Watched The Blob '88 last night. If I ever saw it before it was when I was so young this might've well been my first time. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The cast is solid, the creature effects hold up pretty darn well almost 30 years later, the jokes hit the marks, the kills were interesting and felt fresh - can't recall seeing death by sink drain before (looked surprisingly decent to boot.) I also appreciated how it didn't pull punches with who it killed off, there were a couple characters I would've have bet would make it. Nope!
Can't get the pure 80's metal end credit song out of my head, either.
One of my favorite underrated 80s horror movies.
The Brave Little Toaster! Not really Halloween-themed, per say, but it fits the season.
Though man, the packaging sugar coats it to hell. (was it always like this? my old VHS copy wasn't kept in its original case)
YEP it was always like that. I remember the VHS cover well. This movie never really frightened me, but I did find it unsettling in a way that I found fascinating. I had a sort of weird fascination with a lot of the scenes in kids' moves that other people found horrifying - the junkyard and salvage shop guy in BLT, the dinosaurs and demons in Fantasia, McLeach's animal prison in Rescuers Down Under, the acid pit in Transformers: The Movie. All of those scenes really stuck with me and those were the movies I wanted to keep re-watching.
But I couldn't even be near anything that was billed as actual horror. Even the horror aisle in the rental stores was too much for me.
Anyway, despite chilly weather and some rain, we counted about 55 individual trick-or-treaters last night. We have lots of decorations out every year, so I think we've become a minor "destination" house at this point. Some of our friends brought their kids from other parts of town, too.