Halloween is my favorite holiday. My weekly blog for Women & Words was fortuitously scheduled to go live on Halloween, so I did a Halloween blog. I give a little history of Halloween and offer my very own ghost story. A real one. If you’d like to check that out, it’s HERE.
One of my favorite things to do is watch classic horror movies. Movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, Forbidden Planet, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dementia 13, Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, The Exorcist, Psycho, the Hammer movies—such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Brides of Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein—and the giant creature movies, such as Them, Kingdom of the Spiders, Day of the Triffids, and Tarantula. I love them all, even when they’re bad. Especially if they’re bad. Which they mostly were.
And, despite my penchant for horror/gothic/paranormal themes, I will admit that Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
But probably my favorite bad “horror” flick is a cult classic that appeals on so many levels: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s horrible in its theme, but completely campy in its delivery. And that’s what’s so awesome about it. Get ready to sing along, because I know you know it: “Sweet Transvestite.”
Have a ghoulish Halloween!