Well, Halloween has come and gone (Thank god those terrible Bush Garden “revenge rocks” ads are gone). This was our first Jacksonville Halloween. We never have been very pro-active when it comes to Halloween festivities. In Knoxville, there was a great annual party thrown by some friends (They were more homebodies than we are, and we only saw them about twice a year). This year we really bunkered down on Saturday night. We debated going out, but in the end we decided to stay in the apartment. Lesley made pumpkin chili and brownies, and we had a mini-marathon of horror movies. So, in lieu of photographs of people in costumes having a good time, here is a quick rundown of the films we watched.
This late period Hammer film is interesting and has a couple of funny touches. However, it is profoundly not scary and at times feels very slow. 2 Raised eyebrows
Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Lou and Bud’s funniest film (although nowhere near the best of the TV show). Classic 4 Lon Chaneys
Edge of Sanity
Really looked forward to this one. Anthony Perkins as Jeckyll and Hyde?! A couple of good lines and some good murders, but gets really tired. 2 cocaine pipes.
Two Evil Eyes
Rather liked this one. Actually two movies one by Romero and one by Argento. They are both based on Poe stories. Romero’s is about spirits caught between life and death. Argento’s is based on the Black Cat and stars Harvey Kietel. 3 Berets
This one was actually pretty creepy. More psychological with a twist ending that feels a little forced. Don’t let the cast turn you off. 3 Caruso Emmys
Night of the Creeps
Classic. Must see. It has a great balance of horror and humor. 4 “Thrill Me”s