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1. Toy Story of Terror (2013 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

Writers: Angus MacLane, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter | Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers

Votes: 8,814

2. Scared Shrekless (2010 TV Short)

TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.8
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Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.

Writers: Gary Trousdale, Sean Bishop, Claire Morrissey, Robert Porter, William Steig | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 2,661

3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Writer: Charles M. Schulz | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg

Votes: 10,578

4. Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009 TV Short)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the US government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California -- ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam F. Goldberg, Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman | Director: Peter Ramsey | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett

Votes: 1,789

5. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Writers: Len Korobkin, Harvey Kurtzman, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 2,099

6. The Halloween Tree (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.4
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Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend.

Writer: Ray Bradbury | Director: Mario Piluso | Stars: Ray Bradbury, Leonard Nimoy, Annie Barker, Alex Greenwald

Votes: 1,295

7. Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Writer: Dr. Seuss | Director: Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro, Irene Tedrow

Votes: 392

8. Garfield in Disguise (1985 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.4
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Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to ... See full summary »

Creator: Jim Davis | Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, C. Lindsay Workman

Votes: 1,019

9. The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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Witchipoo and the Wicked Witch of the West give Paul Lynde three wishes for Halloween. KISS performs three songs. Florence Henderson sings a disco version of "That Old Black Magic."

Writers: Bob Booker, George Foster, Joe Byrne, Bruce Vilanch, Ronny Graham, Ronny Pearlman, Biff Manard, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Billy Barnes | Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Paul Lynde, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 144

10. Night of the Living Doo (2001 TV Short)

18 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up hitchiking Gary Coleman, and the Mystery Machine soon proceeds to break down (multiple times) finally leaving them stranded at a haunted castle ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris 'Casper' Kelly, Jeffrey G. Olsen | Directors: Chris 'Casper' Kelly, Jeffrey G. Olsen | Stars: Grey Griffin, Scott Innes, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker

Votes: 121

11. The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image, or leave his Transylvania castle forever.

Writer: Coleman Jacoby | Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Mariette Hartley, Henry Gibson, Jack Riley

Votes: 267

12. Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 47 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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In this Halloween Special, Babs Bunny plays the part of host as she and the Tiny Toons gang spoof various popular horror stories. Some of the ones they parody are: "The Twilight Zone" "The ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Hastings, Paul Dini, Paul Rugg, Rich Arons, Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner, Edgar Allan Poe | Directors: Rich Arons, Michael Gerard, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Tress MacNeille, John Kassir, Don Messick

Votes: 193

13. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Trick or Treason (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

7.4
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Writers: Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. | Director: Walt Kubiak | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Vanessa Bagdasarian, Michael Bagdasarian

Votes: 35

14. Elvira's Halloween Special (1986 TV Movie)

Music

8.6
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MTV Halloween special, hosted by Elvira, featuring skits and music videos.

Writers: George McGrath, Cassandra Peterson, Michael Sardo, Julia Sweeney | Director: Mark Pierson | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Barbara Chase, Matthew May, George McGrath

Votes: 19

15. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005 Video)

G | 45 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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Poor Spookley is a pumpkin who's shape is square rather then round. He's teased and taunted by other mean round pumpkins. But he receives help from a Scarecrow and his 2 bat side-kicks and 3 very funny spiders.

Writers: Tom Hughes, Joe Troiano | Director: Bernie Denk | Stars: Sonja Ball, Bruce Dinsmore, Craig Francis, Holly G. Frankel

Votes: 89

16. Witch's Night Out (1978 TV Movie)

28 min | Animation, Family

8.4
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A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

Writers: John Leach, Isobel Jean Rankin | Director: John Leach | Stars: Gilda Radner, Bob Church, John Leach, Naomi Leach

Votes: 178

17. DTV Monster Hits (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation

8.5
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A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.

