shown on this Halloween-binge, and you should definitely try to catch them during their multiple screenings in October. So sit back, carve a pumpkin or two, eat some of your favorite candy and enjoy another Halloween!