YMMV / Halloweentown

  • Contested Sequel: Halloweentown High and especially Return To Halloweentown, which borders on flat out Sequelitis.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Dylan and Natalie deciding they're Better as Friends seems to send the message that while looks aren't the most important thing, physical attraction is a major factor in a romantic relationship.
  • Foe Yay: This is a recurring theme in the films
    • In the first, we have Gwen and Kalabar. It's so obvious to be commented on in-universe. "If you marry him, I am NOT calling him 'dad'."
    • In the second, Kal shares his father's taste in Cromwell witches.
    • The third film sets it up like it's going to be Marnie's love interest, Cody, but it is in fact Aggie and Principal Flannigan (who turns out to be one of the Knights).
    • The fourth movie has Dylan falling for the Sinister sisters.
  • Ham and Cheese: Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Aggie and Robin Thomas as Kalabar. They have Ham-to-Ham Combat.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Kal, the Crazy-Prepared manipulator.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Lucas Grabeel as Ethan in Halloweentown High, a couple years before some musical aired.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Sara Paxton over Kimberly J. Brown? Yeah, no.
    • Also Cody and Ethan for Luke from the first two movies.
  • The Scrappy: Gwen Piper for her continuous Aesop Amnesia in regards to her dislike of Halloween and magic.
  • Sequelitis: Halloweentown High and Return To Halloweentown, mostly for changing the series in an attempt to fit the 'tween' demographic.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Did Marnie and Ethan get together in the fourth movie for any reason other than Lucas Grabeel being in High School Musical?
  • Villain Has a Point: In halloweentown high, some of the council wants to close the portal, believing that humans are still dangerous. Considering that the knights of the silver dagger still exist, a group whose ONLY reason for existence is the extermination of these people, are they wrong? On one hand, the only "knight of the silver dagger" that still existed was persuaded to be so by a member of the council as a scare tactic but on the other hand this council member said that the knight needed little convincing. A third hand shows the mortal students quickly coming to accept the true identities of the transfer students, even if they were a little scared and confused at first.