Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This Friday is Halloween and I don't have a pumpkin yet! It's a little disquieting. We went out this weekend out to farmland but the closest we came to a pumpkin patch was a nasty tourist destination of pumpkin horrors. We're not nine, so we kept going and going. Now that I'm back in the city, I need to find an easy to carry pumpkin soon!

We're having a little horror movie sleepover on Hallow's Eve. I plan on making some honey caramel apples with some fleur du sel. It will be my first time making them and I hope they turn out okay. I just need to find some lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks and all will be golden (I hope!)

Any suggestions for cheezy horror movies? Please comment!

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Blogger Ella said...

Oooooh - I don't love horror movies, but I do love one specific horror movie.

Suspiria: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076786/

Dario Argento's 1977 film about a disturbing European baller academy. It is so stylized and surprisingly gorgeous to watch.

Highly recommend.

7:51 AM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

Ella, I LOVE Suspiria and it's the only horror movie that I actually own on dvd!

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Braindead is a classic, of course. Loved watching that, years ago. Not sure what I'd go for nowadays. Would Oliver Stone's new film "W" count??

8:29 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

The old black and white "House on Haunted Hill"

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not cheesy ...but my favourtie ghost story movie "The Others" with Nicole Kidman.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Any of the pre-Hollywood Peter Jackson films are great and super dorky. Suspiria was very creepy! My hands-down favourite pick would be Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

CanCon - Ticket to Heaven, Cube, or any of the Ginger Snaps films.

Though, you can't go wrong with classics like Halloween, The Shining, or Carrie in my mind.

Have fun!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Ohhhh, can I come to your event? LOL
I'm staying home and watching "Salem's Lot" on Friday evening. I have no pumpkin and I won't be buying one either this year. I've been wearing too many hats lately and pumpkin carver won't be one of them.

Have I been living under a rock? I've never heard of "Suspiria" before. I'm intrigued. Must check it out soon.

Here's a nutty cheeseball zombie movie for you. Set in the 1950s and it's Canadian too.


Happy Halloween!! Your salted caramel apples sound so good!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

I forgot to mention the Orphanage as well. Quite good. A good grown-up movie.


3:05 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Oh Jeannette, do I have some suggestions for you!

The Changling - George C. Scott and a haunted house in high 70s style. An elegant haunted house movie that does everything with edits and music. Creepy as hell - you'll have to turn the lights on if you have to pee in the middle of the night.

Burnt Offerings - Oliver Reed, Karen Black (!) and a cameo by Bette Davis (!!). A classic haunted house movie from the 70s. Beware falling masonry!

Black Christmas - Margot Kidder and Andrea Martin (in a straight role, which is bizarre knowing she'd become Edith Prickly). Yes, this movie hits two genres: Hallowe'en and Christmas! A sorority house is stalked by a heavy breathing serial killer during Christmas break! A boozy den mother from central casting! More 70s good times!

Man, I'm going to have to watch these again. I cannot say enough good things about The Changling, though. An excellent movie.

Let me know if you'd like more suggestions.

Happy Hallowe'en!


PS Oh, and there's always Bad Ronald. You may remember that we talked about that movie years ago...

3:19 PM  
Blogger S said...

The Reanimator, totally cheesey and fun.

8:38 AM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

Jennie, i've never heard of Braindead, will look out for that one!

Bonnie, I'll add it to my list. Never seen it!

anon, never seen it. I'll kept it in mind. thanks!

amelia, i've seen all the old peter jackson films...they are really pretty great! I think i've seen killer klowns!! I haven't seen ticket to heaven but i've seen your other picks. thanks so much :)

bijoux, enjoy salem's lot. i remember seeing it in high school. you should see suspiria, it's a classic! someone brought up fido to watch...i'm putting it on hold at the library. thanks!

craig, i totally remember bad ronald discussions over caesars!! the changling scared me too much as a kid. i'll have to revisit it. i've seen burnt offerings and black christmas (which were both enjoyable).

s, i remember enjoying that movie years ago! thanks for the memory jog.

1:22 PM  

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