Happy Halloween Twinners!!!
It’s officially my favorite time of year. It’s always so happy-making to see houses decorated with pumpkins, skeletons, and smeared with spiderwebs so it looks like the Stay-puff Marshmallow Man blew up on everyone’s front stoop.JOY! Every year, at least once, I re-live some of my favorite childhood memories—from the boxed costumes with plastic masks at the drugstore:
To my absolute LEAST favorite Halloween candy, figuratively always leading to a long-lasting resentment towards those neighbors:
Every year I looked forward to watching the Halloween specials on TV. So, with great adoration, I give you 3 Halloween specials you should be sure to watch before the clock strikes 12, adding one more Halloween to the books:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Those of you who have read some of our previous posts know we love Sleepy Hollow on Fox. My love for any nod to this fantastic Washington Irving story has persevered through the ages, keeping strong with every passing year (of course accompanied by my own arrested development). This cartoon had everything: whimsy, suspense, historical inaccuracy, and spooky monsters…exactly what I always look for! So what are you waiting for? YouTube this masterpiece before you lose your head!
Witch’s Night Out
Hocus Pocus was fantastic, but Witch’s Night Out was where it all began for me. Tons of witchy hijinx and monochromatic people certainly make for amazing kids television. There was also a ton of upside in watching this every year as it totally drove my older siblings insane on account of the disco music. At the time, I had no clue who Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, and Catherine O’Hara were, but as an adult I am positive that they must have had a blast voicing this cartoon.
The Worst Witch
Sweet Oprah on a broomstick, I had not a clue in the world as a child how insanely bizarre this movie actually was. First off, this was, is, and forever will be my favorite Halloween related anything. Second, Tim Curry. Good lord man, why are you going all Frank-N-Furter at a witch school for little girls? Ok, but aside from that, let’s talk through the awesomeness of this movie. Mildred Hubble was the wee girl version of Harry Potter in a Hogwarts-like school of little mean girl witches. Tim Curry sings about all of the weird things that can happen on Halloween, and manages to turn the words “creepy” and “crawly” into three syllable words. And last but not least? Fairuza Balk plays Mildred Hubble. Needless to say, Mildred grows up to join another coven and ultimately flies off the rails while we hear The Smiths in the background.
Oh…. the nostalgia. So, if you want my advice, YouTube The Worst Witch. Do it, and then watch it again. Because it is. that. good.