Saturday, October 25, 2014
What is Your Halloween Tradition?
We're in the last week of #ScaryMovieMonth (RIP #ScaryMovieMonth), which ends this Friday on Halloween! Do you have any special movie you watch every year on October 31st? Any weird rituals you care to share with the group? Is this the year you're going to start a new tradition?
By the next Weekend Weigh-in, Halloween will be over. Let's talk about it now.
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My Halloween night tradition over the years has been to watch "Sleepy Hollow" (1999) followed by "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". My streak of watching Sleep Hollow started in 2000 and I don't think I have missed a year yet.ReplyDelete
We used to watch The Great Pumpkin, but not as much these days. I watched it last week, or the week before though.Delete
It's The Haunting, for me. Whatever walks there, walks alone.ReplyDelete
We used to watch "The Shining" every Halloween night but for the past few years it's been "Trick r' Treat" (a bit for fun, no?!)ReplyDelete
It's Trick 'r Treat and the original Halloween for me. I tend to have a bit of a marathon on the day/evening of Halloween, and the line up changes, but those two are mainstays.ReplyDelete
Used to watch Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments every year, but I got sick of it.ReplyDelete
Boring answer but I do watch a Halloween movie. Season of the Witch is one I know is not great but I do love it.ReplyDelete
That catchy jingle too
" Three more days to Halloween.
Three more days till Halloween
I bet you're humming it right now
Halloween III is where it's at for me too. That, and I listen to scary movie music all day, briefly punctuated by at least part of Oingo Boingo's farewell concert (recorded on Halloween '95). If I haven't heard "No One Lives Forever" it just ain't Halloween.Delete
The other thing I do is lament living in Florida, where it never actually feels like Halloween.
May I suggest you try it with the Movie Crypt commentary this year - I haven't listened to it yet myself but can only imagine it's pretty great!Delete
JP....there's too many other reasons to lament living in Florida. Give yourself the holiday off... :-)Delete
I've been doing a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon the last few years. Up to 25 episodes now, which is a good 8-10 hours of entertainment. We also do a Christmas one, and usually a third one during the year.ReplyDelete
As a side note any chance you'll be doing a podcast on the non-horror releases during scary movie month? John Wick and/or Gone Girl specifically?ReplyDelete
I usually will watch The Exorcist on Halloween. And typically, following that is the original Halloween.ReplyDelete
If it lands on a weekend I like to have an all day horror marathon, which is ALWAYS accompanied by a crock pot full of vegetable soup. Mmmmmmm. I love Halloween.
I pretty much just wing it - sometimes I go out (but not as much as of late) - usually I watch some scary movies but not necessarily anything in particular - looking forward to having a kid so I can hit the streets trick 'r treating again!ReplyDelete
And not look weird while you're doing it like you usually have lately? ;)Delete
Exactly :) I'm thinking having a kid is going to allow me to do a whole bunch of things a "mature" "man" "shouldn't" do.Delete
I'm going to watch Universal monster movies in my apartment (#13) with the black cat I adopted back in May. Maybe get out the Ouija board...ReplyDelete
What could go wrong?
My tradition is sometime in the month of October, watch the 1950's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the 1970's version, because it's my favorite "horror" movie.ReplyDelete
I always try to watch a classic that I haven't seen yet. Last year was Suspiria, this year it's the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which I'm very ashamed to admit I've never seen all the way through.ReplyDelete
Nothing to be ashamed of! No one can see ALL the movies (though I would like to try). Shameful would be "I refuse to see this movie that's considered a classic because I am stubborn or ignorant." And that's not you!Delete
I suppose the real concern comes not from how many times I HAVEN'T seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but from how many times I HAVE seen Texas Chainsaw 3D..............the answer is 3. I have seen Texas Chainsaw 3D 3 times. Which you could argue is 4 times too many.Delete
BTW. 66 reviews until we hit 2000 on the SMC... :-)ReplyDelete
Not really, a handful of comments here and there (that Patrick hasn't deleted yet) make that an inaccurate count by 10 or so. Also, when we post a twofer review (... OR...), does that count as one review or two reviews? Regardless, we're going to blow past 2,000 pretty soon. :-)Delete
Yeah, those things don't really matter. I feel like we'll make it, anyway. I know I have at least 20 more on deck that I want to get to. We'll get there. :)Delete
Sorry for being optimistic.Delete
Every year, I watch John Carpenter's The Thing. It's my favorite horror flick. I sit down with the Blu Ray, a snack (usually Doritos, because I lack self-control), and a pumpkin beer...or three. I turn off the lights, turn off the phone, shush the girlfriend, and just enjoy the film. What a great portrayal of paranoia and isolation. I just love this movie.ReplyDelete
Usually try to watch Young Frankenstein in honor of my mom, though it doesn't always happen. What does always happen is putting on the Night on Bald Mountain segment from Fantasia.ReplyDelete
My Halloween tradition celebrates it's tenth anniversary this year. It's watching Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead with a Lou Malnati's deep dish sausage pizza. I guess technically the pizza part of it is only nine years old, seeing as I couldn't get the pizza to the movie premiere.ReplyDelete
My tradition for the past 9 or 10 years goes something like this. Promise myself, starting around mid-September, that this year This Year I will actually come up with a cool costume idea and execute it and go to a cool Halloween party or do something festive. Then the actual day comes around and I have once again failed to think of a costume I like well enough to actually go through the effort of making it. Then I end up working late or some other thing and come home and go to sleep. This year I am right on track to continue this tradition.ReplyDelete