Although sandy has ravaged parts of the east coast, Halloween is just a day away. What better way to fight boredom during the clean up than to veg out in front of the TV. Here’s some stuff you may want to watch to mark the occasion.
American Horror Story: Deliciously dark and graphic, American Horror Story is the perfect show to watch during Halloween. The first season focuses on the Harmon’s who unwittingly move into a haunted mansion. The second season takes place in the 1960s and follows the stories of several patients, doctors and nuns in a mental institution.
Tales From the Darkside: Originally airing in the 1980s and created by George A Ramono, Tales from the Darkside presents viewers with different tales of horror, science fiction, fantasy and dark humor. An amazing show that can be bone chilling scary sometimes.
Tales From the Crypt:Do I really need to say anything about this show!?
Twilight Zone: Originally airing in the 1950s with two revivals in later years, The Twilight Zone contained stories of drama, psychological thrillers, fantasy, science fiction, horror and suspense. The episodes always contained some sort of unexpected twist.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: Airing in the late 90s, this show featured short tales that focused on the supernatural, ghosts, destiny, coincidence, and psychic phenomenon. Viewers were presented with several short stories and had to guess which stories were real and which were fiction. At the end, the truth would be revealed about which stories were fact and which were fiction.
Drag Me to Hell: This movie focuses on a bank loan officer who desperately wants to shed her country girl image and become promoted to assisted manager. To prove to her boss she can make tough decisions, she refuses to give an extension of credit to an old gypsy woman who in turn curses her.
The Crow: Of course my favorite movie gets a mention! The day before Halloween, a young couple gets murdered. A year later, the man comes back to avenge their deaths.
Night of the Living Dead: Seven strangers fight to survive a zombie attack in a farm-house in rural Pennsylvania. Please watch the original 1968 version.
Cabin in the Woods: Five friends go on vacation to a cabin in the woods. They become the victim of a stereotypical horror movie plot while cameras watch them. I think this is a great movie to watch during Halloween because it acts as a tribute to what makes horror movies great.
Nightmare on Elm Street Series: Nothing is scarier than a pedophile terrorizing children in their waking hours and in their dreams once he’s dead.
Show to Watch with the Kids
Gargoyles: Airing in the 1990s, this show focuses on a group of creatures (gargoyles) who are stone by day and creatures by night. The creatures fight human and supernatural threats to New York City and the entire world with the help of detective Elisa Maza.
Are You Afraid of the Dark: This series revolved around a group of teens known as the Midnight Society. Each week they meet around a campfire and take turns telling the others a scary stories. The stories usually revolved around the supernatural and paranormal like ghosts, goblins, vampires, witches, magic, aliens and the like.
Courage the Cowardly Dog: This show focuses on Courage, a dog who’s pretty much afraid of his own shadow, and his owners, Muriel and Eustace. Courage and owners are often forced into bizarre adventures that involve science fiction, horror, and dramatic elements. This show used to scare the crap out of me as a kid! Looking back some the episodes still do!
Scooby Doo: Scooby Doo focuses on the mystery solving adventures of four teens and their dog, Scooby Doo.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: This show focuses on three young monsters who attend a school for monsters where they learn to frighten humans.
Movies to Watch With the Kids
Beetlejuice: This movie focuses on a dead young couple who haunt their former home and a devious “bio-exorcist” who tries to scare away the new owners.
Casper: Based on the comic strips and animated series, the ghost of a boy and his three uncles haunt a mansion. The woman who inherits the mansion from her father, hires a paranormal therapist to try to get Casper and his uncles to cross over. The doctor and his daughter move into the mansion and a friendship is immediately born.
The Addams Family and Adadms Family Values: The movies are based loosely on the television show. The first movie is about long-lost Fester’s return to the family. The second is about what happens to the family when Fester falls in love with the new nanny.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: King of Halloween Jack Skellington is desperate for a change. Because of that, he decides to take on a new holiday, Christmas.
Ghost Busters: Three disgraced college professors set out to reinvent themselves as exterminators to the supernatural.
Happy Halloween everyone! What kind of shit do you like to watch during Halloween.