Movies for the best Halloween fun
Ah, Halloween, the scariest time of the year! Poisoned candy for kids, cultural appropriated costumes, and Wiccans summoning demons from Hell in graveyards (like you never done that before!) But, is Halloween so scary….that it’s funny? Well, yes. It is because of the Halloween movies. Yes, yes there are horror movies. But, there are also great comedies as well.
Tuck and Dale Vs. Evil
Tuck and Dale is a perfect comedic satire of horror movies. The horror/”evil” in the movie is actually brought to the characters to themselves. For example, in the students’ points of view, Tuck “kills” a student by pulling him in a wood chopping machine. What really happened was that the student accidentally falls into the machine while trying to jump on Tuck, and Tuck tried to pull him out. Similarly, in one scene, Tuck uses a chainsaw, but he gets attacked by a swarm of wasps. He runs into the college students, who think he’s trying to chop them to death. These misunderstandings are perfectly timed with the reactions and the situations, and that’s what makes the movie work. Additionally, the hillbillies have a hard time, making themselves look good. When Dale tries to talk to the college students at first, what he holds look like a scythe (The Grim Reaper’s iconic weapon) and he ends the conversation with a laugh. This makes him look psychotic and the college students leave screaming.
This is a must-see for horror and comedy fans. Horror fans will get the bloodiness and the ruthlessness killings while comedy fans get great slapstick and writing.
Of course, we have to put down Hocus Pocus. This movie is a Halloween classic from start to finish, and it’s all thanks to the leading actress who play the Sanderson sisters: Bette Midler (her most iconic acting role), Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Their acting makes the movie from their mannerisms to their expressions to their voice acting. Their energy is nonstop and you can just tell they’re having a blast.
And of course, the writing! They’re humorous and memorable.
Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!
Go to hell!
Oh! I’ve been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely.
I’m sorry, Emily. I had to wait three hundred years for a virgin to light a candle.
I AM CALM!
Hocus Pocus has gained a cult following through the past few years and chances are, you’re in that cult too!
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 3 was the first horror movie I ever saw. I was at my friend’s Halloween sleep over in high school and everyone wanted to watch it. I hated horror movies and I still do, so I was nervous. I was in shock! It was so funny. While watching the movie, I knew some of the images/scenes were from horror movies. But instead of horrifying, they made fun of them.
I remember watching a scene where they were making fun of The Ring. The demon was in the TV and gets out, like in the original movie. But, instead of killing a woman named Brenda, Brenda beats her up. That is a great twist on a classic movie. Also, the beginning satires Signs with the famous corn maze scene. But, instead of a symbol, it says ATTACK HERE.
I highly recommend this as a first “horror” movie because it’s very light and first-time viewers can be relaxed, instead of being scared.
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