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October 26, 2008

Daniel’s Critical Corner: Halloween Favorites

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IF YOU DARE !!!

On The Slab Today:  “Halloween Favorites” !

Good Evening…  Blah, Blah !  Well, at least you can hope
for a “good evening”, and if you follow my advice, you can
avoid the “Blahs” as well !

Halloween is just around the corner, so I’m here to make
sure you have some great movie selections to keep your
circulation going…  On what’s sure to be a chilling night.

Tell your Mummy and Deady that this Halloween YOU
are going to provide the entertainment, by renting (or
perhaps even buying) the following selections !

The Evil Dead

* They are Evil AND Dead…  Who could ask for more ?

Mad Monster Party

* Monsters are some of the most interesting people…

Nightmare On Elm Street

* Freddy, who does your nails ?  They’re to DIE for !!!

The Bride Of Frankenstein

* It’s not easy being pretty.

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Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

* I just want to know who ate my Baby Ruth

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

* Beats the HELL out of a “mediocre” pumpkin.

The Creature From The Black Lagoon

* No, it’s not Brooke Shields…  Her lagoon was blue.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

* Damn !  I didn’t realize my webcam was on…

Elvira’s Haunted Hills

* Put some “boob” back in your tube !

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The Thing

* I’ve got your “thing” right here ! 😉

The Blob

* Starring Sally Struthers…

Cursed

* This werewolf movie has BITE !

Ghostbusters

* Who you gonna call ?

Sleepy Hollow

* A movie after my own heart…  (And head) !

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

* Not to be confused with “Dr. Phil”.

Scream

* OK.  EEEEEEEEEK !!!

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For John McCain !

Darkness Falls

* And it can’t get up !

Corpse Bride

* Sigh…  Always a corpse, never a cadaver.

Alien

* In space, no one cares if you’re Sigourney Weaver.

When A Stranger Calls

* Invite them over for a movie and some popcorn !

Black Christmas

* This DVD would make a great stalking stuffer !

Showgirls

* Just kidding !  (But it is scary) !

Hell Night

* Linda Blair without the vomit.

Halloween

* Jamie Lee Curtis before he became a man !

 Suspiria

* Wasn’t that a Phil Collins tune ?

The Ring

* All’s well that ends well !

The Mummy

* With that I shall WRAP things up !!!

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OK you little devils…  There you have it, in a pumpkin shell !
So snuggle up to your “boo”and ENJOY !!!  Muah ha ha ha  !!!

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Happy Halloween !!!

 

21 Comments »

  1. I have seen just 2 movies from the above list 😦
    but the movies look interesting ..i would love to watch them especially The Thing .. heard from my friend that its awesome 🙂

    Comment by arvind — October 26, 2008 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

  2. “The Thing” ROCKS ! My favorite scene: Some dude
    (who is really an evil alien in disguise) get his
    head lopped off, and the head grows crab legs and
    runs away !!! Talk about entertainment !!! LOL !

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 27, 2008 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  3. Awww, how can you not like Bella?! He’s so classic! :o)

    Doesn’t The Exorcist belong on this list?

    Comment by deslily — October 28, 2008 @ 5:25 am | Reply

  4. LOL ! 🙂 Mr. Lugosi is awesome !!! This is just a small
    sample of some of my favorite Halloween/scary movies !
    The page was just getting too long so I had to stop…
    “The Exorcist” belongs up there, so does “The Omen”,
    “Rosemary’s Baby”, “Salem’s Lot”, “Friday The 13th”,
    “Night of the Living Dead”, “The Wolfman” “The Rocky
    Horror Picture Show”, “Onibaba” and a few others !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 28, 2008 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  5. OMG! Rosemary’s Baby!! I remember the first time I saw that movie!! Scared the beejeebies out of me!! Ruth Gordon was such a fabulous actress and Patsy Kelly I loved! (not that many even know who she was) But the movie is surely a classic fright movie!!

    Comment by deslily — October 28, 2008 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

  6. Ruth Gordon was indeed a tricker’s treat in that movie !
    And I know of Patsy Kelly… She is in “Please Don’t
    Eat The Daisies” with Doris Day ! I have that one on
    DVD !!! I love it !!! As for Mia Farrow (AKA Rosemary),
    she is one of my all time favorite actresses. I really
    enjoyed her in the remake of “The Omen” (2006). She was
    also fantastic in “Be Kind Rewind”, “Shadows and Fog”,
    “Hanna and Her Sisters”, “Death on the Nile”, “The Great
    Gatsby” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo” !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 28, 2008 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

  7. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane is so often ignored on these kinds of lists – glad to see you add it. One of the best!

