I asked everyone in the office what their favourite Halloween films are. Most of them are what you would expect. Emily told me that Home Alone is her favourite Halloween film. First I thought she had mis-understood the question, but actually, Home Alone should be terrifying.
As this blog post was my idea I decided that I would choose the order and which films feature in this Top 10 list of Halloween films. I've also taken the liberty of adding some quotes from the films;
Delia "I will live with you in this hellhole, but I must express myself. If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane and I will take you with me."
Beetleguise "Ah. Well...I attended Juilliard...I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT...NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY...NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified?"
Lydia "I, myself, am strange and unusual."
2. The Witches
Grand High Witch "The child... starts to... grow fur. Starts... growing a tail! All this happens in precisely twenty-five seconds! Shrinking more... child is no longer a child. Child... is a MOUSE!"
Grand High Witch "A stupid witch who answers back, must BURN till her bones are black! A foolish witch without a brain, must sizzle into fire and flame! A witch who dares to say I'm wrong, will not be with us... VERY LONG!"
3. Ghostbusters II
Peter Venkman " You know, I have met some dumb blondes in my life, but you take the taco, pal! Only a *Carpathian* would come back to life now and choose New York! Tasty pick, bonehead! If you had brain one in that huge melon on top of your neck, you would be living the sweet life out in Southern California's beautiful San Fernando Valley!"
Vigo "On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood! What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of evil!"
4. The Shining
Jack Torrance "Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in."
Danny Torrance "Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!"
5. The Addams Family
Morticia "And our credo: 'Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc.' We gladly feast on those who would subdue us. Not just pretty words."
Morticia "Don't torture yourself, Gomez. That's my job."
6. The Exorcist
Demon "Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it."
Father Merrin "The Power of Christ Compels you!"
7. Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary Woodhouse "I dreamed someone was raping me. I think it was someone inhuman."
Laurie "It was the boogeyman..."
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dr. Frank-N-Furter "It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!"
10. Hocus Pocus
Winifred Sanderson "Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me SICK!"
This film is silly and has a lot of stupid jokes, but how can you not love Leslie Neilsen's humour coupled with The Exorcist. Also there is a musical number!