A Tim Burton classic. While this film may not be suitable for the under-seven-crowd, the twisted story of Jack Skellington bringing Halloween spookiness to Christmas Town is a must watch on our Halloween movie list every year. If you enjoy dark humor, wacky characters and a combo of the two best end-of-the year-holidays, then this film will make it on your list too. Word of warning: Be ready for some twisted dreams for a couple of nights after.
Who doesn’t love Casper, “the friendly ghost?” The 1995 movie melted the hearts of audiences worldwide with Casper’s innocent attraction to Kat (played by Christina Ricci), a girl he befriends after she moves into his house. And if that doesn’t do it for you, then Casper’s ghoulish uncles’ names should: Stinky, Stretch and Fatso – it’s got fun Halloween movie written all over it.
Scary Movie (2000)
Horror film parodies are nothing new–Saturday the 14th, Young Frankenstein and Love at First Bite immediately come to mind. But for young audiences the one to note is Scary Movie, which lampooned the then-popular Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer franchises.
Like Young Frankenstein (“Oh, sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you!”), this film has some of the most quotable lines in movie history. Like when Brenda (Regina Hall) picks up a phone call in a packed movie screening of Shakespeare in Love:
“Hello? Hey girl! Ah, I’m in the movies! Uh-huh, yeah Shake-a-speare in love! Ohh-ohh! You lying! You lying!”
The audience then kills her. It also introduced many film fans to the wonderful Anna Faris, Carmen Electra’s gratuitous running-through-the-sprinklers bra scene, and elevated old-school gay jokes via the clueless and closeted character Ray Wilkins (Shawn Wayans). The joke was never about his orientation, but that his denial ran deeper than a killer’s knife.
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