Disney Channel Halloween House Party

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Seasonal sketch comedy series is fun watch-together fare.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate. 

Positive Messages

This series shows off the artistic variety of its talented cast members and spoofs Disney franchises like Descendants.

Positive Role Models

Skits have fun playing with nontraditional norms, such as a ghost who can’t scare her resident humans and a confused monster, which makes them unusually sympathetic. Skilled cast members tackle a variety of different roles with much success.

Violence & Scariness

Mild scares and seasonal characters like ghosts and monsters, but nothing worrisome for any age group. 

Sexy Stuff
Language

Rarely "poop," as when a ghost says she "scared the poop" out of a man.

Consumerism

The cast members hail from other Disney productions, so viewers who enjoy their work in this series may want to check out other shows they’ve done.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Channel Halloween House Party stars Disney actors and actresses in seasonal comedy skits, spoofs, and musical sequences filmed remotely from the performers' own homes. Some sequences poke fun at Disney productions like Descendants, so viewers who aren’t familiar with the original storylines won’t grasp as much of the humor as will those who know them well. This talented cast and crew pulls off an impressive feat in making this fun Halloween-themed series look and feel like it was filmed jointly in a studio under normal circumstances rather than pieced together from individual performances. Families will enjoy watching this decidedly un-spooky special series together.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byXen December 19, 2020

Shocked and Disgusted

We had definitely seen enough, by 10 minutes in. This is set up in a SNL fashion. Short “skits” that are supposed to be...funny? First skit: Bratty rich girl wh... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byGirls R Better January 14, 2021

Srsly?

Sooooooo funny! Yay yay yay yay yay!

What's the story?

DISNEY CHANNEL HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY is a sketch comedy series featuring Disney stars in skits, musical segments, and advertising spoofs. Hosted by Tobie Windham and featuring the likes of Ramon Reed, Caroline Rhea, and Raphael Alejandro, the seasonal show was filmed remotely in the cast members' respective homes. Skits have fun with Disney franchises like Descendants, incorporate Halloween-themed characters like ghosts, and entertain with family friendly humor.

Is it any good?

The production quality of this fun series is such that without forehand knowledge of how it was filmed, you'd never know it was done in pieces with individual cast members. The creators' effort in making it a seamless overlay of individual performances is genuinely impressive and makes for some fun family appropriate viewing. The laughs are clean and relatable and the variety keeps the content unpredictable, making this a show everyone can enjoy together.

Despite the fact that the actors' interactions aren’t authentic, they feel enough like they are that that little production secret is a nonissue. It’s always fun to see your favorite stars step out of the roles you’ve come to expect from them and do something different onscreen, and Disney Channel Halloween House Party is no exception. And even if the cast is entirely unfamiliar to you and your kids, this zany show will entertain with its creative and funny skits. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how shows like Disney Channel Halloween House Party demonstrate their cast’s and creator’s creativity in unusual times. How do they find workarounds to restrictions on normal filming procedures? What does this say about how difficult circumstances can inspire us to persevere in surprising ways?

  • In what ways do shows like this one let you glimpse different sides of your favorite actors and actresses? What is the draw in that? Which cast members were your favorites to see in action in this show?

  • Disney Channel Halloween House Party isn’t scary, but it has fun with concepts that normally are, like witches and monsters. Does seeing them in this comical light make the idea of them less worrisome? Do you like being a little scared, especially around Halloween? Why or why not?

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