Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
So, in honor of Halloween being tomorrow I thought I’d share some of my favorite Halloween pop culture traditions. And it should be noted that I am THE BIGGEST WIMP when it comes to scary movies. So this post will be rather tame as far as spooks and thrills go!
Up first is the beloved “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”. What’s not to love! If you click on the image, you’ll be taken to a clip that includes my favorite World War I Flying Ace, Snoopy! This television special will never get old and I will never be too old for it!
“The Life and Death of a Pumpkin” is a black comedic look at what pumpkins go through during Halloween time. It was created by Blame Society Productions (who also created the Chad Vader series). I had the good fortune of working with Aaron and Matt (the creators) years ago while running a non-profit arts service organization in Madison, WI. I’ve been a huge fan of this short film ever since and it’s tradition to watch it every year at Halloween. Click on the above image to experience it for yourself!
And nothing beats these classics when it comes to TV lands spookiest and creepiest families! The Munsters can be watched on Netflix for those of you who stream instantly. But speaking of television (and Netflix), a great dose of Buffy The Vampire Slayer can remind anyone that “real” vampires and demons take the night off on Halloween. But beware of scary bunnies!
So even if you are a certified wimp like me, there is still plenty of Halloween fun to be had without a visit from Freddy, Jason, or Mike Myers (no, the other Mike Myers)! What are you planning on doing to celebrate Halloween? As for us, I think a little Young Frankenstein is in order! Besides, what is more scary than Frau Blucher? (as horses ‘neigh’ all over Texas)