We all watch movies with our earphones on in our office but you can always tell when someone is watching a scary movie. We yelp, we jump, we scream, we swear. Sometimes the “scary movie” is one of the trailers before the movie starts or even just an episode of Homeland. Yes, Jay and I work in an office of scaredy cats, ourselves included. I once startled the room by crying out in terror during an episode of Twin Peaks.
So, welcome to our horror fest, one designed specifically for the squeamish. I can’t guarantee that our selections won’t startle you, revolt you, or terrify you. But that’s what Halloween is about, isn’t it? Venturing into the unknown and confronting the spooky, the twisted, and the horrifying in a fun and safe place. And if you’re working in our office, remember that there’ll always be one or two other trained counsellors standing by if it gets to be too much for you. Oh, and also help yourself to some spooky cereal as you watch.
The Frightfest 2015 selections are as follows…
The Babadook– The more you deny him, the stronger he gets.
Beetlejuice– Beware Jeffrey Jones, the creepiest character featured at the Festival.
The Blair Witch Project– Everyone knows by now that it’s not real, right?
The Corpse Bride– I give them an eternity.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead– The anti-Semitic Zombie Movie!!
Double Feature: The Shining with Room 237– If Jack Nicholson isn’t crazy enough for you, check out the fans of the Shining.
Frankenweenie– Not as pornographic as it sounds.
Halloween– How does Jamie Lee Curtis still have a voice?
Housebound– The only thing worse than being stuck in a haunted house is being there with your mother.
A Nightmare on Elm Street– See Johnny Depp before Tim Burton turned him into a cartoon character.
ParaNorman– How parents just don’t understand.
Scream– The movie that convinced us all that we need Caller ID.
What We Do in the Shadows– Vampires are people too.
Zombeavers– Exactly what it sounds like.