Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Nightmare, Curry, and a Pumpkin's Life

This is seriously my favorite holiday of the year. I have some pretty awesome vampire teeth I'll use to scare any unsuspecting children that come knocking tonight, and I'm painting my three year old daughter's face like a skeleton. Screw that princess shit.

Speaking of Halloween, I love Halloween songs. We started the day by watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is arguably the best Halloween/Christmas movie ever. One of my favorite songs is "Jack's Lament," where Jack has an existential crisis, and realizes that while he has everything he has ever wanted, he still feels like he's missing something in his life:

Then, after watching Nostalgia Chick's review of The Worst Witch, I learned of a music scene which sadly has escaped my radar my entire life. Until now:

I can't figure out if Tim Curry singing this 80s music vomit was making me happy, sad, confused, etc. What is going on there? All I know is that my jaw dropped early on, and stayed in that position until long after the clip was over.

Also, I'm planning on carving a pumpkin here soon, which always reminds me of this short movie, The Life and Death of a Pumpkin:

So there. Hope you enjoy these videos and be sure to scare the children tonight.

I know I will.


PS- If you are looking for some Halloween literature to get you in the mood, please check out these FREE fantastic horror stories.


  1. Miri Gifford ShortenNovember 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I just realized I didn't even watch it this year! (We didn't really celebrate at all this year, except for going trick or treating for 45 minutes with our niece last night--since we're staying with my parents we couldn't have our usual Halloween party, and the rest of the holiday kind of went to crap after that.) I will be getting that movie out tonight. 

  2. Miri Gifford ShortenNovember 1, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    P.S. Have you ever watched it in French? We randomly did one year, and I loved it--the songs just sound even more cool and creepy that way. 

  3. I haven't, Miri! I must check that out sometime. :D


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