Friday, October 02, 2015

Friday Favorites: Halloween Movies

I've already decided to watch Hocus Pocus, my all-time favorite Halloween movie, this month, but, I think I will try to catch some of my other favorites as well.

-Practical Magic. Ok, so not exactly a Halloween movie, but, in the witch genre, and you can't go wrong with witches.

-It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Again, not likely to cause you to lose sleep, but, it's a classic, and, every year I think maybe, just maybe, the Great Pumpkin really will rise from the pumpkin patch to fulfill the wishes of every boy and girl. Hey, it could happen.

-Halloween, circa 1978. I was around ten the first time I saw it, and, I'm pretty sure it was the scariest thing that I had every seen. On review, it's a tad bit on the hokey side, but, it thankfully lacks the gore of present-day horror movies and still manages to creep me the fuck out. That's a winner.

-Nightmare on Elm Street. The first horror movie that I ever attended while on a date. I can't remember for the life of me who I was with, but I remember thinking that it would be really poor form to pee my pants on a date. I hold to that opinion.

-The Exorcist. I bought the DVD a few years back and watched in amusement as The Teenager and her friends watched it one night. I'm not sure they have recovered, yet.

-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Disney version. Because, who doesn't like a musical with a macabre twist? Also, it is my life's goal to host a haunted hayride that cumulates in a chase by the Headless Horseman. It. WILL. Happen.

As you can see, I am flexible in my Halloween viewing. While I enjoy a good scare, I also enjoy camp and humor with a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure. You may think that makes me bi-polar, but I consider it well-rounded.

Either way!

Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me SICK! -Winnifred Sanderson

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