Saturday, October 31, 2009

Some tricks and treats for Halloween

With All Hallow's Eve now upon us its time to pull on the costumes, get out the candy and watch some scary flicks. But surprisingly very few horror films are actually set on Halloween. Well here's some that takes the love of October 31 and delivers some good fun.
1. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Okay so it's not a movie, nor is it scary. But the classic animated special is still required Halloween viewing. Plus who doesn't love the World War One Flying Ace or Linus's straight view of the world-"three things I've learned never to discuss with people-politics, religion and the Great Pumpkin."

2. Halloween. The original John Carpenter flick, long before poor Michael Myers had a sister, a niece, became part of a Druidish cult, had to fight Busta Rhymes and was rebooted by Rob Zombie into poor white trash.

3. Sleepy Hollow. It's not set on Halloween but Tim Burton's offbeat take on the Headless Horseman story has a lot of imagery we associate with the holiday. Throw in Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and three Sith Lords and you got a cool cast also.

4. Trick R Treat. I already raved about this one earlier. A fun anthology fest with some laughs and scares. Plus Anna Paquin in a Little Red Riding Hood outfit. What's not to like?

So happy Halloween and stay safe.

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