31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 26: The Nightmare Before Christmas

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 26: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Three sentence review:

Is anyone shocked that I love a movie that COMBINES Christmas and Halloween?! I never get tired of this movie; the music, Burton’s creepy exaggerated lines and landscapes, Zero’s glowing red nose and Jack’s quest to make this the most horrible Christmas yet all make me so happy. I’m just glad this film exists for all the happy, “normal” little girls like me who loved musicals and everything jolly and Christmas related, but simultaneously had a deep fascination for exploring the macabre.

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 1: The Monster Squad

31 Nights of Horror, Night 1: The Monster Squad (1987)

Memorable quote: “Wolfman’s got nards!”

Three sentence review:

When it’s 1987 and you’re 12 and Dracula is trying to take over the world with his army of classic monsters, you save the neighborhood with your band of misfit friends, “The Monster Squad.” This gem is chock full of incredible one liners that could only be used in 1980s kids movies, includes a sweet “Stephen King Rules” t-shirt that I must own, and features the older brother from “The Wonder Years” as the token bully. I filed this one in the “must watch” family-friendly horror category and thought I might be cool enough to enter the Monster Squad treehouse myself, but like all good clubs in the 1980s there’s a strict “no little sisters” rule that immediately disqualifies me.

80s animated GIF