A Review of 7 Halloween Videos

A Review of 7 Halloween Videos

Posted on 27. Dec, 2008 by The Crypt Keeper in DVDs, Multimedia, Videos

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz is by far one of the most popular and fun family traditions during Halloween. The story line and music make it fun for adults and the characters’ antics easily keep the children’s interest. Pumpkins, leaves, candy and trick-or-treating, this is a must have for Halloween. Originally aired October 27th, 1966 on CBS. Read more about this video on wikipedia or click the image to purchase on Amazon.com
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror, also known as The Simpsons Halloween episodes are a series of Simpsons episodes that stray from the ordinary. Each episode consists of three segments that usually involves something scary, surreal or supernatural. The intro to these episodes contains a Halloween version of the Simpsons theme song and is sure to give you chills. The first episode aired on October 25th, 1990 as part of the second season of The Simpsons. Click on the image to purchase on Amazon.com
Monster House, release in theatres on July 21st, 2006 is a computer animated story about two best friends who investigate the mysterious house on their block. This film is very “real” feeling, the facial expressions and movements of the characters are awesome due to the use of modern film making technology. Bonus material on the Blu-Ray version shows the making of the film and gives the viewer a glimpse at how technology was used to create this fun film! Click on the Image to purchase this film on Amazon.com
Originally released October 25th, 1978, Halloween is one of the most popular films associated the holiday it is named after. The main theme music is one of the main reasons this independently released film grossed $47 million dollars in its initial release. In addition to the main theme music, the rest of the score for the film helps build suspense and makes your skin crawl. This is a must see! Click on the image to purchase this film on Amazon.com
Have you ever wondered about Halloween’s origins, traditions and history? Why do you think of Halloween when you see a bat? Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were originally carved from turnips? The History Channel’s “The Haunted History of Halloween” takes you a creepy journey into the wonderous past of the spookiest night of the year. This is by far the best educational Halloween video available. Click on the image to purchase this video on Amazon.com
Night of the Living Dead is an independant black and white horror film that was originally released on October 1st, 1968. Make sure you get your hands on the original version of this film as it has been remade over and over again. This film’s black and white characteristic gives it a special spookiness that you won’t find anywhere else. Click on the image to purchase this video on Amazon.com
The Nightmare Before Christmas, released October 22nd, 1993, is a stop motion animation musical. This film features a skeleton named Jack Skellington and his dog Zero. Jack is the leader of Halloween Town, and one day while wondering the hinterlands, he encounters a portal into other holiday worlds and becomes obsessed with Christmas. The stop motion animation and characters in this film are one of a kind. Despite the film being over 15 years old, the animation is state of the art. Click on the image to purchase this video on Amazon.com
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