    Comment by oxfordfilmfreak — October 30, 2008 @ 8:11 am | Reply

  8. Thanks ! That’s one of my all-time favorite films, period !!! 🙂
    I also LOVED Bette Davis (with Karen Black) in “Burnt Offerings”.

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 30, 2008 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  9. How about a little remembered film from the 80’s called “One Dark Night” with Meg Tilly? Silly teen horror flick, but it brings back so many memories! LOL

    Comment by Alan — October 30, 2008 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

  10. Another gem ! “One Dark Night” was actually pretty scary
    for its day… I remember the corpses floating around the
    mausoleum, and those poor girls buried alive under rotting
    dead people ! Remember the girl with the toothbrush ? Or
    how about Adam West ? LOL ! I actually owned that movie
    on Beta !!!

    Some of my other favorite scary movies on Beta: “Pieces”,
    “My Bloody Valentine”, “Slumber Party Massacre”, “Terror
    Train”, “The Funhouse” and “The House On Sorority Row” !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 30, 2008 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  11. Happy Halloween!!!!! (see I told you I’m not the Grinch who stole Halloween)

    I’m so glad you’re back and you’ve definitely got some great movies on this list. While they’re not really Halloween type movies my two favorite scary movies are Cape Fear (the remake) and The Others.

    Comment by Lady Jaye — October 31, 2008 @ 4:12 am | Reply

  12. “Cape Fear” is pretty good anytime of the year. Believe it or not,
    I’ve never actually seen the original. Hmmm… I Better put that
    one on my “to be seen list” ! As for “The Others”, that is a darn
    good Halloween suggestion. It’s very subtle and atmospheric…

    LOL ! OK, so you are NOT the “Grinch That Stole Halloween”. I recant
    my statement to that effect. But what do you think of Thanksgiving ?

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 31, 2008 @ 7:15 am | Reply

  13. Happy Halloween to you too! And Darkness Falls is such a great pick! Way too underrated that film 🙂

    Comment by Vindi — October 31, 2008 @ 7:31 am | Reply

  14. Thank You ! I agree !!! It did open at number one when it came out back
    in 2003. Mixed reviews sent it to DVD a little early, but I really liked
    the concept. A sequel would be cool, but that’s always a risky business.

    Some horror sequels I did NOT like: “The Ring Two”, “The Grudge 2”, “Book
    of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” and the deplorable “Halloween: Resurrection” !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — October 31, 2008 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  15. Hey Daniel , Happy Halloween !!! Exorcist and Damien also give me creep ….buhaa…..haa..

    Comment by Chirag — November 3, 2008 @ 2:11 am | Reply

  16. Thanks Chirag !!! I still have a hard time watching those films to this day…
    Remember Damien riding around on that little tricycle ? When he knocks his
    poor mom over the railing ? That is such an iconic image of cinematic horror !
    Just the other day, my Mom was on a ladder, and I said to her “Where is a
    tricycle when I need one ?” We both started laughing and she said she would
    make it a point to land on ME !!!

    A couple of classic movies similar to “Exorcist/Omen” that I also recommend:
    “Beyond The Door” (actually an awful film but I LOVED it) and “The Sentinel”,
    a creepy 1977 horror film with an all star cast that includes such notables
    as Chris Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo &
    Ava Gardner (just to name a few) ! Happy Halloween !!! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — November 3, 2008 @ 2:23 am | Reply

  17. \Happy halloween dude 🙂

    Comment by arvind — November 3, 2008 @ 5:51 am | Reply

  18. Thank You Arvind !!! It’s been a crazy Halloween for me, but
    fun. This year I actually got so many trick-or-treaters that
    I ran out of candy. (I started dropping copies of my reviews
    into their bags after that). Most kids were happy but a few
    cried. LOL !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — November 3, 2008 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  19. Sure thing I will get Beyond The Door and The Sentinel and watch em this weekend. Happy Halloween Dude 🙂

    Comment by Chirag — November 3, 2008 @ 11:30 pm | Reply

  20. LOL ! 🙂 Be warned: “Beyond The Door” (also known as “Chi Sei?”)
    falls into the “It’s so good it’s bad” category. But it sure scared
    me when I was a little tyke !!! “The Sentinel” is a well-polished
    classic, and sure to please !

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — November 3, 2008 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  21. Great selections for Halloween, man.

    Comment by chasness — November 12, 2008 @ 12:43 pm | Reply


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