It’s October, which means it’s time to grab a blanket, hop on Netflix and binge Halloween movies. Truly ghostface style, I walked around the office (creepily) and asked everyone “what’s your favorite scary movie?” And here’s what everyone had to say…
Leslie - BFR’s Founder & President
I'm not a fan of scary movies so Young Frankenstein is my favorite Halloween movie. It's an oldie, but one of my favorite super funny, silly movies directed by Mel Brooks with Gene Wilder playing Dr. Frankenstein. It's listed as #13 on the American Film Institute's top 100 funniest movies. Must see!
Stephanie - BFR’s Brand Director
It’s my favorite time of year.. Autumn! I’m romantically nostalgic from childhood of everything pumpkin-y, cinnamon-y and spooky. How could you resist the rich hues of the leaves, the crispness lingering in the air, the deliciously hearty foods and of course those few weeks of excitement leading up to Halloween! It’s difficult to narrow my favorite Halloween movies down to just one, I mean, it’s nearly impossible! With so many amazing titles in my arsenal of personal favs from the classics Nosferatu and Night of the Living Dead to the more lighthearted It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. In the end The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has got to be my hands down favorite. I love the Washington Irving story and the Johnny Deep version is pretty good as well but the BEST is the 1949 animated Disney version narrated by Bing Crosby. Regardless that the adventures of Ichabod somehow became too inappropriate to show on TV, I still watch the headless horseman, every year, ride through the dark, scary night over and over again.
Alyssa - BFR’s Media Manager
Sunday’s weren’t easy for me growing up, movie nights at home consisted of Freddy Krueger and Jason marathons and I was not a fan. From childhood on, I’ve always been one to turn the other way at horror films all together. There is one slasher film series I do love, and that is the cult classic Scream series (you could’ve probably guessed that by my ghostface reference earlier).
Scream is a perfect blend of corny high school movie meets bloody slasher film and that is why I love it. With Scream, Wes Craven created a generation of slasher film lovers and inspired a multitude of movie spinoffs and TV shows (my favorite being Scream Queens of course). I rewatch all four films every single Halloween, what better way to end the evening then with a knife through the heart?
Liza - BFR’s Marketing Assistant
As a girl that despises horror films, Halloweentown has to be my favorite movie to re-watch when the holiday approaches. First of all, DEBBIE *FREAKING* REYNOLDS plays the eccentric grandmother that lives in a dimension where it is Halloween year round. And if that doesn’t get you hooked, Marnie Piper will make you want to receive magical powers and become a witch on your 13th birthday. Even though there are sequels like Halloweentown High, the first one is the best by far! And who can’t resist a good ole Disney Channel Original Movie?
Jada - BFR’s Production Assistant
As a child Winnie The Pooh was the theme of my life. Everything from my outfits, to the songs my mother sang me to sleep with revolved around the chubby little bear and his friends. It only makes sense that, even in adulthood, my favorite part of Halloween also revolves around my favorite childhood friend.
Boo Too You Too! Winnie The Pooh is my favorite Halloween tradition. I look forward to it every year. The short film makes me feel comfortable and at ease with all of the nostalgia that comes with it. Some of my most prominent childhood memories involve me acting out the scenes with my character replica stuffed animals.