The Must Watch Halloween Movies

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Hello Nerds!

I realize today is Wednesday and I should be posting a short story. But…I have been lazy and my story isn’t ready yet. So, I thought I would do a fun little list because it is the month of Halloween (seriously they should change it from October to Halloween) and it’s my favorite time of the year!

I thought I would share with you a list of must watch movies for the month of Halloween!

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Duh! How could you not watch this movie?? It’s amazing and spooky, but not too spooky for younger kids. Let’s have a family movie night and watch this!

Hocus Pocus. Another no brainer. Another classic that you can not go the entire month of Halloween without seeing at least once. Of course, if you are like me you will see it at least 5 times…

I love this movie so much! It warms my heart and Devon Sawa (Casper) was probably my first movie star crush. I still love the moment at the end when Casper gets to dance with Kat. Another favorite part of mine is when Casper asks Kat “Can I keep you?” Ugh! my heart! Seriously going to get that tattooed on me at some point in my life.

Yeah, I went there. I love all of the Halloweentown movies. They are so adorable and full of all the things I love about Halloween.

Yes…I love Tim Burton and all of his movie feed my love for the strange and dark. Corpse Bride is one of my favorites…actually all of them are my favorites. In all honesty, I will use any excuse to watch this movie.

I watched this one just yesterday and what a cute little movie. I loved it. And I think it is the perfect Halloween movie.

Come on….like you didn’t know this one was going to be here. It’s the greatest family ever!

Okay, okay. This is not a Halloween must. It is a LIFE MUST! What better time to watch a strange movie about a goblin king stealing babies than Halloween.

Now, I know you are wondering why I don’t have the classics on this list. Like Halloween, Trick ‘r Treat, Ginger Snaps, I Know What you Did Last Summer, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Donnie Darko. Maybe my list is a little kid friendly…or maybe I am just a child at heart. Maybe, all those other movies just bore the crap out of me! Except Ginger Snaps, that is actually a pretty good (although cheesy) movie. And there are other movies that I could have named. But these are the movies that I watch all month long…honestly it’s an all year long thing, but I usually watch them all more than once in October.

Tell me, what are your must watch movies for Halloween?

When Did That Happen?

My internet service has been crazy the past few days.  I wasn’t able to get online yesterday after 5pm.  I was so upset.  It finally came back up around 3 this morning and I was afraid to even try to write a post in fear that it would get lost.

While my internet was out my family and I watched my brothers favorite movie, The Boondock Saints.  I was willing to watch it just because it had Norman Reedus in it.  He is a lovely actor and I might have a slight crush on him.  I loved the movie and we ended up watching the second movie as well.  Through the entire movie I kept asking my brother questions about the characters and the story and he would just tell me he didn’t remember.  I’m still trying to figure out how true that was, but I was scolding him for claiming it was his favorite movie and he couldn’t answer questions about the movie.

My favorite movie is Labyrinth, which if you don’t know is a movie from 1986 staring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.  It’s also a Jim Henson movie.  It’s great and fantastical and its about a goblin king that steals a girls baby brother to get her attention.  If you haven’t seen you, you need to go see it now.

Labyrinth

I could answer any question you could have about this movie.  And if you ask me a question that I don’t know I will look it up and make sure I know it next time some one asks.

After going through all this thought, yes I did think about all this while I was fussing at my brother for not knowing his favorite movie, I started wondering when Labyrinth became my favorite movie.

That one is actually really simple.  It has been my favorite movie since the first moment I saw it.  I was a year old when the movie came out.  I don’t know when my parents let me see it, but I was watching horror movies at 3, so I am sure I had already seen Labyrinth by then as well.  It has and always will be my favorite movie.  Though, Breakfast Club  is a close second.

I started wondering about all my favorite things.  Like, Johnny Depp is my favorite actor.  At what point did he become my favorite actor?  The obvious answer would be the moment I saw him on screen as Edward Scissorhands (third favorite movie), but I was 5 when that movie came out in 1990.  Did I know who Johnny Depp was or did I just think of him as Edward?  Or was it his movie Cry Baby when he became my favorite actor?  Both movies were released in 1990, but I bet it was Cry Baby that made me love Johnny Depp.  It’s such a cheesy movie but I can’t get enough of it and hearing Johnny Depp sing!

When I was younger I loved Jim Henson (still do!) and I am sure it was because of movies like Dark Crystal (another favorite) that came out three years before I was born.  And Labyrinth.  But there was also the show Fraggle Rock that I loved so much and thought was just as creepy as it was amazing.

At some point I switched from Jim Henson to Tim Burton. Or maybe that is just because Jim Henson has passed away and Tim Burton is still alive and kicking.  Or maybe because Tim Burton speaks to the Gothic side of me.  I love all things dark and Tim Burton seems to love all things dark as well.

I just feel like these favorites should have been remembered like every other milestone in our lives.  I should be able to tell you the moment I fell in love with Johnny Depp and David Bowie.  I want to remember the moment that my brain sparked to life with the realization that Labyrinth would always play a huge part in my life and would be the first movie I thought of when I was bored.

I can tell you I was around 14 when I fell in love with the Gothic world and started dressing in all black.  Though, I can’t tell you when I started collecting skulls.  I may have fallen in love with vampires because of Interview with a Vampire, actually that is probably when that happened.

I just want to know these things.  I know why these things are my favorites, but when did they become my favorites.  Have a always been a twisted soul that loved horror movies?  Probably.  Like I said, I was 3 when I would run straight to the horror section of Blockbuster (R.I.P. Blockbuster).

We are missing parts of ourselves and we don’t even know it.  Why are our favorites our favorites.  Is it because we love them or do we connect them with something and that something became misplaced but the love for the favorite stayed?  Did that make any sense?

What are your favorites?  And do you know when they became your favorites?