Wednesday, October 12, 2011

18 Days - Kid Flicks

When Halloween is this close, I don't let my kids watch just anything. It had gosh-dang better well have something to do with Halloween. I'm not sure the previous sentence made sense, but you get the picture. Anyway, since I have to watch it too, I usually pick something I can stand. There are some I save for when the kids are in bed, but here are my our favorites for when they're around:

This came out in 1995. It was the same year my dad died, and while most of the year is a bit blurry, I remember going to see this at the theatre with some of my family. Watching it now, I didn't realize it had so much cussing. 
(Darn, heck, and botch words.)
Whenever our girls watch it, we try to edit out the words by talking loudly.
Fave Quote: 
"Gosh, I'd kill for a pinkie."

Oh. My. Gads. I still love this movie. We watched it every year when I was younger. Now, I'm hoping my girls will enjoy it just as much as I do.
Fave Quote: 
"Wanna hang him on a hook and lemme play with him?"

 I really liked this one. It was hilarious, with just the right creep factor. And I LOVE Jennifer Coolidge. She is funny no matter what she does.
Fave Quote:
"You have an ugly face."
My girls LOVE this movie. The music is what they love the most I'm sure. They sing "Remains of the Day" all the time. One thing I love most about this movie is how the land of the living is just grey and dull, but the land of the dead is vibrant and fun. This is a movie we all enjoy. My younger brother, who is in college at the moment, loves this movie as much, maybe even more than my kids. And he's more mature than I am. {:
Fave Quote:
"Her little heart beat soooo loud."

I always watched this movie at my Grandma's house. It seemed fitting because 1) it was for kids of any age, and 2) it had almost as much imagination as my Grandma did. Plus, there was no need to worry about language or scary moments.
Fave Quote:
" I don't believe in giving animals ridiculous names. I call him Cosmic Creepers, because that's the name he came with."

Who doesn't like Wallace & Gromit? The poster above says it perfectly, too. Wallace is the master, while Gromit is definitely the mind. Ha.
Fave Quote:
Wallace: Oh come on, Gromit. A bit more, you know... alluring.
(Gromit vamps it up)
Wallace: Oho, very cheeky.

And last but most assuredly not least....
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Toad
(or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
I can hear the music now...
"Ichabod, Ichabod crane. Kind of odd, but nice just the same."
"With a hip-hip and a clippity clop. He's out looking for a head to chop. So don't stop to try and figure out a plan. You can't reason with a headless man..."
If I have to pick a favorite Halloween movie, this is it. The odd school teacher, the lovely Katrina, and the handsome Brom. And the amazing talent of Bing Crosby. We watch it on YouTube more often than I'd care to admit. But it's worth it.

What movies do you love to watch this time of year?
Are you a horror fan? Or do you prefer something mild?

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