A Little Halloween Movie List

Entertainment Oct 26, 2022

Are you having an ABDL Halloween Party this spooky season? WELL YOU SHOULD. Halloween is the perfect time to have a pumpkin party with the babies. You can carve jack-o-lanterns (and roast the pumpkin seeds, which I have instructions for in another article!), make fun Halloween crafts, EAT CANDY, and most of all, watch some fun Halloween movies! But the regular “horror movies” that are taking over the streaming services lately are not where it’s at. Especially for soggy, scaredy babies in diapers. So here are some fun movie suggestions to find (or just think about nostalgically if you know them) for this Halloween season!

  1. (And 1.5): “Casper” (1995) & “Casper Meets Wendy” (1998)

The “Casper” movie was released in May of 1995, outside of the Halloween season. It was the first major movie for the classic spooky character and was also the first movie to have a completely CGI main character. It starred big talents like Christinna Ricci, Bill Pullman, and Eric Idle, along with others. It was able to spawn a television series and multiple sequels, but the darker storyline (made scarier to try to attract older kids as well as younger kids) made it less popular than they had hoped for. You can watch this one with a Peacock subscription!


One of the movies that Casper spawned, with more of a child-friendly story, was “Casper Meets Wendy,” which was released a few years later in 1998 and starred the incomparable Hilary Duff. It also had Cathy Moriarty and Shelley Duvall! It introduced Wendy the Good Little Witch to the big screen and cemented Casper and Wendy’s famous friendship. Although it was geared more towards children, it also didn’t receive great criticism and became a straight-to-VHS (remember those?) movie. It was also played a TON on the Disney Channel around the spooky season. This one seems harder to find but can be rented through Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV.

  1. “Beetlejuice” (1988)

Heading back in time about 10 years, we have “Beetlejuice", released in 1988! It was received well at the time, has become a cult classic for spooky-souls, and even became a successful stage musical. It starred Winonna Ryder, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and (a personal favorite actress) Catherine O’Hara. Dealing with a couple who had recently died and were trying to find help haunting a new family out of their old home, the crazy storyline mixed with the cartoony visuals made for a hit. This one can be found on HBO Max currently!

  1. “The Little Vampire” (2000)

Ramping back up to the Millennium, next we have “The Little Vampire” in 2000, starring America’s sweetheart of 1998-2002, Jonathan Lipniki. It was based on a German children's book and about a family that moved from California to a Scottish castle (the DREAM) and found out that they shared their new residence with a family of vampires! It involves beautiful shots of Scotland, a frightening vampire battle, and vampire cows? It’s a really cute movie, but ultimately didn’t do well in the box office, and ended up becoming another movie in the annual Disney Channel Halloween cycle.

  1. (And 4.5): “The Addams Family” (1991) & “Addams Family Values” (1993)

“The Addams Family” in 1991 was an ambitious redo of the macabre family, originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams. It had Christopher Loyd, Christinna Ricci (again?), and Angelica Huston, who was captivating as Morticia Addams. She also stars in another great Halloween movie, “Witches” in 1990 (Do NOT watch the new Anne Hathaway one. Trust.). Even though the movie was released to great critical acclaim, it had a lot of rough patches behind the scenes. Still, even with all of the production nonsense, it was so popular that they created “Addams Family Values” a few years later.


Which is what I was planning to touch on next! “Addams Family Values” in 1993 was a sequel that tried to place the kooky family in even kookier situations. It starred the original cast as the family and even had lots of bigger names (Nathan Lane, Tony Shalub, Cynthia Nixon, etc.) in small cameo roles. While the main family dealt with a crazy serial killer, portrayed by Joan Cusak, Pugsly and Wednesday went to a summer camp, giving Christinna Ricci (how did she become the star of this article?) a larger plot. It’s got the slapstick humor of the first movie while adding in a lot of “crazy white people” energy. Although it did well, it still didn’t do as well at the original.

  1. “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island” (1998), “Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost” (1999), & “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School” (1988)

And of course, HOW could I talk about fun ABDL Halloween movies without at least mentioning Scooby-Doo? Always taking on scary monsters with a mix of fun laughs, any Scooby-Doo movie is a wonderful staple for the Halloween season. And there are many. But here are a few of my favorites.

“Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost” in 1999 deals with the witchy rumors surrounding the American northeast and all of the early settlements. The group chases a witch’s ghost (self-explanatory) that was killed during the time of the Salem Witch Trials in the colonial town they’re visiting. Other than the cool witch story, it features the Hex Girls. The most interesting thing to spawn from is a Scooby-Doo movie that never actually went anywhere. But every Halloween, I blast the 2 Hex Girl songs featured in the film.

Then, to jump back in time a little bit, there’s “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School” from 1988. I couldn’t find a ton about this one, other than that it was an attempt to add in some more Hannah-Barbera characters to a Scooby-Doo film. Hanna-Barbera has gone through some changes over the years but is the company that has mostly owned characters like Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, and others that you can mostly find on the Boomerang channel. The movie only involves Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy-Doo, but also mixes in a fun cast of 5 new female monster characters, all daughters of monsters that were “Universal Monsters” of the 1930s and ’40s, like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy. Although it did well, it was never made to be released in theaters and is mostly shown on television on the Cartoon Network or Boomerang channels.

The last one that I wanted to discuss jumps back to 1998, with “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.” This was the beginning of a Scooby-Doo resurgence that would result in one movie coming annually for the next few years. It’s possibly one of the most frightening Scooby-Doo plot lines, dealing with real supernatural creatures rather than a man-in-a-mask, like their usual style. It actually had really great critical reception, praising it for being the first film in a long time to bring the entire Mystery Machine gang back together. It played with great ratings on Cartoon Network for years and eventually had a sequel, “Return to Zombie Island” in 2019! You can find this one on Amazon Prime Video or the Boomerang app!

I didn’t even touch on the incredible live-action “Scooby Doo” (2002) (Which can be watched on Netflix or HBO Max currently) that will be a personal classic forever, OR the newest Scooby-Doo that’s a mashup with another great Cartoon Network character, Courage the Cowardly Dog. It’s called “Straight Outta Nowhere” (2021) and can also be found on HBO Max.

Other movies I wasn’t able to fit into this article but definitely want to add in to an “Honorable Mentions” list are “Hocus Pocus” (and “Hocus Pocus 2”, on Disney Plus), ALL of the “Halloweentown” movies, “Monster House”, and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (of course)!

I hope that I’ve been able to help you find some ideas for a great littles-Halloween-hang-out! And if anything, I’m sure it’s becoming increasingly obviously HOW MUCH television I watched as a child (and as an adult!). But some of the most fun television specials for me were always Halloween ones because it felt like we got to see them so much less than the other holiday classics. I hope everyone is having a great end to their spooky season this year, and if you have a Halloween costume, we’d love to see it on our Instagram (@playtymeco)! Happy Halloween!