With Halloween now scratching at the door, it’s time to barocade myself in and have a movie festival. Here is a list of my aboslute must-sees for the season.
- It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown-It doesn’t matter how old I get, I will always love this television special. Best part? I have the holiday box set so I don’t have to wait for it to come on TV! (spoiler alert!) It makes me giggle whenever Charlie Brown pulls a rock out of his bag instead of candy.
- Hocus Pocus- Every year for Halloween, I think about dressing up as Winnie Sanderson. This has to be the absolute best group of women put together in the ’90’s…can I say that? I have been obsessed with this movie since the tender age of 5 when Billy the zombie used to scare the mess out of me.
- Young Frankenstein. So many quotables from this movie, it’s impossible to cite just one…the best I can come up with right now is “Ohhhhhh, sweet mystery of life, at last I have found youuuuuu.” This is hands-down Mel Brooks cinematic masterpiece and a must-see on my list.
- Trick-R-Treat- I actually discovered this surprisingly good slasher film on my Netflix last year. and stumbled upon it in the cheap-o bin at Wal-Mart last Sunday. I am a little ADD, and the multiple story lines are woven together so nicely, it keeps me intrigued while, at the same time, fulfilling my need for continuity in a film. I like to think of it as the Halloween version of “Love Actually,” but with less love and more gore. Tee hee!
- American Horror Story Season I- My friend Caitlyn actually got me into this show. I am not a big fan of horror based shows, but man, this one drew me in last year. I was able to get the first season on DVD, and I am now slowly working my way through it with Tim. Fun times to be had by all, and I am sorry, but I believe Evan Peters was robbed at the Emmy’s. The boy is incredibly sexy and still pulls off psycho better than anyone else.
- Walking Dead Season II. I got sucked in to Walking Dead while I was stuck on the couch fighting stomach flu in January…yeah, I know what you’re thinking: stomach flu while watching hordes of the undead deavour humanity? Why, yes. This is how I roll.. It took me only a day to knock out the first season. Let’s see what trouble to group gets into the second season.
- Nightmare Before Christmas. I have to credit my Aunt Betty for this one. I was about 7 when I discovered this Tim Burton movie at her house while she was watching me. And ever since then, this has become a staple in my Halloween movie regimen. The music is addictive. Just the other day I was skipping around the office singing “This is Halloween” at the top of my lungs.
- Rocky Horror Picture Show. This cult classic is a favorite of my dad’s, so, of course, I was going to grow up with visions of fishnet stockings and red lips dancing in my head the night before Halloween. My favorite thing to do is have a few friends over and yell out the cues I have learned going to several of the live shows and plays. Find those here for your own Rocky Horror Showing, if you are a “virgin.”
- Halloween. I have actually never watched this movie all the way through. ‘Nough said. This needs to happen.
- Corpse Bride. Another Tim Burton classic. I lost my mind when I found out he was doing Frankenweinie.
- Tucker and Dale versus Evil. I stumbled upon this on Netflix, as well. This movie is a laugh-out loud mess. I will not delve too much into it, but if you love slasher films and comedies, this is a great one to watch. Very rarely do I find a spoof film that is as wonderful as this was.
- Fido. I love zombies, this is no secret. But this casts a sympathetic take on the undead. Having conquered the zombies in this sci’fi comedy, a lonely boy befriends a zombie who becomes his brain-hungry pet. Great premise, adorable movie.
- Zombieland. You know I have been quoting Zombieland for my Apocolypse Z training. It only seems right and fair that I need to sit back with a cup of hot cocoa and “enjoy the little things.”
Am I missing any movies? I would love a few more to add to the list.