They really don’t make spooky cartoons like they used to. And when I say “spooky,” I don’t mean the sort of thing that will make you hide under the covers; old cartoons just have this way of looking and sounding ominous, even if you’re watching one that features an iconic character singing and dancing with goblins and ghouls, or remakes of old literary classics. Click through for ten classics that will get you in the mood for a very kitschy Halloween.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
First airing in 1949, this Bing Crosby-narrated Disney version of Washington Irving’s classic tale is one of the best adaptations of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman you can find, with its combination of New England cozy and Halloween spooky. It isn’t currently available on DVD, but you can watch it on YouTube.