A Celtic festival, whose origins date back thousands of years, has become the night in which death is celebrated and the narrow margin between the living and the dead. Whether it is an American emblem or not, Halloween has become universal in the 21st century and its power of fascination does not seem to have an end. American cinema has been aware of this and has celebrated the party by delivering some of the best (and also the worst) movies of all time about the party. These are the movies that should not be missing in the video library when it comes to celebrating a night in which witches free mp4 movies online, monsters and costumes remember that, as Mecano said, cemeteries are not so serious.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ (Frank Capra, 1944)
Cary Grant returns to the home of his aunts in the middle of Halloween to see that they are dedicated to poison old people, that his brother seems a double of Frankenstein and that the house of horrors falls short of that of his relatives. It is the plot of this Warner film that was shot in 1941. The outbreak of World War II did not premiere until 44. Capra saw in the play ‘Arsenic and old lace’ a perfect excuse to make one of His most amusing comedies, that moved radically away from his fables about the Great Depression. There are shadows, monsters and a lot of fun in a movie that Grant did not remember with much pleasure since he always considered that he was overacted in his character. The weather has become a classic of these dates.
‘Sleepy Hollow’ (1949)
Many decades before Tim Burton filmed his ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Disney Studios filmed the most accurate version of this Washington Irving tale. A schoolteacher in love with a young heiress from a New York town in colonial America is harassed, on witches’ night, by the headless horseman. The quality of his animation is only one of the many ingredients of this medium-length film of the time when Disney recovered from an artistic lethargy that lasted since the commercial failure of ‘Bambi’ in 1942. The narration and songs are put by the mythical Bing Crosby
The Exorcist’ (William Friedkin, 1973)
If ‘The Impossible’ has caused fainting, it was vomits and even more virulent reactions that provoked this film in 1973. Even the Church had something to say about this story of a girl possessed by the devil himself. Linda Blair was marked by a character who threw green vomit and uttered insults that, to this day, sound like parody. But do not forget its power as one of the emblems of the terror of the 70’s. The Halloween party hardly appears in passing, but enough children dressed as witches in autumnal streets , accompanied by the music of ‘Tubular Bells’, to That the spectator realizes that there is no other time that incites the devil more to make his own.
‘Halloween’ (John Carpenter, 1978)
It was filmed with a minimal budget and was an adventure for its director and all his young team. Carpenter was inspired by seeing ‘Psycho’ and the attempt to pay homage to Hitchcock gave rise to this film which, however, is starring Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Janet Leigh who died in the shower of Norman Bates motel. Michael Myers became the white -faced, knife-in-hand killer who chases babysitters in the middle of Halloween night, and also in the model of many other serial killers who want to kill teenagers with the hormones revolutionized. Although Carpenter’s purpose was never to teach about youthful sexuality, many interpreted the fact that it was the most virginal girl that was saved from the ‘monster’. It premiered on marginal circuits and eventually became the most profitable film in American film history, giving rise to an infumable saga and making Jamie Lee Curtis the original ‘scream queen’. His music and the force of his planning, which puts us in the killer’s point of view, still put Goosebumps.
‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ (Henry Sellick, 1993)
If there’s anyone who seems to live forever on Halloween, that’s Tim Burton. His idea of mixing in a stop motion animation tapes the Halloween party and the Christmas party gave rise to one of the best musicals to be remembered. The characters of Jack Skeleton or Sally have become flesh of merchandising ’emo’ but it is necessary to remember that, in 1993, the film failed foolishly in box office. Time put it in its place and today songs like ‘What is it?’ Or ‘This is Halloween’ are on everyone’s mind.
‘Hocus Pocus’ (Kenny Ortega, 1993)
If you asked Sarah Jessica Parker which movie she’d rather forget, she would probably say ‘Hocus Pocus’, the original title of this insane Disney comedy in which three witches led by Bette Midler return from the afterlife on Halloween night to sour Life of three children including Thora Birch. Typical example of a film ‘so bad that ends up being good’, the film failed because of the inexplicable idea of Disney to release it in the middle of August, when bronzers are more than pumpkins. However, the continuous television re-shoots at the end of October have made it a small classic for adults and children. There is something in his orange photograph, in his autumnal and childish New England environment, which is addictive.
‘Casper’ (Brian Silber ling, 1995)
Halloween can also be romantic. And if not, let her ask Christina Ricci, who sees her ghost friend become a handsome Devon Sawa in the middle of Halloween party. Teenagers from around the world sighed with this scene adorned with the music of James Horner. A scene that shows that, behind this children’s movie based on an old comic, hides an interesting fable about the solitude of the dead.
‘Halloween H 20’ (Steve Miner, 1998)
After a series of infected sequels, Jamie Lee Curtis herself was involved in a tape that would serve as a tribute to the 20 years of the original ‘Halloween’ while tuning with the generation ‘Scream’. The mythical Laurie Strode is now a mature teacher who lives tormented by the memory of her brother and the night he tried to assassinate her. There is no lack of scares or a well-developed story for one of the most worthy installments of the saga that was the debut of a young Josh Hartnett.
‘Sleepy Hollow’ (Tim Burton, 1999)
After preparing for years a new version of ‘Superman’ that never came to fruition, Burton was inspired by the history of Washington Irving (especially in the Disney short film) to shoot one of his best films with a fearful Johnny Depp as the protagonist. The reinterpretation of the story as a tribute to the horror films of the Hammer studio turned the film into a gothic delight containing the best of Tim Burton’s films: marginal characters, excellent vintage production design, and an outstanding soundtrack by Danny Elfman based on choirs that put Goosebumps. Located in the autumn of 1799 and with a Halloween party in the prologue, Cuatro and Telecinco have become a classic of these dates by programming it. Stream full movie online without any Downloading.
‘Truco o Trato’ (Michael Dougherty, 2007)
Film that is taken to fun several stories set on Halloween, has become one of the key tapes to cleave this feast in each, next to a good DVD player. Dougherty’s film is original, fresh and daring within its scent to series B. Those tired of watching the same horror films always have a date with a movie that will disgust them and laugh in equal parts.