Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Thursday, October 6, 2011

An American Haunting and a Halloween Request for Help

Before I get into the meat of this blog, I want to mention something. I had intended to write a blog all about the premiere of American Horror Story on FX last night, but honestly, I have no idea what to say. I love the cast, especially Dylan McDermott and the always awesome Connie Britton (seriously, has she ever been in anything that wasn't awesome? The Brothers McMullen, Spin City, The West Wing, 24, Friday Night Lights... okay, we won't hold the awful Nightmare on Elm Street remake against her, it isn't her fault it sucked. Plus, she's beautiful).

What Lindsay Lohan could have grown into, before the cocaine diet,
bad dye jobs, and ugly lesbians.

Basically, the premise of the show is thus, and be warned, spoilers ahead: a family dealing with a whole lot of drama move into a haunted house and a whole punch of freaky shit happens; seriously, there's a creepy retarded child, dead twins, a guy with half his face burned off, a homicidal kid (maybe? He might not be a kid, it hurt my head), a creepy toothy old ghost-thing in the basement, a gimp suit, a sometimes-old/sometimes-hot dead (again, maybe? Ow, more pain), and a gimp suit. Oh, and Jessica Lange.

This really happened. Okay, not the "10-4 good buddy" part. But the rest really happened.

It seriously creeped me the hell out, and I can't wait to watch the next episode. Okay, maybe I really did know what to say after all.

Anyway, to the point of this blog. Most people know I love Halloween. A lot. I've already got my costume picked out for this year even though I don't know what I'll be doing or where I'll be wearing it. One thing I want to do this year is keep up a tradition I started last year, wherein I have a marathon spending the day only watching things with a Halloween theme. So, last year I watched the movies Halloween and Halloween II (the new Rob Zombie versions), Trick'r'Treat, and Idle Hands, as well as the three Halloween episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the one Halloween episode of Angel, and, of course, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. So I want to do the same thing this year with as few repeats as possible... although admittedly Trick'r'Treat and Charlie Brown will get repeated just for sheer awesomeness. The only thing I know for sure I want to add right now is Garfield's Halloween Adventure. I always loved the hell out of that cartoon.

"Halloween is my middle name. Garhalloweenfield."

So what I need is suggestions for things to watch. Bear in mind, I don't want random horror movies, I want things specifically with Halloween themes. And don't take the easy way out and just say watch all the original Halloween movies! I want a variety, and I know I have a lot of creative friends. Give me ideas! Go!

5 comments:

  1. Great way to kick off Halloween!

    To add to your list -

    Ginger Snaps
    The original Day of the Dead

    Technically , There's Nightmare Before Christmas, but it's not a horror film

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  2. Oh and take a look at this site. They have a huge list of halloween themed TV episodes

    http://halloweenspecials.blogspot.com/p/smart-alecks-guides.html

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  3. Ginger Snaps is a great idea, I had completely forgotten it took place around Halloween. I'll probably skip Day of the Dead though, just because I feel like I'm all zombied out with how overdone they are lately.

    And I might not mind Nightmare Before Christmas, a little comedy to break up the horror won't hurt.

    I'll add Gio's suggestion for the original Night of the Demons here too.

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  4. Thanks for the site, that'll definitely come in handy!

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  5. Also, got an interesting suggestion on Facebook for a movie called The Curse of Halloween.

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