Win Tickets to See Babel!
In honour of the recent release of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D last week and, more obviously the creeping approach of All Hallows’ Eve, I thought I’d strike up a little dialogue about the best films for Halloween viewing. Obviously, there are those who love to don their make-up and fish nets and do the Time Warp (again). Then there are those who love the campiest, classic horror they can find. I’ve even got a friend who has watched the entire Melanie Griffith back catalogue on Halloween (I think I get the joke, but I’m not sure). Here’s my top 10 list, in no particular order:
Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979) Philip Kaufman’s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978)William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973)Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)Peter Jackson’s Braindead (1992)Hideo Nakata’s Ringu(1982) Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters (1984)Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)George A. Romero’sNight of the Living Dead (1968)
Think I’m a lunatic? Then let’s hear your list of Halloween picks. Everyone who sends in their favourite scary movie choices by 5 p.m., Friday, October 27, will be entered in a draw for a free pass (that admits two) to see Babel on Wednesday, November 1 at the Varsity. Simply enter your choices in the comments section below. (The usual contest rules apply: the draw is open to all residents of Canada except residents of Quebec, and excluding employees (and all persons with whom they are domiciled) of St. Joseph Media Inc., the prize sponsors, their affiliated companies, their advertising and promotion agents, dealers, distributors, resellers and contractors.) Good luck!