This is the weekend we celebrate Halloween. So, there's no better time than the present to catch a few Halloween-themed flicks, or just a few movies that put the fright in us.
One of the newest on the scene is Hubie Halloween, starring Adam Sandler as Hubie DuBois, whose mission is to keep his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts safe.
Hubie Halloween is NOT a movie to be taken seriously. It goes strictly after the laughs, so don't expect anything other than lots of laughs and sheer entertainment. There are also some BIG surprises -- especially, one VERY big one featuring Shaquille O'Neal. Trust me, you'll know it when you see it. Maya Rudolph's character, Mrs. Hennessey, was great, as was Tim Meadows, who played Mr. Hennessey. The two of them were perfect together as a not-so-happily-married couple. While I didn't LOVE this movie, I did enjoy it, but I found the outtakes a whole lot funnier.
There are another couple of movies, neither has a Halloween theme per se, but some people will get a scare out of them: one is The Crow.
In The Crow, released in 1994, Brandon Lee starred as Eric, a man who comes back to life to avenge his and his fiancee's murder. The other is another favorite of mine, Ghostbusters, which is perfect to watch over Halloween weekend.
When Ghostbusters was released in 1984, some people -- myself included -- thought there were some pretty scary scenes. But now, since I know what's going to happen, it's not so scary. But, it is fun to look back at this movie, starring an ensemble cast, featuring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and a host of others. People loved this movie when it came out, and they still do, which is why the sequels just keep on coming.
Other movies that would be good to re-watch, or watch for the first time this Halloween weekend if you haven't seen them yet, are Get Out, on the more scary side, and The Goonies, which is a perfect family film.
I could go on and on, but it's time to catch a movie!
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