Back to the Future is one of my favorite movie series of all time, and the 2nd one is my absolute favorite. Today is the day Marty McFly arrived in the future.
So you know what that means? IT’S OFFICIALLY THE FUTURE NOW. And we all have to start dressing like this now:
I don’t know about you, but I am STOKED. Lots of neon, weird hats, plastic accessories, double neckties, and chest-mounted sound effects boards. All of this is 100% fantastic. We made it, you guys. We can finally look this glorious:
I love Halloween. It is my absolute favorite holiday of the year, far beyond any other. The thing is, I’m a total wuss when it comes to scary movies. When I saw The Ring, I had to sleep with the lights on for two weeks. (FYI, that’s a good test for your relationship right there. Hubby passed with flying colors). So what movies can you watch that won’t ruin your precious, precious sleep? Me to the Rescue!
- Poltergeist (THE ORIGINAL ONE. WE DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE ANY OTHER VERSION): This movie is fantastic, with amazing special effects and a completely solid story. It is the embodiment of Spielberg epicness. If you haven’t seen this yet, stop what you’re doing, quit your job, and go watch it. Fun fact: it also came out in 1982, which is widely acknowledged to be the best year for movies ever.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: This one is good for Halloween AND Christmas! This movie is a gorgeous distillation of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. Twisted, beautiful, and heart-wrenching, it is a forever classic. If you’ve already seen this a million times, there’s an internet theory that Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, and Nightmare make a kind of trilogy, so re-watch with that in mind.
- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon: A documentary crew gets access to a Jason Voorhis-like serial killer. This is a great movie, with a good mix of humor, and the Talking Heads in the soundtrack! It’s one of those small release movies that didn’t get the attention it deserves.
- Tucker and Dale vs. Evil: Absolutely hilarious version of the teen thriller. If you love Alan Tudyk (AND YOU HAD BETTER) you will absolutely love this movie. He gives yet another stellar, hilarious performance, as does Tyler Labine, of Reaper fame.
- The Cabin in the Woods: This is probably one of my favorite movies ever. The marketing department really failed when this movie came out, because they made it look like any other basic horror movie. Thankfully, it is not. In classic Whedon-style, Joss turns the horror genre on its head, and the results are spectacular. I went into this film like “Meh, let’s see”, and by the time the opening title hit the screen I was hooked. If you felt kind of blah towards it, or missed it altogether, I promise, Cabin in the Woods will not disappoint.
That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, but I’m sure another dozen will occur to me the second I hit “publish”. Help me out: what non-scary horror movies do you love?