With the Halloween weekend upon us I looked at film I have seen that is appropriate holiday viewing. I'm not big on slasher, horror films, but I like a good thriller. Joy Ride, Identity, Skeleton Key, Hide and Seek and Psycho pack a lot of suspense and have surreal twists. The character's of Halloween have been in a lot of films. The Harry Potter franchise is the ultimate wizard experience. The Witches of Eastwick and Practical Magic feature witches. Ghosts have their way in The Others, Sleepy Hollow, Sixth Sense, Gothika, Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice. Zombies can be found in Night of the Living Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn and Sean of the Dead (very funny). Van Helsing has just about every Halloween character imaginable, heavy on special effects, short on plot. Animation treats in Sprirted Away (not for little ones), Howl's Moving Castle, , Monsters, Inc., The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Vampires are well treated in Shadow of a Vampire and Interview with a Vampire. And then there is our old pal, the devil in The Exorcist, Devil's Advocate and Rosemary's Baby.
Pop the popcorn, turn out the lights, turn on the movie and have a spooktacular Halloween!!!!
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