by Patrick Bromley
I may program them year round in this column, but October is really the month for 24-hour movie marathons. And I know we're a few weeks away from Halloween (a day I'm already dreading because it signals the end of #ScaryMovieMonth), but I thought it might be fun to get in the spirit early by programming a whole day and night to our favorite holiday. I did my best to avoid some of the most obvious choices, but there are still a handful of no-brainers on here. Sorry about that.
10 am - Hocus Pocus (1993, dir. Kenny Ortega)
11:45 am - Kenny & Company (1976, dir. Don Coscarelli)
1:15 pm - Hellions (2015, dir. Bruce McDonald)
Pontypool) starts applying a pink filter to everything (see photo) and the movie lost me. I haven't revisited it since then, but I plan to this October. Now I will have to! I know our friend Chaybee is a fan.
2:30 pm - Fun Size (2012, dir. Josh Schwartz)
4 pm - Idle Hands (1999, dir. Rodman Flender)
5:45 pm - Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013, dir. Emily Hagins)
7:30 pm - Halloween (1978, dir. John Carpenter)
9:15 pm - Night of the Demons (1988, dir. Kevin S. Tenney)
10:45 pm - Trick or Treats (1982, dir. Gary Graver)
12:30 am - Hell Night (1981, dir. Tom De Simone)
The Funhouse, it offers a killer who's more monster than man. Like Trick or Treats, this will play better the later it gets.
2:15 am - Satan's Little Helper (2004, dir. Jeff Lieberman)
4 am - The Midnight Hour (1985, dir. Jack Bender)
5:45 am - Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981, dir. Frank De Felitta)
7:30 am - Tales of Halloween (2015, dir. Various)
9 am - The Guest (2014, dir. Adam Wingard)