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The Official October/Halloween/Fall Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greengables95, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. MissMusical12

    MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    I'm not too big on the 90's movies, actually. I really like the movies, but there's something about the 60's show that makes it a tad better, in my opinion.

    Have you heard of the musical version of The Addams Family? Personally, I REALLY enjoyed it! Saw it on Broadway twice during its run. The only thing I wasn't crazy about in the musical was Wednesday. See, in the musical, she's supposed to be an 18 year old and is falling in love with a "normal" boy. Don't get me wrong, the two actresses that played her were wonderful (The second one was better, though), but I found Wednesday in the musical to be.......rather annoying.
    Why? Well....she's like always complaining and thinking "I'm an adult. I do what I want. I don't need my parents. Blah blah blah."

    Her first act number, "Pulled", is the song in the show I just hate to love. It's really catchy and works well in the show itself ONLY. When other girls are doing covers of it either for fun or for a competition or something, it just doesn't work at all in my opinion. :smirk:
  2. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I totally agree, I've seen a clip of it. The jokes and gags look historical and fast pace (my kind of humor) but it's got to be this so called "Hollywood Modern Time" hooey that in the entertainment biz have this belief to fallow trends otherwise it doesn't sell. Thankfully it doesn't conform to that 100% or just for my own opinion from seeing the clips. Though I'd love to see it myself. I always loved musicals. My favorite is...well okay, Avenue Q just because I love puppets and as the Muppet fan I've always been, AWESOME musical. I just got another copy of Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles (since my first copy got lost when I moved out from my father's, LONG STORY) And Jim said in quote how Puppets are greatful because they can say and do things that live performers wouldn't dare touch with a stick. lol So true, I've been saying it for years. Anyway my 2nd favorite musical is probably West Side Story. I've always loved Greaser Musicals like this and Grease, but I've developed a HUGE crush on "Anybodys" the Masculine Tomboy in West Side Story, mainly the movie but it's always exciting to see a version of her in musicals. So rebellious during the 60s. I've always been an admirer of Androgyny and nonconformity :)

    But yeah, I just love The Addams' Family House and I even enjoyed The Munsters a great deal too. People always debated Addams Family vs Munsters but I just see them as two different pieces of media art within the same genre. No one is better then the other. Though I just love how Herman is kind of Dimwitted and how he would scare people away and there would be zany scenes of people running and the footage is speeded up kind of like Benny Hill without the music and just all this slapsticky stuff is happening. I got to get myself the complete series on DVD for my collection, it's been on my want list for years. lol

    Relating to what you were saying before and perhaps to explain myself a little bit, I grew up in the 90s generation but it's so funny how there's so many things I didn't get to see mainly because I was too young. lol Only if I seen Tank Girl back in 1995, lol (I'm a huge fan) But I always enjoyed classic TV. I was probably the only kid in Middle School and High School that watched TV Land regularly. Aside from The Munsters, I've always been a HUGE I Love Lucy fan since I was under 10, and I got into Sanford and Son around College. And of course Three Stooges, Marx Brothers, Looney Tunes, Tex Avery, Woody Woodpecker, etc. And even the music I listen to is 60s - 80s and a little bit of 90s ska. So it's kind of been like I was born in the wrong generation sometimes, the only thing I like about this generation is the internet computer technology. lol I'm so addicted to it. :p

    Speaking of Marx Brothers, I sort of wanted to dress up as Groucho but can't find any good parties around my area. :(
  3. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    So, happy that Pumpkin Spice coffee is back. Then later comes Gingerbread. :)
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  4. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    As soon as I read this quote, this came to my mind. lol


    Plus I've always enjoyed Pumpkin Pie. Which reminds me..lol (I can't resist lol)

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  5. MissMusical12

    MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    I saw the recent revival of West Side Story on Broadway about two years ago. It was amazing, and I really enjoy the movie, too! One of my dad's co-workers is the aunt of the girl who took over as Maria later on in the run. Avenue Q is a show I'm DYING to see (I love the songs), but my dad won't let me. :sigh:


    How original! I'm PLANNING on dressing as Janice this year (I'm not a blonde, by the way) :flirt: , but then again it could backfire. I wanted to go as either Sally (from Nightmare Before Christmas) or Morticia Addams last year, but instead I ended up as a pirate and I got a ridiculous left over costume from Target. I would LOVE to go to a costume party! :halo:
  6. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah Avenue Q is pretty raunchy, very TV-MA. Even though they use the neighborhood through out, like a cardboard box but more better quality, it folds out and a whole new set comes about. I think the one set is actually several, they just need to fade to black, turn it around and bingo, really fast theater set changing. It's amazing what puppets can get away with. lol They are still doing Avenue Q but in one theater in NY, it's not on Broadway or touring anymore but they still do it in NY. But make sure to beware if you see Aveune Q in your local community theater, it's been licensed to smaller community local theaters and it's basicly amature puppets and puppeteers. My mother told me Aveune Q is coming and I was so excited because I wanted to see it again, then it was on front page of my local paper, this cheap amature puppet and it said Aveune Q. I was so mad that day. lol I emailed Rick Lyon telling him "I think someone is bootleging Aveune Q" and he told me not to worry it's authorised to local theater. But anyway the real offical one is still in NY. I'd love to see it again, plus I still need to see Book of Mormon which was not only written by the writer of Avenue Q but South Park's very own Trey and Matt. :D

    Speaking of Halloween Parties, there is a B-Movie fest that only comes along in July, I heard about it on another forum. It's called "B-Fest" and it's when they lock the audience in a theater for 24 hours and the only other places available in the building is the lue and the snack bar (opens on certain times) and they play just BAD movies. lol And they advise people to bring blankets and pillows with them so they can sleep through a few movies when tired. lol Sounds wild, I'd love to try it out. I'm a total night howl and I pull all nighters easily. In fact almost every night. lol
  7. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    Yum Hum! Looking forward to seeing them in my coffees soon. lol
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  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Of NoES, see the original and the 3rd. The rest are lame slashfests. Halloween: the first, with a young Jamie Lee Curtis. I personally don't care at all for the other two franchises.

