Nothing says All Hallows Eve quite like candy corn, that left over make up residue left by your hair line and scary movies. While Gothamist is a huge fan of kiddie fare like the classic It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" (available to rent on DVD via Netflix, no less), most people prefer that sensation of wanting to hide behind their seat in the movie theater at the end of October.
A few Halloween movie screenings this weekend in New York —
Catch Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981) and George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) tonight at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater, screening 10:30 pm and midnight respectively. On Saturday, a "Night of Italian Horror" with Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975) and Mario Bava's Shock (1977).
Also, the midnight movie this weekend at the Sunshine Cinema is The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Is Tim Burton's creation directed by Henry Selick Halloween-y or Christmas-y, or just advocating one long scary holiday all winter long?
In addition, Saw comes out in theaters tonight. If we're going to watch Cary Elwes hack off his own limbs, it's going to have to be from behind our hands, scrunched down under our coat.
What's your favorite movie to watch on Halloween?