Ask 151: Halloween 2016 Edition

Alan:

1) What’s your favorite Halloween movie and why?

  • Scary Movie (2000), because it’s scary yet doesn’t take itself seriously with a sense of humor and satire.

2) What will you be watching this Halloween ? (Halloween or non Halloween related)

  • Boo! A Madea Halloween. Tyler Perry is a consistently funny director who explores family dynamics through light-hearted humor.

 

Emily:

1) What mashup of a horror film and a non horror film/novel would you be willing to pay the full price of a ticket for?

  • The best horror/non-horror mashup is this: Black Swan (2010), Under The Skin (2013), and Stand By Me (1986). Black Swan brings the ballet, Under The Skin brings the aliens, and Stand By Me brings the leeches. The leeches make the terror.

 

Everett:

1) What mashup of a horror film and a non horror film/novel would you be willing to pay the full price of a ticket for?  

  • A bizarre yet strangely fitting salmagundi of two genres (and two holidays) would be It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) with Final Destination (2000). It could potentially involve the Grim Reaper replacing the role of George Bailey, and being dissuaded from laying down his scythe after a divine encounter portrays a series of aviation related deaths and bathtubs stranglings, returning meaning to his line of work, and showing that life has no significance without the concept of death. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) plus, in all honesty, any other film ever produced, would also be pretty great.

2)Name one non-horror movie that would be fun as a horror remake.

  • Ok Hollywood, why hasn’t Blackfish (2013) been given a “based on a true story” psychological thriller adaptation yet? Just make sure the orca doesn’t talk or anything.  

 

Miles (mega-edition):

1) What’s your favorite Halloween movie and why?

  • Evil Dead 2 (1987), a masterpiece of both horror and comedy, a satire of the slasher genre with wonderfully goofy acting, clever writing, and badass action. Actually, can I use the entire trilogy?

2) Name one Halloween film that needs/deserves a remake, along with (1) thing that needs to happen, and (1) thing that can probably best be left out when they make it.

  • NONE OF THEM, MOVIES DON’T NEED TO BE REMADE IF THEY’RE ALREADY GOOD. Although, Evil Dead 2 was kind of a remake and that was better than the original…

3) Fill in the blank: A good Halloween movie should have you _________ by the end.

  • SPOOKED SOLID

4) What mashup of two or more horror films would you be willing to pay the full price of a ticket for?

  • Jason Voorhees vs Ash Williams (Army of Darkness (1992)). Bonus points if Freddy Krueger is involved and it’s a straight adaptation of the comic, Freddy vs Jason vs Ash.

5) What mashup of a horror film and a non horror film/novel would you be willing to pay the full price of a ticket for?

  • Aliens/Predator vs everything. In the comics they fight Batman, Superman, Terminators, Judge Dredd, and pretty much everything else Dark Horse could get their hands on. Maybe they could show up in the X-Men cinematic universe and get mutant powers or something. Or, imagine the Jedi Council fighting Force-sensitive Xenomorphs and Sith Predators. Or, and hear me out: GODZILLA VS KAIJU CHESTBURSTERS. Or, alternatively, Mad Max (1979) and Hellraiser (1987), the battle of the bondage gear.

6) Name one non-horror movie that would be fun as a horror remake.

  • Passion of the Christ (2004) could be a decent torture movie, in the vein of Saw. Now that’s what I call edgy. Also, Aliens (1986) could be a chest-burstingly funny romantic comedy. “They say love is a battlefield, and this time, it’s war.”

 

 

Sarah:

1) What will you be watching this Halloween?

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil first, and then probably Freaky Friday (2003) to balance out the scariness.

2) Name one inanimate object that wouldn’t be bad as the main terror subject and/or title of a horror film.

 

  • Bloodbath of Mozzarella Sticks

 

 

Thomas:

1) Fill in the blank: A good Halloween movie should have you _________ by the end.

  • Incapable of sleeping

2) What will you be watching this Halloween? (Halloween or non Halloween related)

  • Probably Girl on the Train, because of the intrigue and mystery, or Inferno, because I like Ron Howard and Tom Hanks.

 

Mr. Sullivan:

1) What’s your favorite Halloween movie and why?

  • Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999). Arthouse J-horror at its disturbing best. One quote says it all: “Kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri.”

2) Fill in the blank: A good Halloween movie should have you _________ by the end.

  • Laughing … in that “WTF-just-happened-I-am-so-freaked-out” way.

3) What mashup of a horror film and a non horror film/novel would you be willing to pay the full price of a ticket for?  

  • ET (1982) and The Thing (Carpenter’s ‘82 version): “Oh, look! It’s a cute, lost little alien! It’s so … wait … it’s … GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHCHCHHC!”