I let another movie run while I make my Wrist to Forehead Sunday post. We usually watch True Crime television on Sunday, notably episode after episode of Snapped, but it is autumn, and that means it is time for Halloween movies! Of course, I like horror movies all year long, particularly the cheesy variety, but there is an especial feeling of comfort in watching them as the weather begins to turn cool, as it did today.
We began our movie watching with Return of the Body Snatchers, which is not cheesy but something of a classic. Mostly I like the classic cars. It is a selling point to me in an old movie when the characters do a lot of driving. I like to have a connection between the movies I watch, so we are now looking at House of Wax. The connection is that both movies feature Carolyn Jones, most famous for portraying Morticia Adams.
Our other potential choice was The Birds, because of bit parts in both movies played by that guy that was on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Steven had to look up his name for this blog post: Richard Deacon. I never would have remembered that, if I ever knew it to begin with (I am not at all sure I did). I felt Wax was a better movie to go with, because an actor famous for Morticia clearly has better Halloween bonafides than one who played some random guy opposite Dick Van Dyke (YES, I love Dick Van Dyke, no he is not a Halloween guy, shut up).
I would really like to write some more posts about cheesy horror movies. We have watched a couple, but I just can’t seem to put pen to paper about them. I’ll have to work on that. In the meantime, I sit here, poised with one wrist to my forehead, watching what we’re watching and lamenting my lack of a better blog post. You would think I would be used to it by now. Never mind. The largest room in the world is the room for improvement. That gives me plenty of space to maneuver.