This week’s movie marathon features the films I like to watch around Halloween. I’ve learned that marathoning scary movies never goes over well for me, so I try to stick to the humorously scary.
1. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Mel Brooks, 1974): This is actually my favourite movie of all time. No joke. It’s amazing. But I warn you, don’t ask me to watch it with you, I might start inadvertently reciting the entire screenplay (with accents). I can honestly watch this movie at anytime of the year, but Halloween is always a good way to introduce it to a new audience. Envoy!
2. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (George Miller, 1987): We’ve got Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. Probably not their proudest cinematic experience (for Cher perhaps), but this film is quite the entertainment. This over-the-top, eccentric and slightly disturbing movie is perfect for this time of year!
3. BEETLEJUICE (Tim Burton, 1988): It’s a Burton film pre-Johnny Depp! And it might take you a while to recognize Alec Baldwin. This is the perfect Halloween movie; and it’s just creepy enough to fill my scare quota.
4. PRACTICAL MAGIC (Griffin Dunne, 1998): Come on; a running scene to Faith Hill’s “This Kiss” deserves some love. No? In any case, this magical chick flick is quite close to my heart. Don’t blame me if “Put a Lime in the Coconut” stays stuck in your head after.
That’s it for this week’s Monday Movie Marathon. My apologies if these were not the scary movies you were expecting; that’s what happens when you’re a big wuss like me. Although I do watch shows like American Horror Story just before I go to bed. Not too sure what my problem is. I highly recommend that one by the way. Maybe this is the beginning of “Television Tuesdays”?