It’s that time of the year again – that’s right, Halloween is here, and what better way to celebrate (if you are not trick or treating) than to sit on your sofa, hugging your cushion watching horror movies or TV shows.
Here’s my quick rundown of classic (and awesome) films/TV shows I like watching.
John Carpenter’s The Thing
Quite possibly one of the best sci-fi horror films you will ever see and if you manage to see this on blu-ray, then all the horrific things that go on in this film are that much clearer! I squirm every time I watch this due to the outstanding visual effects.
In space, no one can hear you scream. The film that director Ridley Scott helped redefine the sci-fi genre, watch Sigourney Weaver and co. physically and psychologically battle an alien being on the Nostromo. The chest burst scene is worthy of the watch because it took the whole cast by surprise and what you see on screen is their genuine reactions.
How can you not watch Halloween…on Halloween? It’s like watching a cat video on youtube and you don’t laugh! It’s a simple equation – Jamie Lee Curtis + Michael Myers = a film that breathes new life into the horror franchise.
The Blair Witch Project
When this film first came out I thought it was real but alas it was a clever marketing campaign and boy was it good. A couple of kids filming a documentary in the woods and strange things happen around them – what’s not to like?
The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case
If screams and terror are not your thing, then why not try some laughter. And no I’m not suggesting Scary Movie (even though that is pretty funny). What I’m about to suggest is true comic genius. The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case will leave you in tears. Don’t believe me? Then watch on youtube.
Listen out for a demented cat. I could pass out laughing!
You won’t regret seeing this Hitchcock horror classic in HD. In fact I urge to get it. You get to mimic the shower scene! To the keen observer, you will know where my blog’s tagline was influenced from.
The X-Files: Home
Disturbing, creepy and any other words you have to describe this episode, Home is a must watch for any horror fans or X-Files fans. I don’t think I can listen to Johnny Mathis songs in the same way again…
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush
Hands down, the best episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Still gives me chills.
Eerie Indiana: Foreverware
I can’t be the only one who remembers Eerie Indiana! This show was like X-Files and Twin Peaks for kids. The one episode that always sticks out for me is the pilot episode, Foreverware where Marshall finds out how his neighbours stay so young and fresh!
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Specials
I haven’t watched The Simpsons in a long time but after seeing Guillermo Del Toro’s inspiring take on the couch gag, I may go back. How many horror/sci-fi themed references can you spot?
RIP Marcia Wallace aka Mrs Krabappel. Just like Phil Hartman, The Simpsons will never be the same without you 😦
The Walking Dead
It’s a no-brainer really! Season 4 has started off with a bang. Keep growing that beard Rick 🙂
Stephen King’s IT
I can’t bring myself to write anything about this. I just hate that clown. That clown scares me. That clown ruined my childhood…
Come on, I know I’ve missed tons out! What films/TV shows do you watch on Halloween?