TMP Halloween Edition: Holiday Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
The topic for today’s little Halloween special is holiday horror!

#1 Krampus

This is a really cool one! Especially for me, because here in Austria, the Krampus is a pretty big thing.

#2 Halloween

Halloween totally counts as a holiday, right?
So, I definitely have to include the classic Halloween starring the mother of all scream queens, Jamie Lee Curtis.

#3 Gremlins

Finally, I bring you one of my favorites films to watch, not for Halloween but for Christmas. Gizmo is just the most adorable little thing, even if the Gremlins are evil and creepy.

What’s your favorite holiday horror movie? Let me know in the comments!

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16 thoughts on “TMP Halloween Edition: Holiday Horror

  1. I’m unsurprised Halloween is the title of the week, I would have used it myself had I not done so previously, and it does deserve to be here. I can’t say I loved it but it is an efficient fright flick that accomplishes what it sets out to do. The less said about the million sequels the better.

    Gremlins is a jovial little flick until the scares start and it’s another that is a sleekly proficient chiller but I have likewise skipped any followups.

    I haven’t seen your other pick though I’ve heard of it.

    I’m doing much better this week both in having seen others picks and readily coming up with three of my own. None of my three are ones I would have normally watched but for one reason or another I ended up seeing them and that came in handy this week!

    Hellbent (2004)-Police tech Eddie and his group of gay friends are celebrating the holiday at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival and wander off to the nearby woods to see the site of a recent murder where two lovers were decapitated with a sickle by a maniac. With the woods full of revelers they don’t think a thing about the bare-chested guy in a devil’s mask carrying a scythe who seems to be following them……but they should!!

    Trick or Treat (1986)-Eddie Weinbauer (Marc Price) is a typical all-American teenager until he falls under the evil spell of ROCK MUSIC! Now he’s obsessed with the recently deceased Heavy Metal superstar Sammi Curr who perished in an inferno of fire. As Halloween approaches Eddie is gifted with an unreleased demo of Sammi’s last album “Songs in the Key of Death” by his DJ friend Nuke (Kiss frontman Gene Simmons). He discovers by playing the demo backward he can summon Sammi’s malign spirit who instructs him on how to settle the score with the bullies who torment him leading to all hell breaking loose! On top of all that you get Ozzy Osbourne as rock-hating TV evangelist!!

    Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)-Mrs. Forrest (Shelley Winters) is affectionately called Auntie Roo by the staff and kids of the nearby orphanage who see her as a kindly eccentric who throws a lavish Christmas party for them every year. However she’s really a deeply disturbed whack job who keeps her dead daughter in the attic nursery. At this year’s party Auntie Roo spies Katy (Chloe Franks) who reminds her of her late little girl and who she imprisons in the nursery. When nobody believes him it’s up to Katy’s brother Christopher (Mark Lester) to go head to head with the demented lady and bust his sister outta there! Shelley frequently chews the scenery but good in this reworking of Hansel & Gretel.

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    • It’s an Austrian thing and I’m not sure if any other countries have this tradition as well (maybe in some parts of Germany), so I’m not surprised that many people first encountered Krampus via this film.


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