It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Oh…did you think I was referring to Christmas? No no no my fair readers, no! Halloween is upon us.  And its time for all the scary movie, candy eating, pumpkin carving and costumey glory that it entails!

Now a list! A list of my favorite Halloween-centric movies you can rent and/or borrow from your local public library (or course) because nothing says Happy Halloween more than screaming and giggling while watching some horror-y goodness.

1. Evil Dead II

It’s hard to pick just one Raimi horror flick but if I had to, Evil Dead 2 is the one I would go with.  It’s classic.  It’s hilarious but you still jump every now and again.  It’s disgusting and just wrong.  But you cannot help but enjoy yourself.  This is my favorite kind of horror.  Good old fashioned possession and gore.  None of this ridiculous torture porn which has become so fashionable these days. (lame!)

2. The Descent

The ultimate in girl power horror.  It’s ridiculously scary and definitely one of my favorite scary movies to come out in the past 5 years. Basic plot: group of girls go spelunking into an undiscovered cave and encounter man-eating, underground dwelling monsters. Girls try to escape, while also kicking some monster butt. Sweetness.

3. Ghostbusters

Okay okay…not scary.  But this movie is fabulous and definitely timely for the season. Plus, umm, LIBRARY SCENE! It’s the tops.  And I want to marry Bill Murray.

So have a lovely Halloween my fair readers! Eat candy. Dress up! Have a safe (but scary) blast. And…



4 responses to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  1. One of my friends told me I should watch The Descent, so I guess it’s about time I do!

  2. It’s totally amazing and ridiculously scary.

  3. Oh man all of these movies were awesome. I will totally have to concur that Evil Dead II is the best out of the series. While there are numerous great moments from the rest of the series, nothing will ever beat Ash getting the chainsaw hand.

    The Descent was pretty good, I really liked how they were able to convey the claustrophobic atmosphere of the caves. The denizens of the caves were pretty creepy too. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, but they are making a sequel so they may have seen my melancholy over that ending.

    And who can argue about the ghostbusters? Who? They are obviously not human if they do.

  4. While I agree that Evil Dead II is the BEST of the three, I find Army of Darkness to be the most re-watchable. Maybe its because it requires very little thought and it can be background noise. Maybe its because I know every line and can recite it in my sleep.

    I so agree with you that horror movies now are nothing but torture porn. The first SAW was alright. The concept was interesting enough and I didn’t HATE it nor did I love it… but the thing that made it interesting to me was that the killer was to be dead in a short amount of time. Now what are they up to… 7 movies or something? Not to mention how many horror movies are trying to emulate that torture/rusty nails thing.

    On the upside I heard a rumor they are remaking Suspiria? While I am skeptical about remakes I really dug the original.

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