Getting to that time of year when I start planning out movies for a Hallowe'en movie party that my gaming group has been holding for about three years now.
This years theme is Horror/Something Else - Horror/Comedy, Horror/Mystery, Horror/Romance/Musical/Hallowe'en/Christmas... (three guesses as to what movie that last one refers to
So far, besides the aforementioned H/R/M/H/C movie, as a tentative list we have:
American Werewolf in London (Horror/Comedy - late night)
The Mummy (Horror /Comedy)
House (Horror/Comedy Kids' time)
House 2 (Ditto)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Horror/Swashbuckling/Comedy Kids' Time)
Ghostbusters (Horror/Comedy Finishing off Kids Time)
Innocent Blood (Horror/Comedy Late Night)
Fright Night (Horror/Comedy)
Dead Again (Horror/Mystery)
Old Dark House (Horror/Comedy - with early Boris Karloff
Bubba Hotep (Horror/Comedy - we needed to include The Chin somewhere....)
Shaun of the Dead (Horror/Comedy)
Any other suggestions for Horror/Something Else? We seem well set on Horror/Comedy, but Late Night seems a bit thin. And I would like something besides comedy for each slot. A good solid mystery or two with elements of the supernatural would be excellent. (I recommended The Omen, but I gather that it did not age well.)
Some I would be more than willing to give the boot - we had House and House II at another Hallowe'en party not all that many years ago, and Ghostbusters has been done to death, for example. This time around good
movies are what we are looking for.
The Scary Movie series is right out. (How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways....)
The Auld Grump, about the only non-negotiable flick is the Horror/Romance/Musical/Hallowe'en/Christmas movie....