Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

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Boo! Scared you! 
Happy Halloween!

Okay, that squirrel really is about as much scary as I can handle. As I mentioned in MaryAnn's excellent post yesterday about supernatural movies - I can't do horror. At all.

So, for today's spooky post, let me present to you my top three favorite non-scary (and very family friendly) Halloween movies:

# 3 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
(Disney Edition)

Alright, I'll admit, this one did scare me as a kid. But as an adult, I can see the charm. And, better yet, it looks like you can watch the whole thing on YouTube!*
(*brief perusal of titles only, so ymmv)

 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Well, of course this is in the top three! One thing I miss about only having Netflix and not real TV, is that there's not the anticipation I had as a kid of waiting for these classics to come on the network channels. You had one, maybe two chances to watch, and then, poof, they were gone, so you made the most of it.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Okay, all you Prosers have to have seen this, right? The best Cary Grant movie ever?

For you deprived few, here's a little background on the clip:

Confirmed (and vocal) bachelor, Mortimer Brewster, has just gotten married to the girl next door. While she's picking up a few things at her house for the honeymoon, Mortimer goes back to visit his dear, sweet Aunts who raised him. Also living in the house is Teddy, who is more than a little off his rocker (he thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt and is always going to Panama (in the cellar) to dig more locks for the canal). 

The visit takes a decidedly macabre turn when Mortimer finds a body in the window seat and comes to realize that maybe it isn't just Teddy who should be donning a straight jacket.

Add in an excellent 'Boris Carloff' performance by Raymond Massey as Mortimer's terrifyingly reprobate brother, Jonathan, and this is a real winner.

Alright, Prosers, so what are some of your favorite Halloween movies (scary or not)?



  1. The only one of these I've seen is the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and I used to love watching that every year too as a kid.

    I have seen the play Arsenic and Old Lace, but not this particular movie. The play was hilarious.

    Great Post, and Happy Halloween!!

  2. Just got back from trick-or-treating and found out Arsenic and Old Lace is streaming on Netflix! You should watch it. Really.

    Hope you had a great Halloween!

  3. I'm with you on the scary movies. My favorite not-scary Halloween movie is Ghostbusters. "It's the Stay Puft marshmallow man..." <3 it!

  4. I love Arsenic and Old Lace! I love all these movies, actually. I was planning on watching the movie House with my sister, but trick-or-treating took longer than expected, and by the end of it I was too tired to do much more than shower and go to bed. Hope you and your family had fun!


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