Alice, Sweet Alice...that movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. It was on the 10:30 late night movie right about the time I made my first communion.I woke up late one night and couldn't fall back asleep. My bedroom was right by the kitchen and I could peer from my bed down the hallway and see the television in the livingroom. My dad either watched that, Sat Nite Live, and that Don Kirschner rock concert. And from the vantage point of my bed, I could watch without my folks knowing I was awake. This time it was Alice...We had enclosed back steps and I was terrified to walk down them for ages afterwards. I always thought someone was going to slash my legs through the railing slats. I never could remember the name of that movie.
I was a big fraidy cat when I was little. I was scared silly by Creature from the Black Lagoon and had to watch it from the safety I found under a loose weeve blanket. So I could throw it over my head, yet still see through it to watch the whole movie. And I watched it like that everytime Son of Svengoolie had it on...until I wastwelve or something. My mom says I would cry and run and hide behind a chair whenever the Wicked Witch of the West showed up in the Wizard of Oz...but still watch it. I guess I needed some kind of barrier to 'protect me'.
So, like every other Halloweenophile. This month is my month to watch spooky movies more than usual. I was all documentary ( the other kind of Scary movie) in September and I suppose I will jump back into it in November. So far I've watched, Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, the Wolfman, all three Creature of the Black Lagoon movies ( while carving pumpkins and making pumpkin seeds), Original Dawn of the Dead, Near Dark, Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn and Scary Gomother and Revenge of Jimmy cuz they were on Cartoon Network. I rented the Howling last year just to see Dee Wallace turn into a pomeranian werewolf. at the end. I forgot all of that communal pyschotherapy stuff in there. I'm up for Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the original War of the Worlds this weekend. And at some point I have to watch Young Frankenstien. I think we might watch it when we go to Daryl's for his pumpkin carving party. It might be a Frankenstein marathon over there.