    Oh! See "Black Sheep." Hysterical NZ dark comedy/horror about sheep gone horribly wrong.

    A friend sent me a hand-painted orange sign, "Witches' Night Out," with black silhouettes of girls dressed as witches out trick-or-treating with dancing cats. Adorable. I hung it under my super-creepy pumpkinheaded scarecrow lights.
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  9. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    My best friend is a huge fan of Nightmare at Elm Street and yeah I got to agree, 1 and 3 were the best. 4 was okay. I'm more into latex monsters myself and not so much into slasher films like my friend is. But Nightmare at some pretty cool special effects. My friend really hates the new one so we would mock it and make each other laugh. lol But yeah, I'm ore of a Gremlins / Troma / B-Movie fan when it comes to Horror. Spookies is pretty good, it's hard to tell if the filmmakers where trying to make a straight serious horror movie or not. Like there's these Mud monsters who make uh...raspberry noises when they walked and when they died, it's just over doing the toilet humor sound effects. lol Shark Attack 3: Megalodon is another so bad it's good movie. It's Jaws but with corny chroma key effects with Great White Shark documentry stock footage, and the film does some corny stuff like people with jetskis driving into the sharks mouth and it's full of cartoony sound effects like the shark making human eating noises and burping. lol Again, it's hard to tell if the filmmakers where serious when they made this. And I don't know if I mentioned David "The Rock" Nelson at all, but if you thought Ed Wood was campy...this is as bottom of the berral as you can get! David is this 50 year old who still lives in his mothers basement and makes these horrably amature movies that are complete rip offs of the universal monster films, and there's barely a budget. It's people in Halloween store bought costumes who are amature actors and stuff. And these movies sell for $20.

    (contains some irreverent dialog, super campy funny lol)
  10. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Leaves don't really change color where I live, but I love the cool weather.
  11. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Me too, I always loved the wind myself. I don't know why but I've alwayed loved windy weather. Even those days when it's kind of cloudy and very windy, for some reason on those days I'm enjoying it so much that I forgot a thunder storm was coming. lol

    There was one time when I was a kid, I went outside when it was raining hard. I brought my umbrella but didn't open it and I was dancing on my stoop looking for a street light to do my little "Singing in the Rain" number with and of course my Mom thought I was insane. I was just having some zanny fun. Still no idea if she contacted my therapist that day, people can be way too serious to let their inner child express themselves, know what I mean? lol
  12. Animal'sBunny

    Animal'sBunny Active Member

    I love fall because of my birthday!!!! :D
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  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I just wish it would start FEELING like fall! I still have my AC going! This is ridiculous!
  14. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    Fall is my very favorite season! For me it's all about the "cool but not chilly" weather, the colors of the leaves, bringing out the flannel blankets, and Halloween. Christmas is my very favorite holiday, but Halloween comes second.

    I went out for candy well into my teens (I think I stopped around 20, LOL), but I look young so I got away with it.
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  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Of course you're only a Nightmare on Elm Street fan if you've managed to listen to the Freddy's Greatest Hits album from beginning to end, lol.
  16. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    There was such an album? lol I'll have to ask my friend this, I'm not sure if he knows this. We know there's a Freddy rap. lol
  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah it was this bizarre 1980's album (I think it came out around the time of the third movie) which had Freddy (played by the real actor Robert Englund) singing some old pop standards and original songs with some studio back up singers and musicians. Truth be told it's mostly just the one female singer with Freddy interjecting humorous lines throughout. To give you an idea, the pop standards included "All I Have to Do is Dream," "Wully Bully" and "Do the Freddy." The original songs included "Dance or Else" and a synthesizer instrumental called "Elm Street Dreams." It really has to be heard to be believed, lol.
  18. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    For some strange reason it kind of reminds me of The Beavis & Butt-head Experience Album. lol They don't sing, they just laugh though the songs and comment on it breifly (not like they do on the show), just a little "wow" "huh huh huh, that was cool" "yeah yeah, hmm hmm heh", etc.

    Speaking of albums, ever heard of "Flip City" on the Ghostbusters 2 album? It starts out like a stereotypical creepy organ then goes into a pop song afterwords. lol I which Itunes and Amazon released the mp3.
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  19. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    And who can forget DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Nightmare on My Street"? Hah! Or the night Robert Englunde, as Freddy, took over veejay duties on MTV (back when they actually had music, and occasionally decent rock, at that). Superbly fun.

    I hear we will have a "cool down" next week. To the mid-80s. Oh be still my beating heart. :rolleyes:
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  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Woo it's suppose to be in the 50's Sunday! Me likie!!! :D


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