Many journey on Halloween, travelling from house to house, trick-or-treating on sidewalks haunted by phony phantoms and dense cobwebs. We dress up and go on a spooky stroll. But what’s the goal of the journey? Probably candy, maybe nice time with family and friends, potentially a fun fright.
Then we go home, send costumes to storage (with ghastly cobwebs) and return to life on November 1st.
For Larry and Fred, Halloween is more of a lifestyle. On the first day of November, Larry will remain a zombie, and Fred a mummy. But that might change this Halloween, when they journey to meet Goul, a mysterious tree which may grant them what they wish.
The Halloween Family has a colorful aesthetic that seems right at home in the season of spooky spectacle. Larry, with his cotton-candy pink zombie brain, and Fred, with his intense, cloth-wrapped jawline (seriously, this mummy’s jawline is so sharp it could cut a jack-o-lantern) journey on something of a trick-or-treat flavored travelogue.
Some families may like the film’s spooky-fun vibe, but there are references to dark topics—including the occult, a séance, and demons. Different sensitivities may have different opinions regarding the content, with potential questions ranging from “Mommy, can we make a Halloween costume?” to “Mommy, what’s a séance?” For certain viewers, the references may not sour The Halloween Family’s flavor very much. Others may not want to deal with the references at all.
The Halloween Family is Dove-Approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
This Halloween cartoon with spooky and goofy vibes has some references to be aware of.