Calanagear’s Halloween Countdown Part 2
By calanagear On 21 Oct, 2011 At 04:27 PM | Categorized As Editorials | With 2 Comments


So, we are getting closer to Halloween, aren’t we? I decided to pick up Richard Matheson’s Hell House and read it. I’ve read three of his books, and I can’t tell you how good Hell House is. It’s creepy as all hell, and the character really come alive. The ending was a little wtf, but forgivable; most horror has odd endings. I highly recommend all of Matheson’s works, but especially Hell House.

I am about to share a little secret with you: my favorite Halloween movie is the Monster Club. I grew up watching it, as my parents let me rent whatever I wanted. When I got older, I forgot the title and thanks to imdb, found it yet again. I waited for years to find a copy of the soundtrack online, and now that I have, my life is complete. I love the film so much, I had my friend at Pomp Adore design these shoes for my husband.

Another B rate must see is Rockula. A schizophrenic vampire wants the human love of his immortal life to be his, and has to contend with this odd band member for her heart. I mean, do you get more B rate then that? And the acting is actually really good.I discovered the film on cinemageddon and randomly downloaded it. It’s unusual for me to not have heard of a B rate 80s/90s flick, so I was intrigued. Chatting with a few friends on twitter, quite a few adore this classic, while others hate it. The soundtrack is worth getting, if you like the film.

Along the same lines is Once Bitten. Now a cult classic, this was Jim Carrey’s first film. I saw it a lot on TV as a child, and it gave me nightmares ( no idea why… it’s not at all scary). Basically, Jim has never gotten laid and thus is hunted down by virgin blood loving vamp Laura Hutton. She seduces him, and then has to contend with his cute girlfriend, who gets all possessive. This movie has one of my all time favorite soundtracks, and is quite easy to find online.



What are some of your favorite halloween classics?



About - Wife, mom...gamer and writer. I have a myriad of addictions, to odd and obscure things I feel entertain and inspire me. Some of them happen to be games, others include vintage kids toys, old school TV shows, and books. I love Asian horror as well, which is what brought me to Asia in the first place...

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  1. Charles says:

    Ive been watching a movie a night all month in honor of halloween. This just adds more to the list.

    I need to check out Hell House. When it comes to Matheson, I always recommend his two most different novels: What Dreams May Come and I Am Legend, since they show how absolutely brilliant he was.

  2. Shawn Wilson says:

    2 words. Monster Squad!

  3. hellsand says:

    Nightmare Before Xmas is a must for me! 🙂

  4. Calan says:

    Those are the other two Matheson books I have read, and ADORE them. And Shawn, I agree and in fact just started watching it earlier today!! A classic!!!

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