The day has finally arrived when children and adults will dress as witches, wizards, and ghosts to scare the hell out of you! Yes, we are talking about Halloween Day, which is celebrated across the globe on October 31.
Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st, which is the evening before the Christian feast of All Saint’s Day. Halloween’s history goes back to the ancient religion of the Celtic tribes (circa 500 B.C.) from whom came the Britons, Scots, and the Irish.
There is a belief that evil spirits descend to the earth and scare people, so the Celtic people used to wear masks or paint their faces to ward off the supernatural powers.
Just days before the spooky festival, we take a look at some of the best-animated horror series.
Courage — The Cowardly Dog:
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network’s Cartoon Cartoons. It follows Courage, a cowardly anthropomorphic dog who lives with two elderly farmers in the Middle of Nowhere. The three are frequently thrown into bizarre misadventures, often involving the paranormal/supernatural. The series is known for its dark, surreal humor and atmosphere.
The Addams Family:
The Addams Family is an American animated series based on the eponymous comic strip characters. It is the second animated series to feature the characters. It ran from September 12, 1992, to November 6, 1993, on ABC and was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series’ development began in the wake of the successful 1991 Addams Family feature film. Two seasons were produced.
Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine’s best-selling Goosebumps book series. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children’s series in the 1990s. It was filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Bellevue, Washington.
The Real Ghostbusters:
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991 and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC Enterprises, and Coca-Cola Telecommunications. J. Michael Straczynski was story editor and wrote episodes for every season except three and six. “The Real” was added to the title after a dispute with Filmation and its Ghost Busters properties. The series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot ghost Slimer.
Tales from the Cryptkeeper:
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited, PeaceArch Entertainment, kaBOOM! Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation.
It was shown on TVO and ABC and is still shown near Halloween on Teletoon. It was based on the live-action television show, Tales from the Crypt, which aired concurrently on HBO. Being directed at children, Tales from the Cryptkeeper was significantly milder than the live-action HBO version. The series was canceled on December 10, 1994. In 1999, the show returned to the air as New Tales from the Cryptkeeper.