Looking for some family-friendly Halloween movies to watch with the kiddos this year? While Disney+ is running its own Hallowstream event, those who have yet to cut the cord and may not be subscribed to the streaming service have another option -- Freeform.
The Disney-owned cable channel kicks off its annual 31 Nights of Halloween programming block this Sunday, October 1st and promises an entire month of spellbinding Halloween favorites.
There are also a few new movies making their Freeform debut, including Encanto. I'm not really sure how Encanto fits into the narrative theme of "31 Nights of Halloween," but it's a popular movie and I there is some magic in it, so I guess it fits.
Also making their Freeform premiere this year are the Disney Channel hits Zombies and Zombies 2. These original musicals follow a budding friendship between a human cheerleader, Addison, and a zombie, Zed, as they try to unite their high school struggling with integration between humans and zombies. When it comes to horror movies, we're used to zombies as the villains but thanks to a government invention, the ones in these movies no longer crave brains.
As far as Disney original musicals are concerned, I much prefer High School Musical but Zombies has some real bangers in it.
Other movies you can catch throughout the month of October on Freeform include the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, Little Shop of Horrors, the live-action Cruella movie starring Emma Stone, and more.
Here's a quick look at some of the highlights coming to Freeform in October.
You can see the full 31 Nights of Halloween schedule here.