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By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.

Movie G 1998 84 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+


I will have to watch it again cute movie .
age 9+

Not for little girls

This was way to scary for my 6 year old little girl. She was watching it at a movie night event, and left in tears. She was terrified by one of the scary characters. Had trouble sleeping. My nine year old son watched it to the end and was not bothered at all.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (17 ):

While some scenes fall a little flat and the storyline is nothing new, this made-for-TV movie still offers a satisfying brew. It's a fun combo of festive Halloween sets, creative costumes, and family adventure, all rolled up into one tween-safe feature. Reynolds, Hoag, and Brown are especially good in their roles as grandmother, mother, and daughter. This Halloween adventure is mostly pure entertainment, but the storyline does include some valuable messages. Compared to other tween-targeted productions, this Disney feature is downright wholesome, but parents of younger or more sensitive children should note that it includes a couple of mildly scary scenes.

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