This being the greatest month of the year, I decided to kick back last night and celebrate the October-ness of it all with a triple feature of entertaining flicks. I kicked off the evening with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, a movie that has never failed to captivate me ever since I saw it in its original theatrical run in small town Texarkana, TX. If you haven't seen this gem from 1988, now is a great time to check it out and learn how Elvira earned her 'Mistress of the Dark' title.
I followed up Elivra's ample talents with my brand spankin' new Blu-Ray edition of Trick 'r Treat. I've been waiting for what feels like forever to see this much-delayed Halloween-themed anthology flick. Was it worth the wait? Well...I'm gonna say 'yes'. The stories were interwoven in clever, if sometimes a tad predictable, ways and it has a handful of good scares in it. While it certainly was not breath-takingly entertaining, it was a quietly enjoyable horror flick (I guess maybe 'sleeper' might apply here?) that I get the feeling I'm going to enjoy more and more with repeated viewings. This is a good one that horror fans can share with their friends/family that are too feeble to handle the more hardcore stuff.
My final flick o' the night was the often-maligned Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Having no connection to the previous films beyond the title, this installment in the Halloween franchise is generally considered to be the worst in the series. Maybe it's because the first time I saw it I was still young enough for it to give me nightmares, but for whatever reason I actually like this film. I've taken my fair share of shit for saying so, but this one is a true guilty pleasure of mine. I'd say check it out if you've never seen it and decide for yourself.