Tuesday, October 13, 2009

old school halloweenie movies

One of my most favorite things about Halloween are a few of the movies that play on TV - more specifically on ABC Family's 30 (or 10 or 5 - they change it every year) Days of Halloween. The one I look forward to most is the ever-popular Hocus Pocus!

But one other movie that I never see getting any TV love is The Worst Witch. A very young Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Almost Famous) plays magically-handicapped Mildred Hubble who has some problems fitting in with the other witches at a prestigious witch academy. In swoops Tim Curry (who plays the sweet transvestite in one of my other favorite Halloween movies, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and saves her from a life of spoiled potions and bad broom rides when he recognizes that she truly does have what it takes to be a Top Witch. My favorite scene is when Mildred flies on his very large cape (which were his bat wings). Does ANYONE remember this movie too? Gosh I would love to see it again!

I'm pretty sure The Worst Witch and Hocus Pocus laid the foundation for the mad love I have for the Harry Potter series!

What are your fave Halloween movies?

Hocus Pocus photo via imdb

1 comment:

joacoma said...

No me gusta Halloween movies!