This Saturday I am going have my own Halloween Movie Marathon. There will be eight hours of spooky fun watching my favorites Carrie, Pet Sematary, Fright Night and Hello Mary Lou Prom Night Two. Luckily I’ll have my book ends (Elvis and Cilla) to protect me if I get too scared.
Carrie is a Stephen King classic (a great book too) and freaky as hell! “Plug it up!” the mean girls cheer as Carrie (played by Sissy Spacek) has her period in the locker room shower, but don’t worry she gets her revenge in the end. A bit of trivia: Carrie was John Travolta’s first film.
Pet Sematary, another great Stephen King movie (and book), scares the hell out of me! Freaked me out in the movie theater when I first saw it in 1989 when I was in high school and still does to this day. Gage is the scariest toddler ever, but when Zelda flies across that room at Rachel … OMG! And I swear I don’t only love this movie because it stars Dale Midkiff, who played Elvis in my favorite Elvis and Me (the movie version of Priscilla’s memoir).
Fright Night is a cheesy 1980s horror flick classic. They even remade it a few years back, but it was nowhere near as fantastically campy as the original. It is a story about a teenager in 1985 whose new neighbor is a vampire. This movie stars the great Roddy McDowall as the vampire slayer. To this day I can still hear Evil screaming to his best friend Charlie, “You’re so cool Brewster!”
Hello Mary Lou Prom Night Two is another cheesy 1980s horror flick, but not so much a classic. I saw this movie in high school in 1987 and for some reason fell in love with it. It is about a Prom Queen names Mary Lou who was killed in 1957 and comes back 30 years later seeking revenge on everyone. Ok yeah maybe I do know why I loved this movie – my two favorite decades are the 1950s and the 1980s. There is a Prom Night I, which stars Jaime Lee Curtis, but it has nothing to do with Hello Mary Lou Prom Night Two.
What Halloween movies will you be watching this Saturday?