Halloween is by far one of my favourite holidays, aside from Christmas of course, and along with this excitable time of year comes another favourite of mine: 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform—erstwhile known as 13 nights, though they gratefully realized the demand for more Halloween movies complete October long.
There are so many fantastic classical Halloween movies like “The Addams Family,” “Halloweentown,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Casper,” “It’s an outstanding Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (a personal favourite ), “Ghostbusters,” “Halloween” and “Hocus Pocus,” to name a some.
These are only a some of the many outstanding movies unimpeachable for viewing during October. These complete deal with aspects of Halloween (think ghosts and monsters), and they really take place during Halloween or October.
Although, few channels—cough cough Freeform cough cough—are not consummate when it comes to understanding these guidelines when programming their programs. Free form also have this difficulty when it comes to their 25 Days of Christmas schedule, but that is some other article.
Unfortunately, movies like “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Hook,” “Iron Man,” “Finding Nemo,” “The unbelievable,” “Moana” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” to name a some, all arranged to someway make the cut this year.
I have seen every these movies, and I do not remember any of them having any Halloween themes whatsoever in them. So how did they negociate to make this year’s list? They are all outstanding movies—except for “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”—but there are also so many more excitable and genuine Halloween movies that could have made the cut alternatively
Movies like “Coraline,” “Frankenweenie,” “ParaNorman,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Beetlejuice,” to name a some, would have been more recognised selection for Freeform’s thirty-one Nights of Halloween 2020 lineup.
While “Willy Wonka& the Chocolate Factory” may freaking me out a bit (everything about the OompaLoompas is creepy), I would not categorise under my must-watch movies for Halloween. The creepiness of the OompaLoompas and the concept that there is candy interested are pushing it when trying to suffice this movie as a Halloween movie.
Compared to a classical-like “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” “Willy Wonka& the Chocolate Factory” fails my own test. “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” actually takes spot around and on Halloween, involves the Peanut characters dressed up and celebrating Halloween and watching for the outstanding pumpkin—pumpkins being some other key factor for Halloween movies which is missing in “Willy Wonka& the Chocolate Factory.”
I would also recognise if Freeform did not show “Hocus Pocus” practically every day because, again, they can sprinkling in more of an assortment of movies so we are not stuck watching the identical one or three movies—cough cough “Hocus Pocus” cough cough.
That gets old and appears lazy on their programming end of things. If I only wanted to watch “Hocus Pocus” all October, I would buy or flow the movie myself. There are so many outstanding Halloween-themed and mostly excitable movies that you can watch during October, and Freeform did not appear to get that memo with their stochastic additions of non-Halloween movies like “Moana”—where the only scarey thing about that movie is how domineering her father is.