My Favourite Halloween Movies! #2

26 Oct 2016

I have been so excited to create this post right from when I started to plan content for October, Halloween films being dear to my heart despite the fact I watch them pretty much all year round! It's no surprise to find me sat in the middle of summer watching Hocus Pocus, it's the more...tamer Halloween films I love, I've never been a fan of horror or scary films, but ghosts, witches, talking cats, vampires are right up my street! I did do a Halloween themed film post last year if you want to check it out here, it's going to be really hard not to include those same movies because they are some of my favourites!

The monster squad is a club of young pre-teens who idolize classic monsters and monster movies, but when they find that the actual monsters are here in their town, trouble is literally everywhere. They have to come together to fight against the monsters to save the world from Dracula and his monsters!

What I love about this film is it's an 80's cult classic, like the goonies but with the twist of classic monsters! I used to watch this film every waking minute I could get with my Dad, even now if it's on I'll get a phone call from him to make sure I have it on my television! I'm a huge fan of classic monsters, so to have a film which is hilarious but also has Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and the wolf man?! If you're into American 80's comedy you'll love how playful this film is!

Interview with a vampire starts with the vampire Louis (Brad Pitt) telling his story to a reporter, of his creation, his time with his creator Lestat (Tom Cruise) and how they turn a young girl named Claudia into a vampire.

That's me putting it basic, because there is so much to this film as it dives back in time to share the life of Louis. It's full of dark drama, historic value as we get to see both Pitt and Cruise live as immortals through out the ages, to the present day where Pitt decides to tell his story. My favourite character has to be Claudia, played by a young Kristen Dunst, her role has to be the most challenging as she has to play an aging mind stuck in a twelve year old body.

Sleepy Hollow is a town cursed by the headless horseman, not just a tale, but a monster who chops the heads off villagers as revenge for his own being taken. Detective Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent from the city to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations, only to discover the horrors and secrets which are there!

I think this film is perfect for Halloween because it's full of fantasy and Tim Burton goodness, the familiar actors/actresses we love like Depp, a horror legend like the horse man and everything has a creepy weirdness to it which can only be explained by his directing style. I love it! It's an easy film to watch as I think any of Burton's films are and definitely a film to add to your Halloween film list if you're not massively into horror like myself.

The rocky horror picture show is a comedic/horror musical, the plotline following a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory.

Not only is RHPS one of my all time favourite musicals, but I love the culture which seems to have grown around this film. I love the plays which are staged, the fancy dress, the songs which have become Halloween classics. It's tradition for some cinemas to show it every year and people go dressed up to sing along, which has to be one of my favourite things to do around the Halloween period! I used to go with friends when I was younger, the good experience probably adding to why I love this musical so much.

Another Tim Burton classic, Beetlejuice starts with a married couple living their ordinary lives, until they plummet off a bridge in their car! They wake up as ghosts in their home where they have to learn to be dead, until a family move into their home! They now have to learn to be scary, but when that fails to get the new family to leave, their turn to a poltergeist named Beetle Juice to help get their home back.

Last but certainly not least, Beetle Juice has to be my favourite of all Tim Burton's films. The film screams 90's with faces such as Winona Ryder, a young Alec Baldwin and Micheal Keaton being Beetlejuice himself! I love how weird this film is, completely kooky with hilarious over the top scenes.


And there we have it! My top films I definitely will be watching this Halloween! What are your favourite films to watch this spooky season? Don't forget to check out my last years Halloween film list!

Until next time guys,

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