Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I loved scary movies when I was a kid. I loved scary and movies as a young adult. I've never enjoyed zombie movies (ugh!) and can't take slasher movies (sorry, Shana!). After working in a major trauma center, though, I can't take a whole lot of scary movies - I know what the end result of all that mayhem actually looks and feels like. :(
My kind of Halloween is full of nostalgia and classics, curled up with a coupla kitties in the comfort of my own home. (I worked in an ER/trauma center, remember? I avoid going out on Halloween at all costs!) Here's what I'm hoping to watch this year:
Mad Monster Party? (1967) a totally fun and not meant to be serious at all stop motion favorite
Frankenstein (1931) 78 (!!) years later, it's still the best!
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 74 years later ... as a kid, I used to study how Elsa Lanchester's hair, makeup and costume was done (thank you, local libraries!)
Dracula (1931) with eleventy billion vampire movies to choose from, this still stands the test of time
Dracula (1979) Frank Langella redefined the Count for all time :)
Freaks (1932) Truly one of the creepiest movies. Ever.
And oh, how I wish I could see London After Midnight (1927) - the last surviving copy was destroyed in a fire years ago.
I live a pretty wild life, I know! I hope your Halloweens are full of fun and as much as scariness as you want or can handle.
Posted by Brenda at 7:08 PM