I like Halloween. Have I mentioned that? Couldn't remember.
One of my favorite things to do in October (when I'm not carving a pumpkin or finding my way out of a corn maze) is to grab the kitties and a blanket and turn on a good Halloween movie. There are a few that I MUST watch each year. In no particular order, here are my favorite spooky movies.
"I'm like any modern woman trying to have it all: loving husband, a family... I only wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join them on their hellish crusade."
I've always liked this better than the first Addams Family! I love Anjelica Huston as Morticia and you have to like crazy Joan Cusack. I don't know which scene I like more: Gomez and Ticia's tavern tango or the Thanksgiving Day revenge of the nerds. Can you believe this movie was made 20 years ago?
"You show me Regan's double, same face, same voice, everything. And I'd know it wasn't Regan. I'd know in my gut. And I'm telling you that 'thing' upstairs isn't my daughter."
I forced Chris to watch this last Halloween and he still hasn't recovered. The sight of Regan is too much for him. If you want to be seriously disturbed, watch this movie. Alone. In the dark. What could possibly drive an atheist mother to beg a priest for help? One badly placed crucifix. This movie is more about a man struggling with his faith than a girl spewing pea soup.
-"Go to hell!"
-"Oh, I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely!"
You can't have ANY Halloween movie list without Hocus Pocus. I have this movie set to record on my DVR and Saturday night can't get here soon enough. Everything that comes out of Bette Midler's bucktooth mouth is hilarious. But why am I tell you this? You probably know every word by heart.
"I threw a book at the bookshelf and WHOOSH she opened!"
It's a goofy cheeseball of a movie starring Barney Fife himself. Don Knotts works at a small town newspaper and has the opportunity to write his own story...if he stays in the supposedly haunted Simmons mansion for a night. Hilarity ensues. Kaylen and I watch this with Daddy every year. And we always laugh like it's the first time we've ever seen it! Attaboy, Luther!
"It's a pity you didn't know when you started your game of murder that I was playing too."
I told you I watched this Saturday and I will in all likelihood watch it again before Halloween. It stars Vincent Price whose voice was so awesome I could sit and listen to him read the dictionary. It's mostly cheesy fun but there is one scene with a floating woman that might give you a jump. Not to mention the music is super creepy. This would be an awesome movie to have on in the background at a Halloween party.
"Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life!? I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in."
I read somewhere that Stephen King wasn't happy with Jack Nicholson as the main character because Jack Torrence is supposed to be an "everyman" who slips slowly into madness and let's face it, Nicholson looks like he's already halfway there. I think Jacky boy MADE the movie. It's a creepy classic with visuals that will pop back into your mind late at night. And I don't care what Kaylen says, if we have twin girls I'm going to dress them as the Grady twins for Halloween.
"I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil."
Of course this is on my list. I mean, it's called "Halloween". Duh. I've been watching this movie since I was a little kid. Granted it's not as scary as when I was nine but there are scenes that still make me scream at the TV "freaking run faster!".
There you have it. Did I leave anything out? What's your favorite scary movie? =)