Saturday, October 20, 2007

Halloween Movie Night

Prepare your snacks, go to the bathroom for scary-parts accident prevention, get your comfy quilt so you can pull it over your head at the height of the mayhem, pop in a Halloween DVD, and turn off the lights. It’s Halloween Movie Night!

Movie Munchies

You need sustenance so here is a recipe for munching during your movie fest.

Right-click to save to your computer and print.

Ah, now you need a libation.

This is what my husband and I enjoy—a frothy root beer. We bought these old-time A&W glass mugs from one of their restaurants this summer on a road trip through Monument Valley. After washing them, I put them in the freezer still wet so they’re frosty cold and ready to go.

Scary Movie Survival Skills

Wait! You can’t start the movie yet until you prepare yourself mentally.

Variations of scary movie survival rules have been around the internet for a long time. But I read them each year to laugh and remind myself not to take all this Halloween craziness too seriously.

Haven’t seen one of these lists? Here’s a link to an old post by Scarlet Letters from the Literary

The Movie List

Gory Halloween movies scare me so older movies are generally best for me. Even some of these have parts that have me fleeing into the kitchen to huddle behind the counter or clutching my husband for protection.

Okay, all your preparations are done--it’s time for the movie! Here are some ideas.

  • Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  • Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • The Blob (1958)
  • The Crucible (1996)
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • The Thing from Another World (1951)
  • The Witches (1990)
  • The Wolf Man (1941)
Have a boo-ful time!


Mary said...

Oh, Arsenic and Old Lace is my absolute favorite! Your movie night sounds like great fun.

Abbie said...

Yep, Arsenic and Old Lace wins for me too!
I'll try the snacks some evening with my kiddos!
:) Abbie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I vote for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir! It is one of my all time favorites. I am going to print out your list just so I don't forget to revisit those oldies but goodies. Thanks :-)


You are incredibly sweet to provide us with that adorable recipe. I'm printing it and placing it on my recipe holder. I needed a seasonal one.

Storybook Woods said...

I am not into scarry movies. The closest I get is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. BUt we will love the snack. Thank you xoxoxo Clarice

Anne said...

You just tickle me to pieces, dear Junie Moon. Loved this post!
The Blob was my favorite. Probably has something to do with the fact that I saw it with a guy I had a terrific crush on and if I remember correctly, he might have looked something like someone in the movie. Fun cruise down memory lane.
Hmmm - wonder if I can rent that movie - how fun would that be!

Miss Sassy said...

Great recipe! I will have to try it and blog results. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir *sigh* is one of my favorites but not the least bit scary. For that, I turn to creepy movies like The Ring.

carolyn said...

We wathced The Birds last night and that was enough for daughter started Psycho but turned ot off when she'd realized the rrest of us had gone to bed.
The popcorn treat looks yummy!

Yummers! said...

That was such a great 'post'!! You really set the scene to the last detail. I love that, as I love DETAIL! The popcorn sounds great as do the frosty mugs.

I'm a Hitchcock fan. We watched the original (1930's) version of 'The Man Who Knew too Much' last night. We always watch a movie after dinner... cuddled on the couch, my feet in his lap, a foot rub, favorite knit blanket, and Gabby-the-cat plopped in the middle. No matter how busy the day is, that's our relaxation time.
Hugs, Joni

PS Do you have a JoAnn's?? Patterns are 99 cents this week. I put the pattern numbers you gave me in my purse and will try to get there in the morning.

dottycookie said...

Oooh, popcorn, rootbeer and Arsenic and Old Lace - sounds like heaven!

Unfortunately I am stuck watching a rerun of the Brazilian Grand Prix ...

Lisa said...

This whole post is a recipe for a good time, Junie! &:o) The kids and I may make a date of it!

drizzle said...

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is my absolute favorite! My boyfriend doesn't enjoy it as much as me, so I get to watch it by myself with too many snack size candy bars. After reading all the raves about Arsenic and Old Lace, I think I'll plan a stay-at-home date night to watch it.

Cheryl said...

Arsenic and Old Lace - love, love, that one. Thanks for the great recipe. Just found your blog -- it's wonderful. Thanks for the movie tips.

Dannielle said...

I adore those old Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe movies.

a pink-bee said...

What a fun idea for movie night. That rootbeer looks yummy !
Have you seen Shawn of the dead ? It is a funny zombie movie.
I like the Ghost and Mrs. Muir ! Just watched it last week. :)
crystal xo

Priscilla said...

I love the halloween list and getting things planned! I am currently in a theatre production of aresnic and old lace! It is also my favourite old movie.......

Priscilla x

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Great movie, and the tv show was a favorite of mine, when I was a little girl.
This recipe sounds sooooo good! I've saved it June. Thank you!

kim said...

We have a lot of the same tastes in movies!

Chus said...

More information!: The Crucible (1996 film)