Iíve been watching some scary movies lately. I donít really like the ones of recent decades like the remake of the Exorcist, or Friday-the-Thirteenth, or Chucky.
I think that the dislike came about when I rescued a dark-yarned cabbage-patch doll with a talk string. I placed it high up on an old wooden Pepsi crate repurposed into a shelf. One night, I woke to the eerie child-like voice, ďI want to be friends!Ē coming from near the ceiling where the doll sat. I shined a flashlight on it and it just smiled at me.
I looked around the room; I listened for moving creatures in the walls; and I noticed there was no other action character around. Flash, the cat I borrowed from my cousin to catch the mice roaming in from banks of the Rio Grande, sat curled and unfettered by the mid-night run of voices.
So I thought to myself, ďI must have imagined or dreamed that I heard it talk on its own.Ē So I shut the lights out and called Tiffany and Aloha back to bed.
Again I woke before five a.m. to the creepy voice from above. I was unnerved. This pattern repeated for the next week until I had had enough and I threw the cursed toy back in the alley where I found it abandoned. It disappeared after a few days and I imagine some gullible soul saw the doll as a harmless toy.
So Chucky Ė nope, I wonít watch that show; itís been enough to see the trailers of it; neither will I watch Jason or the rotating bed and head. Nope. Itís the classics for me.
I recommend these classics for Halloween entertainment: Boris Karloff as The Mummy, Steve McQueen as a teen in The Blob, Spencer Tracey as Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde; and the 1958 or 1993 version of the Attack of the 50 foot Woman! These are classics driven out of the inner fears like atomic fallout and radiation deformities. Frankenstein also has many versions based on Mary Shelleyís weekend writing around medical innovations. I also enjoy the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice that may have a sequel soon. Donít forget Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler.
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