For some people Halloween is one of their favorite holidays and along with costumes, jack o’lanterns and trick-or-treating comes another holiday ritual – watching horror movies.
The first scary movie I ever watched was Poltergeist – and when I watched it I was young, alright young enough for my family to have a television set that could actually go fuzzy like it did in the movie and my brother and I would freak each other out by going up and placing our hands on the screen thinking one day one of us would disappear like Carol Anne.
Since then, I’ve been a big baby when it comes to watching scary movies. Sure, I’ve seen the classics like The Shining and The Exorcist but I haven’t seen any recent horror hits. Now I know how movies work and my nightmares as an adult consist of waking up late for an important presentation and the recurring one where I’m waking up late for a final.
I’m getting in the Halloween spirit and our new Movies On Demand categories for Halloween have inspired me to try and watch other horror movies. Watching these Movies On Demand also allows me to watch from my home and in broad daylight and if I get too spooked I can change the channel and not face the embarrassment of running out of a theater crying.
From now through Halloween we have new Movie On Demand categories for our horror movie fans which include movies like Saw, Silence of the Lambs, the Nightmare on Elm Street series and more. Check out EW.com’s list of 20 scariest movies of all time – we have many of these On Demand.
For any Glee fans out there who watched yesterday’s “Rocky Horror Glee Show” the original Rocky Horror Picture Show is also included in the Halloween category and if you have children who are asking about who Brad and Janet are, you can watch the original with them – if you think they’re ready for it.
This is a good time for me to remind parents about our Parental Controls and you can learn more from my coworker Jeff’s recent blog post on how to block programming you don’t want your child to see.
Here’s hoping you get more treats than tricks this Halloween.