Fortnight of Fright: Halloween Movies with Abigail


Hey there! Today we have Abigail telling us all about her favorite Halloween movies! I looove the Corpse Bride but have never seen Over the Garden Wall. I will be adding that to my list for sure! Have you seen these movies? What do you think? Head over to Amy Brittany’s blogs to see who they have featured today! Don’t forget, we are hosting wonderful bloggers & authors for two whole weeks with recipes, book recommendations and a lot more awesome!

This month, to prepare for Halloween (because of course this whole month is about the wonderful autumn holiday) I’ve been watching weird, comedy and Halloween-like movies. I am not a horror fan, I just don’t handle it well. So for me these films are a good compromise for wanting to watch Halloween-esque stuff. Also because I had a strange childhood I didn’t see a lot of films that most people have seen, so this gave me a good excuse to catch up on all Tim Burton’s work. 😉 But without further ado, here is the first part of my list.


Shaun of the Dead: I’d heard a lot about this film, and I decided to finally sit down and watch it after my brother-in-law told me how much he loved it. Shaun of the Dead is everything you would hope from a British comedy that makes fun of zombies. Shaun spends the first part of the film hilariously unaware that the world is going to hell around him. The ending didn’t really go where I thought it would, but I still enjoyed the film overall. I would give it 3 stars on a 5 star scale.


Corpse Bride: Ah yes, no one can watch Halloween movies without watching at least one Tim Burton. This film took me by surprise, not only was it a musical which I didn’t realize, but the ending really surprised me. I’m not sure if I should give spoilers for this one since it’s been out so long, but just in case you haven’t seen it I am going to say just a few quick things about the ending. I was sure that Victor and Emily would get together in the end, but they don’t. Which I mean is good because she’s dead, but it was a little sad. Overall I think I enjoyed the story, the characters were all delightfully weird and the story cute. I’d give this film 3 stars.


Over The Garden Wall: Yes, I know, this isn’t actually a film but rather a miniseries. But it definitely can be put in the weird category, and it’s set around Halloween. My friend actually showed this to me and my partner Grant.
I really loved this, it’s one of those shows where you never really know what’s going to happen next, or what’s happening at all. Which is my favorite. The characters are amazing. Wirt and Greg were adorable, especially Greg, his positive attitude towards everything was so cute. Also Wirt is voiced by Elijah Wood. The ending was surprising, and I’m not honestly sure what happened in the end. I have a lot of guesses, some that I like more than others. But if you’ve seen this show, please let me know what you thought of the ending!
I give this show 5 stars.

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