My wife and I make videos for Halloween every year and each year they become more elaborate. When I discovered that Pinnacle Studio didn't cut it any more, I bought myself a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro. I realize that this is overkill for a video that gets seen once by kids and their parents, but we just enjoy making them.
Here is a link to the first video I made with Premiere Pro. It is also the first time that I used sounds from "freesound.org" for the effects.
spooky nite ii director's cut jan 15 2010 - YouTube