It’s been fun for me to vicariously relive the joys of my childhood with my nieces and nephews. It feels as if I’m passing the torch when I find out that one of them does something I did or likes something my sisters and I liked. Recently I’ve gotten to remember some of the movies that my sisters and I enjoyed as kids. My mom worked the video section of the local grocery store when we were young so were never without a good movie to watch.
Last Halloween my sister told me her youngest was watching The Worst Witch. OMG, what a cute movie. Before there was Harry Potter, there was Mildred Hubble. First off, how can you go wrong with a witch’s academy run by Mrs. Garrett from Facts of Life! Second, what about Tim Curry singing as the Grand Wizard. I absolutely remember watching this movie and telling mom I wanted to go to the witch school too!
The Monster Squad was another one of my favorites. My sisters and I and other neighborhood kids had lots of clubs throughout our childhood, but nothing would have been cooler than to be a part of the Monster Squad. And when the little sister Phoebe brings Frankenstein home and he’s so sweet and lovable… how adorable was that? A great movie that I’m so happy to know is being enjoyed by my nieces and nephew.
Another great side note about remembering these favorite movies, is that I realize how enamored I was with paranormal and fantasy stories. It’s any wonder I began writing about them. I also recall that the last time my sister’s kids came to visit me, my eldest neice (the artist) sculpted a werewolf in the mud. It makes me wonder if a little of my weird imagination will continue to spread into the world through her.
So what are some of your favorite Halloween movies? Kid movies or scary adult movies?