Wizards of Waverly Place

Season 3 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 16, 2009 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

After the Russos are informed that they must make the scariest haunted house or they can never create another, the family comes together to attempt to make the perfect house for Halloween.

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  • This episode is much better than the first episode of the season

    This episode finally has something unique and good to the show. I really liked how it wasn't just Alex uses magic but isn't supposed to. Here, we have unrestricted use of magic and it helps us like this episode more.

    I loved how the guy comes to the sub station warning the Russos' about their bad haunted house and how it needs to be scarier. When Alex says "Things out of this world" I chuckled and I laughed harder when no one else understood what she said. This episode made me giggle a lot more and the premise to the episode was something much more unique and something just much more enjoyable.

    The episode had some great moments. I liked how, for the first time really, we see something out of the Wizard Portal (if I'm not mistaken). This is definitely a far better episodemoreless
  • Halloween Review #22

    After the Russos are informed that they must make the scariest haunted house or they can never create another, the family comes together to attempt to make the perfect house for Halloween. I thought that this was an excellent Halloween episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place". Why does this episode have such low ratings. In fact how can the BAD episode "Franken-girl" get better ratings than this episode. This episode is WAY better than "Franken-girl". "Franken-girl" isn't even close to being a good episode. Anyways, the storyline to this episode was very fun to watch. I did laugh at so many parts. The Russo family trying to find the scariest ghost for the haunted house was very funny. Max doing his werewolf howl and dance was hilarious. The ghost that Alex and Harper found was very funny. I also thought that the haunted house scene was very funny. Only nit-pick I had was that the Russo got banned just because their haunted house was too scary. I mean, that guy did tell them to make it very scary and I thought it didn't seem fair right there. Oh well, this was OVERALL an excellent Halloween episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place". 10/10moreless
  • I love that episode. I like the scary, and funny thing about Halloween. This is always makes me laugh when the scariest ghost to scare all the people and they finally scream. This is pretty funny. "Franken-girl" is more better than "Halloween". BOOOO YOU!moreless

    Halloween is pretty funny and scary. This is very crazy, wild, and fun. But "Franken-girl" is my top favorite than "Halloween" and "Night at the Lazerama" episodes. Do you want me to scare you? Ok, let's try... BOOOOO YOOOUU. And you finally scream! This is pretty cool and great. I know that i said that many times but i will do my best. My dad and stepmom loves all scary thing about funny monster, creepy monster, ghost, scary churchyard, skeleton monster, and vampire. I love all 4 parts of "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" bacause this is pretty cool.moreless
  • The Russos need to "scare" up their Halloween haunted house, and Alex hires real ghosts to do it.

    I like "Wizards of Waverly Place," but whenever the creators and writers take liberties with reality, believability and common sense and sink to insulting the fans, it's never that good. The special effects are good, but the rest of it could have been so much better. The only thing they got right was that children's bogeymen are based on the theory that little kids can see ghosts, but could Justin have seen them so late in life that Alex would remember Mantooth? Another thing, Alex takes Harper someplace called Ghost World; why couldn't the script just call it "the haunted theatre on the corner" or "the mausoleum in the cemetery where the ghosts hide." It's these idiot references that ruin what could be a much better episode. Overall, nice effort, but I could have written a much better Halloween episode. Oh, wait a second, I already did!moreless
  • Great Halloween themed episode.

    Halloween, is an episode that's about, well, Halloween! Great acting all around as always, and the boogieman guy was hilarious. Good episode, but not the best when in comparison with some of the later Season 3 episodes. I'm not really sure why they rerun this episode when it's not October. The episode feels out of context when not watched during the Halloween season. But that doesn't really change the way I watch the episode. It's just a lot more fun to watch it during October. Anyways this episode makes me want to see a Christmas themed episode! Perhaps we'll see one in season 4?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Alex says that she is 15 years old, but in the the Wizards of Waverly Place movie, she says that she is 16 years old.

    • Halloween Costumes featured:
      Harper- The Bride of Frankenstein
      Jerry- A hobo on the back of a clown
      Theresa- Cher
      Justin- A skeleton (but without the skull mask)
      Max- A ghost with a mustache
      Alex- A shirt that says "Costume" on it

    • When Theresa meets the ghosts from the wizard world, the ghosts disguise themselves to look human beings, yet they still remain transparent. Wouldn't Theresa notice that she could see through them?

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (After Alex uses magic to unload the dishwasher)
      Theresa: Alex, you know how I feel about you using magic in the house!
      Alex: Mom, you know how I feel about the dishwasher! If we need a dish, we just take one out and when we're done, we'll put it back in!
      Theresa: And how will we know which ones are clean and which ones are dirty?
      Alex: You smell them.
      Theresa: Like your father does with his shirts. You two are disgusting.

    • Alex: I need scarier ghosts. Do you have a guy with saws for hands?
      Coach Ghost: We're dead, not freaks.

    • (Harper and Alex are trying to find not-too-scary ghosts for the haunted house)
      Harper: Alex, we can't take him with us. That's exactly the kind of too scary we were told not to do. (to ghost) No offense.
      Mantooth: None taken. I'm dead. It's what I live for.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Mr. Evans, the head of the Waverly Place Merchants Association, wants the Russo's haunted house to be scarier. In what can be seen as an inside joke, Mr. Evans is played by Daniel Roebuck, who's a lifelong collector of Halloween and horror props, masks and memorabilia. With his friend and fellow collector, actor Bob Burns, Roebuck hosts a documentary entitled "Halloween...The Happy Haunting of America"; portrays the character of Dr. Shocker at various events (seen on the documentary's DVD release); and has even participated in Burns' own backyard haunted house/Halloween shows usually based on classic science fiction and horror films and featuring actual props from the movies.