10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

6. Beetlejuice

“Barb, honey… we’re dead. I don’t think we have very much to worry about anymore.”

beetlejuice1 10 Ridiculously Fun Horror Films For Halloween

If you have not yet seen Tim Burton’s fantasy masterpiece, well, you have lived in a state of unknown, but very real, cinematic destitution; alas, there is hope for you yet. To get you up to speed, here is the quick synopsis:

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

The bio-exorcist in question is none other than Michael Keaton, in one of the greatest roles of his career, Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice and Keaton were one of those magical marriages of actor and character. He embodied the devilish charm of some mix between Loki, and a used car salesman. The portrayal was comedic perfection, and remains forever one of my favorite fantasy characters and stories. The cast is rounded out with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Jeffrey Jones. Beetlejuice is full of stunning visuals and landscapes, richly drawn characters, wit, whimsy, occasionally creepy moments and heart-warming relationships. It is classically Burtonesque in that, the characters in the story who are seemingly “strange and unusual” (i.e. dead) are often so much more sane, together, and grounded than the supposedly “normal” members of society.

Take a look at a flavor of the fun you can expect from Beetlejuice:

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  1. Young Frankenstein was a good film and so was Zombieland. The others were complete crap.

    As for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, yes, it wasn’t a brilliant film, but as far as musicals go, it was one that I didn’t find stupid and boring as hell. You want to talk about crappy films? How about Grease? Grease was awful and as most musicals go the songs were idiotic.

    I for one cannot understand the fascination with Grease, yet a film like Rocky Horror gets put through the wringer. Then again, most people are followers and will simply say how they don’t like something because it’s the in thing to do.

    I for one, think for myself, and I enjoyed the flick for what it was: A silly take on classic horror films. But let’s look at it this way, if the Rocky Horror Picture Show was so terrible, then why is it still discussed today?

    • The article is titled “10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween.” Why the heck would you watch Grease on Halloween?!

      RHPS is a cult classic. It is beloved by fans. You’re not going to meet anyone here who hates it, (obviously, since it made the list).

      Plus, saying you hate musicals doesn’t make a good argument on why people should love *your* favorite musicals. It’s essentially admitting that you know nothing about the genre. It’s a wonder you don’t think Grease 2 is worse than Grease. Momma Mia was also hard to sit through. So was Across the Universe.

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  3. This is a great list! Thanks!