Oh rainy day, I’m glad to see you. You gave us a great excuse to sit around and watch Halloween movies. Plus, you cleared the surfing line-up so only those who love bad waves and polluted water (me! me!) were out cruising.
So. I’m kind of obsessed with Halloween. You too? I have a specific celebration strategy I carefully execute all month long. During the first week of October, I put out the decorations, then it’s time to start watching Halloween related media. I like to commence the celebrations with light comedy–Halloween episodes of The Office, Thirty Rock and so on and then ease into some Buffy the Vampire Slayer (aka my favorite show of all time). After that, it’s time to get into the scarier stuff.
+ A note about this: I used to be heavy into scary movies in junior high and high school, but then I was totally not into them and could barely watch movies that contained anything sad or gory. Quentin Tarantino films were completely off limits for a while as well as Toy Story 3. Giving up your toys, now that’s horrifying. These days I’m falling back in love with those classic scary movies again. Maybe I’ll work my way in to watching Toy Story 3 by next year. One step at a time.
Anyways, here are some of the movies we’ve been watching during “stage 3” of my Halloween Celebration Plan. Stage 4? Well, you’ll just have to come back next week and see…Muahahaha
- The Sixth Sense-I mean, it’s probably one of the best films of all time, right? Great acting and story and just the right amount of disturbing without keeping you up all night.
- Edward Scissorhands– I hadn’t seen this movie before the other night. Is that insane? I feel like most everyone has. I really liked it. You can’t really go wrong with Johnny Depp (well, let’s not talk about Pirates of the Caribbean IV, or III for that matter). We love quirky and odd movies, which brings me to the next choice.
- Låt den rätte komma– No, I’m serious, this is a movie I’m recommending. It’s a Swedish romantic horror film with English subtitles about a girl who is a vampire. In English it’s called “Let the Right One In”. I’m one of those people who can’t get enough of the vampire love tales, so yeah, I liked it. But Scott did too. It’s a little bizarre (ok, it’s a lot bizarre), but if you’re in the mood for something kinda creepy and different it will suffice (plus it’s on demand on Netflix…free to us since we hacked my parent’s account ;).
Other “Halloween” movies we’ve watched
Oh yeah, and I’ll probably make Scott watch Twilight for like the 67th time too.
What are some of your favorites?
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