Halloweentown

Synopsis: Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants to start Marnie's witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is another reason for Aggie's visit. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it. While Aggie & Gwen are arguing, Aggie uses magic which Marnie observes. After Aggie leaves to return to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan and, unknown to Marnie and Dylan, Sophie follow her onto the return bus. Soon afterwards, Gwen follows the children to Halloweentown. While there, Aggie & Gwen are attacked by the dark force in a movie theater. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin's Wand to stop the evil.
Director(s): Duwayne Dunham
Production: Singer/White Productions
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
TV-G
Year:
1998
84 min
1,233 Views

(children) Trick or treat!

(excited chatter)

Trick or treat!

(girl) Hey, wait a minute,

What about this house?

(boy) Forget that house,

Let's go to the next one,

(whispering) Somebody's coming,

Come on, Sophie, You know

nobody ever comes here on Halloween,

But, Mom, it's just a costume party,

You've gotta let me go,

The whole world is going,

If I don't go, I'll be a freak,

You know, the odds were 50%

I'd get one normal sister,

Mom, I'm 13, OK?

I'm practically a grownup,

I'm certainly old enough

to make my own choices, Right?

- Yeah, I guess so,

- Is there an age for that?

Look, Marnie, I am sorry,

but you are not going out on Halloween,

Why?

I have my reasons, and I will explain them

to you when you're,,, taller,

Mom, you've been saying that

for, like, my whole life, OK?

It's just one night,

What is the big deal?

It does seem a little unfair,

I mean, seeing as how Marnie

likes weird stuff so much,

- Yeah, Halloween is, like, made for her,

- Skeletons, witches, vampires,,,

She spends our whole math class

drawing ghosts in her notebook,

- Guys!

- All right, that's all,

Thank you all for coming, You've been

a lovely audience, but the show is over,

Marnie will see you all tomorrow,

- Mom!

- See you later, Marnie,

- Here's your broom,

- We'll bring you some candy,

Your pumpkin, Good night,

I am so sick of this,

I want to know why we can't be

like other kids and go out on Halloween,

My poor little sister

should be out trick-or-treating,

But look at her,

You've kept her from a normal childhood,

and it's turned her into a wall ornament!

I think it's obvious

why Halloween is bad,

That whole razor-blade-in-the-apple thing

was an urban myth, of course,

But then, all that candy

causes cavities and gum disease,

and those masks everybody wears have

these weird kind of toxic fumes inside

that make your arms go limp,

and,,, and,,,

It's totally too late for him,

Marnie, I'm sorry, I know that

you want to go out with your friends,

but there are just some things about

Halloween that you don't understand,

Oh, right, Like there's some big,

mysterious reason why we can't go out,

Face it, Mom,

You don't trust your own kids,

- That is not true,

- Oh, yes, it is,

You keep us all in this big bubble,

How are we supposed to grow up

if we can't explore the world,

try new stuff and take some risks?

Marnie, I am just trying to protect you,

Yeah, you're protecting us from being

anything but a bunch of vegetables,

Hey, look! I'm a potato!

Are you happy now?

Maybe I'll put down

some roots in the carpet,

(mocking) "Oh, no, Marnie,

It's too dangerous,"

"There are things about vegetables

that you don't understand,"

Somebody's coming!

Come, my little wall ornament,

Let's get you washed up for dinner,

- Somebody's coming!

- Come on, sweetie,

Why are you so obsessed with Halloween?

I mean, it's just like Mom says:

It gives little kids dumb ideas

about there being magic,

Like that helps them prepare for life,

Personally, give me

a good nature documentary any day,

Halloween is cool, nature boy,

I mean, it's exciting, strange and ancient,

Plus, Mom and Dad met on Halloween,

Shh! What are you trying to do?

You know how talking about Dad

always bums Mom out,

I mean, why can't you pick some other

holiday to get hung up on, like Arbor Day?

Trees are important too, you know,

(children chattering)

Hey, guys, wait up!

Wait for me!

Oh, come on!

Come on!

Suit yourself,

Oh,,, (chuckles)

No, no, no, no, no, no,

- Come on, Mom, It's just one cookie,

- Not before dinner, Sophie,

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