Writers: Phil Savenick, Andrew Solt, Susan F. Walker | Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Jeffrey Jones, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer

Votes: 42

18. Casper the Friendly Ghost: He Ain't Scary, He's Our Brother (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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Casper embarks on a journey to save Halloween.

Writers: Larz Bourne, Bob Ogle | Directors: Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington | Stars: Greg Alter, Lucille Bliss, Diana McCannon, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 62

19. The Last Halloween (1991 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Writers: Sean Roche, Savage Steve Holland | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Rhea Perlman, William Hanna, Will Estes, Sarah Martineck

Votes: 52

20. Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (1977 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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Writers: Cliff Roberts, John W. Dunn, Warren Foster, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce | Directors: David Detiege, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 122

21. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy in the Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile (1979 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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On Halloween, Raggedy Ann and Andy know a boy who needs a pumpkin. They go out in a search for a pumpkin who needs a boy.

Writer: Chuck Jones | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: June Foray, Daws Butler, Stephen Rosenberg, Les Tremayne

Votes: 74

22. Elmo Says Boo (1997)

30 min | Short

7.5
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Writers: Annie Evans, Emily Perl Kingsley | Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Kevin Clash, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Joey Mazzarino

Votes: 22

23. Sacred Cow Halloween Special (1993 Video)

120 min | Comedy

8.1
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Bill Hicks and Kevin Booth take phone calls while visiting HELL for one night. Celebrating ten years of low budget indy productions by Sacred Cow productions for Austin Public Access TV

Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Kevin Booth, David Johndrow

Votes: 17

24. The Great Bear Scare (1983 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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As Halloween approaches, the bears of Bearbank begin to fear an invasion of monsters from nearby Monster Mountain. As most of the bears prepare to leave the city, one brave little bear, Ted E. Bear, sets out to confront fear!

Writer: John Barrett | Director: Hal Mason | Stars: Tom Smothers, Louis Nye, Hans Conried, Sue Raney

Votes: 23

25. The Crown of Bogg (1981 TV Movie)

30 min

7.9
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It is time to crown a new king of the kingdom of Bogg, and King Mildew's son, Milo, seems like the best creature for the job. However, Vandred, the king's brother, has other plans, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Basilicato, Paul Fusco | Director: Bruce Murray

Votes: 18

26. Claymation Comedy of Horrors Show (1991 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Wilshire Pig and Sheldon Snail discover a map to uncover Doctor Frankenswine's monster. All kinds of mishaps ensue in their quest.

Writers: Barry Bruce, Mark Gustafson, Ryan Holznagel | Director: Barry Bruce | Stars: Tim Conner, Brian Cummings, Krisha Fairchild, Michele Mariana

Votes: 109

27. The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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Writers: Bill Danch, Jim Ryan | Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards, Eric Suter

Votes: 91

28. The Great Halloween Fright Fight (2014 TV Movie)

42 min

6.4
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Stars: Michael Moloney, Delaney Skye, Sabrina Soto

Votes: 8

29. Which Witch Is Which (1984 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

7.7
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The Ranger is throwing a big Halloween party and Buttons and Rusty wanna come, but instead they gotta thwart the evil plans of two criminals camping out in the park.

Writer: John Bradford | Directors: Bill Hutten, Tony Love | Stars: Kathy Ritter, Barbara Goodson, William Boyett, Alvy Moore

Votes: 22

30. For Better or for Worse: The Good-for-Nothing (1993 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

8.0
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It's Halloween, and Michael is having trouble with a bully named Brad, and Farley keeps getting himself in trouble, causing him to eventually run away. But when Michael gets caught in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynn Johnston, Alan Templeton, Mary Crawford | Director: Sebastian Grunstra | Stars: Abby Hagyard, Terrence Scammell, Vik Sahay, Lianne Picard-Poirier

Votes: 10

31. Festival of Family Classics (1972– )
Episode: Jack O'Lantern (1972)

Animation, Family

7.5
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Writer: William J. Keenan | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Votes: 6