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JCC [Its Spoopy Season] Welcome to the Halloween Countdown

Discussion in 'Community' started by AutumnLight91, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. maranatusIX

    maranatusIX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    What is everyone's "Must watch" around and on Halloween?.

    Goosebumps 2
    Halloweentown I and sometimes II.

    Halloween 78, 18....and on Halloween night.....
    The best sequel IMO Halloween 4.
     
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  2. A Corpse of Disapproval

    A Corpse of Disapproval TV Horrorshow star 3

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    For All Ages/nostalgia purposes: Rankin & Bass' MAD MONSTER PARTY?

    All the tentpole Universal Monsters films.

    Trick R Treat
    Halloween
    Night of the Living Dead
    The Thing From Another World
    THEM!

    and the silent (1925) The Phantom of the Opera
     
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  3. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Halloween 3: Season of the Witch and Trick 'r Treat is my standard Halloween night double feature.
     
  4. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    The Thing.
    Alien. Not Aliens, which is really more of an action movie.
    The original House on Haunted Hill.
    The classic Universal monster movies.
    Garfield Halloween Special. (Not joking)
     
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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    The Mummy, or maybe Van Helsing.
     
  6. Rew

    Rew Force Ghost star 5

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    The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. (The less that’s said about those two recent animated movies, the better.)
     
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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  8. grd4

    grd4 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I watch and read horror on a daily basis throughout October and November, but in terms of annual traditions:

    -The first eight Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror episodes from the Golden Age (My favorite vignette being "Clown Without Pity," which has a uproarious gag/line every ten or so seconds)
    -Bob's Burgers Halloween episodes
    -Disney's Sleepy Hollow adaptation from the 40s
    -The Bride of Frankenstein, the crown jewel of Universal Horror
    -At least two Vincent Price movies
     
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  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I watch Treehouse of Horror throughout October and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Halloween.
     
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  11. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Reading favorite stories on Halloween isn't something I've done before - I'll try it this year (probably stretch it over the weekend). Proposed list:
    The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft
    Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Lieber
    The House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgson
    Ghostland by Colin Dickey. The last book is actually nonfiction - examining the relationship between ghost stories and people in America. It's... melancholy, to say the least.
     
  12. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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  13. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That sounds really Interesting; I'll have to check it out.
    Oh, and if you're reading creepy stories, I highly recommend the ghost stories of M.R. James.
     
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  14. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Edit- At one of my two jobs I take a portable DVD player for breaks. Allows me to get through these efficiently.

    Starting in late Sept, in no particular order:
    -Most of the Friday The 13th series. Usually skip 7 and 8
    -Most of the Nightmare On Elm St. series. Skip Freddy's Dead. Freddy Vs Jason is great imo because it works as a sequel to both series.
    -Classic Universal Monsters. Story order when I get to the crossovers. (I find it odd that some like Son Of Dracula and the Mummy movies don't seem to be directly a part of the shared universe. However the Mummy series itself is two separate storylines so who knows)
    -Halloween series
    -Ginger Snaps 1 and 2.
    -Nightmare Before Christmas
    -White Zombie

    On Halloween day:
    -It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
    -Night Of The Living Dead. First time seeing this was on Halloween when I was 12.
    -Halloween (1978) if I didn't have time in the lead up.
    -Aqua Teen Hunger Force Halloween ep "The Shaving"
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  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    For the Universal movies - only the Wolfman, Dracula and Frankenstein movies are 'shared'. (Except "Son of Dracula", as you mentioned)
    And yeah, all the Mummy movies except the first are linked - but the best one is first by far.
    Most of the Invisible Man movies are linked, except the Invisible Woman, but avoid the Invisible Agent at all costs.
     
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  16. A Corpse of Disapproval

    A Corpse of Disapproval TV Horrorshow star 3

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    Agreed. Run from Invisible Agent. Skip directly to Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man. It is somehow more in continuity.
     
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  17. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The original Mummy is among my all time favs. One of the few movies where the villain's plan is sad and understandable. He just wants to kill a lady so his girlfriends soul can come out. Is that so bad?? Sarcasm obviously but he does say a few times "no man has suffered the way I have for love" or something to that effect.
     
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  18. A Corpse of Disapproval

    A Corpse of Disapproval TV Horrorshow star 3

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    "No man has suffered as I have for you".

    It really is a compelling scheme for a 1933 'thriller'. It is also one of my favorites. Jack Pierce's makeup for both versions of Karloff is unrivaled.
     
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  19. Darth Spookious

    Darth Spookious Jedi Master star 1

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    [​IMG]

    feels a spoon inside his head
     
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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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  21. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And White Zombie sampled one of the other 'best lines'- "Do you have to open up graves to find girls to fall in love with?"
     
  22. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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  23. Darth Spookious

    Darth Spookious Jedi Master star 1

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  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    My memory isn't as good as it used to be; I'll take a dollar's worth.

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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