Friday, October 24, 2014

Fandom Friday: Halloween Must Sees!

This Fandom Friday post is brought to by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and the letter S for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you
 
 Today's post is about my Halloween MUST SEES!!! Halloween Movies? Not all. BUT, these movies are one's I love to watch once October rolls around! And, all of them fit into the horror genre...albeit, loosely!

Without further ado, the list!:

5). The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tim Curry singing? Susan Sarandon in her nicest character? Time Warp? Heck yeah! I love to see this every mischief night (October 30th for me...Thank you, Rocket Power!)! It's perfectly menacing for this night too! Also, this year I have an extra special lippy to wear thanks to Kim at A Very Sweet Blog ! I'm so excited to see it! While it is a musical that could be seen any time of year, I always make sure I watch it in October as well! (Rated HSM: Horror-Silly-Musical...and a bit naughty too).

4). It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
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I love the Peanuts holiday shorts, cartoons, comic strips, and Knott's Berry Farm! I love how cute they are and Snoopy's shenanigans! But when I was a kid, we had a VHS full of Peanuts cartoons and this was the first one on the video! I tried to make The Great Pumpkin happen in our house. TGP is like Santa, for Halloween. Only Linus believes in him, and he thinks Santa hogs all the glory while TGP is short changed. It's cute, and at less-than 30-minutes, you always have time to see this in October! (Rated H4F for: "Horror" for the whole Family...and big kids like your's truly)

3). Young Frankenstein
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Mel Brooks!
Gene Wilder!
Madeline Kahn!
Do I really need to say more? Well I will! Cause growing up there were a few thing we knew to be implicit, and one of those things was: "It's Good to Be The King!" and Mel Brooks is the king of HILARIOUS! In this particular Brooks' film, we see the grandson of Mary Shelley's Doctor Frankenstein played by Wilder...who calls himself: Dr. Frankenstein...pronounced "frahnk-en-steeeen" so as to disassociate himself from his lunatic grandfather. And yet,--as all movies have taught us--he is doomed to repeat his fore-father's mistakes! Also, they made a musical of this (and of Blazing Saddles, Brooks' AMAZING western!). So, all I'm saying is, be sure to watch this. It's great any time of year! (Rated HH for: Hilarity-over-Horror with a monster and music number)!

2). Hocus Pocus
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When I think of Halloween, I think of Sarah Jessica, Kathy, and of course, the The Divine Miss M:
BETTE MIDLER!!!! I consider this to be the quintessential Halloween Movie! Heck, there's even a black cat that talks (whose human form is on NCIS, and voice actor is the AMAZING Jason Marsdon)!! Also--on a really cool side note--Omri Katz was in a wonderfully creepy (or should I say eery?) show called Eerie, Indiana that used to play on TV, and, was like a young folks Twilight Zone/X-Files!!! (Here's an episode!)
(Rated HHDC for: Halloween Horror Disney Classic) 

1). The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Typical...I'm sure, but one of the main reasons this movie wins is the fact that this is the Holiday Season movie! Come September 30, you can watch this movie all the way through January 6 (Three Kings' Day). That's right! It's a Halloween through Christmas movie!!! The movie even goes through Thanksgiving! So, because it's a movie that can be watched not just one, not just two, but for at least three months, well, as a Holiday lover, it makes me happy! Also: the artwork is phenomenal. It's aesthetic theme is not only consistent, but well executed. It's stop motion, and yearns towards a simpler time. It's stop-motion, and required so much care in it's work and execution. Danny Elfman  sings. The songs are AMAZING! And: Zero!!! (Rated MHFHC for: Multi-Holiday Family Horror Classic)

Those are my 5 Halloween Must Sees!
 Honarable mentions:
Paranorman; Shaun of the Dead; The Addams Family; The Craft; Buffy the Vampire Slayer (YES! the movie!); Interview With the Vampire; The Witches; and, Casper!


What are your Halloween Must Sees?

24 comments:

  1. Love your list!! I have gone to a live RHPS once. I should really looks them up again! And yea for Nightmare before Christmas!

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    1. I've only seen this in a shadow cast as far as live, but would LOVE to see a full live cast performance!

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  2. I love your list! I've had Rocky Horror on the brain lately, because the theatre I stage manage at is doing a live performance of it all month :)

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    1. Ah! I want to see it live so badly...I want to see it this week too LOL!

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  3. I LOVE Young Frankenstein! So funny, and faithful.

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  4. Enjoy your lippy while watching the movie Joie! Thanks for the shout out :D I love Nightmare Before Christmas. It's like a ritual for me to watch it every year. Charlie Brown is another staple.
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  5. A few years ago we had a Rocky Halloween in downtown Tulsa. A huge outdoor stage, full moon, hundreds of people dressed up in all sorts of costumes. Plus the guy playing Frank was HOT! Best Halloween ever.
    Also love seeing Mel Brooks' movies on these lists!

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    1. I am a dedicated Mel Brooks fan! Only person who does non-PC correctly! He's fantastic, and I still wish History of the World part II would happen for real!

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  6. I love hocus pocus! I have been watching it every year since I was tiny. Nightmare before christmas is great too, I love singing along obnoxiously.

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  7. YESSSSSS...to all of these, favourites :))) xx

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  8. Hocus Pocus I just saw recently, one of my all time classics. ^^ The Nightmare Before Christmas I haven't seen in a while, but since I've got it on DVD, I should watch it! The others I have not seen... ^^

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    1. OMG! Please check out the others if possible! (I was going to say: "especially such and such..." but then I realized: I love the other three too much to suggest only one to you heehee)

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  9. My childhood! haha I need to rewatch It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.. haven't seen it in forever!

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    1. ABC is showing it Thursday at 8/7c!!! I'm totally planning on watching it again!

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  10. I love all your picks! Young Frankenstien is my all time favorite movie, hilarious dry humor FTW!! I watched Clue the other day and couldn't take Tim Curry seriously since he's crazy in Rocky Horror Picture Show (and It the clown).

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    1. Clue is one of my all time favorite movies!
      AND, like Mean Girls, one I can watch over and over, and/or, back-to-back!
      And in Clue, you're not really supposed to take anyone seriously...which is why I LOVE it! Madeline Kahn was an AMAZING woman too!!!
      And It and Killer Clowns from Outer Space are why I no longer care for clowns (I like them until I saw these...I was pretty much done then).

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