'Halloweentown' Star Reveals That The Movie's 'Original Ending' Was So Much Darker

Rae Batchelor
The cover for Halloweentown.
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One of our favorite Halloween movies had a very different original ending.

As fall approaches and summer winds down, it can only mean one thing: Halloween is getting closer and closer. To me, Halloween is the Christmas of October, down to the best tradition ever: watching all the holiday movie classics. One of those classics has to be Halloweentown, which one of the stars has just revealed almost ended VERY differently than how we all know and love.

'Halloweentown' is one of our favorite movies.

A scene from Halloweentown.

People started talking about the film on TikTok when a user brought up the ending (which, you'll remember, involved Marnie putting the talisman into the Jack-O'-Lantern and using the power of believing in herself to save the day), and shared that she had heard there was an original darker ending to the film.

Kimberly J. Brown, who played Marnie, saw the video and made her own addressing the idea.

"She is correct," Kimberly said.

A scene from Halloweentown

"There was initially a different ending to the first Halloweentown movie," she said. "Instead of Marnie putting the talisman in the middle of the jack-o'-lantern to save Aggie and Gwen, she had to walk deep into this dark, magical forest and put the talisman there."

"And as she did, with each step, she grew exponentially older," Kimberly revealed.

A scene from Halloweentown

"So, we got into the middle of the pre-makeup process where they make, like, a cement mold of your face so they can make, like, special makeup masks and stuff for aging Marnie. But in the middle of that process, they rewrote the ending."

Fans are overall pretty happy with the way the movie's canon ending works.

"I feel like it would have been a lot to process as a kid," one fan wrote, while another added, "I'm guessing they thought it was too morbid?"

What do you think? Would you have been here for a darker ending, or do you prefer the way the movie ends for real?