Last night the bf and I watched ‘Dark Shadows’ Mr Burtons latest kooky movie to be released on DVD. It was an apt choice for Halloween and got me thinking that actually most of his films are dark and shadowy yet cartoonish capers that are perfect to snuggle down with at this time of year.Even better if you have saved a few of the trick or treaters sweeties to nibble on too.Ra a ahhhh!
1) Edward Scissorhands. Our hero, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl.
2) Big Fish. A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving bizarre stories he told about his life.
3) The Corpse Bride. A corpse bride whisks a prospective groom to the land of the dead not realising he is in love with someone else.
4) Mars Attacks! The Earth is invaded by Martains with a cruel sense of humour.
5) Alice In Wonderland -19 year old Alice returns to the magical land of her childhood.
6) Sleepy Hallow -Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hallow to investigate some terrible murders that coincide with the appearance of a headless horsemen.Only trouble is he faints at the sight of blood!
7) Beetlejuice – A recently deceased couple contact the services of a bio-exorcist in order to remove the obnoxious new owners from their house.
8) A Nightmare before Christmas – Animation about Jack Skellington discovering Christmas. : )
9) Dark Shadows – A vampire imprisoned for 200 years (well, 196) is set free and returns to his ancestral home where his dysfunctual descendants are in need of his help to rid them of the family curse.
10) Frankenweenie – Animation about a young boy who brings his beloved pet dog back from the dead with some unintended and sometimes monsterous results.
I havn’t included all Tim Burtons films but I think these ones contain all the right amounts of creepiness and Kookyness.I wonder if the Burton/Bonham Carter household have had many trick or treaters tonight?? Bet they throw a quirky Halloween party!