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Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Concoction of magical fun and fright for tweens.

Movie NR 2001 84 minutes
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Like the first in the series, this made-for-TV Disney feature is brewed for tweens, but scary scenes are few and their fear-factor mild, so younger viewers may also enjoy this Halloween story. In the scariest scene, Marnie's mom turns into a terrifying witch who lashes out at her own children. It's clear that she's under an evil spell, and even though the scene is very brief, younger kids may find it too scary. There's also a good bit of nail-biting, work-against-the-clock tension.

Valuable messages are masked within pure entertainment. Marnie is at first taken in by the attractive young man, but once she learns who he really is, she repeatedly refuses his appeals, choosing to control her own future and stick by her tried-and-true friends and family. There are also positive examples of creative thinking, perseverance, teamwork, and family support.

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