Category Archives: Halloween

Teeny Tiny Bat

Halloween has come and gone, and the Great Pumpkin never showed up. Does no one care about sincerity in pumpkin patches anymore? It’s all this commercial farming, I’m sure. Anyway, here are my thoughts on one thing I watched for … Continue reading

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I Guess You Can Kill the Boogeyman After All

I have three movie reviews this time, all of fairly new films, although that wasn’t really intentional. Two are relevant to the Halloween season and one not, and it should probably go without saying that there are SPOILERS for all … Continue reading

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Multiple Massacres

We’ve started watching horror movies for the spooky season. We watch horror at other times of year, too, but around now Beth likes to focus on them to the extent of anything else. Not that we’ve been watching all that … Continue reading

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Tammy and Tommy in Fairyland

Picture by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law I’ve come across multiple mentions of the Ballad of Tam Lin, so I thought that might be something worth addressing in a post. The Scottish song is thought to have existed as far back as … Continue reading

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You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman

Halloween Kills – SPOILERS for this and some other movies in the franchise! It’s not entirely fair to blame a day of the year for the people who die then, is it? Seriously, it’s a strange title, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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So I Says to Mabon, I Says

This past Wednesday was the Autumnal Equinox, so I guess you should keep an eye out for pumpkin Piranha Plants and Koopas in Mario masks. I believe I was first aware of the season change in Super Mario World from … Continue reading

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I’d Turn Back If I Were You

There was a second Virtual OzCon yesterday, this one with a Halloween theme, which means it addressed some of the potentially darker aspects of the series. There are some SPOILERS in here for several Oz books and the film Return … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Alarmed, We Are Only Little Children

Silver Bullet – Based on a Stephen King novella with a different name, this stars Corey Haim as a paraplegic kid who rides around in a motorized wheelchair called, appropriately, the Silver Bullet. He comes to realize that the murders … Continue reading

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Puppets Gonna Fuck You Up

Here are our latest Halloween-related viewings. Two of them involve puppets! Eli Roth’s History of Horror – I can’t say I’ve ever been fond of Roth as a filmmaker, but he does have a lot of knowledge on the subject, … Continue reading

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I Put a Spell on You

We’ve started watching movies and television that relate to Halloween or horror, so here are two of those films: Hocus Pocus – Beth had already seen this, but that was twenty-seven years ago when it was new. She said she liked … Continue reading

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