Halloween has always been a fun time of year for me. The weather on the east coast is chillier, the sun sets earlier, the desire to stay indoors increases.
With the extra time inside, I get to catch up on movies that I have been meaning to see. Even more entertaining, though, is binge watching some of my favorite movies with family and friends.
No matter what is going on in my life, October provides me with a reminder to watch classics such as the original “Halloween” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” – two of my personal favorite movies.
It has come to my attention, however, that watching movies that remind me of my youth around this time of the year isn’t an isolated event.
Many people look forward to watching films from years past including “The Great Pumpkin”, others are eager to watch “Casper.” And for others, “Hocus Pocus.”
“Hocus Pocus”, which will now be on cable tv off and on for the next four weeks, was originally released in 1993. At the time it did not rake in at the box office or original video sales. It has, however, become a cult classic film.
It was directed by Kenny Ortega and stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, And Kathy Najimy.
If you have never seen the film, it follows the events of the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches accidentally resurrected by a male virgin.
It has all of the good natured, campy elements that make a film memorable. It is one that you can watch, and enjoy, with your young, impressionable children. It transports some of us emotionally to a time in our lives that were simpler and much less chaotic.
While each of us watched movies for different reasons, I am wondering, what older film do you like to watch this month?
Article written by Michael Donaldson