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Obscure Halloween Specials

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  • Cristiona:

    Speaking of Disney, don’t forget the best G rated horror movie ever: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

  • Jr.:

    So no Ghostwatch? Or is that one too well known? Another would probably be Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County. Those were pretty scary, and I first saw them pretty recently.

    • Cecil:

      I never heard of Ghostwatch until after I did this video. Lots of people recommended it. Sounds right up my alley.

      OMG yes. That Alien Abduction movie is terrifying. I hate ghosts and aliens. Ghost aliens? Mwraaaaaaaaaa!!!

      • Jr.:

        Ghostwatch is pretty terrifying, as well as Alien Abduction. I cant even tell you how many times i would refuse to go into my pitch black kitchen because of said ghosts and aliens.

        • Cecil:

          When I first saw Alien Abduction it was part of a show…I think it was Sightings. They showed it like it was real and it scared the hell out of me.

  • Keith:

    Holy cow…Mr. Boogedy. No joke, as soon as I saw the name of this video, I figured it would be on the list someplace! I remember watching it as a kid in ’86 and thinking that he was related to Freddy Kruger somehow.

  • Viewer:

    Speaking of Kristy Swanson, check out her light horror comedy adventure Highway to Hell (1991). She and her boyfriend (Chad Lowe) are on the road to Vegas. Night falls and they and up on the forgotten part of the highway where a hellcop awaits to take virginal pretty girls to Hell which is exactly what he does with Kristy as well. Chad seeks help at a local gas station where the old owner who faced the hellcop himself once tells him how to get to Hell and try getting her back. Once in Hell (a desert populated with weird characters) things only get harder, but the kid is not giving up on Kristy.

    Patrick Bergin is the other big name in the cast, but cameos take the cake.

    Ben Stiller and his dad and sister have cameos, as well as couple of other famous people like metal legend Lita Ford and the Predator himself – Kevin Peter Hall (without masks or costumes for once) as the mythical Charon, the blind ferryman who takes the souls of the damned to Hell by boat.

    Special effects are great for a 9 mil low budget B-movie fare and there’s enough creative moments to make the whole thing well worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of late 80s / early 90s B movies. Soundtrack is pretty great and Tangerine Dream co-wrote the music.

    You should review this on your show some day.

    And if you want scary existentialism as your Halloween filling, watch independent comedy Floundering (1994), set in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots of 1992, a starring vehicle for James LeGros that’s actually quite dark and cynical under the skin. He’s having financial, relationship and existentialist crisis as things around him fall apart in a weird way and his reaction to this is at first philosophical, but as things pile up, he’s closer to a nervous breakdown. Very weird ending, bunch of cameos from future A-listers (John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Ethan Hawke ) and various poignant insights combined with very unfortunate, often tongue in cheek, chain of events. Yeah, it’s wordy, funny, entertaining, quirky, bizarre and somewhat pointless, but if you think about it for a bit, it’s scary as well.

    You should definitely review this as well some day.

    • Cecil:

      I was working on Highway to Hell but derailed it because I didn’t like how it was coming together. Some films I have to let sit and come back to them at a later time. (Night of the Comet sat for a year before I finished it) Expect it…eventually.

      I hated Floundering the first time I saw it but I was young. It is definitely an odd journey through a day in the life of a complete mess, filled with an AMAZING cast. I’ll have to revisit it.

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