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October 24, 2011

Daniel’s Critical Corner: Rise of Halloween Favorites

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If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another !

Hello Everyone !
~ Welcome.  Stay For A Bite ~
Today’s Horrific Hullabaloo: Rise of
Halloween Favorites

Behold the many glorious wonders of autumn !  Blankets of red and orange
leaves now bury cemeteries under ever-waning daylight.  Birds start to look
South beneath an ominous Harvest Moon…  And, even though it’s a bit chilly
outside, you can still place your tongue on a flagpole and not get stuck !

Best of all, Halloween is just around the dark corner…  And I’ve got some
movies listed here guaranteed to give you the heebie-jeebies !!!  Or maybe
just the heaves.

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The Tingler

* No.  It’s not a shampoo.

I Walked with a Zombie

* Then I went running with a vampire !

The Gravedancers

* Weren’t they on “America’s Got Talent” ?

Diary of the Dead

* Today at school, I finally worked up the nerve to eat Billy.

The Monkey’s Paw

* Argues with the Monkey’s Ma.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

* Unless you’re in a hot tub with Ashton Kutcher !

Sorority Row

* Alpha Epsilon Die


Somebody’s Got An Axe To Grind.


The Boogeyman

* Who says disco is dead ?


* A nice companion piece to “Old Yeller”.

The Thing

* Thawing out aliens is never a good idea.

The Howling

* Justin Bieber in concert !

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes

* Sorry, I forgot to shut the gate behind me.


* Michele Bachmann says this is her favorite Madonna song.

Fright Night

* Is a spooky delight.

Paranormal Activity 3

* This season’s final contestants on “Dancing with the Stars”.

I Eat Your Skin

* And have cheesecake for dessert !

The Fly

* Grab the swatter.


Stop Bugging Me !



* Honk if you love film critics !

The Stuff

* What Jamie Lee Curtis gobbles down to stay regular.


* Gesundheit !

The Hands of Orlac

* Look Madge !  I soaked in it !

Deep Blue Sea

* Not to be confused with “Dolphin Tale”.

The Funhouse

* Also known as Charlie Sheen’s residence !

The Lawnmower Man

* Has hit yet another sprinkler.

Visiting Hours

* Are Over.  See you next time !


Happy Halloween from Daniel’s Critical Corner !
Always a “10” out of “10”And always tickling
your funny bone !!!

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  1. Daniel…!
    I was just sitting here at the pumpkin patch, waiting on the great pumpkin, when I heard the rattling of leaves (or was that the clattering of a keyboard)… and I thought… was that…? was that….? It is! It’s the great pumpkin….! And an eerie moan was heard as a silhouette rose up out of the pumpkins…. but then I fainted…
    My companion was really upset…! She had missed, tricks or treats, and candy and cookies, and all sorts of things… as she proclaimed that all that came was a Critic…!
    Well, I’m still waiting here for the great pumpkin… but in the meantime, as I wait, this awesome list of Halloween films will sincerely lift my spirits shall we say? Great fun as always (your humor is always the perfect potion).
    Happy Halloween 2011…!!!

    Comment by Bumble Bindlegrim — October 24, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  2. 🙂 “The Great Critic” will always visit the most sincere comments (when he is not reading his favorite
    Halloween book, “The Pumpkin Dream: A Cautionary Tale from the Library of Mr. Bumble Bindlegrim”) !

    Comment by Daniel — October 26, 2011 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  3. Hey Daniel, thanks for visiting Geek Soul Brother. I love your list of scary flicks here. A real mix of the classic and modern. You even put up The Tingler. You know your horror! I have to check out the ones that I didn’t see. Enjoy your Halloween Brother!

    Comment by Geek Soul Brother — October 30, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  4. Thank you ! “The Tingler” is indeed a good one. Nothing says Halloween like a Vincent Price film !

    Comment by Daniel — October 31, 2011 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  5. “He-e-e-e-e-e-e’s Ba-a-a-a-ack!” I hope your Halloween was a good one and that you got to see some of those spooky movies!!

    Comment by deslily — November 1, 2011 @ 3:47 am | Reply

  6. I did manage to catch many of these phantasmagorical flicks during October. I actually watched “Visiting Hours” on Halloween (great slasher flick from 1982, starring Lee Grant and William Shatner) !!!

    Comment by Daniel — November 1, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  7. Daniel…

    Some great films here – I’m looking forward to seeing Paranormal Activity 3 after enjoying the first two.

    I was blissfully unaware there was an Amityville 4!

    Comment by Dan — November 1, 2011 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  8. Ha-ha ! “Amityville 4” is cheesy fun ! Patty Duke and Jane Wyatt must battle an evil lamp ! Priceless… (The movie, not the lamp).

    Comment by Daniel — November 2, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply

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