Raise your hands if you hate Halloween?
If you actually raised you hand, you probably looked weird to the people around you, but thanks for you support, because I HATE Halloween too.
Okay, maybe hate is a strong word. I find Halloween annoying. Especially when it’s on a Monday or Tuesday. It just seems weird. This year Halloween is on a Saturday, which means that November 1st, as-per-usual, my car will be covered in puke and I’ll have not a single Rockets to show for it.
The only good thing about Halloween is all the scary movies that come out. If you haven’t seen Zombieland, you must. Especially if you are
a fan of Drag Me To Hell or Shaun of The Dead. It’s really a great horror movie that actually isn’t that scary. And in the next couple of weeks, our movie theatres will be inundated with even more scary flicks, including: Saw VI, Paranormal Activity, The Box, The Vampires Assistant, The Fourth Kind and Boondock Saints II, which I feel will be scary for completely different reasons
If going to the movies isn’t your thing, Halloween is also a good time for new horror movie re-releases on DVD and Bluray. And seriously, if you don’t have a Blu-ray player yet, you are missing out. I’ve actually spent the last couple of evenings, prepping for the most annoying night of the year by watching some of my favourite scary movies. Some of the best ones have been the older 80’s movies, that never even looked this good when they were filmed the first time. You have no idea how scary Chucky is, until that little shit-filled demon doll i
s chopping up people in high definition.
And don’t even get me started on the Hannibal Lector Collection, which was also just released. It includes Manhunter, (which I kept mistakenly calling Maneater, which turns out wasn’t that far off.) Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Now, I don’t really know Anthony Hopkins that well, but seriously, who would marry someone that can play such a terrifying character? They say there is some truth to every lie, well let’s hope the same doesn’t apply to actors who play crazy serial killers, especially the whole eating people thing. Imagine eating sushi with that guy? No thank-you.
And lastly, Quarantine. Nothing erases the smile induced by another great episode of Glee, faster than this docu-style horror movie with crazy zombie face-eating monsters. I’d like to see Lea Michele sing a song about that. I’ve loved Quarantine since the first time I saw it and I have a feeling that I actually might make it more of a Christmas tradition. It’s not really festive, but it is a good summary of a Mike’s Bloggity Blog Family dinner.
But by far my favourite scary movie is the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, which starred Canada’s Sarah Polley. I’m telling you the truth when I say that I could watch that movie each and every day. I don’t know how many times I’ve found it on TV and stayed up late to watch it, even though I own it on DVD and Blu-ray. And that scene where she falls in the bathtub? Makes me cringe every.single.time.