Alice Gaudry by Baldovino Barani
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) dir. Robert Aldrich
My Halloween movie recommendations…
(It’s never too early for Halloween. Again no one asked for this, but here we go)
Now this film isn’t necessarily a horror, however this cult classic will have you on the edge of your seat. Staring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford this film shows the brutal Hollywood industry and the dangers of being a successful actress against a failed hassbin. Crawford acting alongside Davis is the most epic rivalry in Hollywood, they truly despise eachother yet one couldn’t live without the other. I love how both Crawford’s and Davis’s true feelings of resentment are shown through there acting. And the downright pettiness of the both of them. (“Accidentally” kicking eachother, weighing yourself down with rocks).
I’m trying to recommend films that some people may or may not of seen before. This may be a more popular one on the list. The IT miniseries was the first recreation of Stephen kings 1986 novel starring Rocky horror’s own Tim Curry, as Pennywise the dancing clown. Tim Curry is creepy, witty and so much more. I mean a child eating alien clown, what more could you want? This series also stars a familiar face, Richard Thomas. Who’s best known for his role as John boy in the Walton’s. This series also doesn’t stray far from the original novel, meaning yes there Is some rather unusual scenes, that were probably drug fueled when being written.
Now this is a classic 80s horror. This funny blood filled film stars Felissa Rose as Angela Baker, a young girl who’s family came to a tragic end during a freak boating accident. Angela goes to Camp Arawok with her Cousin, when unusual murders start to happen throughout the camp. Think friday the 13th with more creative ways of murder and 10x the camp. This film is hilarious and filled with so many twists and turns, it’s a must watch. (Also free on YouTube)
This film is the right amount of camp mixed with gore. These little fuzz ball aliens land on earth and discover they have a taste for human flesh. Two shapeshifting bounty hunters come down from space to capture these little monsters. Think Gremlins but a lot more blood. A series of films I loved very much as a kid, that always made me laugh. Definitely worth a watch if you’re looking for a laugh this Halloween.
A classic comedy slasher film. Conjoined twins, murder, singing, mutant births. There is so much packed into these films. My personal favourite of the trilogy is the 3rd film where we have a nice little sing a long on a bus filled with freakish creatures, lead by a woman they consider their mother. Think jessica lange in American horror story freak show but 10x crazier and weirder. This film has the suspense, the gore, and the camp to create a great watch. (Again they’re free to watch on YouTube)
Shes back the queen of Halloween, the hostess with the most. Cassandra Peterson stars as the beloved horror icon Elvira. This film is hilarious with its spooky one liners and tongue in cheek comedy. This films breathes 80s and everything good about it, the music, the fashion and the movies. This movie is a favourite of mine and an absolute classic that represents everything punk and spooky. Definitely watch if you haven’t already seen it. (Also on youtube)
A small town is under attack by…you guessed it. Killer clowns from out of space. This movie is funny creepy and just plain weird. People are killed and literally coated in cotton candy to then be sucked out by a straw, for alien clown food. What is it with these alien clowns eating children? A good film to just sit back, relax and have a laugh. (On Netflix)
I tried to pick films that aren’t as popular as some of the classics, such as nightmare on elm street (which I do hold close to my heart) also a lot of these older films can be found for free on YouTube, which can come in handy.
Thanks for reading and I hope you guys like some of these recommendations and have a great Halloween 🖤👻🎃
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Robert Aldrich (1962)
Found this while thrifing today.
Whoever voices the Baby Jane splicers would have been an amazing Harley Quinn for the Arkham games.