Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A National Film Registry Halloween!

Count Floyd (from the 1980s show SCTV) is NOT on the National Film Registry but we include this 
clip because he is so darn scary and its amazing use of the 3D process! James Cameron - watch and learn!

Halloween is just around the corner and if you have finally stopped going out trick or treating (even though you look really good in that Sexy Zombie Nurse costume) you might want to stay home and watch a really scary movie. After you have opened that bag of mini-snickers that you bought to give to kids that come by trick or treating but figure eating a couple wouldn't hurt - check out the following scary movies that are on the National Film Registry:

Young Frankenstein

Fantastic outtakes from this hilarious Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder film. The quality of this youtube video is pretty bad. The actual film is a beautiful piece of black & white cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld - who knew a thing or two about that lost craft.

The Exorcist

"Somewhere between science and superstition is another world..." Aspects of the film are based upon a rite of exorcism performed by the Jesuit priest, Father William S. Bowdern.

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Notice he begins with the disclaimer, "Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film no way endorses a belief in the occult." Really. I mean, really?

Other suggestions:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Now - stop eating those mini-snickers! Think of the kids!

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