Monday, October 31, 2011



It's time once again to call in the spirits, wherever they're at! October has been an action-packed celebration of spooky, all leading up to today. And while I may not be as costume-oriented as I used to be, Halloween will always be my favorite holiday.

Not only does it let me indulge shamelessly in watching as many horror movies as possible in a matter of weeks - see my previous reviews for Fright Night, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Atrocious, American Horror Story, Paranormal Activity 3 and Showgirls 2 - but I also get to bust out my glittery disco skull and embrace the overall macabre within. 

Last year I introduced the Cauldron of Classics for All Hallow's Eve, with clips from some hall-of-fame TV specials. This year's selections are decidedly more contemporary, but still classics in their own right. See what videos I've scared up for you, followed by a few single-frame movie reviews:

"Making Friends" (2011)
Adorable! Features Sam from Trick 'r Treat.

"Sandra's Halloween Wonderland" (2011)
This special aired on the Food Network recently. Sandra Lee is apparently an alcoholic crazy person.

LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"
An amazing Halloween light show from some creative folks in Riverside.

"Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" (2011)
Jeff & Britta try to decide which of their friends could be a murderer, in Community's third brilliant Halloween installment.


Ghostbusters (1984)
After all these years, I finally saw Ghostbusters on the big screen! It was well worth the wait, and in this case...bigger IS better (than my TV).

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Vincent Price was deliciously diabolical in the film version based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe. 

The Thing (2011)
The prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing was well-made and creepy enough, but still completely unnecessary.

Case 39 (2009)
Renee Zellweger looks bloated and Bradley Cooper takes his shirt off. It's just like every movie either of them have ever made.

Happy Halloween to you all! Don't let a silly little thing like it being Monday ruin your festivities. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your tricks and treats!

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