Day 5: Theodora Hendrix’s Monstrous Halloween Bash

For Day Five of ‘Theodora Hendrix’s Monstrous Halloween Bash’, author Jordan Kopy shares her favorite Halloween-themed books, movies, songs, and more to get your Halloween weekend started off right!


  • The Witches by Roald Dhal
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • Theodora Hendrix and the Monstrous League of Monsters by Jordan Kopy (couldn’t resist!)
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Witches By Roald Dahl
The Witches by Roald Dahl

Plays & Musicals:

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Kathryn Schultze Miller (based on the short story by Washington Irving)
  • Macbeth by Shakespeare
  • Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler (based on the play by Christopher Bond)
  • Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Miller (Full-length Play)
The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Kathryn Schultz Miller


  • Hocus Pocus directed by Kenny Ortega
  • Practical Magic directed by Griffin Dune (based on the novel by Alice Hoffman)
  • Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton
  • The Addams Family directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble directed by Stuart Margolin
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks directed by Robert Stevenson
Nerds Gets Spooky: It's Just a Bunch of 'Hocus Pocus' – Nerds and Beyond
Hocus Pocus directed by Kenny Ortega

Television Shows & Specials:

  • The Munsters created by Alan Burns & Chris Hayward
  • The Scoobydoo Series created by Joe Ruby & Ken Spears
  • Stranger Things created by the Duffer Brothers
  • The Worst Witch created by Martin Riley & Garry Lyons
  • The Halloween Tree created by Ray Bradbury (based on his novel by the same name)
  • Halloweentown created by Paul Bernbaum
HALLOWEEN TREE: Kitchen & Home
The Halloween Tree created & written by Ray Bradbury


  • I Put a Spell on You performed by Bette Midler
  • Monster Mash performed by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  • Moondance by Van Morrison
  • Time Warp performed by Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, & Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • The Addams Family Theme Song by Vic Mezzy
  • Calling All the Monsters performed by China Ann McClain
Here's What Happened to the Cast of 'The Addams Family'
The Addams Family Theme Song by Vic Mezzy


  • Favorite Halloween Tradition: Watching Hocus Pocus in a candle-lit room while munching on some salty, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth popcorn
Author Jordan Kopy, dressed up as a witch for Hallween

What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

For more year-round Halloween fun, you can purchase a copy of THEODORA HENDRIX AND THE MONSTROUS LEAGUE OF MONSTERS here (U.K.), here (U.S.), or here (Audio)

Book 1 of the THEODORA HENDRIX series, THEODORA HENDRIX AND THE MONSTROUS LEAGUE OF MONSTERS, is available everywhere good books are sold

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