Does anyone remember this movie? I was just reminded of it yesterday when I read an article on the Best Halloween movies to watch and now I can't get it out of my head. I'm almost positive I watched it when I was a kid and probably totally loved it. I'm putting it on my Netflix.
As of now I have only vague memories of THAT movie, but I DO have awesome memories of a lot of other Halloween movies which I have compiled for you here! Without further ado, I present:
My Top 5 Films to Watch on Halloween
Ever since I did this show in October of 90-something, I have adored it. :-) Mortimer Brewster is one of the THE coolest characters out there. His mix of dry, witty humor, plus slapstick gets me every time. Plus, the Frankenstein/Igor mentality of Johnathan & Dr. Einstein make the show amazing!
4. Casper -
Christina Ricci? Between this and Now and Then, my high school self completely adored you. I also adored that dress you got to wear...and HOLY CRAP, Casper was HOT!! Plus you lived in the coolest House EVER and you had the neatest Halloween Party too, and Bill Pullman is awesome and holy cow, I NEED to watch this movie right now.
3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show -
Halloween Memory: Going to Sarah Davenport's house and dressing up with Brenda as Brad and Janet to watch it on VH1. At the time, I was pretty sure it was the "dirtiest" movie I had EVER seen and that I was probably going to hell for watching it. If only my high school self could meet me now. . .
2. Hocus Pocus -
Oh, Hocus Pocus. How many times have I watched thee? How many times have I made eyes over the kid from Erie Indiana?? How many times have I sang Come Little Children I'll Take Thee Away... and Put A Spell On You?? The answer is LOTS. And even though I could probably quote the entire movie, it never really gets old....well, almost never.
1. Poltergeist -
Possibly the best "Scary" movie ever made. The creepy clown, the freakin' ridiculously too scary tree, and that awesome lady who was in all those 80's movies. Spielberg at his best, Film at it's best, and creativity at its best! Most definitely my FAVORITE Halloween movie, and one which I have watched repeatedly for the past three Halloweens running.
So what will I be doing this Halloween?? Well...aside from partying it up hardcore at my Annual Halloween Party, I WILL be watching Poltergiest sometime during the night. And who knows, maybe we'll all fall asleep with the TV on . . .