#94- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
An institution for the whole family, this is nearly required viewing for the Halloween season. I say nearly, because I personally think the Charlie Brown specials feel old and dated and I find them (especially this one) tough to sit through. Still, it does make you feel more Halloweenish and reminds you of your childhood (At least for we Americans that is.) And if you have kids... well then forget it, you're absolutely screwed into watching it. I just wish they'd still show the Zinger commercials...
#95- The Monster Squad (1987)
"A group of adolescent monster movie enthusiasts form a club that meets in a treehouse in this pre-teen horror feature. When Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman are joined by Gill-Man in the search for a magic amulet, the boys form the Monster Squad to battle the forces of evil. The boys get unexpected help from Frankenstein when the monster grows tired of being continually bossed around by Dracula." Continuing with the kid friendly theme, we had to watch The Monster Squad. Before this movie, I never realized that The Wolfman had nards. True story. this is an awesome little flick for people of all ages, but the kids will eat this one up for sure. I know I did back when it first came out. It did always disturb me that the virginity of a 5 year old girl saved the day in the end, but hey, I'm a bit of a prude. Awesome fun stuff though, if you like cool kid movies like The Goonies, but with monsters. Oh, and they're planning on remaking this too. Bleh.
#96- The Lady in White (1988)
"Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. " I remember this one scaring me half to death when I was a kid. It doesn't scare me much at all anymore, but it's still a great movie that has that Fall/Halloween feel about it. The Lady in White is a truly creepy visage herself, especially for the kiddies, but I can't listen to the song "Have you ever seen a dream walking?" anymore without thinking about a creepy child murderer. This movie jut brings back fond memories of being a kid at this time of year, and feels right to watch so close to Halloween.
That's 96/100 movies watched so far... #100 is so close we can taste it... No more kids stuff, it's time for the seminal Halloween classics...