Monday, October 27, 2008

Good Halloween Movie?

So ...

I'm planning a Halloween costume party. One of the activities on tap will be a good Halloween movie. I have the choices narrowed down to these movies:

1) Silver Bullet - A screenplay by Stephen King ... Set in a small peaceful town where nothing much ever happens. Suddenly - the town is struck with gruesome killings. The townspeople believe it's a maniacal killer on the loose and they intend to hunt the man down. A young handicapped boy believes that the killer isn't a man at all, but a werewolf. After a personal encounter with the werewolf the boy and his sister hunt for the man that may be the werewolf.

One reason I'm interested in this movie is because the boy and his sister look for the werewolf in a rather unique way - by going door to door and collecting bottles and cans to return for deposit money. Lately, my wife and son have been collecting cans to recycle - cleaning up our neighborhood and getting a small bit of extra change.

2) Love At First Bite A campy comedy starring George Hamilton as Dracula centered around his search for model Cindy Sundial.

3) Poltergeist This is the ultimate horror movie in my opinion. It's also the only PG 13 horror movie that I know of that is just terrifying. Perfect cast of creepy characters. This movie made me even more scared of clowns and little blonde headed girls.

4) Saturday The 14th - this is an oft overlooked comedy from the 80's along the lines of Naked Gun/Airplane humor with a 30-45 second timer on jokes, prop humor, or wisecracks.

Those are my four choices ... do you have any suggestions? I have to choose a movie that no one will be embarrassed by and that an age range of 16-60 can watch.


I am a lover of children's literature said...

As a person who is trying (I put emphasis on the word trying) to live by the Bible's every word, I wouldn't be caught dead watching any Halloween movie, let alone participating in Halloween in anyway, shape, or form..... it's too pagan for me, and has absolutely nothing to do with the teachings of the Good Book.

But to each their own. If you are participating, at least, have a pleasant and safe Halloween, you and your family.

Anonymous said...

"Student Bodies" is another great comedy horror send up. Personally I think it is probably better than Love at First Bite and Saturday the 14th, but it has been to long since I have seen any of them for me to say for sure.

Anonymous said...

Out of your four films, I would choose Poltergeist. It's simply, like you said, the ultimate horror movie. And on Halloween you should be watching a horror movie, no questions about it.