Every creepy kid is entitled to view the film that first gave him a taste of the strange and unusual through rose-colored glasses, but I believe this has both held up and grown in stature over the years. It just perfectly captures something of that magical feeling that makes Halloween so intoxicating, and although its often silly, its never lowbrow. Midler, Najimy and Parker are a comedy masterclass. Pure pleasure!
Early 90's Halloween programming from the House of Mouse, back when Disney was flirting with a faux-Gen X 'edginess' that manifests here as a lot of jokes about the protagonist being a virgin, a nod to Madonna's cone bra, and Sarah Jessica Parker lusting over boy flesh. Speaking of Parker, her totally game performance is one of the sole highlights here, along with some convincing animatronics on the talking cat.