Halloween plans to trick-or-treat are on the sidelines for many Ontario families living in neighbourhoods where COVID-19 cases are rising. Canadians living elsewhere may also skip the door-to-door tradition, just to be extra safe.
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Families who long for the familiar sights of witches and ghouls can also queue up wholesome movies from most major streaming services. Halloween specials are thankfully pandemic-free and the only face mask worries tend to relate to unmasking Scooby-Doo villains.
To help narrow down what bewitching flick your household selects, we’ve rounded up our top picks for Halloween family movies Canadians can watch on Netflix, Disney Plus, Crave, and other streaming services:
In this animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s dark story, a girl wanders into an alternate dimension and meets charming replicas of her parents — naturally, things are not as they seem. Also available on Crave.
Wizard of Oz
A timeless tale of wicked witches, ruby slippers and brave friends, set in the magical world of Oz.
Adam Sandler plays a lovable outcast who hall-monitors the town of Salem through his favourite holiday.
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And as for all Sandler movies, mild warning for some slightly adult jokes.
The Mystery, Inc. gang reunites for a body-swapping adventure on a beach resort.
Another resort-themed movie, but with monsterous escapades. Hotel owner Dracula and friends get up to ghoulish antics in this animated flick. Also available on Crave.