Hello, babies! Welcome back to Glitz & Glitter!
Today’s spooktacular post is in collaboration with the lovely Meggan (aka Cardigan Jezebel) and Blogtober here at Glitz & Glitter is all about fall, Halloween, and everything trick-or-treat! As I am sure you can tell by the title, Meggan and I are writing about creepy and cool films that will last you throughout the Halloween season!
My list of films are ones that I have watched and I love to watch every October! Grab a cup of witch’s brew and let’s fly!
An American Werewolf in London
David Naughton plays David (so incredibly original, I know!) the American who, after being bitten by a werewolf, transforms every full moon into the hairy beast that is a werewolf! There is a lot more back story to the film, though. David and his friend Jack are backpacking in England and they stumble into a pub (The Slaughtered Lamb!) only a few hours before the next full moon (dun dun dun!). They end up being kicked out of the pub and end up lost on the moors. They are attacked by a werewolf and only David survives, but there’s a twist! David carries the last of the werewolf’s blood and is now part of the bloodline. I’m going to try to stop myself here because I don’t want to give all of the film away, but there is a lot more to the story! If you stumble upon this movie while you are about shopping, buy it or rent it! It is a great Halloween movie!
Okay, Edward Scissorhands isn’t directed towards Halloween, but it is a Tim Burton film, so it can count! If you love Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and the amazing Dianne Wiest, you will like Edward Scissorhands! It is rather strange but it is very very cool and you should watch it at least once in your life! Johnny Depp has scissors for (of course) hands, which makes some aspects of life very difficult, but he has a talent for making amazing characters and shapes out of yard hedges, giving a poodle a new poofy ‘do, and all of the ladies funky hair! I love Tim Burton and this is a great film for any time of the year, but perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a Halloween themed popcorn munch mix (coming out in another Blogtober collab on the 27th!)
Ghostbusters is a classic! Whether you watch the 1984 original with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis (fave!!), or the newer 2016 revamp with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig, your Ghostbuster choice will be the boo of the ball! I am a fan of both versions, but I love the original just a little bit more. I’m all about the originals!
Dun dun…dun dun…dun dun dun dun dun dun DUH DUH DUUUH….
Jaws is the reason you sneak up behind your sister in the pool while trying to recreate the famous tune out loud (or in your head..gotta keep the element of surprise) and smack her leg under water or lunge at her. Just me? Okay.
I love Jaws and it is possibly my favorite Spielberg film. It has suspense, blood, peril, all of the stuff that makes a good thriller! Bring that into the water and you will have hundreds of kids afraid to stick their big toe into a puddle! Good job, Steven Spielberg! Now, there isn’t really anything about Jaws that makes it directed for the Halloween season, but this post is all about spooky or scary movies and Jaws scared me for years. You see one head pop out of the side of a boat and that’s it.
Beetlejuice..Beetlejuice…Beetlejui- wait! Can’t say it thrice!
Ah yes, another Tim Burton film! What twisted things (or cool, in my opinion) must go on in that beautiful brain to create such films! Burton brings another classic with Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, and Geena Davis (my queen!). The first time I saw Beetlejuice, it really freaked me out, but now I have a weird appreciation for it. I also really love Michael Keaton, so that might be another reason why I love the character Beetlejuice.
Onto our final film of the list!
Oh, yes, people with coulrophobia! Prepare to be freaked out..or mildly upset.
Tim Curry plays IT, aka Pennywise, aka The Dancing Clown. Now, I am sure you have heard of the recent remake of IT, but we are all about classics here at Glitz and Glitter and Bill Skarsgård won’t be breaking up this party! Sorry, Bill.
I have only seen the original film and while I do actually want to see the new one, I have no one who would want to go see it with me and I really don’t want to go by myself. I think strangers find it particularly offending when you jump in the lap and scream “HOLD ME!” while crying into their neck. If you have seen the new one, leave me a comment and tell me what you think of it! New or Old?
So back to the film! Pennywise is a clown (duh, Mimi.) and he terrorizes a bunch of kids in a town and bites off the arm of my favorite child, Georgie. If the killer clown epidemic ever comes back, I will run at one with a saw in my hand, screaming “This is for Georgie!” I am still not over Georgie.
A group of misfit kids come together to get rid of the clown (which is also an alien, I believe.) and once they realize he runs on the fear of others, they try not to be afraid of him, or at least not show their fear. It works, he leaves, but IT returns years later and the kids have to own up to their childhood promise of returning to their town if the clown ever came back. I hate the original ending of IT because I have zero closure and that is not okay.
There you have it, loves! My rundown of my favorite films for Halloween! I’m not really into super scary movies or ones that involve demonic possession, so that is why a lot of good and frightening films aren’t in the list. Scares me for lifetimes.
I hope you have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend! Please go read Meggan’s fabulous post on her site here!
This post did go up late and I apologize. I slept in later than I intended and I have a memorial service to attend today, so this is kind of rushed.
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5 thoughts on “Spooky Films for Halloween | Blogtober”
I’m afraid I’m absolutely useless with scary films – I think I’ve got an over-active imagination! Love that these are all ‘classic’ scary films though, I feel like I might be able to watch some of these. Not IT though! x
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I usually HATE remakes, but I have to admit that they did an awesome job with Ghostbusters! I feel like I need to make a point of watching both versions of the movie each year now!
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I saw it with my sister when it came out in theaters and we had a hoot! I love their casting choice and that they brought back the original actors for cameos!
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I’m not typically a horror fan, but I don’t mind something a bit spooky around Halloween. Will definitely check out your picks!
I’m not typically a fan of scare-you-silly spooky movies either. I am not a fan of feeling terrified and panicked at the same time! Hope you enjoy! XOXO Mimi