5 Unconventional Picks For Halloween

English: A screenshot from Abbott and Costello...

English: A screenshot from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is possible that you don’t really want to watch a horror film, but you still want something that seems appropriate for Halloween.  What do you do?

Thankfully, there are a few picks that will work just right for the holiday.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

1) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

When most people think about Abbott and Costello, they think of the classic baseball routine, “Who’s On First?”  Out of all of their movies, this is the one that comes to the minds of most people.  Bud and Lou not only meet Frankenstein’s monster in this classic, but Dracula and the Wolf Man as well.  Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney returned to play their iconic monsters, while this time around, Glenn Strange fills in for the mad doctor’s creation, a role he had played at least twice before.

2) Monster Squad (1987)

Geared towards a younger crowd, the Monster Squad are a group of children who are fans of the classic monsters.  Little do they know that all of them (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon) have gathered in their small town searching for an artifact that could give them incredible power, or stop them permanently.

3) Tucker and Dale Versus Evil (2010)

Ready for a twist on the homicidal hillbilly genre?  Meet Tucker and Dale, two decent (but not incredibly smart) lunks who stumble on an outrageous series of unfortunate circumstances when the try to help a young hurt co-ed.

4) Young Frankenstein (1974)

Mel Brooks superbly parodies the classic Frankenstein movies with this classic send up.  Gene Wilder is truly over the top as Dr. Frankenstein, who has sent much of his life trying to disavow his ancestry, only to fully embrace it.

5) Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

From the mind of Tim Burton comes this stop motion cinematic tour de force.  This movie about what happens when the king of Halloween Town discovers Christmas is a light hearted musical suitable for either Halloween or Christmas.

 

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Posted on October 28, 2012, in Lists, Media, Movies, Personal, The Fives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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