Fall is in the air. We are rushing about getting wood ready for the stove, canning up summer veggies and even making a jar of jelly or two. The birds and local pole cats are hunkering down for the coming winter. That means it is the season of Cult Classics.
With Halloween on our heels TV and of course the movie houses are boasting their meanest and best. There is even a new and improved Blair Witch Project. How they think they can improve on that it beyond me. The movie is sheer, budget, scary, genius. So, along those lines what are you watching at home? Some of my favorites are the classics, obscure and what we call a Cult Classic. Here are a few I hope you get a chance to see:
” I move the stars for NO one.” ….Labyrinth from 1986 is a must. Not scary (unless you’re a really little kid) and stars David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth. Jim Henson’s muppets make up the cast of this collaboration he did with George Lucas. Considered a flop when it came out Labyrinth is a wonderful fairy tale about coming of age.
Carrie debuting in 1976. This flick put Sissy Spacek on the map! Talk about prom gone wrong. Raised by a religous freak for a mom, poor Carrie White just didn’t fit in at school. We all know how sensitive our high school years are anyway. In Carrie’s case things go extreme. I’m sure you’ve seen it but watch it again. This time put on your old prom duds and pop some corn and have a glass of wine. We are old enough to do that today. Love Carrie.
George Romero’s Season of the Witch made a bad mark on the movie scene in 1973. The plot is a board house wife whose life is spinning out of control when she dabbles with the occult. The film was not well received because people either didn’t get it or didn’t want to try. It is for sure odd. I get a kick out of it. You will too. Lots of smoking, and lots of big earrings.
The Exorcist with the very young Linda Blair is unforgettable. Beyond horror as it could happen, right?? Well in the case of The Exorcism of Emily Rose it DID happen. Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel a German woman who under went a Catholic exorcism it is scary as all he**. I think what makes is so scary is it is based on a true story. I grew up Catholic, still am one, so I get it. I really get it.
I could list out more. And you can look for more as we get closer to Halloween. However I think this will get your feet wet. Watch a couple, or better yet what are some of your favorites for the season. I just might like to watch a few of them. Happy Fall!