Hosting a movie night for Halloween is a great way to enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. This year, enjoy some spooky family fun for Halloween with a Frankenweenie movie night.
What is Frankenweenie about?
Featuring classic Tim Burton dark humor and stop-motion animation, Frankenweenie is a great choice for a Halloween movie night! The movie was originally released in 1984 as a live-action short film and was later remade into a full-length animated film in 2012. The spooky plotline of this kid-friendly film is a great way to enjoy some family fun at home while celebrating Halloween.
This animated tale is a kid-friendly take on the classic horror story, Frankenstein. When young Victor loses his dog Sparky to a car accident, he uses the power of science to bring his four-legged friend back to life. At first, he tries to hide his Frankendog, but when Sparky escapes, Victor’s friends, teachers, and neighbors are forced to deal with the wild antics of his monster dog.
Directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is voiced by several talented actors, including Catherine O’Hare, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, and Robert Capron.
Where can I watch Frankenweenie?
If you’re hoping to stream Frankenweenie for your movie night, you’re in luck! There are several different ways you can enjoy this movie, depending on which streaming platform you prefer.
You have two options to choose from to stream this movie:
- Stream it with Disney+ – Subscribers can watch both the animated and live-action version of this Frankenweenie for free.
- If you’re not a Disney+ subscriber, you can still watch Frankenweenie on Amazon Video. You can purchase the movie or rent it on Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft Store, YouTube, and DirectTV online.
Frankenweenie Movie Night Dinner
Finding fun food to eat while you watch your movie is the best part of movie night! Planning dinner and a movie while watching Frankenweenie is a great way to enjoy a meal together while having some fun. And this spooky movie has several great opportunities to incorporate food from the movie into your dinner menu.
If you’re looking for food ideas based on food in the movie, you could try:
Double Dutch cherry muffins or Dutch apple cake
Both these recipes appear in the movie itself, making them a great choice to include in your movie night menu.
You’ll see breakfast items appear in the film, including donuts, waffles, and cereal, making them another great option for your dinner menu.
The family enjoys a fondue dinner during the movie, making it perfect for movie night dinner. Try cooking meats in oil or heat up cheese fondue for dipping foods like bread and soft pretzels in.
You can’t forget to include drinks in your dinner menu. Several beverages appear throughout Frankenweenie, including beer, tea, soda, and lemonade.
Movie theater snacks, like popcorn and cookies, are always a good choice for movie night – especially when they also appear in the movie you’re watching!
Another great option for planning your Frankenweenie menu is to include dog-themed foods in your meal.
Try these dinner ideas for your movie night:
Hot dog bar
Serve hot dogs for your guests to enjoy, along with a variety of different toppings everyone can use to top their hot dogs
Bring the flavors of Disney to your movie night by making Frank & Weenies – bacon wrapped hot dogs topped with sautéd onions.
Sausages or little smokies
Make dog-inspired appetizers by cooking bite-sized sausages or little smokies to enjoy while you watch the movie.
Dogs love digging, so Oreo dirt cups are a great dessert choice! Crush Oreos and sprinkle them over chocolate pudding then add a gummy worm on top to make this quick and easy dessert.
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Having a few fun movie quotes on hand is a great way to keep everyone entertained during movie night. Use these quotes to test everyone’s trivia knowledge or use them as part of your party décor! These fun Frankenweenie quotes are a great way to get your guests excited about watching the Halloween movie:
- “You’re alive! You’re alive! Sparky, you’re alive! I can’t believe it. You’re alive! … I can fix that.” -Victor
- “Victor brought an animal back to life? We can do better.” -Ben
- “When you lose someone you love, they move into a special place in your heart.” -Victor’s Mom
- “Give it more juice!” – Townsfolk
- “Science is not good or bad Victor, but it can be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.” -Mr. Rzykruski
- “It’s okay. You don’t have to come back. You’ll always be in my heart.” -Victor