Well, I’m still trying to find my camera so that I could bring you the behind the scenes piece on Monster Mash-Up 2011. So instead, here are my top 10 Halloween Season movies, in absolutely no particular order:
Halloween. All of ‘em, pretty much, though Season 3 tends to leave me cold. The Rob Zombie remakes are great (well, the first one is great, the second has moments of brilliance and moments of bizarreness, so go where you will). And I’m particularly fond of H20. There’s something about it that just gives me the Halloween Warm Fuzzies.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. I mean, come on. How much more in the twisted, spooky vein do you need to get? Frankenstein’s monster, zombies, sluts and aliens all in one. :D
Nightmare Before Christmas. Though I’m semi-tempted to put this on the Christmas list. But Halloween mostly wins. ”This is Halloween”: damn song will get stuck in your head for ages. Bell, Book and Candle could also be said to be a cross-over, all about witches but set at Christmastime. Go figure.
Corpse Bride. ”A wedding, we’re going to have a wedding!” It’s a fun little romp through the land of the dead. If you haven’t gone down this movie road, you really should. And for a corpse, the bride is pretty hot.
Wizard of Oz. It’s on the lighter side, and yet so funly marvelous. Scary witches and flying monkeys, what more can a girl ask for? Right, teally great shoes.
Sweeny Todd. Still in the land of musicals, we are, but moving back to the blood and the gore. Nasty death galore, but with songs. How lovely.
Zombie movies. Yeah, okay, so this was cheating, but seriously, how do you pick your best? There’s the classic Night of the Living Dead and the modern mocking of Shaun of the Dead & Fido. 28 Days Later will freak you with their super-speed and the nasty commentary on humanity. Zombieland should be issued as a teaching video. Resident Evil has given me nightmares (gah, stuck with the red queen in my dreams, was most disturbing). And the list could continue.
Evil Dead & co. Don’t read from the book! hehehe. This one more so for me after seeing the live play version.
Hmmm, combining a bunch together has made these last two slots much harder. I’m racking my head, but it’s a bit hard. My head, that is.
Exorcist movies are certainly a decent choice. The original will always be marvelous and I rather like Lost Souls which I tend to think of in the same general vein. But they’re not overly Halloweenie, just scary. Still, they fill a spot on the list.
Oh, if only I owned it, I’m sure I would watch it. Puff’n'stuff. Damn, that would make a fine Halloween movie, don’t you think? Witchypoo can’t be beat.
And finally, the Wicker Man. Perfectly classic.
On a different day I might give you a different list, but today, this is my top 10 (uh, 11) Halloween Season movies.
So what do you watch in preparation of the season?