My So-Called Life Halloween

“When I was little I, like, worshiped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. ‘Cause it’s your one chance all year to be someone else.” ~ Angela Chase

As a 90s teen, I lived for My So-Called Life. I taped the episodes on VHS so I could re-watch them obsessively. Oh, the days before binging on streaming sites. The Halloween episode was an ethereal ghost story about teenage souls meeting across time. Cheesy, but just enough. My favorite part of the episode was Angela’s sister Danielle dressed up as Angela.

Classic!

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Horror Cinema Trivia: Halloween (1978)

The original script for 1978’s Halloween was titled “The Babysitter Murders.” In it, the events took place over several days. The script was changed to have everything happen on the same day as a budgetary decision. It reduced the number of costume changes and locations required. It was decided that Halloween, the scariest night of the year, was the perfect night for this to happen.

Of the female leads (who were all supposed to be in high school), only Jamie Lee Curtis was actually a teenager at the time of shooting.

Discover more behind-the-scenes facts at IMDb: Halloween (1978) Trivia.

Horror Junior Cinema Trivia: The Witches (1990)

After a test screening, The Witches author Roald Dahl angrily expressed to the producers how “appalled” he was at “the vulgarity, the bad taste” and “actual terror” in certain parts of the movie. He demanded that his name and his book’s title be removed from the film prior to release, but after receiving an apologetic, complimentary letter from Jim Henson, he grudgingly withdrew his threat.

Learn more behind-the-scenes trivia about this horror junior classic at IMDb: The Witches (1990) Trivia.

Netflix Horror: Ratched

I was pleased to really enjoy Ryan Murphy’s Ratched on Netflix, with its cast of misfit characters, satisfying gore and engaging narrative. Sharon Stone was a particular delight. I loved her styling in the series. It was difficult not to think about season 2 of American Horror Story because the settings were so similar and Sarah Paulson’s character was a variation of the same theme, but it did not take away from the show’s appeal or success. I’m looking forward to another season!