Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween weekend

We're halfway through our Halloween weekend. On Friday night we watched Candyman (Jo had never seen it, and was suitably impressed - and I *still* can't bring myself to say 'Candyman' five times into a mirror). Last night we watched two movies neither of us had seen before: The Entity (a really disturbing, creepy shocker) and The Ghost (blah blah vengeful Asian ghost blah blah long hair over face blah blah twist ending blah blah dark secret from the past makes you reap what you sow blah blah blah). Don't get me wrong, Ring was what got us into Asian horror movies, and we still love them, but we're *really* getting bored with the whole "vengeful ghost girl who won't comb her hair" thing. Not yet sure what we'll watch tonight (probably The Exorcist and something else), but tomorrow we'll be watching Sleepy Hollow, The Company of Wolves (just out on R2 DVD, buy it now from all good shops) and An American Werewolf in London.

Oh, and tonight is also Teh Carving of Teh Pumpkin. Every Halloween we get the biggest pumpkin we can find, and it sits on the table glaring at us through its creepy carved face. This year we got a massive one, and two tiny ones for good measure. I'll probably get started on those in a little while - we'll do the two small ones tonight, then the huge one tomorrow morning. We've also got a mix of spooky music we play every year, just to get us in the mood. We love Halloween...

7 comments:

Danny Stack said...

Ah yes. Candyman & Entity, quality.

James Moran said...

I remember being surprised at how good Candyman was, and expecting a schlocky slasher clone. It's a really intelligent, thoughtful movie. About a hook handed psycho who comes through the walls.

The Entity was pretty freaky, I wasn't expecting much, again, but it was really cool. Pretty downbeat, too...

Anonymous said...

my friend thinks the candyman is hot which i find disturbing

James Moran said...

The Candyman is totally hot. He's tall, well dressed, charming, regal, has an amazingly deep voice - Jo totally fancies him, too, and I understand completely. What's not to like? Apart from, obviously, the big rusty hook rammed into his raw wrist stump. And the murdering. And the bees. Apart from that, though - ding dong!

Jodie x said...

Yeah Candyman, hubba hubba! Clive Barker baddies are very sexy in a dark, kinky, dangerous way - Pinhead makes me weak at the knees.

It's not that different from the appeal of Dracula really.

Anonymous said...

i think it was particularly the bees that did it for her.

James Moran said...

Okay, well then that's weird. Bees are not sexy. Unless - no, unless nothing. They just aren't.