Welcome back to Social Sunday, the day I do no promotion on the blog and just kind of hang out with personal topics.
Since it’s October, my favorite month, and Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just around the corner, this month will probably be devoted to all things autumn and Halloween-y. Starting with my favorite Halloween movie (non-scary).
I loved this movie from the first time I saw it. My kids loved it all these years and I just got to watch it again (and not for the last time this year I suspect) the other night. The casting of the witches could not have been better. Bette Midler is just superb and Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are fabulous as the Sanderson sisters. The teen actors are also well cast and together they create a wonderful ensemble piece.
My absolute favorite scene is where the witches are lured into a furnace by a French-English language tape saying things like “I would like to get a book” and then the equivalent in French. After the witches are burned up, they miraculously re-appear and Bette Midler comes out of the oven spouting the same English-French exercises: “I want my book.” “Je veux mon livre.” As though the atoms of the tape have been reassembled in her and that’s all she can do is translate these sentences. LOL This just tickles me to no end!
Here’s the trailer from this wonderful 1993 classic, though I hope you’ve enjoyed the whole movie.
Now, what’s your favorite Halloween movie?