Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Movie Countdown! #Honorable Mentions

The Halloween season offers hundreds of seasonal or seasonal-ish films from Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood, Psycho IV: The Beginning, to Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. So since no one could ever whittle down the many burnt Halloween offerings, I just had to throw out a few honorable mentions that could technically be watched any time of the year. 

Beetlejuice!! For me Beetlejuice is a perfect movie from beginning to end. It's a modern classic and would be enjoyable Christmas morning, Good Friday, or Veteran's Day. But it's so Halloweeny! The music, the effects, the creepy-fun vibe of it all- perfect for any day in September or October. (There's a sequel being written, and I've heard they won't do it without Michael Keaton or if it sucks, so there's that!) 

But wait- There's more BELOW\/\/\/\/

Young Frankenstein is another that is practically perfect in every way. Hilarious all year, but the incredible reproduction of the monster movie look/feel brings a regular October day to scary new heights (does that make sense? This movie good). 

Plus! This movie has a comedy dreamcast- Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Terri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Khan in Bride of Frankenstein hair! Ahh sweet mystery of life at last I've found you . . . ahhh at last I know the secret of it all . . . 

Monster Squad! Like "Young Frankenstein" above it's just so monstery! And so 80's- perfect for Halloween!

Return of the Living Dead is great for reminding you that you should be as skinny as the zombie who comes out of the barrel. I always choke on my pizza when I see him! 

Sweeney Todd is the demon barber of Fleet Street! Do you need to know anything else? Okay- Helena Bonham Carter should have won an Oscar for her meat pie-baking role. The movie also features many Harry Potter alums like Snape, Peter Pettigrew, and of course Bellatrix! There's also a line from Buffy's Watcher Giles. There's also Borat and did I mention meat pies made from murder victims? And the best part is that they sing about it all! WE ALL DESERVE TO DIE, EVEN YOU MRS. LOVETT, EVEN I! 

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