I thought I should make my blog post before it got any later, although I was tempted to wait until at least the next movie. We began the movie watching portion of our day early so are able to get more movies in. Naturally I wanted to watch all Halloween movies (I always want to watch all Halloween movies, but during October is the time it is easiest to get away with). We began with a DVD which was loaned to me by a work friend, Phantom of the Opera (1943), colorized.
This is the reaction you might get when you try to take a girl home on the first date.
I did not realize this was the Claude Rains version. I love Claude Rains! I’m not sure I loved the movie, although I did love the ending. Perhaps I’ll write a blog post about it. I have not done a movie write-up in a long time. I love doing movie write-ups.
After Phantom of the Opera, I suggested House of Wax (1953), because Vincent Price has a deformed face, kind of like the Phantom (acquired by different means but with a similar personality-warping effect). For another reason, I knew House of Wax moved along faster. I like a movie that moves right along.
Yes, that is Charles Bronson in the center. Vincent Price is hiding his deformed face, by the way.
This brought us to 2 p.m., when I knew Snapped was on. We decided to check that out before going on with our movies. Sunday is a good day for Snapped, after all. Unfortunately, it was the episode about Amy Fisher. I was hoping for one I had not seen, so we reopened the movie debate early.
Any excuse to re-share the picture of our friend Ellie in “Amy Fisher: The Musical.”
At last we settled on House on Haunted Hill, because it stars Vincent Price. I like to have a connection between my movies. Additionally, this is a William Castle movie. I loves me some William Castle!
I guess she doesn’t have a thing for skinny guys.
Oh dear, as I typed this in, House on Haunted Hill got finished. Now I must debate with Steven as to which movie to watch next. More Vincent Price? Another William Castle? Or maybe something with a house. Or a hill. Happy Sunday, everyone.