TMP Halloween/Television Edition: 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.
Last Thursday of the month, so it’s TV time!

#1 Supernatural

I know I am super late to the party, but this year I binged all seasons of Supernatural. I love it. ‘Nough said.

#2 Grimm

About a year before I got started with Supernatural, I binged Grimm which is actually quite similar. Anyways, it’s a great show with lots of humor and creativity.

#3 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Netflix reinvented Sabrina Spellman and gave her story a darker spin. I’m so here for that. And by the way, if you haven’t seen the music video trailer thing they did for the most recent season, go watch it right now. It’s beyond hilarious.

What’s your favorite horror TV show? Let me know in the comments!

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18 thoughts on “TMP Halloween/Television Edition: Horror

  1. I’ve seen a random episode of Supernatural here and there but never regularly. With Grimm I think I saw at least one but none of this version of Sabrina. I did see some of her tamer original show though.

    I goofed and didn’t read the theme properly and thought it had to be TV holiday horror. I can tell you that was tough but reviewing old TV movies I watched through the years I finally found these three but to be honest only the first one is worth seeking out.

    Home for the Holidays (1972)-Wealthy autocratic Benjamin Morgan (Walter Brennan), frail and seriously ill, insists his four daughters-Alex (Eleanor Parker), Freddie (Jessica Walter), Jo (Jill Haworth) and Chris (Sally Field) (he had wanted boys)-come home for Christmas to his enormous but isolated mansion. Estranged over their shared belief that Benjamin drove their mother to suicide they reluctantly return to be informed by their father that he suspects his second wife, Elizabeth (Julie Harris) is now trying to kill him. Shortly afterwards the girls learn that their stepmother was accused of killing her first husband and they begin to fall prey to a killer dressed in a yellow rain slicker!

    What would normally be a rather standard, though well directed, scare flick is elevated by the fact that the cast is ridiculously overqualified for this sort of endeavor-Sally Field (2 Oscars), Walter Brennan (3 Oscars), Julie Harris (5 Tonys and 2 Oscar nominations), Eleanor Parker (3 Oscar nominations) and TV stalwart Jessica Walter (a handful of Emmy nominations and a win)!

    A Vacation in Hell (1979)-When their excursion boat sinks four women including Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) and Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) and a man (Michael Brandon) who have been holidaying at an exotic vacation resort must fight for survival after they become lost in a remote jungle while being stalked by a murderous native tribe. Terrible Movie of the Week incredibly was directed by the same guy who helmed Roots!

    The Midnight Hour (1985)-In the New England town of Pitchfork Cove a group of rather stupid teens (though the actors playing them are at minimum in their mid to late 20’s) pinch some costumes and artifacts from the local museum on Halloween and chant in the graveyard calling forth all manner of ghosts, zombies and other ghouls who they spend the rest of the movie running away from like the idiots they are.

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  3. OMG! Why didn’t I think of Grimm? I loved that show and miss it. Your first pick sounds very similar to Grimm so I might give that a chance. I watched the hokey original Sabrina and not sure why since it was quite stupid. This sounds a cut above that.

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  4. I’ve watched a few episodes of Supernatural back when it first aired and perhaps one of Grimm. Not for me. Those supernatural type of shows on free-to-air TV networks are hit or miss for me, often I find they are not as dark as they’re trying to be or when they’re going for humor it’s too light humor rather than dark humor.

    I do watch Sabrina. The first season had some pretty bad episodes but the later seasons are much improved.

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