My Top 5 Halloween in Hollywood Favorites

Written by Suzanne on October 24, 2008

I’m not one for creepy scary. I like silly scary, more like cute with a dash of scary thrown in. Here are my Top 5 Halloween in Hollywood Favorites:

1. Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

I love Tim Burton’s version, Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp playing the role of Ichabod is great fun. I have to admit that my love for this story started with Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow animated feature. With the intensity of Ichabod Crane riding through the hollow, and the catchy tune sung by Bing Crosby, this version of Washington Irving’s classic tale is my favorite.

I didn’t know guests could see The Headless Horsemen ride through Disney’s theme park. Did you?


2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


I love everything Peanuts, and Charles Schulz was a genius in my book. I’ve always had a connection with Charlie Brown, but this movie is all about Linus and his wishful thinking for The Great Pumpkin. Halloween isn’t the same if I don’t watch the scene of Sally letting Linus have it for ruining her night of tricks or treats.


3. Thriller

Yes, the Michael Jackson Video! This video was one of the coolest things back when MTV actually aired videos. Listening to the retro classic will get your Halloween spirit off the wall. Even this wedding party couldn’t resist it:


4. Elvira

I know it’s time to rummage through the costume box when I see Elvira’s cardboard likeness standing in a grocery store aisle. Here she is in 1986 showing us examples of good treats to hand out for Halloween:


5. Corpse Bride

Tim Burton collaborated with Mike Johnson to bring this project to life. It was loosely based on the folktale version of an older Jewish story. Johnny Depp provided his voice talent to the role of Victor Van Dort. Another one of Burton’s regular stars, Helena Bonham Carter plays Emily.

One of my favorite things about this movie is the music composed by Danny Elfman. Here is a rendition by talented YouTubers of the beautiful piano duet with Emily and Victor.

 What are your Halloween in Hollywood favorites?



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6 Comments to “My Top 5 Halloween in Hollywood Favorites”

  1. Ron Ediger Says:

    Those are pretty sweet.

  2. Chad Says:


  3. Barbra Seville Says:

    You are right aobut the Legend of sleepy Hollow! We love that movie but can never find it! I am going to go get that YT clip. We love the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. Ever see that one? I have it posted on
    It just came out on dvd (disney)
    We love your choices!

  4. Audrey Says:

    Excellent choices as ALWAYS!!!!! Find taste in Halloween viewing. I have to say, I don’t know why, but i didn’t love the Corpse Bride as much as I hoped I would…it felt very much like Hans Christian’s “Little Mermaid” story to me. But the bride was BEAUTIFUL, and Johnny always makes it worth it.

  5. Audrey Says:

    I meant to write, “Fine taste” FINE, as in great and good….I HATE typos.

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