I’m A Witch!
Halloweentown fans were extremely excited to see Marnie, Kimberly J Brown herself, at 90s Con, joined by Kal, Daniel Kountz from the sequel, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, who are engaged!
The Spooky Movies
Kimberly J. Brown starred as Marnie in the Disney Halloween classic Halloweentown. The movie was so popular that it got three sequels to the original: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, Halloweentown High, and Return to Halloweentown. Brown only stars as Marnie in the first three films and was uninvited back for the fourth movie, despite saying she would like to be a part of it. They didn’t even recast other parts, as her brother, a friend from the third movie, Marnie’s mom, and Marnie’s grandma all returned for the final sequel. It remains a media mystery. Brown’s fiance, Kountz, was only in the second movie, Kalabar’s Revenge, as Kalabar’s son, Kal.
Brown was in other films and shows like Quints, My Sister’s Keeper, Rose Red, and Friendship! Brown also co-wrote a book called Poppin’s Pumpkin Patch Parade with Diane Yslas. Kountz was also in other media like 10 Things I Hate About You and My Crazy Roommate. The two have not done any acting in recent years. Kountz is now a real estate broker, and the two post a lot together on TikTok. This was where they announced their engagement, which happened on June 30, 2022.
Witches Head to Tampa
Brown and Kountz were at the 90s Con in Tampa, Florida to talk about and relive the memories from the Halloweentown franchise. The engaged couple revealed that they have never sat down and watched their movie together. Brown revealed that she has watched bits and pieces with her niece and nephew, but the two have never sat together and watched Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge as a couple. Brown is still very thankful that others continue to watch this movie for Halloweens to come and even when they just need a comfort movie in their life. Brown reveals that the movies and shows of Halloween have seemed to kind of compete with Christmas, which is something that never seemed possible in her childhood, so she’s happy she was able to participate in that.
All You Have To Do Is Want Something Then Let Yourself Have It
“Magic is really very simple. All you have to do is want something, then let yourself have it!” This famous quote to the people of the franchise was said by none other than Aggie Cromwell, Marnie’s grandmother. Aggie was played by Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds passed away at 84 years old in December 2016. Brown and Reynolds became very close while filming the movie franchise, Reynolds being like a role model to young Brown. Brown was very saddened by Reynolds’ death and described her as legendary. Even at 68 years old, when filming the sequel to Halloweentown, Reynolds was the one getting everyone’s spirits up when filming really late. She was definitely magnificent.
We’ll Fly It Out
Brown is thankful for Reynolds’ guidance, her role as Marnie, and the love fans have for Halloweentown. With the Halloween season just around the corner, many fans are sure to rewatch the franchise. Everyone should add the films to their Halloween watch list, whether they are reliving childhood comfort or watching it for the first time. There is truly something spectacular when watching something that meant so much to the viewer when growing up. Though Kountz played a villain, it is still kind of comforting to see Brown and him getting married, as everyone always wishes their favorite movie co-stars end up together. Stay tuned for more information! Have fun in Halloweentown!
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001) Official Trailer